College of Arts and Sciences

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College-Level Awards

For Undergraduate Students: More than 35 college-level scholarships are available for undergraduate students intending to major in one of the College of Arts and Sciences programs. Schools and departments offer numerous additional financial awards. Jump to the undergraduate list.

For Graduate Students: Most fellowships, scholarships, and stipends for students pursuing advanced degrees are discipline-specific. However, a few college-level awards are available. Jump to the graduate list.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Ellen Hauge Abelson Endowed Scholarship

Established through a bequest by Dr. Philip Abelson in memory of his mother, Ellen Hauge Abelson. Ellen and Olaf Abelson enrolled at WSU in 1905 after building a house where the Fulmer chemistry building now stands. Science Hall was renamed in 2002 to honor the Abelson family.
Eligibility: Demonstrated aptitude for learning about and solving "real-world" problems.

Andrew Jackson Birch Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Pullman High School graduate. Preference will be given to Albion residents and children of Moose Lodge members.

Barbara Bird & Lilyiane O'Neal Special Needs

For liberal arts students with special physical needs.

Boeing Endowed Scholarship for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students in Science

Created by The Boeing Company to provide opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate students in science. WSU is committed to a diverse student population that includes varying ages, genders, races, national origins, talents, and economic backgrounds.
Eligibility: Demonstrated high academic achievement; preference given for demonstrated financial need, and to underrepresented students.

Boeing Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Science

Created by The Boeing Company to provide opportunities for students in science.
Eligibility: Demonstrated high academic achievement; preference given for demonstrated financial need, and to under-represented students.

Agnes Busek Brenneis Scholarship

Awarded to high school seniors from W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Washington. One male student and one female student award is made each year.

Burgess Brothers Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students studying the liberal arts and humanities.

College of Liberal Arts Future Cougars of Color

For liberal arts students of color.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarship

For liberal arts undergraduate and graduate students, awarded by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

The Dale and Olive Mae Dibble Liberty Bell High School Scholarship

Established by Dale and Olive Mae Dibble for graduates of Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, Washington. Dale graduated from Winthrop High School (now Liberty Bell High School) in 1939 and received his B.S. from then–WSC in 1939.
Eligibility: Graduate of Liberty Bell High School with a demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement.

Edith & Edwin Dumas Scholarship for Excellence

Undergraduate scholarships for College of Liberal Arts students.

Greenwood Family Sciences Endowed Scholarship

Created by Marsha Greenwood in memory of her husband William and in honor of their daughter Roberta. William was a pre-med student at WSU who earned his B.S. in zoology in 1954. Roberta earned her B.S. in biology from WSU in 1988.
Eligibility: Demonstrated high academic achievement, with preference given to Idaho residents and WSU Honors College students.

Evelyn W. Hacker Scholarship, Colonial Dames

Awarded by nomination of department chairs to male or female students of junior standing or above. Awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership ability. Awardees are chosen by the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century scholarship committee.

Evelyn W. Hacker Scholarship, Daughters of the American Revolution

Awarded to liberal arts male or female students of junior or senior standing or above in recognition of leadership ability. Awardees are chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship committee.

Sidney G. Hacker Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awarded to a senior in the spring of their junior year through the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Contact department chairs or Robert Ferguson at 509-335-7151.

Florence George Handy Endowed Scholarship

For female undergraduate and graduate students.

Jack Sr. & Mary Elizabeth Howard Scholarship

Liberal arts majors with 3.5 GPA for freshmen or 3.25 GPA for sophomores through grad. Students must show financial need.

Bret D. & Roger D. James Memorial Scholarship

Humanities students with a 3.0 GPA or above and that have a demonstrated solid academic performance and a lifelong commitment to learning.

Horace & Agnes Keeney Scholarship

Alternates between music and theatre arts majors and communication majors.

William C. & Charlotte M. Kruegel Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior in liberal arts who demonstrates the ability and initiative to build his or her life toward making a contribution for the betterment of the world in which they live.

Catherine Melissa Loomis Scholarship

Charles (1921–1998) and Betty Loomis, longtime WSU alumni, established this scholarship in memory of their daughter Catherine, a 1969 home economics graduate of WSU.
Eligibility: Full-time enrollment.

Dr. Edward R. Meyer Scholarship

Liberal arts scholarship with preference given to the environmental sciences and forestry.

Dr. Edward R. Meyer Scholarship

Dr. Meyer graduated from WSU in 1938 with a Ph.D. and B.S. in pharmacy and established this scholarship to promote research and public service opportunities for students in the sciences.
Eligibility: Full-time enrollment.

Dick Miyagashima Endowment Fund

Scholarship to support special student experiences in the liberal arts.

Henry J. Neusse Endowed Scholarship

Established by Colonel Henry Neusse, who earned his B.S. in general studies in 1931. He served in the Army Air Corps Reserves until his retirement in 1958.
Eligibility: Demonstrated financial need and high academic achievement

J. Horace Nunemaker Scholarship

Awarded to students of junior or senior status, based solely on the ability and initiative of the student to build his or her life toward making a contribution for the betterment of the world in which they live.

Frank & Irene Potter Memorial

Awarded to graduate students or junior or senior undergraduates who are liberal arts humanities majors, with preference in philosophy.

Rockie Family Scholarship

Scholarship in liberal arts with preference given to students who major in fine arts, English, music, and environmental sciences.

William J. Shelton Scholarship

Established in 1988. A descendant of early settlers in the Washington Territory, Bill earned a B.S. (1931) and an M.S. (1933) in chemistry from then–WSC. He had a 50-year career in the paper industry. In his experiences, both as a student and as an executive in industry, Bill fully understood the guidance and support needed by promising students in the sciences.
Eligibility: Majoring in the physical sciences, with preference for those that might otherwise be unable to pursue intensive study in sciences.

Howard & Shirley Strobel Scholarship

Awarded to a student with high achievement, financial need, and demonstration of degree progression, or in the top 25% of their high school class.

Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship

Students must have completed a minimum of 6 hours in Asia Program courses and be at least a sophomore. Visit the Study Abroad Program website for additional criteria and application details.

J. Herman and Jean Kaye Swartz Memorial Scholarship/ Fellowship Fund

J. Herman Swartz earned his B.S. (1938) and M.S. (1939) in bacteriology from then–WSC. He received a $400 scholarship that changed his life. He believed that any student who wants an education should get that chance—and that the rest of us should help. His wife, Jean Swartz, established this fund in 1997 in his memory.
Eligibility: sophomore, junior, or senior standing; 3.25 cumulative GPA; students in fields of biotechnology who intend to apply their knowledge of biological techniques to develop new products that meet the needs of humans (e.g., pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, crop and animal breeding, diagnostics, biofuels, biophysics, biomathematical modeling, etc.).

Albert W. Thompson Scholarship

Awarded to a currently enrolled WSU student studying at a foreign college or university. This scholarship is awarded by nomination of advisor or department chair. Apply through the Study Abroad Program.

Kate B. Webster Endowment Fund

Kate established this fund in 1999 to support women studying and doing research in science areas housed in the Kate B. Webster Physical Sciences Building. The building was named for Kate in 1994 in recognition of her 20 years of service as a WSU regent and her commitment to science education.
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; majoring in environmental science, geology, physics, and/or pre-medicine/pre-dentistry.

The Bill Wiley Opportunity Scholarship

Bill received his Ph.D. in bacteriology at WSU in 1965. He was known as one of the leading supporters of science and education in Washington state. The scholarship was established by employees of Battelle to honor Bill as senior vice president for science and technology policy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Eligibility: Demonstrated financial need; 3.0 GPA.

Shirley Williamson Endowed Memorial Science Scholarship

Shirley Williamson received her B.S. in public health and bacteriology from WSU in 1973. She worked for Hollister-Stier Laboratories for 28 years. Her friends and coworkers at Hollister-Stier established this scholarship in her memory.
Eligibility: Junior or senior standing; demonstrated financial need and/or extenuating life circumstances.

Marie Baarslag Brown Wright Study Abroad Scholarship for Nontraditional Destinations

For any student studying abroad in nontraditional countries, with preference given to study in Africa or the Middle East. Apply through the Study Abroad Program.

Additional Opportunity

Washington NASA Space Grant

Created to provide scholarships for promising graduate and undergraduate students in astronomy, engineering, mathematics, or other sciences that show a strong interest in space science or pursuing a space science career. Applications are due in December for the following spring semester.


Graduate Student Scholarships

Phil Abelson Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
Neva Abelson Graduate Fellowships in the Life Sciences
Boeing Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Studies

Intended to support the multidisciplinary study of environmental issues, including the sociological, political, historical, cultural, literary, artistic, and scientific bases.

Herbert L. Eastlick Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Golding Family Graduate Fellowship for Women
Florence George Handy Endowed Scholarship

For female undergraduate and graduate students.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarship

For liberal arts undergraduate and graduate students, awarded by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Evelyn W. Hacker Scholarship, Daughters of the American Revolution

Awarded to liberal arts male or female students of junior or senior standing or above in recognition of leadership ability. Awardees are chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship committee.

Dr. Edward R. Meyer Fund for Graduate Scholarship Awards
Leon and Barbara Radziemski Graduate Fellowship

Additional Opportunity

Washington NASA Space Grant

Created to provide scholarships for promising graduate and undergraduate students in astronomy, engineering, mathematics, or other sciences that show a strong interest in space science or pursuing a space science career. Applications are due in December for the following spring semester.

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