The University of Washington supports and recognizes student public service and leadership work through several fellowship and scholarship programs. The Carlson Center directly administers the following Fellowships & Awards:
Designed for incoming students, Ellis Fellows are selected on the basis of financial need, dedication towards service, personal growth, and leadership development, and ability to make a 4-year commitment toward fulfilling Fellowship expectations. Ellis Fellows are selected during Autumn Quarter and awarded annual scholarships throughout four years, growing from $2,000 to $4,000.
The Carlson Civic Fellowship is a 2-quarter intensive program for undergraduates interested in expanding their leadership and professional abilities by helping to address social needs in the Seattle area. Three Fellows are selected each November. Spanning Winter and Spring quarters, the Fellowship weaves together in-depth and ongoing service with a local community organization, structured learning through a community-based leadership course, leadership development training, and individual and cohort-based mentorship. Fellows are awarded a $2500 stipend to support their service and active engagement in the program.
The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly known as the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing students with support for a proposed public service initiative. This support includes a monetary award (between $2500-$4500) and requires enrollment in at least one Carlson Center Community Based Leadership course in winter or spring quarter. Jackson Munro Fellows are selected in mid-November and are expected to be actively engaged in their public service project during Winter and Spring quarters.
Available to Junior or Senior undergraduate students, the Carlson Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation with a $2500 scholarship and recognition at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership.
Other award and recognition programs to check out:
- Mary Gates Leadership & Research Scholarships
- Husky Leadership Certificate
- Global opportunities
- McNair Scholarships