Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Additional Spring 2016 Scholarship Opportunity: Application due FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Huxley College of the Environment is pleased to announce an additional funding opportunity for the 2016-17 academic year, the Veteran's Scholarship. This scholarship does not require financial aid; therefore, any Huxley student who is a veteran is eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 3, 2016, and funds will be distributed to the winner in the 2016-17 academic year.

Application instructions: Please download a copy of the application and save it to your computer before filling it out. Be sure to include at least two letters of reference and a statement that (1) describes educational and career goals; (2) addresses scholarship-specific topics, as noted in the scholarship-specific criteria below; and (3) states how the scholarship-specific criteria are met. Return all materials to the main Huxley College office in Environmental Studies 539 by 5 PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016.

Contact information: Email Kara.Franklin@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3521 for more information.

Scholarship Name

Scholarship-Specific Criteria

Veteran’s Scholarship 

Huxley College graduate or undergraduate student who is a veteran of U.S. Armed Forces. Preference given to student of non-traditional age who has worked while attending college. Statement should include description of service in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as employment held while attending college.

2016 Application Deadline was April 8, 2016

Scholarships that are awarded in spring quarter are typically distributed in fall, winter, and spring quarters in the following academic year. Award amounts may vary from year to year and are subject to funds availability. Applications submitted are kept on file for the current academic year and reviewed for additional opportunities that may arise. All applicants will automatically be considered for any general department/college scholarships.

Huxley College sometimes offers scholarships with special application procedures and due dates. These opportunities will be announced via the Huxley College Student List Serve. (Note: Other university opportunities are listed below.)

Contact information: Kara.Franklin@wwu.edu, ES 539, (360) 650-3521 (voice and/or Skype).

Scholarship Name

Scholarship-Specific Criteria

Congressman Al Swift Endowment

GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Alumni Association Leader Scholarship

Funds to be awarded to Huxley College students at the discretion of the Dean.

Bess Fosse Scholarship in Environmental Studies

Financial need. Statement should include a description of career plans and how those plans will have a positive impact on the environment.

Bliss Family Academic Scholarship

For current Huxley students or incoming freshmen who have been accepted to Western and are seeking admission to Huxley College. Academic promise and demonstrated financial need. Preference given to members of an underrepresented population and first generation college/college-bound students.

The Boeing Company

Undergraduate or graduate students; priority on underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students. Full-time student with GPA of 3.2 or higher. Interest in the aerospace/defense or cyber security industry preferred, but not required.

Brooks Family Scholarship Fund – Main Campus Incoming Huxley College senior at WWU main campus. Applicants who have experienced personal struggles or provided service to our country, and demonstrate academic/research excellence.
Brooks Family Scholarship Fund – Peninsulas Campus Incoming Huxley College senior from WWU’s Peninsulas campus. Applicants who have experienced personal struggles or provided service to our country, and demonstrate academic/research excellence.

Cecil William Westman

Statement should include outlining commitment to conservation of public land and preservation of the natural environment and applicant's related career plans.

Chuckanut Garden Club/Mary Ruggles Scholarship

GPA of 3.0 or higher. Financial need. Statement should include a description of applicant’s community involvement.

David Clarke Graduate Fellowship

Scholarship/fellowship for a Huxley College graduate student. Preference shall be given to a student interested in public policy.

Gary Gray Memorial Scholarship

Huxley College undergraduate student with special interest, aptitude, and aspiration in photography. Statement should include applicant’s plans to use photography as a tool for environmental advocacy.

Huxley Annual Scholarship

Funds to be awarded to Huxley College students at the discretion of the Dean.

Huxley College of the Environment Scholarship Endowment

Funds to be awarded to Huxley College students at the discretion of the Dean.

IEME Emergency Planning Scholarship

Huxley College undergraduate student with an interest in disaster risk reduction. Statement should include an outline of applicant’s interest in the emergency management field.

John D. Spromberg Opportunity Scholarship

Environmental science student. Preference given to members of an underrepresented population and first generation college students. Statement should describe why they have chosen this path and how it relates to their goals.

Louis and Penny Graham Scholarship

Huxley College student or entering student with demonstrated financial need.

MDU Resources Foundation Scholarship

Huxley College sophomore from Western Washington with a 3.0 GPA or higher majoring in energy studies, environmental studies, or environmental science.

Richard B. Whitmire Memorial Scholarship

Huxley College undergraduate student in Environmental Science. Senior standing by start of fall quarter. GPA 3.0 or higher. Financial need. Statement should include a description of applicant’s interest in terrestrial ecology.

Rocky Spencer Memorial Scholarship

Huxley College student preparing for career in wildlife biology. Financial need. GPA 3.0 or higher. Statement should include description of how student is preparing for a career in wildlife biology.

Thomas Graham Memorial Endowment

Huxley College undergraduate transferring in from a Washington State Community College.

Veterans Scholarship Huxley College student who is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Preference given to student of non-traditional age who has worked while attending college. Statement should include description of service in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as employment held while attending college.

WA State Federation of Garden Clubs Scholarship

GPA of 3.0 or higher. Legal resident of Washington State. Financial need. Statement should include a description of applicant’s community service, good character, and demonstrated ability.

Other Huxley College Funding Opportunities

University opportunities:

Other off campus/outside opportunities: