In July 2015, the department suffered a heartbreaking tragedy, with the loss of our major and member of the 2014-15 Liberal Studies Leadership Team, Meagan Smith.
We’re honoring her memory with a scholarship.
Meagan Elizabeth Smith Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in the Humanities
This scholarship honors the legacy of Meagan Elizabeth Smith (1993 - 2015). An outstanding student, Meagan was scheduled to graduate with departmental honors in December 2015, with a Humanities major, a concentration in Religion and Culture, and a German minor. She had developed a particular interest in non-Western societies, and especially in Nepal, which inspired the senior thesis she was researching on “Making Sense of Fierce Deities in Indian Religions.” Meagan was a member of the first Liberal Studies Leadership Team, a musician, and an athlete, dedicated to serving the many communities of which she was a cherished part. This is the first named scholarship in the more than forty-year history of the Liberal Studies Department, designed to recognize academic excellence in the humanities. A scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded the 2017-18 academic year.
Specific criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Student must be a Humanities major - History of Culture (Thesis & Non-Thesis) or Religion and Culture (Thesis & Non-Thesis)
- Expected graduation date must be in Fall 2017 or later
- Academic Merit
- Application deadline: April 19, 2017
Ready to apply? Application Form
Ways to Give:
Online at http://alumni.wwu.edu/inmemoryofmeagan
With a check made payable to the WWU Foundation and mailed to: WWU Foundation 516 High Street, MS 9034 Bellingham, WA 98225-9034 By phone at: 360-650-3027
*Please write Meagan E. Smith Scholarship on the memo line of your check.
For more information on ways to give, including instructions for WWU employee payroll deduction or gifts of securities, please visit: http://campaign.wwu.edu/s/1710/campaign/index.aspx?sid=1710&gid=2&pgid=420