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Online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management

Scholarships & Fellowships

There are a variety of scholarships that students in the online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management program may be eligible to apply for.

General Scholarships

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants 

Application Period: August 1 - November 15

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. 

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship (non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents)

Application Period: August 1 - November 15

AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards is available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community or professional work.

Up to five International Fellowships for master’s/first professional degrees will be renewable for a second year; fellows will receive application information for this competitive program during their fellowship year. 

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship  

Application Period: January 1 – May 31

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and universities. A limited number of scholarships is available to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited public and non-profit private colleges.

American Water Works Association

Application Deadline: October 1

The American Water Works Association offers an annual Academic Achievement Award. This award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. All master’s theses and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and must be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree. 

Boren Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 25, 2023

Designed for those with language aptitude, willingness to study abroad, and in exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in federal government for at least one year after graduation. Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. Boren Fellowships provide up to $25,000 for overseas study. 

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)

COMTO's National Scholarship Program supports the strategic goal of ensuring the continuing legacy of minorities in transportation. COMTO awards $100,000 annually in national academic scholarships to minority graduate and undergraduate students from across the country. Scholarship awards are represented in all academic backgrounds and in pursuit of various careers in the transportation industry.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

Those interested in becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers should consider the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. The program is designed to accelerate a career in public policy so that more Latinos attain higher levels of policy leadership. The program includes nine months of working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations and government-related institutes. 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Post Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

The Post Graduate Fellowship Program enhances Latino professionals’ leadership abilities and strengthens their professional skills. This nine-month paid program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master’s degree within three years of the program start date unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in a variety of public policy areas, which may include education, housing, health, law and STEM (with a focus on energy and the environment). Participants will complete their first-half placement in a congressional office on Capitol Hill and may have the opportunity to pursue a second-half placement that best matches their policy interest. The range of placements includes congressional offices, committees, federal agencies, the White House, national non-profit advocacy organizations and government-related institutions. 

Cybersecurity Service Scholarships

MIPM students who are affiliated with the United States military are eligible for a number of cybersecurity scholarships offered by the UW in conjunction with various partner organizations.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by helping to attract the nation's brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to seek advanced degrees, and helping to retain top talent in the U.S. transportation industry.

Native Forward Scholars Fund

The Native Forward Scholars Fund has empowered students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states by providing scholarship dollars and support services for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The Personal Profile is the first step in applying for any scholarships through Native Forward.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans proudly honors the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. The Fellowships for New Americans provide two years of funding for outstanding graduate students who are immigrants and children of immigrants. Review eligibility requirements before applying. 

Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship

Application Period: Opens Spring 2023

The Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship (formerly the Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship) offers a unique educational opportunity for graduate students or recent graduates engaged in studies pertaining to ocean and coastal policy issues. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal host offices throughout Washington. This opportunity provides fellows with a unique perspective on building marine policy and allows them to share their academic expertise with the host offices. Many former fellows have gone on to jobs in state and local government, private industry and NGOs. 

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Foundation

The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

International Students

Shih International Graduate Student Loan Program

The loans in the Shih International Graduate Student Loan Program are made possible through a generous gift from Jeff Shih, a Seattle and San Francisco businessman, and are intended to help international students in financing their education and completing their degree objectives. The loan program is for new and continuing graduate students. Students must be enrolled at the time they complete the institutional loan application. 

Homeless/Formerly Homeless

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The vision of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is to ensure homeless children and youth have access to the tools necessary to pursue and complete post-secondary education. 

Veterans & Their Families

National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association awards scholarships to spouses of a member of the seven uniformed services with a valid military ID. Applications are accepted year-round but awards are made on a quarterly basis.

Tillman Scholars Program

Application Period: February 1 - February 28

The Tillman Scholars Program provides renewable scholarships for full-time undergraduate or graduate veterans, active-duty service members, and military spouses. May be used for tuition and fees, living expenses and books or other required materials. Award amounts based on need and average $10,000 per academic year. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.