Student Scholarships

Meet the 2018 Homecoming Court

The 2018 Homecoming Court with UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Dubs

The 2018 Homecoming Court with UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Dubs

At the 2018 Homecoming Game on Oct. 20, the UW Alumni Association presented the 2018 Homecoming Royalty Scholarships, totaling $10,000. We’re proud to celebrate six students who represent the best of the Husky Spirit. Thank you to all UWAA members, who help support student scholarships like these!

2018 Homecoming Court

Ariela Sanchez

Ariela is a junior majoring in biology, and she comes from Shelton, Wash. She works at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center while involved in various cultural organizations and the Interdisciplinary Honors Program. She was a Dawg Daze leader and a teacher assistant within the biology department. She is passionate about dance, cultural community, and travel. She makes sure to be involved and present at all events that uplift minority communities, whether that be educational or something fun like a festival or a game.

Armen Papyan

Armen is a senior majoring in politics, philosophy, and economics, and he comes from Tukwila, Wash. He is the current president of ASUWT at UW Tacoma. Some of his achievements include lobbying for the State Need Grant, getting students involved in Olympia, and getting a $18.5 million increase in funding by the legislature. He is also the youngest Tukwila City Council candidate to run in 2017, at age of 19. Armen is passionate about serving all students and the community around him. He wants to inspire young leaders to get engaged in the political process.

Sanjay Kubsad 

Sanjay is a senior majoring in neurobiology, and he comes from Spokane, Wash. He is passionate about serving his community and promoting equality through improving access to health care. He currently works as a Jumpstart team leader to provide classroom assistance in the Seattle area and has been involved in biomedical research here at UW as well as research internships at other institutions.

Giuliana Conti

Giuliana is a doctoral student in the music education program. She is the current president of the Graduate & Professional Student Senate. Her research focuses on teacher self-efficacy, repatriation, and culturally unfamiliar music, as well as connecting graduate students across the arts disciplines. She is passionate about promoting culturally responsive world music pedagogy, research in intercultural competence development through music. Her proudest achievement is being trusted by her peers to help lead GPSS for the 2018-2019 academic school year

Joe Donohoe 

Joe is a graduate student working towards his master’s in secondary education, and he is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from the UW with a B.S. in general biology in 2014, and is currently student teaching at Cleveland High School. He is passionate about providing equitable classroom environments and discussions at all times in both his UW classrooms as a student and his Cleveland classroom as a teacher. He is also a contributor to the viral Instagram account @fifaworldpups.

Melodie Reece

Melodie is a second year master’s student in the in the master of public administration program, focusing on social policy, and she is from Olympia, Wash. Melodie is involved with Evans People of Color, a former UW Campus Food Pantry manager, current TA for American Ethnic Studies, and is passionate about public education access and affordability.