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Associated Students Scholarships

Associated Students of WWU offers several different scholarships. For more information, please contact Sabrina Houck at AS.Secretary@wwu.edu or 360-650-3460.

Academic Scholar Award - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of their outstanding academic merit and achievement at WWU.

AS Campus Activities Scholarship - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students who are able to show past and/or present experience and involvement in enhancing campus activities at WWU.

AS Community Involvement Scholarship - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students who have shown a commitment to improving the lives of WWU students through their work in the community.

AS Leadership Scholarship - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership experience, in their own way, at Western and/or the community.

Ethnic Student Center Academic and Leadership Scholarship - $1,000

  • One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who assists ethnic students, students of color, and/or traditionally underrepresented students in transitioning to Western.

ESC Martin Luther King Jr. Academic and Leadership Scholarship - $1,000

  • One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an African and/or African American student who exhibits collaborative academic and leadership skills.

ESC Native American Academic and Leadership Scholarship - $1,000

  • One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an Indigenous, First Nations, Native American, and/or Alaskan Native student who exhibits collaborative academic and leadership skills.

ESC Latino/a/x American Academic and Leadership Scholarship - $1,000

  • One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Latina/Latino/Latinix student who exhibits collaborative academic and leadership skills.

ESC Asian and Pacific Islander Academic and Leadership Scholarship - $1,000

  • One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an Asian/Pacific Islander student who exhibits collaborative academic and leadership skills.

Dan L Smith Scholarship - $1,500

  • One $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a male identified student with a GPA of 3.0 – 3.4 in sophomore-junior status who has an interest in majoring in one of the social sciences and is actively engaged in social change through membership in a progressive Associated Student Club.

AS Diversity Award - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students who have made significant efforts to promote activism, awareness and enthusiasm for diversity issues.

AS Employee Scholarship - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Associated Students employees (hourly or salaried) who have served the AS and WWU.

AS Childcare Scholarship - $1,000 (x2)

  • Two $1,000 each Childcare Scholarships will be given to WWU student-parents who demonstrate a need for financial assistance for childcare in order to be a successful and engaged student.


Deadline:

04/14/2017

Application Link:

http://as.wwu.edu/gov/scholarships/


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.



Deadline:

05/05/2017

Application Link:

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


Bonnie J. Barthold Award

This award honors the life and work of Bonnie J. Barthold, former English professor, who is an inspirational figure, particularly in the education of and about ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. This award is open to an ethnic minority student or student with a disability majoring or minoring in English whose academic accomplishment, service commitment, or professional goals will contribute to social justice or diversity. Together with the application form, applicants must submit no more than 15 pages of creative or scholarly work and a one-page statement reflecting on how they have met the criteria for the award.



Application Link:

https://chss.wwu.edu/english/scholarships


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 2017. 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).


Deadline:

05/01/2017

Application Link:

http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2017-2018_Nerini_Scholarship.pdf


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.

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.



Deadline:

05/01/2017

Application Link:

http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2017-2018_MAP_Scholarship_Application.pdf


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. One scholarship will be awarded for 2017-2018.

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:

05/01/2017

Application Link:

http://www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships/media/applications/2017-2018_Nabhi_Ram_Joshi_Application.pdf


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