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Bill Reed African American Scholarship

The Bill Reed African American Scholarship is a renewable annual award based on merit and need. The scholarship provides support exclusively for African American undergraduate students who have been admitted to Western.



Contact Information:

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


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. 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.


Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship

Western Washington University has included in its design for excellence the need to diversify its student body, faculty, and staff. The Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship is an important component of the university's effort to diversify its student body. New WWU Students do not need to complete this application; MAP Scholarship consideration for incoming freshman and transfer students is processed via the admissions applications. There is a limited number of scholarships to be awarded this fall for continuing students. 

Qualifications:

Applicants must demonstrate solid academic abilities, strong leadership qualities and a commitment to multicultural issues and activities in school or the community. Financial need will be assessed. Applicants must:

  • be a full-time (12 credit hours per quarter) undergraduate student at WWU during prior academic year (foreign study, off-campus, and other non-state supported programs are not eligible).
  • be enrolled at WWU for at least one quarter prior to application deadline and possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3.

Priority consideration is given to applicants who file a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrating financial need.



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.

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.


Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship

The Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship was established in February 2007 to provide financial assistance and educational opportunities for WWU students. This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who demonstrate support for or experience with the issues and concerns of womxn of color at Western.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled at Western Washington University
  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Have successfully completed at least 24 credits
  • Attend Western full-time in the 2017-2018 academic year.


Contact Information:

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


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