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Bill Reed African American Scholarship

 Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  •  The scholarship shall provide support exclusively for African American students who are undergraduate students at Western Washington University, or to those students who have been admitted to Western Washington University. 
  • Minimum eligibility requirements are defined as a full-time student who maintains a minimum 3.00 GPA.  If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.00 GPA in any given year, the student must personally make his or her appeal to the scholarship committee to continue receiving the scholarship funding.  Only one quarter in any school year may fall below a 3.00 GPA and under no circumstances will funding be continued if the student’s GPA falls below 2.50 GPA.
  • A student may apply for the scholarship more than once as long as the student receives the scholarship for no more than four years of his or her undergraduate study.  A student who has received the scholarship in any given year will receive priority preference to receive the scholarship again as long as minimum eligibility requirements are met.
  • This scholarship funding may benefit applicants in any program, however preference shall be given to students majoring in business, communication or computer science.  No applicant shall be funded beyond 75 percent of his or her total cost for tuition and housing.  Housing costs shall be based on a shared living arrangement.


Deadline:

05/13/2018

Application Link:

https://wp.wwu.edu/sos/scholarships/


Learning Without Borders

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

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 application.

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 in 2018-2019 during prior academic year (study abroad, including faculty-led programs, and Extended Education coursework 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) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), demonstrating financial need.



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.


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.


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. Up to three scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500-$1,000. Scholarships are 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 grade point average (GPA) or above
  • Have successfully completed at least 24 credits, if an undergraduate student or at least 16 credits, if a graduate student
  • Attend Western full-time in the 2018-2019 academic year (Full-time status is 12+ credits per quarter for undergraduate students or 8+ credits per quarter for graduate students)


Deadline:

05/06/2018

Application Link:

https://wp.wwu.edu/sos/scholarships/


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