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Multicultural Alumni Partnership

The Multicultural Alumni Partnership was formed in the spring of 1995 to promote diversity within the Alumni Association and the University community, as well as to encourage students, faculty and alumni from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds in their studies and careers. The club sponsors the annual Bridging the Gap Breakfast to honor alumni who have made a positive impact on their communities.

2013 MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
Join us for a celebration of diversity in our community and the University of Washington. The Bridging the Gap Breakfast is an exciting opportunity to recognize distinguished alumni winners, raise funds for the MAP Endowed Scholarship and announce the 2013 MAP scholarship recipients. Register for the 2013 MAP Breakfast!

Distinguished Alumni and Community Awards

The awards will be presented at the Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Homecoming Saturday, October 26, 2013.

MAP Scholarships

This endowed scholarship is available to continuing UW students with at least one quarter of study at the UW. MAP will award up to five scholarships at its Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Homecoming Saturday each year.

Meet the 2012 MAP Scholars:

  • Danny Herrera, ’13, American Ethnic Studies
  • Clarita Lefthand, ’13, Environmental Health
  • Jonathan D. Winn, ’13, English Literature and Comparative History of Ideas (Owen G. Lee Scholarship)
  • Bethany De Turk, ’13,  Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (Alfredo Arreguin Scholarship)
  • Peter Iglesias, ‘15 Microbiology (Cabatit and Cajon Memorial Scholarship)

Meet the 2011 MAP scholars.

MAP Scholarship application

Applications for the 2013 MAP Scholarships are now available.

The deadline for applying is August 16, 2013.

Qualifiations for MAP Scholarships:
  • Continuing UW student in good standing
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Washington
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Scholarship recipients must be present at the Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in order to receive the scholarship

Download the 2013 MAP Scholarships application.

Support MAP

You can help support the Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Donate online to the MAP Endowed Scholarship Fund that provides access and opportunity for economically disadvantaged UW students.

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

For more information about diversity issues and programs at the University of Washington, please visit the Office of Minority Affairs Web site.

2012-14 MAP Board Members & Advisors

President: Dr. Steve Sumida, '82
Vice President: Carmela Lim, ‘05
Treasurer: Diane Martin, '74, '85
Secretary: Fred Johnson
Immediate Past President: Dr. Thaddeus H. Spratlen

At Large Board Members
Kennie Amaefule, '87, '02
Eleanor Cado, '76
Christopher Diangco, '07, '08
Dr. Tracy Hilliard, '00, '03, '10
Frank Irigon, '76, '79
Gwen Jackson, '04
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange (ex officio), '00, '06
Carmela Lim, '05
Sharon Mast, '70, '75
Santiago Ramos, '02
Dr. Sonnet Retman
Leah Reuben-Werner, '07
Les Sessoms, '89
Dr. Jim SImmons, '63, '69, '74

Dr. Myron Apilado
Jim Cacabelos, '84
Dr. Nadine Chan, ‘01
Elaine Chang, '83
Cynthia del Rosario, '94, ‘96
Candace Fries
Dr. Carver Gayton, '60, '62, '76
Elena Guevara, '88
Dr. Sandra Madrid, '81, '85
Dr. Larry Matsuda, '67, '73, '78
Dr. Terryl Ross, '03
Dr. Millie Russell, '80, '86, '88
Dr. Carol Simmons, '68
Justin Simmons, '93
Joseph Witt

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