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Huxley College of the Environment

For additional information, please contact Huxley College Dean's Office.

Huxley also offers scholarships with specialized awarding procedures and due dates separate from the General Application. For details, visit Huxley’s website at: http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml

The Patrick Monahan, Aaron Edward Gastellum and Cook Textbook scholarships are not included in the General Huxley Scholarship Application.

Aaron Edward Gastellum Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to one undergraduate major or graduate student of Huxley College or the Honors Program. Aaron Gastellum, who passed away suddenly in August 1997, was a highly promising student in the Honors Program and Huxley College. In his memory, the Honors Program conjointly with Huxley College established an award for a student currently enrolled in either of these programs. Candidates should demonstrate a deep commitment to the solution of environmental problems, a strong sense of service to others and personal virtues of sincerity, integrity and humor. Criteria: 1 to 2 page statement on solving environmental problems, letters of recommendation, an academic paper or project, and a resume. Financial need is not a condition.

Contact Information:

Information is available in the Honors Program office (CH 204). Contact Honors Program Office, Miller Hall 228, (360) 650-3034.


American Water Works Association Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2001 and is awarded for tuition and books only.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Huxley College graduate or undergraduate student in Environmental Science.

o Permanent residence in one of the following counties represented by the NW Washington subsection: Whatcom, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, Jefferson, Clallam, or San Juan Counties.

o Statement should include outlining goal of applying degree in water/wastewater field.

o Current or previous work experience in the field preferred with special consideration given to those currently employed in water/wastewater field.

o Recipient to attend Subsection Board Meeting to discuss how scholarship will help reach educational and professional goals.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Bess Fosse Scholarship in Environmental Studies

This annual scholarship was established in 2002 by Bess Fosse’s grandson in her memory. Bess Fosse (1905–1993) lived in Northeast Iowa, was a longtime member of the Audubon Society, and loved walking in the woods by her family’s lake home. In the 1950s, taught her grandchildren to appreciate nature, eat wholesome foods and conserve natural resources “so there will be something for your grandchildren.” Her great-grandson graduated from Huxley in 2001.

Financial need may be considered. Statement should include a description of career plans and how those plans will have a positive impact on the environment.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Cecil William Westman Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1995 and honors Cecil William Westman by supporting “students who are learning how to care for our precious earth.” One of the joys of Westman’s life was trout fishing and knapsacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It saddened him to hear of the damage done by too many people.”

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Statement should include outlining commitment to conservation of public land and preservation of the natural environment and applicant's related career plans.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Chuckanut District Garden Club/Mary Ruggles Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 1971 by The Chuckanut District Garden Club comprised of garden clubs in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties and is awarded to deserving Huxley College students.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o GPA of 3.0 or higher.

o Financial need.

o Statement should include a description of applicant’s community involvement.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Congressman Al Swift Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1995 to recognize Al Swift’s 16 years of leadership on behalf of positive environmental policy in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Gary Gray Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1991 and honors the legacy and personal goals of Gary Gray, a Huxley College student who lost his life in an avalanche on Mt. Baker. The scholarship is intended for an Environmental Studies/Journalism major with a desire to fulfill the mission of environmental photography as defined by Gray: “The environmental photographer’s goal is to reawaken the environmental consciousness we, as humans, all inherit.”

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Huxley College undergraduate student majoring in environmental journalism with special interest, aptitude, and aspiration in photography.

o Statement should include applicant’s plans to use photography as a tool for environmental advocacy.

o Portfolio of photographs.

o Mention of Gary Gray articles from 1991 issues of The Planet. Articles available in ES 539.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Huxley College Veteran’s Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a Huxley College student who is a veteran of U.S. Armed Forces with financial need. Preference given to student of non-traditional age who has worked while attending college. Statement should include description of service in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as employment held while attending college.



Contact Information:

For more information and to obtain an application, visit the Huxley College Scholarship website or contact Jen Vander Weyden: Jen.VanderWeyden@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2554.

Application Link:

 

https://huxley.wwu.edu/scholarships


IEME Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2006 by IEME to aid students studying emergency management planning at Huxley College.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Huxley College undergraduate student enrolled in the Planning and Environmental Policy–Disaster Reduction and Emergency Planning Emphasis major.

o Statement should include an outline of applicant’s interest in the emergency management field.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Mark & Christie Cook Book Fund Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded for the purchase of books at the Western Washington University bookstore.  Scholarship-Specific Criteria: o Huxley College undergraduate or graduate student in the Geography major. o Financial need.

Contact Information:

Contact Huxley's Department of Environmental Studies: Policy, Planning, Education and Geography, Arntzen Hall, Room AH 217, (360) 650-3277


Patrick L. Monahan Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1974 in memory of Patrick L. Monahan, son of Western Professor Emeritus Robert Monahan and Marilyn Monahan. The fund was made possible by gifts from friends and the family of Patrick Monahan and geography graduates. Over $6,000 is available for tuition scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in geography who demonstrate promise of significant professional contributions. Two letters of recommendation are required for incoming freshman and transfer students.

Contact Information:

Contact Huxley's Department of Environmental Studies: Policy, Planning, Education and Geography, Arntzen Hall, Room AH 217, (360) 650-3277


Richard Brian Whitmire Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1985 in memory of Richard Brian Whitmire, a Huxley College student whose focus was terrestrial ecosystems. Whitmire worked in reforestation for six years prior to coming to Huxley College.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Huxley College undergraduate student in Environmental Science.

o Senior standing (135 credits) by fall quarter of academic year of award.

o GPA of 3.0 or higher.

o Financial need.

o Statement should include a description of applicant’s emphasis in terrestrial ecology.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Rocky Spencer Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the memory of Rocky Spencer, a noted conservation biologist who worked for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and was killed in an accident in September of 2007. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is preparing for a career in the field of wildlife biology. The successful candidate will be awarded up to $1,500.



Contact Information:

For more information and to obtain an application, visit the Huxley College Scholarship website or contact Jen Vander Weyden: Jen.VanderWeyden@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2554.

Application Link:

 

https://huxley.wwu.edu/scholarships


The Boeing Company

This annual scholarship was established in 2008 by The Boeing Company which has been a long time supporter of Western Washington University students and higher education. Boeing hires graduates from a range of academic disciplines and employs graduates in the environmentally-related career areas.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Junior class standing.

o GPA of 3.3 or higher.

o Financial need.

o Preference would be given to a diverse candidate, and/or a candidate who has an interest in employment at Boeing.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Katrhyn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 1973 by the State Federation of Garden Clubs, which comprises all local and regional garden clubs in Washington.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o GPA of 3.0 or higher.

o Legal resident of Washington State.

o Financial need.

o Statement should include a description of applicant’s community service, good character, and demonstrated ability.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Katrhyn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


Western Washington University Foundation Business Forum

This annual scholarship was established is funded through the Western Washington University Foundation business Forums held annually in Seattle and Bellingham. Corporate sponsorships provide scholarship funds.

Scholarship-Specific Criteria:

o Varies from year to year for 2009-10 preference would be given to a diverse candidate and/or a candidate who has an interest in the Huxley College Environmental Studies, Urban planning emphasis.

Contact Information:

Kathryn Patrick; Huxley College Office (ES 539) Email Katrhyn.Patrick@wwu.edu Phone (360) 650-2817

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/alumni/scholarships.shtml


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