The East Asian Studies Scholarship for 2024/25 is OPEN. 


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

(2024/25 scholarships have NOT 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 the end of spring quarter via email. The earliest quarter that scholarship funds may be applied is Fall 2024.