Alma Clark Glass Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The purpose of this scholarship is to reduce or eliminate anti-Black racism in STEM through productive relationships with and among Black and African American communities in the United States. The scholarship aims to support the success of students working toward this goal. The scholarship is named after Alma Clark Glass, who studied biology at Western in 1906. Alma was the first Black person to enroll at Western.


  • 1 @ $2,000*


  • Students must be matriculated full-time WWU students with at least one academic year (3 full quarters) remaining until anticipated graduation at the time of a scholarship award.
  • Students must be an undergraduate major or graduate student in the College of Science and Engineering.
  • All students are eligible and those individuals who have been affected by systemic racism are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to students who
    • Have experienced educational barriers
    • Have cultural or lived experience that will contribute to the learning environment for all students.


Alma Clark Glass Scholarship Application

To complete an application, please attach:

A 1-2 page statement outlining:

  • your cultural or lived experiences, including your relationship to Black and African American communities in the United States;
  • your qualifications for the award, in light of the scholarship’s purpose and selection criteria listed above;
  • how this award will support you to succeed at Western.

Email this form and documents listed above to Heather Greenlaw at by April 29, 2022.

Only applications received by the deadline will be considered. Selections are made by a committee of CSE students, faculty, and staff.


*Typical award; amount may vary.