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Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity



The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) invite you to attend Celebration on May 15, 2024.

Celebration features the outstanding achievements, inspiring stories and academic success of our students. As the UW’s signature event to support diversity, Celebration also raises funds for EOP scholarships and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient. Here we create connections within our community of corporate partners, individuals, philanthropists, sovereign nations and with our students. By celebrating the Odegaard Award recipient, we honor an inspirational community member who is an example to us all.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Husky Union Building Ballroom – 4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

For more information, contact OMA&D Advancement at (206) 616-2492.
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

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EOP Scholarships

EOP scholarship awards are presented to students who have made impressive contributions to our campus and community, while achieving academic excellence.

Meet the 2023 recipients

Charles E. Odegaard Award


The Odegaard Award honors a member of our community whose leadership sustains the former UW President’s distinguished work on behalf of diversity at the UW.

2024 recipient Leonard Forsman

Spark Award


The Spark Award recognizes the accomplishments of a recent UW graduate, who made significant DEI contributions during their time as a student and continues to do so post-graduation.

2024 recipient Mariama Suwaneh

Celebration 2023 Photos, Videos & Digital Program

For photos and videos of Celebration 2022, please visit the story about the magical evening on the OMA&D blog.

Stay tuned for our 2024 partners – coming soon!

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2024 Partnership Opportunities!

Celebration features the outstanding achievements, inspiring stories and academic success of our students.

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Donate to EOP Scholarships

Celebration raises funds for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient.

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