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College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Scholarship List

For Undergraduate Students: More than 60 college-level scholarships are available for undergraduate students intending to major in one of the College of Arts and Sciences programs. Schools and departments also offer numerous additional financial awards, many of which students can apply for using the College of Arts and Sciences central scholarship application.

For Graduate Students: Most fellowships, scholarships, and stipends for students pursuing advanced degrees are discipline-specific. However, nearly dozen college-level awards are available to graduate students in a variety of disciplines. Jump to the graduate awards.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Below is a sample of the scholarships available for undergraduate CAS students.

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 in the tradition of Phil and Neva Abelson.

Michael & Elaine Bair Endowed Scholarship

Available to students pursuing a degree in the sciences

Peter William Berney Scholarship

Available to students studying in an approved pre-law program.

Andrew Jackson Birch Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Pullman High School graduate. Preference will be given to Albion residents and/or children of Moose Lodge members pursing a major in the liberal arts.

Barbara Bird & Lilyiane O’Neal Special Needs

Available to visually impaired students or student with a physical disability that may impair their learning ability.

Boeing Endowed Scholarship for Underrepresented Undergraduate Students in Sciences

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: Underrepresented students pursuing a science major with demonstrated high academic achievement.

Boeing Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Science

Created by The Boeing Company to provide opportunities for students in science.
Eligibility: students pursuing a science major.

Boeing Scholars in Science

Created by The Boeing Company to provide opportunities for students in science.
Eligibility: students certified in a science major entering their junior year, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are interested in participating in an interdisciplinary project with Boeing Scholars from other colleges across WSU. Preference to transfer students from a community college.

Agnes Busek Brenneis Scholarship

Available to graduates from W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Washington, with demonstrated financial need.

Burgess Brothers Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students certified in liberal arts or humanities major.

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund

Available to students certified in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship for the Promotion of Diversity

Available to underrepresented undergraduate students in any major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kevin Charles Colton Scholarship

Available to students studying mathematics or one of the science disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Colleen Crook & Esther Herrick Scholarship in Physical Sciences

Available to undergraduate students majoring in physical sciences with financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference to a female student.

The Dale & Olive Mae Dibble Liberty Bell High School Scholarship

Established by Dale and Olive Mae Dibble. 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 (Methow Valley, WA).

Edith & Edwin Dumas Scholarship for Excellence

Available to undergraduate students studying in the liberal arts.

Gene L. Estabrook Scholarship

Available to students with junior or senior standing who have chosen a degree program that will likely place them in a career working on the front lives of public service with people in need of services. Preference given to students certified in criminal justice and criminology, psychology, sociology, and political science.

Glen D. Franklin Scholarship in Sciences

Available to graduates of Onalaska High School in Onalaska, Washington, who are freshmen or transfer students intending to major in chemistry, physics, environmental science, geology or mathematics and who have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

George & Mary Fullmer Opportunity Scholarship

Available to students pursing a major in the sciences with demonstrated financial need.  GPA will not be considered for this scholarship.

Rebecca W. & Robert M. Gates Education Abroad in Liberal Arts

Available to an undergraduate student majoring in the arts, humanities, or social science disciplines who is participating in one of WSU’s education abroad programs. Preference given to students with academic merit and financial need.

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: Students intending to pursue or pursuing a degree in the sciences. Preference WSU Honors College students from the state of Idaho (parent or permanent residence).

Evelyn W. Hacker Scholarship, Daughters of the American Revolution

Eliza Hart Spalding Chapter; available to juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in the liberal arts.

Evelyn W. Hacker Scholarship, Daughters of the American Revolution

Ruth Whitman Chapter, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century; available for students pursuing a degree in the liberal arts.

Florence & George Handy Scholarship in Sciences

Available to female undergraduate or graduate students studying in a science discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Florence & George Handy Scholarship in Liberal Arts

Available to female undergraduate or graduate students studying in a liberal arts discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mary Elizabeth & Jack W. Howard Sr. Scholarship

Available to students studying in a liberal arts discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated financial need and academic excellence (cumulative GPA of 3.5 for WSU freshmen; 3.25 GPA for WSU sophomores and above).

Claude & Kathleen Iriwn Regents Scholarship

Available to College of Arts and Sciences students who share similar characteristics as students selected as Regents Distinguished Scholars.

Bret D. & Roger D. James Memorial Scholarship

Available to students studying in a humanities discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences who have  a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a demonstrated solid academic history, and a lifelong commitment to learning.

Leonard B. Kirschner Fund for Excellence in the Sciences

Available to students studying in a science discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences with demonstrated financial need.

William C. & Charlotte M. Kruegel Scholarship

Awarded to a rising junior or senior in the humanities who has demonstrated the ability and initiative to build his or her life toward making a contribution for the betterment of the world.

LaPorte/Thorson Memorial Scholarship in Physical Sciences

Available to quality, high-achieving, undergraduate or graduate students. First preference will be undergraduates studying in the physical sciences with demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.

Liberal Arts Future Cougars of Color

Available to underrepresented minority students.

Liberal Arts Scholarship Fund

Available to students studying in the liberal arts.

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 students majoring or intending to major in the sciences or liberal arts. Preference for students studying music.

John & Wanda Majnarich Family Scholarship

Available to students studying in a science discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Louise H. McAllister Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Available to an undergraduate student at WSU Pullman who is certified in a discipline in the liberal arts with a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrated financial need, and who is involved in the university community, either through a living group, academic department, or other volunteer work.

E. Kenneth & Josephine Locum McCluskey Scholarship

Available to students studying music.

Leona Metzger Scholarship

Available to female students majoring in biological or physical sciences.

Dr. Edward R. Meyer Scholarship

Dr. Meyer graduated from then-WSC in 1938 with a Ph.D. and B.S. in pharmacy. He established this scholarship to promote research and public service opportunities.
Eligibility: students certified in a major within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Leo Milam Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who participate in undergraduate research.

Henry J. Neusse University Excellence 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: students certified in a science major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

J. Horace Nunemaker Memorial Scholarship

Available to students in the humanities, based on the ability and initiative of the student to build his or her life toward making a contribution for the betterment of the world.

Paxton Family Scholarship for Service Learning Study Abroad

Available to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who participate in a WSU-approved service-learning program outside of the United States.

Frank Fraser & Irene Potter Scholarship

Awarded to students studying in the humanities (either undergraduate students with junior or senior status or graduate students), with special consideration for students pursuing a philosophy degree.

The Rockier Family Scholarship

Available to students intending to major in the liberal arts, with a preference for those in fine arts, English, or music; selection based on academic achievement and financial need.

William J. Shelton Scholarship

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: students intending to majoring in a physical sciences discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mary J. Sobczyk Scholarship in Liberal Arts

Available to full-time undergraduates majoring in an arts, humanities, or social science discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

James A. & Karen J. Sonn Minority Scholarship

Available to freshman minority students.

Howard & Shirley Strobel Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Available to entering liberal arts students who are in the top quarter of their high school class, or transfer or continuing students who have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement, and who are in need of financial support and have verified that they would not otherwise be able to afford, or continue to afford, college study.

Howard & Shirley Strobel Scholarship in the Sciences

Available to entering sciences students who are in the top quarter of their high school class, or transfer or continuing students who have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement, and who are in need of financial support and have verified that they would not otherwise be able to afford, or continue to afford, college study.

Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship

Available to students who are in good academic standing, of sophomore status or above at the time of the study abroad, and have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the Asia Program courses or their equivalent. Additional consideration will include classes taken, languages studied, events attended, financial need, and potential for growth and development, as well as the suitability of the proposed study plan.

Lonny & Marcia Suko College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Available to full-time undergraduate junior, senior or graduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences; selection based on merit and financial need.

J. Herman & Jean Kaye Swartz Memorial Scholarship 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 undergraduate students or graduate students in a biotechnology field;  high academic standing (minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA).

The Tompkins Family Study Abroad Award in the Liberal Arts

Available to students who intend to participate in one of WSU’s education abroad programs. Shall be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in the arts, humanities, or social science disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences with preference for academic merit and financial need.

Albert W. Thompson Scholarship

Available to WSU students studying at a foreign college or university (not located within the U.S.).

Shauna Rae & Charles M. Weatherby Scholarship

Available to junior or senior African-American undergraduate students majoring in the sciences with the intention of entering the health professional field, with preference to medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

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: Women studying geology, physics, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, or any other degree program housed in the Kate B. Webster Physical Sciences Bldg at WSU Pullman. Preference for students who are highly motivated in their chosen field and who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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: Available to all College of Arts and Sciences students, with preference for those who express an interest in or have declared a major in the sciences; awarded on the basis of need, merit or both.

Shirley & Gus Williamson Endowed Memorial Science Scholarship

Available to junior or senior students certified in a science degree within the College of Arts and Sciences.


Graduate Student Scholarships

Below is a sample of the scholarships available for graduate CAS students. Nearly a dozen college-level awards are available to graduate students in a variety of disciplines. Applications for 2019-2020 academic year are due January 31, 2019.  >> Apply today!

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 Scholarship in Sciences

Available to female graduate or undergraduate students studying in a science discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Florence & George Handy Scholarship in Liberal Arts

Available to female graduate or undergraduate students studying in a liberal arts discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.

J. Walter Hendrix Fellowship

Available to graduate students studying in the sciences with first preference to women.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarship

For liberal arts undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Edward R. Meyer Fund for Graduate Scholarship Awards

Frank Fraser & Irene Potter Scholarship

Awarded to students studying in the humanities (either graduate students or undergraduate students with junior or senior status), with special consideration for students pursuing a philosophy degree.

Leon and Barbara Radziemski Graduate Fellowship

 

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