There are numerous opportunities to apply for funding from sources outside of the College of Education and even the University of Washington.  Below you will find a sampling of some of those opportunities.  To stay current on external funding announcements and deadlines, subscribe to the College's Funding Opportunities Listserv or the Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) Funding Blog

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS), sponsored by the UW Libraries, provides help in identifying resources for external funding for graduate students who have been admitted to or who are attending the University of Washington. GFIS offers workshops and individual consultations to explain the available print and online resources. GFIS does not provide search services or money directly to students, but rather offers guidance in learning searching skills and direction as to which resources (print, database, or web-based) might offer students better opportunities of finding useful external funding sources.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

(Predoctoral, Dissertation, Postdoctoral)

Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by maximizing the educational benefits of diversity and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford Fellowship is limited to:

  •     All citizens or nationals of the United States, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
  •     Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (e.g. grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations).
  •     Individuals committed to careers in teaching and research at the college or university level.

For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program details for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest: predoctoral, dissertation, or postdoctoral.

The Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty individuals per year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject in the U.S. Students already enrolled in graduate study are eligible, though not past the second year. The Fellowships provide $20,000 in maintenance and half of tuition. To qualify, you must hold a Green Card, be a naturalized citizen, or have two naturalized citizen parents.

Please direct any questions to:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-547-6926
Fax: 212-548-4623 Inspire the Future Scholarship is offering $2500 scholarships for students pursuing a variety of educational degrees and fields.  Students who are [a] legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, [b] at least 18 years of age, [c] currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, and [d] have a minimum GPA of 3.5, are eligible to apply.  Applicants must go to to fill out the application form and answer the question in the space allotted with a 500-700 word response.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Scholarships

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League offers several scholarships for students who are interested in education. 

Seattle Foundation

The Seattle Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to Washington state residents and beyond. View the Seattle Foundation Scholarship Listing >>