Interested in a Career in Public Service? Check out These Two Scholarship Opportunities!

  1. Labor Studies Scholarships and Fellowships – Application due May 30th!

The applications for the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies 2022-2023 Scholarships and Fellowships are still open! We have seven scholarships and fellowships that are open to undergraduate and graduate students, with funding that ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the award. On top of that, students only need to fill out ONE online application to apply for all of our awards! We will do the work on our end to determine which awards you qualify for.

Please visit for more information on each of our scholarships and to access the online application. The due date for applications is approaching soon on Monday, May 30th at 11:59pm.

In addition, please subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Labor Talks, for updates about funding opportunities, scholarship information sessions, and more.

For any questions or feedback, please reach out to me at

  2. The Voyager Scholarship application is open now to rising juniors planning to pursue a career in public service after graduation. The deadline to apply is June 14, which is a tight turn around, but the application does not require letters of recommendation!

The scholarship provides:

  • $25,000/year for junior & seniors years to help alleviate debt so students can afford to pursue a career in public service
  • $10,000 stipend + free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between junior & senior year
  • $2,000 travel stipend each year for 10 years after graduation
  • Annual fall public service summits and network of leaders

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2022. Eligible students are:
    • Finishing sophomore year in Spring 2022
    • Or transferring from a two-year to a four-year college for their 2022-2023 junior academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
  • Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
  • Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

Many more details and the online application are available at

As always, students are encouraged to get support and feedback while drafting this and any scholarship application, and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards advisers can help! Students can schedule appointments with us at

President Obama and Brian Chesky join a roundtable discussion with emerging leaders who are pursuing careers in public service on May 13th, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Please credit “The Obama Foundation.” The photographs may not be manipulated in any way, and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement by the Foundation, President Obama, or Mrs. Obama without the Foundation’s prior written consent.

In this photo: UW alum Simon Tran (2016 grad in Drama & CHID) in the foreground (back to the camera).

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach