Public Health Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline

Deadline to apply for scholarships is April 8, 1922.

These scholarships will be awarded during the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

There are scholarships available at departmental, college and university level. Within the departmental level, the Evelyn Ames Community Health Scholarship is specifically designed for Public Health majors with the concentration in BCH.

Scroll down for submission requirements and forms.

Departmental Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship – 1, 2 or 3 awards

This scholarship is funded by Western through the Western Washington University Foundation (contingent on funding).

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

  • Declared major in Community Health, P-12 Physical Education, Recreation, or Kinesiology in the fall term of the year in which they receive the award. At the time of application the student must be a major or a pre-major in the Department of Health and Human Development
  • Essay demonstrating participation in university and/or community/school major-related programs and activities
     

Double-Eagle III Scholarship

The Double-Eagle III Scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Captain Margit Loser and Captain Frances Frazier. The Double-Eagle III Scholarship will be awarded to the student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and potential through professional experience, or volunteer activities in the service of others. Preference will be given to Recreation Majors.

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

  • Students majoring in the Health and Human Development Department, with preference to students whose emphasis is on Recreation
  • Demonstration of leadership qualities through professional experiences, or volunteer activity in the service of others
  • Recipients must be U.S. citizens

This scholarship is awarded by the Chair of the Health and Human Development Department or his/her designee.
 

Evelyn Ames Community Health Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Dr. Evelyn Ames, a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation (now the Department of Health and Human Development) at Western from 1964-2003. Dr. Ames single-handedly developed, implemented and coordinated a high-quality undergraduate program in Community Health Education that over the years produced a well-respected group of health professionals.

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

  • A declared Community Health major
  • Submit a current resume including service learning experience in Health Education and a statement of professional career goals in Community Health
  • Be enrolled in senior Community Health major courses at the start of fall quarter
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher established at Western Washington University

The criteria may be changed upon receipt of written instruction from the donor with the approval by the Western Foundation.
 

Jake Merrill Fund for Outdoor Leadership, Safety and Training

The Jake Merrill Fund for Outdoor Leadership, Safety and Training was established to honor Jake Merrill’s commitment to education and quality outdoor leadership. Awards will be made annually to students who demonstrate financial need, potential in the area of outdoor leadership, and a commitment to the development of community through outdoor engagement.

The purpose of these training awards is to provide support for students at Western Washington University who are interested in further developing their outdoor leadership skills, especially in the area of wilderness medical training, avalanche training and awareness, and high angle rescue. The award recipients will receive one of three opportunities:

  1. One course in Wilderness as a First Responder at WWU,
  2. One course in avalanche training, or
  3. One course in high angle rescue.

The scholarships are made possible by Mt. Baker Mountain Guides (John Minier, owner), North Cascades Mountain Guides (Larry Goldie, owner), and the Jake Merrill Program Endowment.

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

A short essay that addresses the criteria in Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Training Awards

Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Jake Merrill’s commitment to education and to quality outdoor leadership. Each year an award will be made to a student(s) who demonstrated financial need, potential in the area of outdoor leadership, and a commitment to the development of community through outdoor engagement.

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

  • A completed scholarship application form
  • A short essay addressing the following criteria (not to exceed 1000 words):
    • Outstanding potential in the field of outdoor leadership
    • Financial need
    • A commitment to using outdoor leadership to develop and foster a strong sense of community
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation (may not be a Recreation faculty member)

This scholarship is awarded by the Health and Human Development Department or his/her designee.
 

Manfred and Diane C. Parker Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship endowment is to provide support for students in the Health and Human Development Department.

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

  • HHD major interested in wellness, fitness and health promotion

  • Academic performance may be a consideration, but need not be an only factor
  • Preference given to students who, in the judgment of faculty, will make an enduring contribution to professions that support preventative approaches for maintaining health and fitness

This scholarship is awarded by the Health and Human Development Department or his/her designee.
 

Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Willis L. Ball, class of 1956, the first African American to graduate from Western Washington University in 1956.

Eligibility and Criteria includes:

 

  • Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Physical Education, Community Health or Recreation
  • Recipient must be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need
  • Recipient must demonstrate academic promise and community service

This scholarship is privately funded, and award amount varies from year to year. The criteria may be changed by the Board of Directors of the Western Foundation.
 

Scholarship Application Forms

Links to the scholarship application materials are below:

Departmental Scholarship Submission Requirements

Submit the following items in one email to:  Denise.Logue@wwu.edu

  • Scholarship Selection Form 
  • Scholarship Application Form 
  • Transcript (can be unofficial) from all institutions attended
  • Essay that addresses the criteria for each scholarship you are applying for.  (If applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit all essays in one document.)

 

Please have ONE reference download and complete the Scholarship Recommendation Form.  

If you apply for multiple scholarships, we only require one recommendation.

  • One Letter of Recommendation (may not be from a Public Health faculty member)  

Send the person completing your recommendation the link to this page and ask them to complete the Scholarship Recommendation Form. The completed form needs to be emailed as an attachment to: Denise.Logue@wwu.edu 

 

Additional scholarships at college and university level