The following students have received local, national and international scholarships and fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year:


Levinson Emerging Scholar

The Levinson Emerging Scholar Program supports talented and highly motivated juniors and seniors pursuing creative and advanced bioscience and related research. The program nurtures a growing cardre of high caliber academic researchers who will advance innovation in their respective fields, and enrich the future of academe.

WRF Research Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates to support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.


ARCS Scholars

The ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by funding students completing degrees in STEM fields. By supporting STEM education, ARCS aims to advance US economic growth and technological competitiveness, and helps ensure continued US leadership in global innovation, health and quality of life.

Bioengineering Cardiovascular Training Grant

The Bioengineering Cardiovascular Training Grant (BCTG) program provides an opportunity for predoctoral students interested in cardiovascular science and engineering to receive training support for their research under the guidance of excellent mentors. The program will simultaneously enrich the trainee’s research and strengthen the future of cardiovascular-related research and technology development in the United States.

UW College of Engineering Dean’s Fellowship

Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship

The HHMI International Student Research Fellowships support outstanding international graduate students who are pursuing a PhD in the United States and have demonstrated high potential to be research pioneers and scientific innovators.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

  • Arbel Sisso

UW Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) Research Assistant Award

The GOP, administered by the UW Graduate School and Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), support’s UW mission to support underrepresented minority students throughout every aspect of graduate education. GO-MAP awardees demonstrate strong academic achievement in the face social, economic and/or educational disadvantages.

  • Colleen O’Connor

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GFRP)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. GFRP scholars ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States, and reinforces its diversity.

National Science Foundation Graduate Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Fellowship

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) is a collaboration between NSF and international partners to provide NSF Graduate Research Fellows with expanded opportunities to enhance professional development through research collaborations at science and engineering research sites abroad.

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowship (NSERC)

NSERC fellowships promote advancement of knowledge in natural science and engineering, and ensure that Canadian scientists and engineers are leaders and key players in a global knowledge community. The program builds prosperity through research by connecting and applying the strength of academic research to address opportunities and challenges. Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Canadian natural sciences and engineering researchers and institutions, and increase their visibility in Canada and worldwide.