Diversity Scholarships & Funding

Demy-Gibbard Scholarship for Indigenous Huxley Student

The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual scholarship of $10,000 to an Indigenous student of WWU's College of the Environment and is renewable, if student is in good standing, for up to 4 years.

Stephanie Sutherland Keys Scholarship

The Stephanie Sutherland Keyes Scholarship Endowment was established in April 2017. Stephanie Sutherland Keyes was an alumna of Western's Campus School and a double alumna of Western Washington University with both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Mathematics. During her lifetime, Stephanie also developed a keen interest in native cultures and lifestyle as it impacts the soundness of the environment. She established this endowment to honor the traditional cultural practices of the native people of the Pacific Northwest. This endowment is intended to provide scholarships to indigenous*/native students who are applying to or enrolled in College of the Environment.

Bliss Family Scholarship

The purpose of the Bliss Family Academic Scholarship is to provide support for students in good standing who are enrolled at College of the Environment at Western Washington University or incoming freshmen who have been accepted to Western and are seeking admission to College of the Environment. To be eligible to receive this scholarship, students must show academic promise and have a demonstrated need for financial support. Preference is also given to students who are members of an underrepresented population and are first generation college students or college-bound students.

Veteran’s Scholarship

College of the Environment student who is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Preference given to student of non-traditional age who has worked while attending college. Statement should include description of service in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as employment held while attending college.

WWU Diversity Scholarships

ENVS Discretionary Funds for Equity/Diversity

The ENVS Discretionary Funds supports diversity and inclusion within the Environmental Studies Department through its Equity/Diversity Fund.

On the 15th of each month, the ENVS Department Discretionary Funds committee reviews applications for use of the department funds. To submit a request, please use the Environmental Studies Discretionary Fund Application.

Fill out the form, attaching any appropriate documentation (e.g. cost justifications, proof of acceptance to a conference, etc.) and then send the e-sign form to Diane.Knutson@wwu.edu.

Funds are intended to support guest speakers, field trips, student travel, program development, diversity recruitment, equity, and retention, as well as other uses. The committee will review the applications within three working days of the 15th and notify you of their decision shortly thereafter.