Undergraduate Academic Affairs


June 5, 2023

Casper Suen and Collin Chung selected as scholars for China’s Yenching Academy

Danielle Marie Holland

Photo of Casper Suen and Collin Chung.

University of Washington undergraduate Casper Suen, ‘23, and alum Collin Chung, ‘21, were recently selected for the competitive Yenching Academy Scholars program at Peking University. The two scholars, both of whom majored in international studies at the UW, will join 115 scholars hailing from 31 countries as the 2023 cohort participating in the interdisciplinary China…

June 2, 2023

UW students, alumni selected for Fulbright awards and a world of opportunities

Danielle Marie Holland

Photo collage of Fulbright Fellows

The University of Washington continues its distinguished record of producing Fulbright students, as six undergraduate students/bachelor’s alumni, and six graduate students/alumni have been offered prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2023-24 academic year. They will join approximately 2,000 students and recent graduates from around the country to teach, study and research abroad in countries such as…

May 9, 2023

UW sophomore Isabell Ellison awarded Udall Scholarship for impact on American Indian and environmental issues

Danielle Marie Holland

Photo of Isabell Ellison

University of Washington sophomore Isabell Ellison was recently named a Udall Scholar! Ellison is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on improving communities through infrastructure.

April 4, 2023

Five UW students named 2023 Goldwater Scholars

Danielle Marie Holland

Photo of Nuria Alina Chandra

The Goldwater Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to students who show exceptional academic promise pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The five UW nominees were selected from a pool of 5,000 students nominated by 427 institutions across the country. A total of 413 scholars were announced from the 2023 competition, bringing the…

March 28, 2023

The UW’s Community College Research Initiatives receives $449,535 grant to increase rural educational equity

Danielle Marie Holland

The University of Washington’s Community College Research Initiatives announced it received a $449,535 grant from Ascendium Education Group for research to increase rural learner success. Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) conducts research to facilitate the advancement of equity in higher education. Ascendium invests in research that helps to build a body of evidence about how…

March 3, 2023

University of Washington awarded the 2022 ALL IN Highly Established Action Plan Seal

Danielle Marie Holland

Badge for ALL IN Democracy Challenge

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge announced that the University of Washington has been awarded a Highly Established Action Plan Seal recognizing their commitment to increasing nonpartisan democratic engagement and building a related strong nonpartisan action plan in 2022. The UW is one of 121 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the seal. The UW…

February 23, 2023

Celebrating the 2021–22 Undergraduate Medalists

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

From the thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Washington, three are selected each year for the prestigious President’s Medalist Award. Olivia Brandon, Peyton Goodwin and Anaëlle Enders are the medalists for 2021–22, selected by a committee for their high GPAs, rigor of classes and numbers of Honors courses. All three are students in the University Honors Program, completing the Interdisciplinary Honors track.

December 12, 2022

UW grad Daniel Chen named prestigious Marshall Scholar

Danielle Marie Holland

Photo of Daniel Chen in a lab.

Daniel Chen ’22, has been named a Marshall Scholarship recipient. Chen graduated last spring with majors in microbiology and informatics, and will be pursuing a master’s degree in biological sciences and genomic medicine and conducting genomic medicine research at the Sanger Institute at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

September 22, 2022

Emily Kolby named director for First Year Curriculum and Engagement

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Emily Kolby

Undergraduate Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome Emily Kolby to her new appointment as director of First Year Curriculum and Engagement. Kolby identifies First Year Programs’ guiding principles of intentionality, collaboration, equity and access as essential to the work of serving students. She believes that with continuing the work of intentionally connecting with each student, that the program can create full and holistic first year experiences.

July 14, 2022

A pathway with promise

Danielle Marie Holland

Photo of Lily Peterson outdoors

As reported by The Seattle Times, in the news conference Taylor “likened it to a relay race, with the batons passed smoothly from high schools to community colleges and then to the UW.” The baton was passed to the UW as the partnership officially launched September 2021. The first cohort of participants in the Path…

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