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.


(Typical award. Amount may vary by year.)

  • $1,000


  • 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.


Apply online.

Deadlines and Procedures

Please see the scholarship resources page for application and award deadlines.