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American Indian Endowed Scholarship

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship program helps financially needy students with close ties to a Native American community to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies. Scholarship money comes from interest generated through an endowment funded by private contributions and the state. Students can use the scholarships at public colleges and universities and accredited independent colleges, universities and career schools in Washington. The program annually awards about 15 new scholarships ranging from about $500 to $2,000. Students are eligible to receive scholarships for up to five years.



Application Link:

http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship


Learning Without Borders Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of students who are undocumented immigrants.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an undocumented student


Contact Information:

The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now closed. The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available by the end of March 2019. Please contact the Scholarship Center with any questions.


Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship

The Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship is available for incoming freshman and transfer students and is awarded based on the information in the application for admission.  MAP scholarships range from $2,000-$3,000 and are awarded to students whose applications demonstrate and ongoing commitment to multiculturalism.  Interested students are encourage to use the application essay to demonstrate how they are actively promoting multiculturalism in their schools or communities.  Alternatively, to be considered, students may also submit a separate MAP scholarship essay to admissions.counselors@wwu.edu. Priority is given to residents of Washington state who submit their application by the January 31 deadline.



Contact Information:

More information about the MAP scholarship is available at https://admissions.wwu.edu/scholarship-opportunities or contact the Office of Admissions at admit@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3440.


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.

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 2018-2019 scholarship application is now closed. The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available by the end of March 2019. Please contact the Scholarship Center with any questions.


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