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Help students focus on school by supporting scholarships, and diversity & inclusion initiatives!

More than 60% of WWU students receive financial aid, but much of it has to be paid back. Across the nation, student loan debt has exceeded credit card debt. You can help the next generation launch their careers without this crippling burden.

Click on the green buttons below to learn more about how you can invest in inclusive success!  

Diversity Scholarships and Initiatives

A number of scholarships and programs have been established to support Western's mission to increase diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus and are presented here as giving options when you click on the Give Now Button. These funds provide the financial support, vote of confidence and resources that students need to feel at home and be able to succeed in college. All students should be able to pursue higher education and experience success both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Western Stands For Racial Equity Fund

The Western Stands for Racial Equity fund will be used to support recruitment and retention scholarships in honor and in memory of those who have faced injustice for generations. These scholarships are an investment in a new generation of young leaders who are poised to take action at the local and national level. 

Associated Students/Ethnic Student Center Scholarship Funds

The ESC is a community that supports historically underrepresented ethnic students and allies by providing a social atmosphere and inclusive environment where we engage in identity exploration and strive for cultural awareness and academic excellence.

These scholarships have been established to increase equity, diversity and inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds to affirm their identity, build community and cultivate leadership.

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Academic and Leadership Scholarship Endowment
  • Latina/Latino Academic and Leadership Scholarship Endowment
  • Native American Academic and Leadership Scholarship Endowment
  • Martin Luther King Academic and Leadership Scholarship Endowment

*These scholarships are awarded to students based on evidence of cultural or lived experience that will contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all students. 

LGBTQ+ Western Fund

Your gift to LGBTQ+ Western will:

  • Support programming that advances the visibility, understanding, and celebration of LGBTQ+ people and cultures at Western.
  • Provide emergency financial assistance to assist LGBTQ+ students in staying enrolled and successful at Western in the event of unanticipated significant economic hardship.
  • Support Western students, faculty, and staff participation in LGBTQ+ conferences beyond Western that advance leadership development and/or engage queer and trans intellectual and artistic inquiry.

Learning without Borders Scholarship

To help undocumented students with housing, tuition and books.

Undocumented Student Resources Fund

Meets critical needs of undocumented students including housing, transportation, books and tuition.

Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship

For students who experience the issues and concerns of women of color and/or who are advocates for women of color.

Disability Studies Steering Committee (DSSC) / Disability Studies and Action Collaborative

Welcome to the Disability Studies and Active Collaborative (DSAC). We were founded at Western Washington University in 2019 by a group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local community. We have two major components to our work.

Can’t find what you are looking for? 

There are many impactful scholarships and initiatives across campus, including many college or department based funds that you can read more about by clicking on the blue buttons below. 

If you can't find what you are looking for in the list of gift designations when you click on the Give Now button, please click Other and you will be able to write in the name of the scholarship or fund you are looking for. Please contact the WWU Foundation at (360) 650-3027 or with any questions you might have!

Alma Clark Glass Scholarship for STEM Brent Golden Memorial Scholarship Campus School Legacy Scholarship Chuckanut District of WSFGC Scholarship Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment Disability Studies Steering Committee (DSSC) Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship Elliot Scott Memorial Scholarship Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fairhaven College Opportunity Scholarship James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship Jamie Foland-Tseng Scholarship Jose S. Velasquez Memorial Scholarship KUGS Scholarship Manis Family Scholarship Mary Morrison Family Music Scholarship Endowment Matthew Gaphni Memorial Scholarship MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship Nancy Bluestein-Johnson Peninsulas Scholarship Patrick L. Monahan Scholarship Prim Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion Rocky Spencer Memorial Scholarship Ruth S. Cox Memorial Scholarship Shaw Gynan Memorial Scholarship Stephanie Bowers Endowed Scholarship Student Ambassador Scholarship Tabetha Fox Clark Scholarship Ted Pratt Scholarship Thaddeus & Lois Price Spratlen Fund for Diversity The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Uche Ugwoaba Computer Science Scholarship Undocumented Student Support / The Blue Group Vassdal Design Scholarship Vernon Damani "Dr. J" Johnson Scholarship WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color Western Stands for Racial Equity Fund Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund Dr. Renee Collins Scholarship for Black Women Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship Scholarships & Student Success Funds Western GAP Scholarship Western Welcome Scholarship Campaign Woodring Equity & Diversity Programs WWU Alumni Association Scholarship
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