All Woodring Scholarships

  • Must be enrolled in preparatory studies for elementary-level education
  • Must demonstrate high academic achievement; and financial need.
  • May be renewable for up to two additional years for full-time students, or until a degree is granted, whichever comes first. 
  • Please submit a statement of financial need.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program
  • Selection is based on scholarship ability and financial need.
  • Please submit a statement of financial need.
  • Post-bacs are eligible.

  • This scholarship supports students of color
  • Must be enrolled in Woodring College's Early Childhood Education program located in Bremerton.

This scholarship was created to increase the number of teachers with disabilities in the classroom. It is hoped that this will further the awareness and sensitivity of students at all levels to better understand and to appreciate issues of disability and help create a more inclusive classroom environment that values all differences.

  • Applicants must be WWU students with a significant physical disability (including mobility, sight or hearing limitations) 
  • Must be enrolled or will enroll in a teacher preparation program.
  • Users of wheelchairs or other personal assistive motorized vehicles are among the first to be considered for this scholarship, but all applicants meeting the criteria will be considered.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible. 

  • Open to any student pursuing a career as a teacher.
  • No GPA or financial need requirements.
  • For full-time student teaching quarter only 
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

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  • Open to any student enrolled in an educator preparation program at WWU.
  • Post-bacs and graduate students are eligible.

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students in the RN-to-BSN program
  • Preference is given for those applicants who live in Whatcom County or graduated from a Whatcom County high school and are interested in serving the community health needs of diverse populations.  
  • Recipients apply through the RN-to-BSN program.

The purpose of this award is to provide support to students of Woodring College of Education. 

  • Preference is given to seniors (or fifth year seniors) in elementary education, who are deserving students of average ability. 

  • Open to undergraduate students majoring in special education
  • Also open to graduate students in the Masters in Education Exceptional Children program.
  • Financial need considered.
  • Must be committed to working in special education.
  • Post-Bac students are NOT eligible.

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students who are, or will be, serving their second year as a lead mentor for the Compass 2 Campus program. 
  • Preference is to be made to applicants who demonstrate financial need - statement of financial need required
  • Preference given to those who show exceptional leadership in, and contribution to the Compass 2 Campus program.

  • Amount: Four awards of $1800 each.
  • One in each of the following departments: elementarysecondaryspecial education, and human services.
  • Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a Woodring program in Bellingham.  
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • Financial need is not a consideration.
  • Post-bac, graduate and alt-route students are NOT eligible.

  • Award: $500
  • Open to anyone pursuing a career in teacher education. 
  • Must have financial need (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • No other criteria.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

The Dina Benedetti Scholarship will be awarded to deserving students with outstanding academic merit in the Woodring College of Education who are participating in a teacher preparation outreach program (K-8 certification), including alternate route programs. 

Whenever possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate, in descending order of priority:

  • High potential for becoming an effective teacher
  • Financial need
  • English Language Learners/Bilingual Education
  • Working para-professionals

  • Open to students enrolled in Woodring
  • Preference given to those who are completing a major in Humanities or are seeking an endorsement in Social Studies
  • Preference also given to post-baccalaureate students.

  • Open to any student admitted to any Woodring teacher education program with a minimum cumulative 3.75 grade point average
  • Students must be intending to teach (major or endorsement) in the following fields of humanities: literature, history, philosophy, religion, arts, or foreign language. This must be indicated on the application.
  • Financial need is considered (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible. 
  • Elementary and Special Education and ELL/TESOL students are not eligible unless they are majoring or getting a specific endorsement in one of these subject areas. 

  • Open to any student enrolled in the Elementary Education program (not endorsement). 
  • Post-bac and graduate students are eligible.

  • Open to students in the Woodring College of Education who are perceived to become effective classroom teachers.
  • Recipients shall have a sense of service through active involvement as volunteers to the health of the communities in which they live. 
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

  • For students in Woodring College of Education who are pursuing a degree or certificate in teacher education.  
  • Post-bac and graduate students are eligible.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Woodring College teacher preparation program
  • Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for outstanding students in the RN-to-BSN program. 
  • The award may be used to pay any costs related to educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, materials/supplies, etc. 
  • Apply through the RN-to-BSN program.

  • Amount: one award of $1000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the Woodring Teacher Education program in Everett.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Please submit a statement of financial need.

  • Applicants must be students admitted to the elementary education program (special education dual endorsements DO NOT qualify). 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and high academic achievement.
  • Preference is given to (but not limited to) applicants who are high school graduates of Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific or Mason counties. Please fill in county on application.
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.

  • Applicants must be admitted to the elementary or special education program who are preparing to earn an endorsement in early childhood or early childhood special education.
  • No minimum GPA is required. *
  • Please include a paragraph in your essay on how you would address the specific interests and needs of preschool and primary students.
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.

  • Awarded to students admitted to the Woodring College of Education, who have demonstrated academic performance and perceived effectiveness as a classroom teacher.
  • Graduate students are eligible

Amount: $1500 a year, renewable for a second year

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The Challenge: Prepare minority teachers to meet a critical shortage in the state's public schools, where the number of minority students is steadily increasing.

Our Goal: Provide scholarships, as well as personal and group mentoring to students of color who will be joining with Woodring in a "promise" agreement to maintain eligibility and enroll in one of Woodring's teacher education programs as soon as they have fulfilled the requirements for admission.

Criteria

To receive this scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time Western Washington University student who will be a sophomore or junior the fall quarter following the scholarship deadline
  • Be a student of color
  • Have potential for future academic success (based on academic history and/or recommendations from teachers/advisors)
  • Be able to communicate your desire to become a P-12 teacher through the required scholarship application essay
  • Have a complete application submitted by the deadline
  • If selected as a finalist, agree to an interview with the scholarship selection committee, if requested.

Scholarship awards are distributed to recipients on a quarterly basis (fall, winter, spring) and may be renewable for one academic year. To remain eligible, students must:

  • Be in good standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress (minimum 2.75 GPA) at Western Washington University with the promise of meeting Woodring College of Education admissions criteria.
  • Maintain the intent of entering teacher education and applying to Woodring College of Education in a timely manner.
  • Attend seminar(s) and/or events hosted by Woodring designed to ensure student success.
  • Communicate, as requested, with a Woodring assigned mentor.

The Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarship Program is administered through the Woodring College of Education Dean's office. The scholarship committee consists of Woodring faculty.

  • Amount: Two awards of $1000
  • Applicant must be a graduate student in Woodring College of Education or admitted to a graduate student program.
  • The student must demonstrate financial need and be accomplished in academic studies.
  • Preference will be given to students who are intending to reside and work in the state of Washington for a period of two years following graduation.
  • Please include a statement of financial need and intent to meet the criteria.

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students with academic standing as a junior or senior or enrolled full-time in a post-baccalaureate program at the time of the award.
  • Applicants must be in the top third of their class, majoring in elementary education. 
  • Financial need is required (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.
  • Special education dual endorsement students are NOT eligible.

  • The primary purpose of this scholarship is to attract and retain students with superior promise in the Woodring College of Education.  
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible

  • Award: $1500
  • Applicants must be admitted to a teacher education program planning to teach special education, math or science. 
  • Must demonstrate financial need (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Preference is for applicants who are just starting the certification program.
  • May be renewable for a second year.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

  • Recipients of the Inspired for Teaching Excellence Scholarship possess a passion for making a difference through teaching in P-12 schools and are incoming freshmen from Washington. 
  • It is renewed annually until graduation.  
  • Applicants are recruited through the Western Washington University Admissions office. 

  • Applicants must intend to teach in a general classroom at the elementary or secondary level. 
  • Applicants must be residents of Washington State.
  • Preference is given to public high school graduates from Arlington, Marysville and Snohomish school districts. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need (please submit a statement of financial need)
  • Must demonstrate a history of community service and high academic performance.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Amy F. Oldani - JoAnne O. Roberts Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in preparatory studies for elementary-level education
  • Must demonstrate high academic achievement; and financial need.
  • May be renewable for up to two additional years for full-time students, or until a degree is granted, whichever comes first. 
  • Please submit a statement of financial need.

Betty Ann Mann Reay Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program
  • Selection is based on scholarship ability and financial need.
  • Please submit a statement of financial need.
  • Post-bacs are eligible.

Bremerton ECE Scholarship for Future Teachers of Color

  • This scholarship supports students of color
  • Must be enrolled in Woodring College's Early Childhood Education program located in Bremerton.

C.M. and M.M. Jordan Scholarship for Teacher Education Students with a Disability*

This scholarship was created to increase the number of teachers with disabilities in the classroom. It is hoped that this will further the awareness and sensitivity of students at all levels to better understand and to appreciate issues of disability and help create a more inclusive classroom environment that values all differences.

  • Applicants must be WWU students with a significant physical disability (including mobility, sight or hearing limitations) 
  • Must be enrolled or will enroll in a teacher preparation program.
  • Users of wheelchairs or other personal assistive motorized vehicles are among the first to be considered for this scholarship, but all applicants meeting the criteria will be considered.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible. 
  • Amount awarded: TBD

Please apply using this link [TBD]

Campus School Legacy Scholarship

  • Open to any student pursuing a career as a teacher.
  • No GPA or financial need requirements.
  • For full-time student teaching quarter only 
  • Post-Bac and graduate students students are eligible.

Information on donors

Catherine Ruth Jarvis Scholarship

Charlene Lafleur Bronson Scholarship

  • Open to any student enrolled in an educator preparation program at WWU.
  • Post-bacs and graduate students are eligible.

Chuckanut Health Nursing Scholarship *

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students in the RN-to-BSN program
  • Preference is given for those applicants who live in Whatcom County or graduated from a Whatcom County high school and are interested in serving the community health needs of diverse populations.  
  • Recipients apply through the RN-to-BSN program.

Clark C. Brown and Marjorie LaVeille Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to provide support to students of Woodring College of Education. 

  • Preference is given to seniors (or fifth year seniors) in elementary education, who are deserving students of average ability. 

Corinne Werder Special Education Scholarship

  • Open to undergraduate students majoring in special education
  • Also open to graduate students in the Masters in Education Exceptional Children program.
  • Financial need considered.
  • Must be committed to working in special education.
  • Post-Bac students are NOT eligible.

Cyndie Shepard Compass 2 Campus Lead Mentor Scholarship *

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students who are, or will be, serving their second year as a lead mentor for the Compass 2 Campus program. 
  • Preference is to be made to applicants who demonstrate financial need - statement of financial need required
  • Preference given to those who show exceptional leadership in, and contribution to the Compass 2 Campus program.

C2C Lead Mentor Scholarship Application Form

Departmental Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Waiver

  • Amount: Four awards of $1800 each.
  • One in each of the following departments: elementarysecondaryspecial education and human services.
  • Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a Woodring program in Bellingham.  
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • Financial need is not a consideration.
  • Post-bac, graduate, and alt-route students are NOT eligible.

DeYoung Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Open to anyone pursuing a career in teacher education. 
  • Must have financial need (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • No other criteria.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Dina Benedetti Scholarship

The Dina Benedetti Scholarship will be awarded to deserving students with outstanding academic merit in the Woodring College of Education who are participating in a teacher preparation outreach program (K-8 certification), including alternate route programs. 

Whenever possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate, in descending order of priority:

  • High potential for becoming an effective teacher
  • Financial need
  • English Language Learners/Bilingual Education
  • Working para-professionals

Dr. Peter J. Hovenier Scholarship

  • Open to students enrolled in Woodring
  • Preference given to those who are completing a major in Humanities or are seeking an endorsement in Social Studies
  • Preference also given to post-baccalaureate students.

Edward Tilden Mathes Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to any student admitted to any Woodring teacher education program with a minimum cumulative 3.75 grade point average
  • Students must be intending to teach (major or endorsement) in the following fields of humanities: literature, history, philosophy, religion, arts, or foreign language. This must be indicated on the application.
  • Financial need is considered (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible. 
  • Elementary and Special Education and ELL/TESOL students are not eligible unless they are majoring or getting a specific endorsement in one of these subject areas. 

Elizabeth Rider Montgomery Scholarship

  • Open to any student enrolled in the Elementary Education program (not endorsement). 
  • Post-bac and graduate students are eligible.

Emil B. and Wilda H. Fries Scholarship

  • Open to students in the Woodring College of Education who are perceived to become effective classroom teachers.
  • Recipients shall have a sense of service through active involvement as volunteers to the health of the communities in which they live. 
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Emma Conlee Teacher Education Scholarship

  • For students in Woodring College of Education who are pursuing a degree or certificate in teacher education.  
  • Post-bac and graduate students are eligible.

Eugene E. & Sadie E. Regan Scholarship

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Woodring College teacher preparation program
  • Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Evelyn Schuler Scholarship for Nursing *

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for outstanding students in the RN-to-BSN program. 
  • The award may be used to pay any costs related to educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, materials/supplies, etc. 
  • Apply through the RN-to-BSN program.

Everett Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Amount: one award of $1000
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the Woodring Teacher Education program in Everett.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Please submit a statement of financial need.

Florine Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be students admitted to the elementary education program (special education dual endorsements DO NOT qualify). 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and high academic achievement.
  • Preference is given to (but not limited to) applicants who are high school graduates of Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific or Mason counties. Please fill in county on application.
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.

Fred and Ellen Agee Memorial Scholarship*

  • Applicants must be admitted to the elementary or special education program who are preparing to earn an endorsement in early childhood or early childhood special education.
  • No minimum GPA is required. *
  • Please include a paragraph in your essay on how you would address the specific interests and needs of preschool and primary students.
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.

Fredericka H. Bond Scholarship

  • Awarded to students admitted to the Woodring College of Education, who have demonstrated academic performance and perceived effectiveness as a classroom teacher.
  • Graduate students are eligible

Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarship *

Amount: $1500 a year, renewable for a second year

Promise Scholar Application Form

The Challenge: Prepare minority teachers to meet a critical shortage in the state's public schools, where the number of minority students is steadily increasing.

Our Goal: Provide scholarships, as well as personal and group mentoring to students of color who will be joining with Woodring in a "promise" agreement to maintain eligibility and enroll in one of Woodring's teacher education programs as soon as they have fulfilled the requirements for admission.

Criteria

To receive this scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time Western Washington University student who will be a sophomore or junior the fall quarter following the scholarship deadline
  • Be a student of color
  • Have potential for future academic success (based on academic history and/or recommendations from teachers/advisors)
  • Be able to communicate your desire to become a P-12 teacher through the required scholarship application essay
  • Have a complete application submitted by the deadline
  • If selected as a finalist, agree to an interview with the scholarship selection committee, if requested.

Scholarship awards are distributed to recipients on a quarterly basis (fall, winter, spring) and may be renewable for one academic year. To remain eligible, students must:

  • Be in good standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress (minimum 2.75 GPA) at Western Washington University with the promise of meeting Woodring College of Education admissions criteria.
  • Maintain the intent of entering teacher education and applying to Woodring College of Education in a timely manner.
  • Attend seminar(s) and/or events hosted by Woodring designed to ensure student success.
  • Communicate, as requested, with a Woodring assigned mentor.

The Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarship Program is administered through the Woodring College of Education Dean's office. The scholarship committee consists of Woodring faculty.

Gramm Family Graduate Fellowship

  • Amount: Two awards of $1000
  • Applicant must be a graduate student in Woodring College of Education or admitted to a graduate student program.
  • The student must demonstrate financial need and be accomplished in academic studies.
  • Preference will be given to students who are intending to reside and work in the state of Washington for a period of two years following graduation.
  • Please include a statement of financial need and intent to meet the criteria.

Hazel Lowrey Anderson Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students with academic standing as a junior or senior or enrolled full-time in a post-baccalaureate program at the time of the award.
  • Applicants must be in the top third of their class, majoring in elementary education. 
  • Financial need is required (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.
  • Special education dual endorsement students are NOT eligible.

Henry and Frances Adams Scholarship

  • The primary purpose of this scholarship is to attract and retain students with superior promise in the Woodring College of Education.  
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible

Horn Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Award: $1500
  • Applicants must be admitted to a teacher education program planning to teach special education, math or science. 
  • Must demonstrate financial need (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Preference is for applicants who are just starting the certification program.
  • May be renewable for a second year.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Inspired for Teaching Excellence Scholarship*

  • Recipients of the Inspired for Teaching Excellence Scholarship possess a passion for making a difference through teaching in P-12 schools and are incoming freshmen from Washington. 
  • It is renewed annually until graduation.  
  • Applicants are recruited through the Western Washington University Admissions office. 

Irene and Lloyd Williams Education Scholarship

  • Applicants must intend to teach in a general classroom at the elementary or secondary level. 
  • Applicants must be residents of Washington State.
  • Preference is given to public high school graduates from Arlington, Marysville and Snohomish school districts. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need (please submit a statement of financial need)
  • Must demonstrate a history of community service and high academic performance.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Jerry House Human Services Scholarship*

  • Amount: $1000
  • Applicants must be students admitted to the Woodring College of Education Human Services Program at time of application.
  • A statement of financial need is required.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated academic performance in the Human Services major.
  • Consideration also may be given to previous academic performance in courses taken outside of the Human Services major.
  • Required list of human services related internships (including agency/organization, position, type of work, and timeframe)
  • Required essay of approximately 500 words describing your educational and human services career goals and how they honor the community spirit of Jerry House, for whom this award is named.

John and Elizabeth Terrey Scholarship

  • Applicants must be admitted to the Adult & Higher Education (AHE) master's program with an emphasis in teaching at the Community College level prior to receiving the award.
  • Recipients will be selected based on need and outstanding academic promise as a community college faculty member.
  • Please provide a statement of financial need. 

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John and Marilyn Warner Graduate Fellowship in Education Scholarship

  • Applicants must be admitted to a Woodring College of Education graduate program.
  • Preference is given to applicants pursuing a degree in Educational Administration.

John and Marilyn Warner Promise Scholarship*

  • The John and Marilyn Warner Promise Scholarship supports underrepresented students who apply to and are accepted into the Martinez Fellowship program - Technology Access Foundation
  • The program's mission is to improve teacher diversity through mentoring, seminars and other means of support. 

More information on how Woodring College students can apply is on the Martinez Fellowship webpage.

John Dewey Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Applicants must be admitted to the Graduate School, have a minimum of 1 quarter completed and be enrolled as either part or full-time.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by undergraduate GPA from junior and senior years, as determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee on a year to year basis.
  • Through the additional essay, applicants must also demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of the broader set of social, cultural, and ethical concerns that frame our understanding of educational issues.

Karen Symms Gallagher & R.J. Pat Gallagher Scholarship for Future Teachers

  • Preference for this award shall be candidates returning to school in pursuit of changing careers, and who are graduate students, with first choice being given to candidates in teacher education programs.
  • The Fund may be used to pay any costs related to educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, materials/supplies, etc.

Katherine A. Brunken Scholarship *

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students in the RN-to-BSN program who would not be able to attend school without financial assistance. 
  • Please apply through the RN-to-BSN program.

Katherine Casanova Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in the Elementary Education program at Woodring College of Education. 
  • Post-bac and graduate students are eligible.

Knapp-Lancaster Book Award Scholarship

  • Amount: One award of $300
  • Applicants must be undergraduates enrolled in a teacher education program with academic standing as a junior or senior for the academic year of the award.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.3 grade point average.
  • Post-Bac students are NOT eligible.

Leroy Verhoeve Special Education Scholarship

  • Amount: One award of $1500
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the Woodring Special Education program.
  • Award will be based on financial need, not on academic performance.
  • Please submit a statement of financial need

Livingston - Deiro Human Services Scholarship

  • Applicants must be completing a Human Services program at the Everett site
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people (classmates, colleagues, and/or co-workers) and a commitment to the human services program and its mission 
  • Must show outstanding academic merit. 

Lucille McGhee Linn Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students with academic standing as a junior or senior for the academic year of the award.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the elementary education program.  
  • They must be a transfer student with an Associate of Arts degree and a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Post-Bac and students enrolled in the Special Education dual endorsement program are not eligible.

Lucille Reiman Barron Scholarship

  • Awards shall be made to students in Woodring College of Education who will be applying to, or are enrolled in, a degree or certificate in secondary education.
  • Potential and/or performance in secondary education and associated academic pursuits shall be the major criteria for awarding scholarship funds.
  • Financial need may be considered but is secondary to recipients' potential and/or performance in secondary education and associated academic pursuits.
  • The amounts of each of the scholarships shall be determined by the scholarship committee and, if awarding more than one, there is no requirement for equality in amounts.
  • Preference shall be given to female students.
  • As long as funding is available and the recipient maintains eligibility, this scholarship may be renewed.

Lynne Michel Jangard Memorial Scholarship Endowment

  • Applicants must major in Early Childhood Education, plan to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education in a primary school setting
  • Must have outstanding academic merit in the ECE program at Woodring
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Please submit a statement of financial need.
  • Award may be used to any costs related to education expense, including, but not limited to: tuition, books, materials/supplies, etc.

Mac Ohana Memorial Scholarship *

  • For students in Woodring College of Education who aspire to or have demonstrated service and leadership that supports high risk children or youth. 
  • The scholarship may be renewed through completion of program. 

Mac Ohana Memorial Scholarship Application Form

Mann Challenge Scholarship*

Amount: $5000 per year, may be renewed each year as long as the student is meeting program requirements for up to four years.

Applicants:

  • must identify as male
  • must have participated in the Maestros Para el Pueblo program at Skagit Valley College
  • must intend to enroll in or be admitted to a teacher education program. 
  • must have financial need.

Application for Mann Challenge Scholarship.

Marie A. Barker Teaching Scholarship

  • Amount: one award of $1000
  • Applicants must be pursuing a career in teaching.
  • Preference will be given to graduates of a North Kitsap High School who are enrolled in WWU's program located in Bremerton.
  • If there are no students meeting this criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Woodring College of Education program located in Bremerton, who has demonstrated financial need and academic success. (Please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.

Marilyn F. Nold Memorial Housing Scholarship *

This off-campus housing scholarship honors the memory of educator Marilyn F. Nold. The selected recipient will receive three quarters of rent free housing in a one bedroom unit in the New England Apartments (2516-2536 Douglas Ave.) beginning in September of the upcoming academic year. The scholarship is generously offered in cooperation with Madrona Bay Real Estate Investments.  Recipients must sign and comply with a private lease agreement.

  • This scholarship is open to undergraduates in teacher education, who are beginning their internship year of college at Western Washington University.
  • Applicants must be admitted to the Woodring College of Education.
  • Demonstrated financial need is a factor in considering the recipient of this award. (Please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bacs and graduate students are NOT eligible.

Marilyn F. Nold Scholarship Application Form

Mary Ann Smith Memorial Endowment Scholarship

  • Amount: Full tuition and fees for ECE internship quarter (amount varies)
  • Awarded annually to students accepted for internship placement in early childhood education (K-3). Recipients must be seeking an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. Financial need is required (please submit a statement of financial need).

Mary Barnes & Violet Malone Black American Scholarship in Education*

  • The scholarship shall be awarded to Black American students who have been accepted for undergraduate or graduate study in the Woodring College of Education.
  • Preference shall be given to Black American women.
  • Full or part-time students may qualify.  
  • Preference shall be given to students who have been out of school for at least three years at some point in their academic lives and are at least 25 years of age.
  • Post-Bac students are not eligible.

In honor of Mary Barnes

Barnes and Malone Scholarship Application Form

Marylin Fisher and Charlene Geisert Memorial Scholarship

  • Awards are made to Woodring College students with financial need. No other criteria. 
  • Please provide a brief statement of financial need with your application.

Max & Priscilla Higbee Memorial Special Education Scholarship

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the exceptional children undergraduate or graduate program (preference will be given to graduate students).
  • Financial need is considered (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • No minimum GPA requirement.
  • Post-Bac students are ineligible.

Information on donor

McCallum Graduate Fellowship *

  • The McCallum Graduate Fellowship is designated to support graduate student professional development by providing funds for travel to conferences, workshops, or other training events.
  • Funds are available to support registration fees, travel costs, lodging and meals (within state and/or federal per diem allocations) for a total request not to exceed $1000.
  • This requires a separate application form. Applications are taken at the beginning of fall quarter each year. 

Please contact the Woodring Scholarship Office for more information.

Michael A. Colacarro Jr. Promise Scholarship

  • To provide support for sophomore or junior students of color who will be joining Woodring College of Education in a "promise" agreement to maintain eligibility and enroll in one of Woodring's teacher education programs as soon as they have fulfilled the requirements for admission. 
  • This scholarship is eligible for renewal.

Michael A. Colacarro Jr. Scholarship

  • To provide support for students in Woodring College of Education who will be applying to or are enrolled in a teacher preparation program. 
  • Preference made to applicants who demonstrate, in descending order of priority: a graduate of either the Marysville School District or Rainier Beach High School, Financial need. 
  • If no students apply who meet the criteria above, it may be awarded to a student who is a graduate of the Seattle School District and if none apply, it may be awarded to a deserving student studying to become a high school English or Social Studies teacher.

Mildred M. Bain Memorial Scholarship *

Award: Partial or full tuition, depending on funds available

Mildred M. Bain Scholarship Application Form

  • Applicants must be from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a career in P-12 teaching.
  • Eligible underrepresented students will include men intending to enter the Elementary, Early Childhood, and/or Special Education profession(s), first generation college students, and/or students of color.
  • Prospective and current teacher education candidates are eligible.
  • Students who will be transferring to Western in the Fall for a Woodring College of Education teaching program are also eligible.
  • Please provide a one-paragraph statement of financial need.

Select applicants may be invited to an in-person interview with Woodring faculty/staff.

The scholarship recipient(s) will receive support and mentoring from Woodring College of Education. Scholarship recipients will be asked to:

  • Meet with a faculty mentor as requested
  • Meet with an assigned academic advisor and/or check-in with the scholarship coordinator periodically
  • Attend special Woodring events

Netteke Scott Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be junior or senior students enrolled in Woodring's Elementary Education program.
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals with a learning disability and an interest in working with students with a learning disability. Please reference this in your essay.
  • Recipients who do not meet this criteria must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Post-Bac students are NOT eligible. 

One Stone at a Time Human Services Scholarship

  • Award: $1500
  • Applicants must be a Woodring College Human Services major
  • Preference is given to a non-traditional aged student (25 years or older)
  • Preference given to a student with financial need. Please submit a short statement of financial need.

Paul and Jeannette Woodring Scholarship*

The Paul and Jeannette Woodring Scholarship supports underrepresented students who are pursuing a career in education or Human Services. 

The scholarship is automatically awarded to students who were selected as Future Woodring Scholars or recruited through the Maestros Para El Pueblo & Recruiting Washington Teachers programs and are participating in certain first year experiences (FIGS).

Paul and Joyce Ackley Gillie Scholarship

  • One or more multiple-year scholarships, offered annually, not to exceed three consecutive years for any one recipient, to students who will be applying to, or are enrolled in, a degree or certificate in teacher education. 
  • Student(s) must maintain high academic standing; and must have proven financial need. 
  • As long as funding is available and the student maintains eligibility, this scholarship is automatically renewable for up to two additional years for full-time students, or until a degree is granted, whichever comes first.

Preuss-Wasisco Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be admitted to a teacher certification program with at least 70 credits of college course work completed.
  • Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Raven Spirit Award *

Please email Woodring.Scholarships@wwu.edu to check annual availability.

It is the donor’s intent to provide scholarships for deserving indigenous*/native students, who will be applying to, or are enrolled in, the Woodring College of Education (including students earning a minor in Education and Social Justice).  It is the donor’s desire that these students have a personal goal for positively contributing to the traditions, health, welfare, education and well-being of their community and language.  Through an earned degree, license, or certificate, they should intend to use their education and subsequent career to better their indigenous/native community, while preserving its language and culture.  Whenever possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate the following, in descending order of priority:

  • Speak, or are in the process of reclaiming, their indigenous/native language;

  • Belong to an indigenous/native community

  • Have a history of a commitment to actively supporting, preserving, and advancing their community, language, and culture survival, based on the selection committee’s assessment on a year-to-year basis;

  • Are at least in their second year of higher education (either at WWU or as a transfer student) at time of award (including post-baccalaureate and graduate students), with higher preference given to students who are at least in their third year.

The scholarship may be renewed for up to two years as long as the student maintains eligibility.

* Indigenous is synonymous with Tribal Peoples, First Peoples and Native Peoples from around the globe and includes peoples from tribes not federally recognized by the United States government.

Ray Romine Memorial Scholarship

  • Recipients shall be enrolled as graduate students, with at least 12 credits in the Adult and Higher Education Program of Woodring College of Education.
  • Recipients must show outstanding achievement as evidenced by excellence in academic activities, contributions to the seminar process, and dedication to student growth and development. 
  • Recipients must exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of creative humanistic endeavors while concurrently striving to discover and expand new knowledge and methods for effective interpersonal and group interaction.

Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholarship*

  • Award: Full cost of tuition
  • Recipients must be admitted to the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program prior to receiving the award.
  • Upon graduation, the RSA Scholar is required to work for a state vocational rehabilitation agency, agency for the blind, tribal vocational rehabilitation program, or other related program.
  • The payback requirement is two years of work for each year of financial assistance received.

PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT submit a standard application for the RSA Scholarship. For more information and application materials contact the program coordinator at (425) 405-1644.

RN-to-BSN Program Scholarships

  • Multiple scholarships are available for RN-to-BSN students applying to Western’s program.
  • Contact the RN-to-BSN Program for additional information.

Rob Brand Elementary Education Scholarship

  • Amount: One award of $1500
  • Applicants must be enrolled in their full-time internship quarter in the Bellingham Elementary Education program at the time of the award
  • Must have financial need (please submit a statement of financial need)
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.  Special Education dual endorsement students are NOT eligible.

Information on Rob Brand

Robert J. Copland Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must be at least a junior in a teacher preparation program the academic year of the award.
  • Applicants must also be a graduate of any Bellingham high school and have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Post-Bac students are NOT eligible. 

Roberta Bouverat Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to provide support for incoming students applying to the Early Childhood Education program.

Preference to be made to applicants who:

  • Clearly demonstrate a financial need
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic merit
  • Typify an underrepresented group in the program (i.e., students from a diverse background including, but not limited to, considerations of racial and/or ethnic identities, first generation college students, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic challenges, etc.).
  • This scholarship is automatically renewable for up to three additional years for full-time students, or until a degree is granted, whichever comes first. 
  • Please provide a statement of financial need. 

Ruth S. Cox Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $2000
  • This scholarship supports students in the Woodring College of Education. 
  • When possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate financial need. 
  • Please include a short statement of financial need.

Sandy Daffron Scholarship

Settlemyer Family Scholarship

  • Available to any student enrolled in a Woodring College of Education program at the time of the award. 
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible. 
  • No other criteria.

Skagit-Island-San Juan School Retirees Association Scholarship

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for future teachers in the Woodring College of Education who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program in Education. 
  • Graduate students are eligible to apply.

Special Education Intern Scholarship

  • Amount: TBD
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Woodring teacher education program and planning to complete their special education internship (seeking an endorsement in special education) during the upcoming academic year.
  • Financial need is required (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.

Ted and Jean Mork Scholarship

  • Amount: $1500
  • Awarded for term of full-time student teaching only.
  • Applicants must be in good standing in an elementary program on campus (not open to students in other sites) and preparing to teach in a regular elementary classroom setting.
  • Applicants must be working their way through college and demonstrate financial need (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.
  • Special Education dual endorsement students are NOT eligible.

Tilford and Jane Gribble Memorial Scholarship

  • For students seeking a teacher education degree or certificate from Woodring College of Education.  
  • Post-bac and graduate students are eligible.

Virginia Hollender Scholarship

  • Amount: Two $1500 awards. 

The purpose is to support undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students in Woodring College of Education with a preference to non-traditional female students who:

  • Plan to be teachers
  • Are Washington State residents
  • Demonstrate financial need defined by FAFSA or WASFA
  • Are in good academic standing as defined by Western Washington University
  • Are attending at least half-time.
  • Please submit a statement of financial need. 
  • Non-traditional students are defined here as students fitting into any one or more of these categories: displaced homemakers, dislocated workers, delayed college enrollees, or students with dependents they support.

West-Gannon Scholarship*

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students in the RN-to-BSN program in Woodring College of Education. 
  • Please apply through the RN-to-BSN program office.

Winifred Nolte Keyes Scholarship*

Application Form

  • The Winifred Nolte Keyes Scholarship provides support for native/indigenous students earning a degree and/or certificate in education at Woodring College of Education.
  • Open to graduate students

Woodman Family Scholarship

  • Open to any student enrolled in a Woodring elementary or secondary teacher education program who can demonstrate their potential for becoming effective classroom teachers. 
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Woodring College Elementary Education Scholarship

  • Open to any student enrolled in a Woodring College Elementary Education program. 
  • Post-Bac students are eligible. 
  • Special Education dual-endorsement students are NOT eligible. 
  • Students in Everett and Bremerton Woodring Teacher Education Outreach programs are eligible.

Woodring College of Education Alumni Association Leader Scholarships*

  • Amount: two awards of $1000
  • Open to anyone enrolled in a Woodring program who demonstrates community-based leadership skills.
  • Recipients are recognized for excellence in academic performance and demonstrated initiative and contributions in the area of community or public service at the local, state, national, or international level. 
  • Required 500-word essay describing contributions and future goals in the area of community or public service and recommendations: submit one from a university representative and one from a community representative.
  • Post-Bac and graduate students are eligible.

Alumni Association Leader Scholarships Application 

Woodring Equity & Diversity Committee Scholarship Application Form

The Goal: To support selected students in fields related to education and/or human services who have a commitment to working against systemic social injustices based on ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic status, or religion. This goal will help the college reach its mission to attract and retain an increasingly diverse faculty, staff and student population while at the same time diversifying the knowledge, skills, and attitude bases of individual members of the college.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must be students admitted to one of the Woodring’s programs (on or off-campus)
  • Applicants must answer the following two questions. Each answer should be about 250 words in writing or its equivalent of a 2-3 minute audio recording.  Applicants may choose to answer in another language besides English.
    1. “What insights have you gained through experience(s) with and/or in work against systemic social injustices?"
    2. “What plans do you have for future work against systemic social injustices?”
  • Applicants must provide letters from two individuals (teachers, college faculty, community leaders, or other mentors) that document the work and/or experience of the applicant and discuss the impact this work has had on others.
  • Financial need is required (please submit a statement of financial need).
  • Consideration also may be given to previous academic performance
  • Post-Bac students are eligible.
  • OPTIONAL Applicants may also document current and past activities that demonstrate commitment to working against systemic social injustice based on ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic or documentation status, national origin, or religion. Examples include, but are not limited to: membership in a group, participating in events or conferences, class presentations, mentoring, volunteer work, personal experiences, or work experience.

*Award amount and number of scholarships per year is contingent on generosity of contributions

Funds for this scholarship are donated**. Many faculty and staff in the College of Education have pledged payroll deductions at a minimum of $5.00 per pay period. To join us in payroll deduction or to make a one time electronic transfer of funds to the scholarship, follow this link.

**We also seek a donor or donors to help establish an endowment that will be used to achieve the above goals and promises. For more information, see Giving to Woodring.