The East Asian Studies Scholarship for 2023/24 is now CLOSED


Check out additional scholarship opportunities available through the Scholarship Center. Good luck! 

(2023/24 scholarships have been awarded) The Sarah Ann Wirth Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to an East Asian Studies major or a History major with a minor in East Asian Studies.



  • Must be currently enrolled at WWU and plan to study full-time (minimum 12 credits) at least one quarter of the 2022/23 academic year
  • Declared major in East Asian Studies or History with a minor in East Asian Studies
  • Junior or senior status fall quarter of awarding year
  • Minimum 3.00 grade point average, both cumulative and in the major


APPLICATION DOCUMENTS & DIRECTIONS: Please attach the following documents to one email and submit to East Asian Studies –

  1. Application – page 2 of the EAS scholarship application document
  2. Brief statement explaining your interest in continuing study in East Asian Studies. Do not exceed one double-spaced, single-sided page.
  3. An unofficial copy of your transcripts (academic history available in Web4U).
  4. Unofficial transcripts of college-level work other than WWU.
  5. Two letters of recommendation in support of your application. 
    • Letters may be from a faculty member, employer, or a community or campus organization. (Start planning early in your requests for letters. Usually writers appreciate at least two weeks notice, if not more.)
    • The writers of these letters must submit via email directly to




NEXT STEPS: Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications. Announcements will be shared by May 12th via email. The earliest quarter that scholarship funds may be applied is Fall 2023.