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 2018-19 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 2018 or later
- Academic Merit
- Application deadline: April 20, 2018
Ready to apply? Application Form
Ways to Give:
- With a check made payable to the WWU Foundation and mailed to:
516 High Street, MS 9034
Bellingham, WA 98225-9034
Please write Meagan E. Smith Scholarship on the memo line of your check.
- By phone at: 360-650-3027
For more information on ways to give, including instructions for WWU employee payroll deduction or gifts of securities, visit the University Foundation.