Academic Scholarships

Questions about any of these scholarships? Contact Heather Greenlaw at (360) 650-6400 or by email at shorth@wwu.edu

Scholarships

Undergraduate:

Alumni Association Leader Scholarship

  • Full time students, or high school seniors or college transfer students intending to be full time students at Western
  • 3.1 cumulative college GPA or 3.5 cumulative high school GPA.
  • Based on leadership and overall academic merit.
  • Each department may nominate one student.

Barbara Ellen Maguire Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student or graduate student
  • For a student majoring or in a CSE major related to behavioral neuroscience, health science, or computer science.
  • Recipient will be pursuing academic work in research, an internship, or summer project
  • Each department nominates one student
  • Alternates between CSE and CHSS

Joyce B. Lavender Fund

  • For a deserving female student in the College of Science and Engineering
  • Preference to applicants to demonstrate financial need and outstanding academic merit

Kaiser-Borsari Women in Materials Science Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student
  • Women in AMSEC

Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship

  • Single parents majoring in STEM.

Mickey and Carole Ghio Science Scholarship

  • Rotates alphabetically through departments
  • Residents of Washington State

Women in Science Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student
  • For female students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology
  • Based on overall academic merit
  • Each department may nominate one student

Oscar Edwin Olson Scholarship

  • 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

Graduate:

Barbara Ellen Maguire Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student or graduate student
  • For a student majoring or in a CSE major related to behavioral neuroscience, health science, or computer science.
  • Recipient will be pursuing academic work in research, an internship, or summer project
  • Each department nominates one student
  • Alternates between CSE and CHSS

Mickey and Carole Ghio Science Scholarship

  • Rotates alphabetically through departments
  • Residents of Washington State

Robert L. Hamilton Family Graduate Scholarship in Science

  • Rotates alphabetically through departments
  • Renewable for a second year, as long as the student is in good academic standing

Faculty

Arlan Norman Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring