WWU Undergraduate Student Scholarships
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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.
The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now closed. The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available in spring of 2019. Please contact the Scholarship Center with any questions
Creating Hope Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship recognizes the achievements of WWU students who are undocumented immigrants or the children of undocumented immigrants.
- Student must be an undocumented immigrant or the child of an undocumented immigrant.
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.
- Recipient must have had or be dealing with major medical problems or physical disabilities.
Learning Without Borders
This $2,000 scholarship recognizes the achievements of students who are undocumented immigrants.
- Must be an undocumented student.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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)
The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now closed. The 2019-2020 scholarship application will be available in spring of 2019. Please contact the Scholarship Center with any questions.