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Financial Aid Department

Scholarship Center

WWU Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Diversity Scholarships

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

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.

For more information, please visit the website below.

Deadline: 05/24/2019

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


Creating Hope Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship recognizes the achievements of WWU students who are undocumented immigrants or the children of undocumented immigrants.

Qualifications:

  • Student must be an undocumented immigrant or the child of an undocumented immigrant.

Deadline: 04/26/2019

Application Location: http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2019-2020_Creating_Hope_Scholarship.pdf


Jolene Sanchez Memorial Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is intended to support students who have had or are dealing with major medical problems or physical disabilities.

Qualifications:

  • Recipient must have had or be dealing with major medical problems or physical disabilities.

Deadline: 04/26/2019

Application Location: http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2019-2020_Jolene_Sanchez_Memorial_Scholarship.pdf


Learning Without Borders

This $2,000 scholarship recognizes the achievements of students who are undocumented immigrants.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an undocumented student.

Deadline: 04/26/2019

Application Location: http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2019-2020_Learning_Without_Borders_Scholarship.pdf


Nabhi Ram Joshi Scholarship

This $1,000 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.

Deadline: 04/26/2019

Application Location: http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2019-2020_Nabhi_Ram_Joshi_Application.pdf


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. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the 2019 Womxn of Color Empowerment Dinner on May 16, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled at Western Washington University
  • Have a cumulative 2.5 grade point average (GPA)
  • Have successfully completed at least 24 credits
  • Attend Western full-time in the 2019-2020 academic year. NOTE: Full-time status is 12+ credits per quarter for undergraduate students; 8+ credits per quarter for graduate students. 

For more information, please visit the website below.

Deadline: 04/28/2019

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