CHSS Annual Scholarships

CHSS has several undergraduate scholarships that are funded annually and available to students who are declared majors within one of our academic departments. To simplify the application process, students can apply for the Advancement Council Scholarship and the Alumni Association Scholarship by submitting a single application; however, each scholarship has slightly different award criteria. 

To be eligible for these scholarships, students be declared in a major within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and have at least three-quarters of coursework remaining before anticipated graduation, as of the beginning of fall quarter in the year of award.

Advancement Council Scholarship

The CHSS Advancement Council is awarded annually to a student who exemplifies the value of a public liberal arts education and the importance of interdisciplinary education. 

Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship

The Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who are active within their community, participate in leadership-building activities, provide service to others, succeed academically, and have financial need as documented by a FAFSA on file with WWU. 

Application Process

  1. Applicants must complete and submit the CHSS Scholarship Application form by the April 29, 2022 deadline. 

  2. Included with the application, is a required essay that addresses the value of a public liberal arts education, the importance of developing multidisciplinary analytical skills, and discusses your commitment to community engagement.

  3. Applicant must arrange for letters of recommendation from two faculty members. Applicants should copy the CHSS Scholarship Recommendation form link and send it to the faculty who will be submitting letters of recommendation. 

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