The Centers Scholarships

Contact Information

Tulea Enochs (She/Her)
Administrative Assistant IV


Please direct all inquiries to:
thecenters@wwu.edu

Scholarship Resources

  • WWU Scholarship Center provides information about many scholarships available through Western and from outside organizations.

Apply for 2024-2025 Scholarships

Applications Open: April 1, 2024

Applications Close: April 30, 2024, 11:59 PM

The Centers scholarship Information

The Centers for Student Access, Community, and Intercultural Engagement, of the Enrollment and Student Services division, administers and awards multiple scholarships. These scholarships recognize students' leadership in supporting various historically marginalized communities.

Students can apply for multiple Centers scholarships using one application form. All scholarships require that students be in good academic standing and demonstrate potential for academic success. A recent FAFSA or WAFSA on file with Financial Aid is also required for scholarships for which financial need is a criteria.

The scholarship application includes short essay questions inviting students to describe their engagement related to scholarship criteria. A scholarship committee will review all complete applications and make award decisions. Not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship.

Students are encouraged to review the full list of Centers scholarships below and apply using the link above prior to the application due date.

Full list of the Centers Scholarships

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is involved in the API community at Western and contributes to the community -- for example through their work, studies, or volunteerism -- in a way that enhances culturally centered programs, provides a sense of community, and/or furthers social justice for the API community.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who has made significant efforts to promote activism, awareness, and enthusiasm for diversity issues. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to diversity in campus or community activities, be making satisfactory academic progress, have been enrolled at Western for a minimum of one year, and be a full-time student (undergraduate: 12+ credits or graduate: 8+ credits).

Brentwood Slide was an energetic activist in the LGBTQ+ community in Whatcom County. Brentwood served as Emperor 15 of the Evergreen Empire and was devoted to fundraising and building community. When Brentwood passed away due to complications of HIV/AIDS, the Evergreen Empire created a lasting tribute to his memory in the form of a scholarship to continue the education of students with an interest in the LGBTQ+ community at Western. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate engagement and leadership in support of LGBTQ+ communities, demonstrate potential for academic success, and show the ability to positively impact LGBTQ+ communities in the future. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA or WAFSA.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is involved in the Black and/or African American community at Western and who contributes to the community through their work, volunteerism, and/or studies in a way that enhances culturally centered programs, provides a sense of community, and/or furthers social justice for the Black and/or African/American community.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in recognition of their academic achievements and leadership at Western. The scholarship is awarded to a student whose work, volunteerism, or studies support students of color and/or other traditionally underrepresented students transition to Western, develop positive cultural identity, build community, and/or engage in social justice practice. The recipient must be a full-time student (undergraduate: 12+ credits or graduate: 8+ credits) for the year of the scholarship award.

This scholarship will provide $2,500 to support a student who is undocumented or the child of undocumented immigrants who demonstrates financial need through the WAFSA or FAFSA. Applicants must have been enrolled at Western for at least one year, demonstrate potential for academic success, and be a full-time student (undergraduate: 12+ credits or graduate: 8+ credits) for the year of the scholarship award.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student involved in the Latine community at Western who contributes to the community through their work, volunteerism, and/or studies in a way that enhances culturally centered programs, provides a sense of community, and/or furthers social justice for the Latine community.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student involved in the American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations community at Western and who contributes to the community through their work, volunteerism, and/or studies in a way that enhances culturally centered programs, provides a sense of community, and/or furthers social justice for the American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations community.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who contributes to the undocumented community at Western through their work, volunteerism, and/or studies in a way that enhances culturally centered programs, provides a sense of community, and/or furthers social justice for the undocumented community.