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The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) invite you to save the date for Celebration on May 17, 2023. Check back in November 2022 for the announcement of the next Charles E. Odegaard Award Recipient and in March 2023 to register for next year’s gala.

2022 Celebration recognition scholars, Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient Frank Irigon, and UW leadership.

Become a Partner:

Learn about 2023 Partnership Opportunities

Donate to EOP scholarships.

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.

Save the date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time and location TBD

For more information, contact Daya Terry 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.


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 2022 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.

2023 recipient Dr. Norma Zavala

Celebration 2022 Photos, Videos & Digital Program

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

Celebration is back – Highlights from the 2022 Celebration Gala.

We are truly grateful for our 2022 partners!




Join us as a 2023 Celebration partner!