2013-14 deadline: April 5, 2013
Applicants must be a Huxley College undergraduate student unless otherwise stated.
Applications for Huxley College scholarships (pdf) require completion of the Huxley College scholarship application (pdf). Applications submitted are kept on file for the current academic year and reviewed for future opportunities.
Generally scholarships will be awarded spring quarter for distribution in fall and winter quarters the next academic year. Award amounts may vary from year to year and are subject to funds availability.
Huxley College sometimes also offers scholarships with special application procedures and due dates. These opportunities will be announced via the Huxley College Student List Serve. (NOTE: other university oppportunites below.)
Contact information: Huxley College Office (ES 539), (360) 650-2817
Huxley College Scholarships (link to listing (pdf))
Other Huxley College Scholarships (link to listing)
Huxley College scholarship information & current application (pdf) (PRINTABLE)
University opportunities: WWU Scholarship Center; Fellowships (pdf)
Other off campus/outside opportunities:
Huxley College Capstone Courses
20013/14 Capstone List
- ENVS 410 Agroecology (4) Summer, Fall
- ENVS 430 Borderlands (4) Winter
- ENVS 460 Greening Business (4) Fall
- ENVS 474 Planning for Sustainable Communities (4) Summer, Spring
- ENVS 493 Environmental Impact Assessment (5) (WP3) Summer, Spring
- ENVS 496 Environmental Stewardship (5) Fall
- ESCI 470 Ecological Restoration ESCI (4) Fall
- ESCI 490 Environmental Risk Assessment (4) (WP3) Spring
- ESCI 491 Oceanography of Puget Sound (4) Spring
- ESCI 493 Environmental Impact Assessment (5) (WP3) Winter
- ESCI 494 Marine Conservation, (4) (WP2) Winter
For more information and to check course availability, please go to ClassFinder.
- To provide a real world problem identification and solution driven experience.
- To provide an opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups with other students.
- To provide an opportunity to work with students from different disciplines, reflecting the reality of the work world.
- To integrate skills and knowledge gained from previous courses and experiences.
- To practice the full complement of communication skills, including written reports and platform presentations.
Capstone Course Methods
- Capstone courses should use the methods of experiential learning
- Students work in small groups and participate in the organizational and decision-making process required to accomplish tasks requiring a variety of expertise
- The learning processes should include reflection and evaluation
- Written and oral presentation of results to audiences outside the classroom.
Capstone Course Content
- Tied to real-world problems
- Current topics and problems
- Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
Guidelines (for Huxley Internships, Senior Thesis, Senior Project and/or International Study)
Most of the majors offered by Huxley College require students to complete 10-15 credits of Internship, Senior Thesis, Senior Project or International Study. Huxley College now requires that all Internship, Senior Thesis, Senior Project and International Study Reports be submitted in a digital format. Completed reports are available online:
https://sp-hux.wwu.edu/sites/Internships/ (requires a WWU Login)
Environmental Impact Assessment report instructions
Graduate Thesis instructions
Before your begin
- Meet with your advisor to discuss possible ideas.
- Read these notes on internships (pdf).
- For Internships use the internship notices from Career Services Center
- Having decided upon an Internship, Project or Study, complete and sign a contract
Senior Thesis Contract
Senior Project Contract
For International Study work with your faculty advisor
- Arrange for your Advisor to get an override code so you can register
After your Advisor has entered the override, you will still need to register as usual
Check out the registration hints
Format and Style
The content of the report must meet the instructor’s standards as documented in the Contract and are not a matter of College Policy. The College does require the student meet the following format requirements:
- Completed reports will need to be submitted as a .pdf file to the Instructor,complete with digital signature sheet. The signed signature sheet needs to be scanned and inserted into the Word document prior to converting to .pdf file (note: they no longer need to be signed by the Dean). See specific notes for:
For International Study
reports, modify the Internship Report contract as appropriate
Internship Signature cover sheet
- Use a standard Title Page/release/Signature Sheet as the first page of the report
Senior Thesis Signature cover sheet
Senior Project Signature cover sheet
For International Study
reports, modify the Internship Report cover/signature sheet as appropriate
- The report “Dates” refers to the dates when the Internship, Thesis or Report wascompleted (not when the report is submitted or credit is received). For work spanning multiple quarters/years, include the full range of dates).
- Non-text addendums (e.g., examples of work or materials from the Internship) will need to be scanned for inclusion in the .pdf file
- At minimum, submit first draft by third week of last quarter of study. Students must clarify the timeline for draft submission with the instructor and document that on the Senior Thesis/Internship Contract. Instructors need sufficient time to read and evaluate reports before the applicable grading deadline. In most cases, instructors require revisions and resubmission before grading.
- If internship or thesis work occurs in the summer, this often delays graduation until Fall quarter. Faculty instructors are rarely available during summer to grade Internship or Senior Thesis Reports. Late submissions in spring quarter are problematic because many faculty leave campus for extended periods in summer quarter.
- Students with incomplete work listed on their transcripts as K grades are responsible for making sure the Instructor submits the final grade(s). After the report is accepted as final by the instructor, students with K grades should notify the instructor of all quarters in which they have outstanding incomplete grades.