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BI receives endowment creating permanent source of funding for Scholars

Please share with us in celebration and gratitude as we receive such a generous endowment from UW alumna, Olga Yang (Economics ’83). This endowment helps pave the way for underrepresented men of color, creating not only more access to collegiate opportunities but ensuring the successful completion of their degrees. You can read more about Yang’s…

BI student receives Foster School award

Cohort 2 student Jordan Crawford was recently selected for the Accenture Student Consultant of the Year Award. This award is presented to an undergraduate or MBA student who has demonstrated exceptional skills, leadership ability, and commitment to inclusion and diversity through their work with the Center. He will be recognized at the UW Impact Awards…

BI student and team member honored as UWAA 2020 Homecoming Scholars

BI student Dalton Owens and graduate research team member Christian Love were recently selected as UWAA Homecoming Scholars for 2020, and received a $2000 scholarship. To read more about their accomplishments, visit the Meet the Scholars webpage.

Celebrating our first cohort of graduates

Four years after our first cohort began their journey at UW in 2016, we are so pleased to announce that we have our first group of graduates! Our yearbook is available to view at this site.

BI student featured in Undergraduate Academic Affairs story

Auston Jimmicum grew up in Neah Bay and is part of the Makah Tribe. When he was in 2nd grade, Alternative Spring break visited his elementary school. That was the first time he had met college students. Fast forward to 2019, Jimmicum is now a senior majoring in law, justice and societies and minoring in American…

BI student runs for Vice President in ASUW elections

ASUW elections encourage voting and civic engagement on campus, while also giving students the opportunity to demonstrate and refine their leadership abilities. Voting for this year’s election ends tonight (5/15) at 11:45pm. We at the BI are rooting for our very own, D’andre Garcia-Stubbs. His action items include increasing additional Husky Leadership opportunities, providing transfer…

Robert T. and Nancy J. Wright Scholar Scholarship awarded to BI Student

We at the BI are proud to recognize Caleb Yates for being awarded the Robert T. and Nancy J. Wright Scholar Scholarship! Caleb is an Astronomy and Applied Physics major that hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and one day work for a private space company. Congratulations! Learn more:

First BI student to be recognized by Husky 100

Originally published April 17, 2019: The Husky 100 recognizes 100 University of Washington students for making the most of their UW experience. The Brotherhood Initiative is proud to announce Marquis J. Wright as the first BI student to be a part of it! To learn more about Marquis or the Husky 100, click the link…

Brotherhood Initiative featured in the Seattle Times

Originally published March 8, 2019: A pilot program at the University of Washington is finding ways to better support black and brown male students, who often find the campus isolating and unsupportive, and who graduate at lower rates. Read the full story here:

Brotherhood Initiative scholar kidney research highlighted

Rising junior and a member of the inaugural cohort of the Brotherhood Initiative, Wade Washington is determined to become a transplant surgeon after receiving a kidney transplant himself. This story that was hosted on the University of Washington’s homepage, highlights Wade’s story and his success now as a student at the University. Wade, along with…

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