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Scholarship Information

The following scholarships are administered via the CAS Deans Office.

College-wide Scholarships

Aaron-Peterson Undergraduate Scholarship in the Arts and Sciences

This is a rotating $5000 scholarship for Washington State resident undergraduate students. This scholarship is merit based (as opposed to financial need based). Applications are limited to one per department/school, and cycle through the four divisions (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences). In 2022-23 there will be two awards, one will go the Natural Sciences, and one will go to the Social Sciences. Call for nominations goes out early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11. Aaron Peterson Nomination Form.

George and Barbara Akers Endowed Scholarship Fund

Administered by either the Law School or the Dean's & Provost’s Office. This is a rotating $2500-$3500 scholarship for undergraduates only. This scholarship alternates between the Law School and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Within CAS, the award will cycle through the four divisions (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences). Applications are limited to one per department/school. The Law School awarded for 2021-2022, and the College of Arts and Sciences will award for 2022-23 and it will go to an undergraduate in the Social Sciences.

The McFarlane Endowed Scholarship

Two $5000 tuition only scholarships for Washington State resident undergraduate students. This scholarship is merit based (as opposed to financial need based). Students who have achieved "Junior" status will be considered first. Applications are limited to one per department/school, and cycle through the four divisions (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences). In 2022-23 these awards will go the Humanities Division. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11. McFarlane Nomination Form

Humanities Scholarships

Humanities scholarships are awarded to students majoring in the humanities, as broadly defined by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. (National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Act, 1965, as amended).

Alvord Endowed Fellowship in the Humanities

The College’s most prestigious graduate student award in the Humanities is awarded every other year.  Next award is for the academic year of 2023-24 (no award available for 2022-23). The Alvord Fellow receives a stipend of $16,000 and a benefits package, provided by private donors; and a tuition waiver,  provided by the Graduate School. This fellowship is a GSA, on payroll, and once awarded is to be administered by the administrator of the recipient’s home department. The winner of the Alvord Endowed Fellowship in the Humanities will also automatically be awarded an additional $11,000 from the Frank L. and Catherine D. Doleshy Endowed Fund, for a total award amount of $27,000. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January of 2023. Nominations due March 10, 2023

The "Group" of Humanities Scholarships 

A group of scholarships (Fritz, Hunter, Macfarlane, Lederman) for graduate and undergraduate students in the humanities, $2500-$5000 each, distributed evenly across three quarters. All scholarships require students are enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree/major in the humanities. There is little distinction among the funds, so nominations are made to the group, but designated as part of the award process. The Lederman scholarships are limited to undergraduate students only; the Hunter scholarships are limited to graduate students; the Fritz, and Macfarlane scholarships may be awarded to both graduates and undergraduates. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11. Humanities Nomination Form

The Howard and Imogene Burton Memorial Scholarship

This $5000 scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a highly deserving Washington State resident undergraduate student who is majoring in either the Social Sciences or the Natural Sciences. The award is based on academic merit and financial need. In 2022-2023 it will go to a student pursuing a Natural Science major. Applications are limited to one per department/school. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11. Burton Nomination Form

The Antoinette Wills Endowed Fund for Graduate Students

These $1000-$2000 scholarships are designed to provide research/travel assistance for graduate students in the divisions of the Humanities and the Arts. Applications are limited to one per department/school. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11 Antoinette Wills Nomination Form

The Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship

A $5000 scholarship, evenly distributed across three quarters. For graduate students in English or Art History with preference given to students who study both American Art History through the 1970’s and American Literature. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11.

The Míċeál F. Vaughan Scholarship for Textual and Manuscript Studies

An $1000-$1500 scholarship to be used for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the Humanities (or secondarily untenured faculty) for a project/travel involving European text before 1600. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11. Vaughan Scholarship Nomination Form

Arts Scholarships

The Frank L. and Catherine D. Doleshy Endowed Fund & the Howard P. Dallas Endowed Fellowship

The Doleshy and Dallas scholarships are $5000 scholarships, evenly distributed across three quarters, for graduate students in the Arts. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 11. Dallas & Doleshy Nomination Form

Peeler-Horan Endowment for the Performing Arts

A $1000 - $2000 scholarship that provides financial assistance to undergraduate majors in the performing arts (Dance, Drama, and Music). This award rotates through the three performing Arts Departments/Schools. The Dean's Office will contact your department when you are up in the rotation.

Natural Sciences Scholarships

Martha R. Sklar Endowed Fellowship

A $1000 - $3000 scholarship, evenly distributed over three quarters that provides financial assistance to community college transfer students. This award rotates through most of the Division of the Natural Sciences. The Dean's Office will contact your department when you are up in the rotation.