Scholarships

Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Scholarship 2018

Deadline is April 13, 2018

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 submitted to Denise Logue in CV 102E by April 13, 2018 (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 faculty member)

If you have any questions, please contact Katey Roemmele (360-650-3782 or katey.roemmele@wwu.edu) or Denise Logue (360-650-3505 or denise.logue@wwu.edu).

 

Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Training Awards

Application Deadline for 2018-19 TBA

The Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Training Awards were 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 2017

Application Process: The following scholarship application materials must be submitted to Katey Roemmele in Carver 209A or via katey.roemmele@wwu.edu by November 17, 2017. 

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 Katey Roemmele at 360-650-3782 or katey.roemmele@wwu.edu.

 

Recreation Program Legacy Scholarship 2018

Application deadline for 2018-19 TBA

For Recreation Majors While on Their Internship

The Recreation Program Legacy Scholarship honors students in previous Recreation Program 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 $11,000 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 $650.

To qualify, students must:

  • Be a recreation major
  • Successfully complete Phase II of the recreation major
  • Register for RECR 471 & 472 OR 473 - Internship (spring or summer quarter 2018)


Further, 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 Program faculty.


The Scholarship Application Form and transcript/academic history must be submitted to Katey Roemmele in the Recreation Program Office, Carver 209A, by February 27, 2018 (katey.roemmele@wwu.edu).

The Scholarship Recommendation Forms will be sent directly from your three references to Denise Logue in the main HHD office, also by February 27, 2018.

Required materials:

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Katey Roemmele at 360-650-3782 / katey.roemmele@wwu.edu or Melissa D'Eloia at 360-650-3962 / melissa.deloia@wwu.edu

Additional Scholarships

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