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Scholarship Information

Note: Students who are already receiving other financial aid are advised to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) prior to submitting an application to these scholarships in order to verify how these awards may impact their ability to receive the full amount of the scholarship.

The following scholarships are administered via the CAS Dean's Office.

College-wide Scholarships

Aaron-Peterson Undergraduate Scholarship in the Arts and Sciences

This is a rotating $2,500 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 2023-24, one award will go to the Arts division. Call for nominations goes out early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. 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 $2,500 - $3,500 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 College of Arts and Sciences was awarded for 2022-23 and the Law School will award for 2023-24. 

The McFarlane Endowed Scholarship

Two $5,000 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 2023-24, these awards will go the Arts Division. Call for nominations goes out early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. 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. No award available for 2022-23. For the academic year of 2023-24, the Alvord Fellow receives a stipend of $27,000 and a benefits package; 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. Call for nominations goes out in early in early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Alvord Nomination Form 

The "Group" of Humanities Scholarships 

A group of scholarships (Fritz, Hunter, Macfarlane, Lederman) for graduate and undergraduate students in the humanities, $2,000 - $5,000 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 early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Humanities Nomination Form

The Antoinette Wills Endowed Fund for Graduate Students

These $1,000 - $2,000 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 early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Antoinette Wills Nomination Form

The Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship

A $5,000 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 early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023.

The Míċeál F. Vaughan Scholarship for Textual and Manuscript Studies

An $1,000 - $1,500 scholarship to be used for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the Humanities (or secondarily, untenured faculty) for a project/travel involving European texts before 1600. Call for nominations goes out early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Vaughan Scholarship Nomination Form

Arts Scholarships

The Howard P. Dallas Endowed Fellowship

The Dallas scholarships are $5,000 scholarships, evenly distributed across three quarters, for graduate students in the Arts. Call for nominations goes out early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Dallas Nomination Form

Peeler-Horan Endowment for the Performing Arts

A $1,000 - $2,000 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.

The Antoinette Wills Endowed Fund for Graduate Students

These $1,000 - $2,000 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 early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Antoinette Wills Nomination Form 

The Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship

A $5,000 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 early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023.

Social Sciences / Natural Sciences Scholarships

The Howard and Imogene Burton Memorial Scholarship

This $4,000 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 2023-2024 it will go to a student pursuing a Social Science major. Applications are limited to one per department/school. Call for nominations goes out early February. Nominations due March 13, 2023. Burton Nomination Form.