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Non-Departmental Scholarships

The university offers a number of scholarship programs that are not restricted to a specific major or department. This section includes a description of these scholarship opportunities. Most scholarships require separate applications. For more information contact the Scholarship Center at (360) 650-3471.

Advancing Technology Education Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the growing need for support of students interested in teaching technology to faculty and students. Recipient can be either an undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing. Preference given to students who volunteer through the Student Technology Center. Applicant must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing technology education.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


American Association of University Women Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to men and women students have at least 135 credits and the equivalent of senior or graduate standing as of the Fall quarter after application. Awards are made to students with academic achievement. In general, only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better need apply. Students must demonstrate financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be used to determine financial need. Students must have a demonstrated financial need of at least $1,500.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Elyse C. Alper Scholarship for International Studies

Don and Jan Alper established this scholarship in 2010 to honor and celebrate the life of their daughter Elyse and carry forward her lifelong joy of travel and in establishing friendships across continents. This scholarship will provide opportunities for students to study outside the United States at recognized universities and will promote and further greater international understanding and goodwill.

Contact Information:

The Dean's office of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will confirm funding and call for nominations during Winter Quarter for the scholarship award for the next academic year.


Facilities Management Scholarship

This fund was established through a gift from the National Association of College and University Business Officers in recognition of an innovative and cost saving floor-care program instituted by Western’s Physical Plant. Preference will be given to spouses, sons and daughters of Western employees within the Facilities Management Department. In general, only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better need apply.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Guadalupe & Tom Nerini Sr. Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of students who are undocumented immigrants as established by House Bill 1079.*

  • 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 2015. 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:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Joy Stokes Scholarship

This scholarship honors Joy Stokes, a local Bellingham woman, who, in her will, bestowed her estate to WWU to help pay the expenses of deserving students.

Applicant qualifications are as follows:

  • Student must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student. Must be enrolled at least one quarter prior to application to application deadline.
  • Student must be currently working and plan to work during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need, as determined by information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Priority will be given to those students with extreme financial hardships.
  • Preference given to current freshman and sophomores.


Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Leek Family Job Preparation Award

The Leek Family Job Preparation Award is a $1,000 gift certificate, job preparation, and celebration luncheon. Two recipients will receive a gift certificate to create a professional wardrobe to prepare for job seeking opportunities; special assistance by the Career Services Center to prepare for job searches, interviews, and connections with alumni; and a celebration luncheon with the donor and WWU alumni.

  • Annual awards of $1,000 (in gift certificates) to one male and one female student with financial need who is African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, or Native American.
  • Student must intend to graduate from WWU in Spring or Summer quarter of 2016.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA.

TO APPLY: Login to Viking CareerLink at the link shown below, click on 'Search Jobs & Internships' and type "Leek" into the keyword box.



Deadline:

03/04/2016

Contact Information:

Nate Panelo: (360) 650-7272

Application Link:

 

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/viking_careerlink.shtml


Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship

The Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship is available for continuing students at Western. 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.

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 2015-2016 (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 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrating financial need.


Contact Information:

The availability of the MAP Scholarship for the upcoming academic year will be determined at a later date.  Please contact the Scholarship Center for more information.


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.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate Western Washington University student.
  • New 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.
  • Recipients of this award may re-apply for subsequent years.


Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship for 2016-2017.


Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

To apply, students must meet one of the following non-traditional categories: 1) Displaced Homemaker* 2) Dislocated Worker* 3) Delayed College Enrollment* 4) Students with Dependents* 5) Students with Disabilities* 6) Foster Youth* 7) Non-Citizen Students with HB1079 Status

  *Detailed requirements for the above criteria can be found on the scholarship application. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). In addition, students must be enrolled at least half-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5



Contact Information:

This scholarship is generally offered during Fall Quarter.  For more information please contact the Scholarship Center.


Patricia Swenson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Patricia Louise Green Swenson, distinguished graduate. This scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating academic merit and financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled, undergraduate students planning to attend full time for the upcoming academic year. Must be enrolled for at least one quarter prior to application deadline. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible.
  • Academic achievement. In general, only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher need apply.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be used to determine financial need.


Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Phonathon Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2006-2007, rewards and encourages phonathon dedication and achievement among student fundraisers. The Phonathon Scholarship will be awarded to any undergraduate or graduate student employed by the WWU Foundation Phonathon with preference give to students with financial need who have also shown a high level of phonathon achievement and dedication during their time with the phonathon. The student must remain employed by the phonathon for the upcoming academic year in order to receive the scholarship.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Student Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship, established in 2014-2015, is for students who are excellent ambassadors for Western Washington University and have experience in assisting with donor events.  A preference is made to students who demonstrate leadership skills and have a passion for involvement in the student ambassador program as evidenced by their response to an essay.  Preference is also given to applicants who have financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience serving as an excellent ambassador for Western Washington University
  • Experience in assisting with donor events
  • Preference for demonstrated leadership skills
  • Preference for passion for involvement in Student Ambassador Program at WWU
  • Preference for students who have financial need


Contact Information:

The 2015-2016 scholarship application deadline has passed.


Talitha E. Carleton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Talitha Carleton, a gifted teacher whose strength of character, humanity and lively mind inspired many. The scholarship will be awarded to a continuing undergraduate or graduate student in the liberal or fine and performing arts. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above in their major area of study.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


WWU Alumni Association Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The Western Alumni Association is proud to offer Western students the opportunity to receive The Alumni Association Scholarship for Undergraduate Students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients of this honor are students who are making a difference in their communities, and contributing greatly to Western by actively participating in the life of the university.

 



Deadline:

04/07/2016

Contact Information:

Please contact the Alumni Association at alumni@wwu.edu if you have any questions.

Application Link:

 

http://alumni.wwu.edu/s/1710/interior.aspx?sid=1710&gid=2&pgid=957&cid=2028


WWU Retirement Association Scholarship

This scholarship is made available through the generous contributions from the Western Washington University Retirement Association. Western students who wish to apply for this scholarship must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and attend at least half time. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher at the time of application. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 90 credits as of Fall quarter.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Western Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship program, established in 1994, is supported by contributions to the Western Foundation’s general academic scholarship program for students with high academic merit and achievement. Scholarships are for continuing undergraduates of sophomore, junior or senior status enrolled full time as of the upcoming fall quarter. In general, only students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better need apply. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible to apply.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Whatcom Educational Credit Union Scholarship

Scholarships will be offered by Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) to Western Washington University students. These scholarships will be awarded to full-time students pursuing a degree, with the equivalent of junior or senior status as of the Fall quarter after application. Applicants must have financial need and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Applicants must be a member in good standing at WECU for a minimum of one year.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


Women of Western Scholarship

The campus-affiliated group, Women of Western, offers scholarships to students who will have senior status and will be full-time students. Selection is based primarily on academic achievement. In general, only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above need apply. Other criteria, such as financial need, leadership qualities and activities also are considered. Special consideration may be given to students who are direct descendants of a member of Women of Western. Two letters of recommendation are required, at least one of which is from a WWU faculty member.



Contact Information:

Please check in early Spring 2016 regarding the availability of this scholarship.


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