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Scholarship Information

The following scholarships are administered via the CAS Deans Office.

College-wide Scholarships

NEW!!!   Aaron-Peterson Undergraduate Scholarship in the Arts and Sciences

This is a rotating $4800 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 2020-21 it will be awarded in the Division of Art. Call for nominations goes out early to mid-January. Nominations due March 16. 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-$3000 scholarship for undergraduates only. This scholarship alternates between the Law School and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Within the College, the award will cycle through the four divisions (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences). Applications are limited to one per department/school. Law awarded for 2019-2020, and the CAS will award in the Humanities for 2020-2021. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations for CAS are due March 16. Akers Nomination Form

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 2020-21 it will be awarded in the Social Sciences Division. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 16. 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. 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 $9000 from the Frank L. and Catherine D. Doleshy Endowed Fund, for a total award amount of $25,000. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 16Alvord Nomination Form

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 16. 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 2020 - 2021 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 16. Burton Nomination Form

The Antoinette Wills Endowed Fund for Graduate Students

These $1000-$2000 scholarships (3 available for 2020-21) is 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 16 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 1960’s and American Literature. Call for nominations goes out in early to mid-January. Nominations due March 16. 

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 16.

Arts Scholarships

The Frank L. and Catherine D. Doleshy Endowed Fund

Two $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 16. Dallas & Doleshy Nomination Form

The Howard P. Dallas Endowed Fellowship

Two $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 16. Dallas & Doleshy Nomination Form

Peeler-Horan Endowment for Performing and Visual Arts

A $2000 scholarship that provides finanical assistance to undergraduate majors in the performing and visual arts. This award rotates through the Division of Arts. 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 tranfer 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.