Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Additional Spring 2015 Scholarship Opportunity: Application due FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015

Huxley College of the Environment is pleased to announce an additional funding opportunity for the 2015-16 academic year, the Veteran's Scholarship. This scholarship requires financial aid; only Huxley students who filled out a FAFSA and have been deemed eligible for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year should apply. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of the current quarter, spring 2015, and funds will be distributed to the winners in equal installments during the 2015-16 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, JUNE 5, 2015.

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. Financial need. 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.

2015-16 Application Deadline: April 2016

Note: The scholarship deadline for the 2014-15 academic year has passed. A revised application will be available winter quarter, 2016.

Scholarships that are awarded in spring quarter are typically distributed in fall and winter 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 general department/ college scholarships.

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

Contact information: Jen.VanderWeyden@wwu.edu, ES 539, (360) 650-2554.

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

Junior class standing. GPA of 3.3 or higher. Financial need. Preference given to a diverse candidate.

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.

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.

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 fall 2014. 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.

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: