Woodring Scholarships

The WCE Scholarship Application period has now ended.

Those who submitted an application should expect to receive an email message from the Scholarship office in early July, which will outline the results of the application.

Woodring College of Education Scholarships Overview

With gratitude for our generous donors, Woodring College of Education is proud to offer a range of scholarships possibilities for students.

With many teacher education and health and community studies programs at various locations throughout the region, we serve students at various stages of their higher education experience. We strive to support our students in each step of their academic pursuits.

Sample Scholarship Application

2023-24 Academic Year Scholarship information:

· 257 scholarships have been awarded for 2023-24 Academic Year.

· The total amount awarded was $782,983.

· We awarded from 82 distinct endowments.

· 296 students applied for a scholarship.

· 205 individual students received scholarships (69% acceptance/award rate).

· Scholarship recipients represent all of our Departments and each of our sites.

· Numerous faculty and staff offered their time to review scholarship applications.

Scholarship Application Process:

What is often referred to as “scholarship season” opens in mid-Winter quarter.

All students are made aware via email, social media, and other announcements when the time is approaching to apply for scholarships.

An online application link can be found on this site during the application acceptance period. The closing date for applications is Midnight on March 31! Completing this application will allow students to be considered for any scholarships offered by the Woodring College of Education for which they may be eligible during the 2024-2025 academic year. Applicants will be asked a series of required questions such as:

· Provide a response up to 500 words to the question "How will receiving a scholarship impact you?" We recommend that you prepare your response prior to beginning the application.

· The Woodring program(s) you are currently enrolled in or which you plan to apply to within the upcoming year (majors, minors, endorsement areas, etc).

· Year in school (First-year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student, Post-Bac, etc.).

· Site/location of your academic program (Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Distance Learning, etc.).

· And additional information.

There are some specific scholarships that ask for more information based on donor requirements and eligibility, and thus there are optional questions such as:

· Residency status.

· Employment status (part time, full time, number of hours etc.).

· Leadership experience.

· Internship status.

· Engagement in athletics.

· And more.

Application and Eligibility:

It should be noted that many scholarships are not based on GPA or past academic performance. We understand that there may be numerous circumstances that influence a student’s past grades. Similarly, not all scholarships are based on financial need. We encourage you to apply for scholarships as you deem appropriate and to provide information in your required essay of how the financial support will impact you, and inform if there are financial or other considerations we may not be aware of. Additionally, there are some Woodring scholarships available to students prior to their admission into one of our programs. Therefore, we strongly encourage all students to apply for scholarships and respond to all questions in the application that may apply to them.

When completing the application, please be sure to respond to ALL required questions and all others that apply to you from the optional categories in order to maximum the ability to be considered for any scholarships for which you may be eligible. A document is available that shows all questions asked, depending on the responses given. Please review in order to prepare for completing the application. Once ALL required questions have been answered, you may save the application to edit at a later time (This option is only provided at the end of the application).

While this application site will be used for scholarships offered by Woodring College of Education, we encourage you to consult the Financial Aid office for additional scholarships available more broadly through WWU, and to search for scholarship opportunities external to the university. For more information, visit: Financial Aid - Scholarships

Scholarship Selection Process:

There are numerous Scholarship Review Committees representing various departments, programs and initiatives. Committees are generally comprised of between 3 and 6 faculty and staff reviewers. Committees receive the application materials from each applicant who may be eligible for a scholarship for their particular department, program, or initiative. The committees develop a prioritized spreadsheet of applicants for their respective scholarships after careful review of all application materials including any required essay or narrative.

Committees submit their results to a Scholarship Oversight Committee comprised of 3 to 6 faculty and staff including the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. This oversight committee makes the final determination based on reviewer feedback and amount of funds available for any particular scholarship.

It can take several weeks after the application due date before award determinations are made. We anticipate being able to inform students of the results of their applications the first week of June. All communication will be addressed to your WWU email. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact wce.scholarships@wwu.edu



Our Donors

Woodring College of Education scholarships are made available through the following generous donors. Their contributions are instrumental in the success of our students. With immense gratitude to: 


Paul and Joyce Ackley Gillie Scholarship Endowment Fund  

Henry and Frances Adams Scholarship for Woodring College of Education

Fred and Ellen Agee Scholarship

Mildred M. Bain Scholarship

Betty Jean Bayley Brown Endowment Scholarship

Marie A. Barker Teaching Scholarship

Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment

Fredericka H. Bond College of Education Scholarship Endowment

Roberta Bouverat Memorial Scholarship

Rob Brand Elementary Education Scholarship

Clark C. Brown and Marjorie E. LaVeille Scholarship Endowment

Kathryn A. Brunken Nursing Scholarship

Campus School Legacy Scholarship

Michael A Colacarro Jr. Athletes to Educators Scholarship

Emma Conlee Teacher Education Scholarship Quasi-Endowment

Robert J. Copland Memorial Scholarship

Ruth S. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Bertha E. Crawford Outstanding Student Teacher Award​

Sandy Daffron Scholarship

John Dewey Graduate Scholarship

Edris Family Education Scholarship Fund

Marilyn Fisher and Charlene Geisert Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sheila Fox Woodring-STEM Scholarship

Captain Fraces M. Frazier Nurse Corp US Navy Scholarship

Emil B. and Wilda H. Fries Scholarship

Gramm Family Graduate Fellowship

Tilford and Jane Gribble Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Dolores Harrington Teaching Endowment Scholarship

Dr. Peter J. Hovenier Scholarship Endowment for Future Teachers

Sydney Hunsdale Elementary Education Fund for Student Success

Katherine Casanova Memorial Scholarship

Max and Priscilla Higbee Special Education Scholarship

Jerry House Human Services Scholarship

Lynne Michel Jangard Memorial Scholarship

Catherine Ruth Jarvis Scholarship Endowment

C.M. and M.M. Jordan Scholarship for Teacher Education Students

Charlene Lafleur Bronson Endowment

Hazel Lowrey Anderson Scholarship

Livingston - Deiro Human Services Scholarship Endowment

Lucile McGhee Linn Endowment

Betty Ann Mann Reay Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Rider Montgomery Scholarship

Ted and Jean Mork Elementary Education Scholarship

Marilyn F Nold Memorial Scholarship

Winifred Nolte Keyes Research / Scholarship Endowment Fund

Larry and Benita Offutt Finish Line Award

Mac Ohana Memorial Scholarship

Amy F. Oldani - JoAnne O. Roberts Scholarship Endowment

Katherine O. Oldroyd Endowment

One Stone at a Time

John and Mary Polikowsky Scholarship Endowment Fund

Ann Preuss-Wasisco Scholarship Endowment

Raven Spirit Awards Endowment

Eugene E. and Sadie E. Regan Scholarship Fund

Ray Romine Memorial Endowment

Evelyn Schuler Scholarship in Nursing

Netteke Scott Scholarship

Cyndie Shepard Compass 2 Campus Lead Mentor Scholarship

Shergill Education Scholarship

Skagit-Island-San Juan School Retirees Association Scholarship

Mary Ann Smith Memorial Endowment Fund

Karen Symms Gallagher & R.J. Pat Gallagher Scholarship

John and Elizabeth Terrey Scholarship

Edward Tilden Mathes Endowment Fund

Leroy Verhoeve Special Education Scholarship

John and Marilyn Warner Graduate Fellowship in Education

Washington Education Association

Corinne Werder Special Education Scholarship

Florine A. Wheeler Scholarship

Irene H. and Dr. Lloyd Williams Scholarship Endowment For Education

Woodman Family Endowment

Paul and Jennette Woodring Scholarship