Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship 2024 at University of Washington

Are you an undergraduate student at the University of Washington (UW) looking to develop your leadership abilities through practical experience and mentorship? The Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for you! Here’s everything you need to know about this prestigious scholarship for Autumn 2024.


  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000, disbursed in two installments of $2,500 each over two quarters.
  • Mentorship: Engage with a mentor who will provide guidance and encouragement throughout your leadership journey.
  • Personal and Professional Growth: Develop your leadership skills through practical experience, personal reflection, and community engagement.


  • Enrollment: Must be a matriculated full-time UW undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UW Bothell, Seattle, or Tacoma campus.
  • Full-Time Status: Must remain a full-time undergraduate student during the award period (minimum of 12 credits during the year, one credit during summer quarter).
  • Previous Awards: Students who have received the same type of Mary Gates scholarship twice are not eligible to apply for a third award of that type. A maximum of three Mary Gates Scholarships (Research and Leadership combined) can be received.
  • Additional Funding: If you have other scholarships or stipends supporting your leadership activity, you may not be eligible to receive the full amount of this award.

Application Process

  1. Review Application Guidelines: Understand what you need to apply by reviewing the guidelines on the Mary Gates Endowment website.
  2. Identify a Mentor: Find a mentor who will write a supporting letter for your leadership application. Learn about finding and developing a strong mentor relationship on the website.
  3. Start Your Online Application:
  4. Submit Required Documents: Ensure you submit all required documents, including your mentor’s letter of recommendation.

Key Dates

  • Application Opens: Monday, August 26, 2024, at 12:00 PM.
  • Application Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
  • Letter of Recommendation Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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