Oscar Edwin Olson Scholarship

This endowment is created and shall be operated exclusively to fund scholarships for students in the College of Sciences and Engineering.

Scholarships will be awarded to students in the sciences departments of the College of Sciences and Technology. The students must be children of single, divorced or widowed parents. Eligible students include: those who at any time in their first eighteen years lived with one unmarried parent; those who at any time in their first eighteen years had divorced parents; those who at any time in their first eighteen years had one or more deceased parents. The students must be needy. For this purpose a needy student is a student who is eligible for at least one dollar of financial aid.

Award

  • Multiple @ $6,000

Criteria

  • For an undergraduate student majoring in a CSE program
  • Based on overall academic merit and must be children of single, divorced or widowed parents (adoptive or biological)
    • Eligible students are those who at any time in their first 18 years either:
      • Lived with one unmarried parent
      • Had divorced parents
      • Had one or more deceased parents
  • Must demonstrate financial need through a FAFSA or WAFSA document
  • Students awarded the Olson Scholarship the previous academic year can receive it for a second year, but no more than 2 years

Guidelines

Oscar Edwin Olson Scholarship Application

Please complete the application above and email to Heather Greenlaw at shorth@wwu.edu by  April 30, 2021