Bess Fosse Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in 2002 by Bess Fosse's grandson in her memory. Bess Fosse (1905-1993) lived in Northeast Iowa, was a longtime member of the Audubon Society, and loved walking in the woods by her family's lake home. In the 1950s, she taught her grandchildren to appreciate nature, eat wholesome foods and conserve natural resources, "so there will be something for your grandchildren." Her great-grandson graduated from Huxley in 2001. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for a full time undergraduate student who is a declared major in Environmental Studies Department in Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. 

Scholarship-Specific Criteria: preference to be made to applicants who plan to work in a field that benefits the environment as determined by the selection committee. All candidates being equal, financial need may be a consideration. The scholarship is not limited to only applicants with financial need.