March 20, 2023

Applications for the Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship are now open. Please pass this information along to your eligible students as they will apply directly for this award. 

 The Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship was established in honor of Jim Sinegal and his commitment to educational access and equity. The Sinegal Fellowship provides support for Costco Scholars who graduated from either the University of Washington or Seattle University and who are pursuing an advanced degree at the UW.  

 The Sinegal Fellowship is a 2-year award with a stipend of $10,000 each year ($20,000 total plus tuition coverage if the awardee is in a state-based program).   

 Application deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

 Eligibility requirements:  

  • Enrolled full-time in a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree program at the University of Washington for the 2023–24 academic year. Priority is given to students enrolled in a 2+ year graduate program (2023–24 and 2024–25).   
  • Undergraduate Costco Scholars at either the University of Washington or Seattle University.   
  • Demonstrated financial need. Determination of financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) as evaluated by the University of Washington’s Office of Student Financial Aid.   

 Selection Criteria:  

  • Active participation in the Costco Scholars program while an undergraduate  
  • Academic merit  
  • Financial need  
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service  

 Singal Fellowship recipients are expected to remain in good academic standing. Recipients will be expected to help the UW properly thank donors who contributed to their award by participating in stewardship activities which include:  

  • Promptly completing a thank you letter  
  • Attending the annual Costco Scholarship Fund Breakfast (September)  
  • Serving as a mentor for undergraduate Costco Scholars by participating in various programs (Orientation, Ignite Your Career, etc.)  

 How to apply:  

Newly admitted graduate students apply directly to the Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship via this Microsoft Form. 

Continuing graduate students apply directly to the Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Fellowship via the MyGrad student portal 

 For full details about this award, please visit our website 

 For further information or questions regarding the Sinegal UW Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship, please reach out at