Scholarships

Recreation Management and Leadership Legacy Scholarship 2021

The deadline to apply for the Legacy Scholarship has passed for 2021.

 

(For Recreation Management and Leadership Majors While on Their Internship)

The Recreation Management and Leadership Legacy Scholarship honors students in previous phases who have made continuing contributions to the fund to help offset the costs associated with recreation majors’ internships. Over the past several years, Phase IV students have raised over $13,000 for the Legacy Scholarship fund though their fundraising efforts. The scholarship award for each year depends on available funds, but typically ranges from $250 to $750. Funds will be disbursed the quarter students are on their internships.

 

To receive funding, students must:

  • Be a Recreation Management and Leadership major
  • Successfully complete Phase II of the Recreation Management and Leadership major
  • Register for RECR 472 - Internship II (summer quarter 2021)


Applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • Demonstration of financial need

  • The coherence between the internship and the applicant’s career goals; please make sure this is addressed in question #3 on the Scholarship Application Form. In some cases consideration may also be given to academic history and/or phase involvement. Award decisions are made by a selection committee comprised of Recreation Management and Leadership faculty.

 

Required materials:

 

Applicants:  Please mail your Scholarship Application Form and your transcripts/academic histories to Denise.Logue@wwu.edu by March 5, 2021. 

 

The Scholarship Recommendation Forms must be emailed directly from your three references to Denise.Logue@wwu.edu by the deadline.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Denise Logue at 360-650-3505 / Denise.Logue@wwu.edu or Melissa D'Eloia at 360-650-3962 / Melissa.Deloia@wwu.edu

 

Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Scholarship 2021

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 9, 2021.

 

The Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership 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 demonstrates financial need, potential in the area of outdoor leadership, and a commitment to the development of community through outdoor engagement.

See Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Scholarship for more detailed information.

Application Process: The following scholarship application materials must be emailed to Denise Logue by April 29, 2021 (Denise.Logue@wwu.edu, 360-650-3505).

1. A completed Scholarship Application Form

2. A short essay addressing the following criteria (not to exceed 1000 words):
(a) Outstanding potential in the field of outdoor leadership
(b) A commitment to using outdoor leadership to develop and foster a strong sense of community

3. An unofficial transcript / academic history (minimum 3.0 GPA required)

4. Three Scholarship Recommendation Forms (may not be from a Recreation Management and Leadership faculty member)

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Logue (360-650-3505 or Denise.Logue@wwu.edu).

 

Jake Merrill Fund for Outdoor Leadership, Safety and Training 2020-21

Deadline to apply has passed for 2020.

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.

For more detailed information: Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Training Awards Fall 2020

Application Process: The following application materials must be submitted to Denise Logue via email (Denise.Logue@wwu.edu) by November 30, 2020:

1. A short essay that addresses the criteria in the above pdf
2. An unofficial transcript/academic history

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Logue at 360-650-3505 or Denise.Logue@wwu.edu.

 

Additional Scholarships

Recreation Management and Leadership majors are also eligible to apply for several other departmental scholarships. For additional information on how to apply to these HHD scholarships, click here

Scholarship and Award Recipients

2017-18 Scholarships and awards received by WWU Recreation Management and Leadership majors

2018-19 Scholarships and awards received by WWU Recreation Management and Leadership majors

2019-20 Scholarships and awards received by WWU Recreation Management and Leadership majors