Woodring Scholarships

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will open in February 2021. 

If you have any questions, please email Woodring.Scholarships@wwu.edu.

The Woodring College of Education Scholarship Office coordinates the scholarship application and awarding process with committees from the various Woodring College departments and programs. 

Woodring College awards scholarships to students to recognize and encourage academic achievement, leadership skills, and the determination to succeed.

Who can apply for Woodring scholarships:

Students enrolled in a Woodring program at any site, including alt route for one or more quarters of the upcoming academic year may apply.  Prospective students (Future Woodring Scholars, Maestros, and other freshmen or transfers who have not yet been accepted into a Woodring program), regardless of grade point average, area of study, citizenship, or residency status may also apply for some scholarships. Please email Woodring.Scholarships@wwu.edu if you are unsure if you qualify.

When to apply for Woodring scholarships:

All applications must be received or mailed (postmarked) by the deadline stated above in order to be considered for an award for the following academic year.  For example, applications received by the spring deadline are for scholarships to be awarded the following fall, winter, and spring quarters, depending on whether or not you are admitted to a program or graduating during the year.  If you plan to apply to a Woodring program during the upcoming year, you are eligible to apply for scholarships in that program.  You will only receive funding if you are accepted into the program.

How recipients are selected:

The Woodring Scholarship Office receives applications and verifies eligibility and completeness before sending to scholarship committees or departments.  Faculty and department committees score applications and make recommendations to the Woodring Scholarship Office and Associate Dean, who approves the final decisions.

How applications are scored: 

A faculty or department member on a scholarship committee scores each component of your application using a standard rubric to achieve a total score. Then all committee members compile results and discuss top applicants to make final recommendations. 

The selection process follows Federal and State laws, as well as University policies, which protect students against discrimination based on the following legally protected characteristics: Race, Color, Creed, Religion, National Origin, Sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), Gender Identity and Expression, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Age, Veteran Status, Marital Status, and Genetic Information.

How recipients are notified:

After the Associate Dean confirms final committee selections, the Woodring Scholarship Office will email all applicants at their official WWU email address as to whether or not they received a scholarship.  Students who receive a scholarship should keep this award email and follow all instructions carefully by the deadline given. All WWU official emails must go to your WWU email address. If you do not check that address often, you should go to your MyWestern portal and forward it to your home email address.

Please check with the WWU Scholarship Center for other scholarship options.