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WWU Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

 

 

Other WWU Scholarships

Please check with the designated department for more information. We will continue to update this site when additional information is available.

College of Business and Economics Distinguished Scholars Program

Incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a strong desire to explore a major within the College of Business and Economics (CBE) are invited to participate in the CBE Distinguished Scholars Program. CBE Distinguished Scholars are offered accelerated admission into the CBE and a $1,000 scholarship in their sophomore year. The Distinguished Scholars program also provides unique opportunities to connect with faculty and students, participate in special events and lectures, and attend a specialized one-quarter class with other Scholars. Recipients are identified through admission application materials; no separate application is necessary.


Facilities Management Scholarship

This fund was established through a gift from the National Association of College and University Business Officers in recognition of an innovative and cost saving floor-care program instituted by Western’s Physical Plant. Preference will be given to spouses, sons and daughters of Western employees within the Facilities Management Department.

Qualifications:

  • Full-time undergraduate student at Western Washington University
  • Entering freshmen must have graduated from a Whatcom or Skagit County high school; this does not apply to currently enrolled students or transfer students.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to recognize merit, however, financial need may be considered.


Contact Information:

The application deadline for 2017-2018 has passed. Please check back in spring 2018 regarding availability for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Fairhaven College Entrance Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to freshmen and transfer students who are new to both Western Washington University and Fairhaven, this scholarship is based on financial need and academic ability. Scholarships are approximately $500 per academic year.

Contact Information:

Information is available by contacting Fairhaven College at 360-650-3680.


Forensics (Debate) Alumni Scholarship

A scholarship equal to in-state tuition for one quarter is awarded to an entering freshman with demonstrated success in high school forensics who plans to participate in Western's forensics program.

Contact Information:

Information is available by contacting the Communications Department at 360-650-3870.


Guadalupe & Tom Nerini Sr. Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of students who are undocumented immigrants as established by House Bill 1079.

Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to WWU and qualify for resident tuition under the provisions established by HB 1079.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time (12+ credits) undergraduate student for Fall 2017. Preference is given to returning WWU students.
  • Priority is given to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).


Contact Information:

The application deadline for 2017-2018 has passed. Please check back in spring 2018 regarding availability for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Nabhi Ram Joshi Scholarship

This scholarship was established by one of Western’s most devoted patrons, Miriam Snow Mathes, in memory of Nabhi Ram Joshi, a foreign student who passed through the University over 90 years ago. One scholarship will be awarded for 2017-2018.

Qualifications:

  • Full-time undergraduate Western Washington University students. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible to apply. 
  • Scholarship applicants must either have been born in India or have a parent or grandparent born in India.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership qualities as well as high academic merit.


Contact Information:

The application deadline for 2017-2018 has passed. Please check back in spring 2018 regarding availability for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Woodring Future Scholars Program

Students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in high school and desire to pursue a degree in the Woodring College of Education are invited to participate in enriched first-year activities to make connections with faculty and academic opportunities in Education. Recipients are identified through admission application materials; no separate application is necessary.


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