The Leek Family Job Preparation Award


5:00 p.m. on March 9th

To Apply:

Login to Viking CareerLink, click on “Search Jobs & Internships,” and type "Leek" into the keyword box. Drop off the required application materials (listed below) to the Ethnic Student Center in the Viking Union or email to Moya Lojewski at no later than 5:00 pm on March 9, 2018

Award Criteria:

  • Annual awards of $1000 (in gift certificates) to two (2) students with financial need who are historically underrepresented students of color, including: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Native American or Multi-Racial (which must include historically underrepresented students of color)
  • Intent to graduate from WWU in Spring or Summer Quarter 2018
  • Degree application and/or evaluation from college/department
  • Demonstrated financial need as indicated on either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA - State Financial Aid for DREAMers). *If no FAFSA or WASFA is available, please provide a statement of financial need in your essay. NOTE: The scholarship Center in Old Main is available if you need help
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, cumulative or major
  • Community and/or campus leadership

Application Requirements:

  • A 750-1,000 word essay that discusses:
    • Your community and/or campus leadership involvement
    • Your degree and career aspirations
    • The relevance of your degree to yourself and/or society
    • How this award will assist with those aspirations
    • The financial struggles you have experienced as a college student and some ways you have been able to find financial support
  • A current resume
  • A copy of your degree application and/or evaluation (obtained from your Academic Advisor)
  • Set up an appointment with the Career Services Center (Old Main 280) with a Career Counselor to:
    • Create a Career Action Plan with the assistance of the Career Services Center and submit the Career Action Plan with your application materials.
    • Register for Viking CareerLink (job and internship postings) [Provide a screenshot showing your registration]
  • Create an account on LinkedIn [Provide a screenshot showing your registration]