Student Research & Travel Awards

The university offers summer research grants in science and mathematics, as well as awards in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In addition, the University Enrichment Committee offers fall and spring student research awards and travel awards for students participating in regional or national conferences. See the Student Research & Travel Awards section of the university website for details.

IIE PacRim Travel Grants (Approved Study Abroad Programs)

The IIE PacRim travel grants help fund travel expenses for university approved study abroad programs to Pacific Rim nations. Applications available through Office of International Programs. Campus Deadline is mid-February.

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and Other PKP Awards

See Ann Wilson, PT, South Hall B123, or Grace Kirchner, Howarth 209C, for applications and info. Website: Email:

Slater Award

The Slater award can be used for a project of the student's choice. This scholarship is sponsored by University of Puget Sound through the Office of the Academic Dean (Jones 212). Each department or program may nominate one candidate from any class for this award. Juniors and seniors are better qualified to meet the requirement of demonstrated academic excellence. Campus Deadline is early March.

Thomas A. Davis Summer Research Awards

For students in the Honors Program, only. More information in the Honors Program office. Due mid-March.

Peter K. Wallerich Scholarship

Four Wallerich Scholars will be selected by a faculty committee from a pool of undergraduate students who have demonstrated their interest and success in the natural sciences, pre-medicine or other health science coursework. Recipients will be chosen based on outstanding academic performance, interest in research, and plans for a career in the natural or health sciences. Awards will be given to successful candidates who will have junior or senior class standing by Fall after application and will have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Completed application materials must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by late March.

Other Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Puget Sound Students

All currently enrolled students are encouraged to complete a University of Puget Sound Scholarship Application. By completing this application, students will be considered for all university scholarships in which they meet the specific selection criteria. You may download this application or pick one up in Student Financial Services, Jones Hall 019.

Additional scholarship opportunities are posted on the scholarship bulletin board, located outside Student Financial Services. Here students will find information about available university scholarships, as well as opportunities from outside sources.

The Academic Advising office (Howarth 114, 253.879.3250) has a useful graduate school library including several volumes on graduate and professional school financial aid.

Important Notes

Deadlines are subject to change; check often. Campus deadlines refer to those scholarships which require a university nomination. These deadlines are well in advance of the actual postmarked deadline. Deadlines refer to the date an application must be received by the association that is making the award. Although a campus deadline may not be necessary, all students are encouraged to seek assistance through the Fellowships Office with all scholarship applications. The Fellowships Office (Howarth 114J) has specific guidelines and deadlines for external fellowships and scholarships for the current year.

Applicants should and in some cases must consult with faculty in the Center for Writing & Learning (253.879.3404) for review of application essays and personal comments.