**Additional NEW Scholarship for 2014**
Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Scholarship

The Jake Merrill Outdoor Leadership Scholarship was established to honor Jake Merrill’s commitment to education and to quality outdoor leadership. Each year an award will be made to a student(s) who demonstrates financial need, potential in the area of outdoor leadership, and a commitment to the development of community through outdoor engagement.

Click here for scholarship criteria.

Application Process
The following scholarship application materials must be submitted to Katey Roemmele in the Recreation
Program Office (Carver 6) by May 2, 2014.

1. A completed Scholarship Form addressing eligibility and the scholarship award criteria
2. A short essay addressing the first three criteria ( not to exceed 1,000 words)
3. An unofficial transcript

If you have any questions, please contact Katey Roemmele at 360-650-3782.


There are three scholarships available to Recreation students:

The Recreation Program Legacy Scholarship is available to Recreation majors only. (Please see below for the complete description and application process.) Recreation majors are also eligible for two PEHR departmental scholarships: Double-Eagle III (with preference to students whose emphasis is in Recreation) and Willis Ball Memorial. For additional information on how to apply to these two PEHR scholarships, click here.

Recreation Program Legacy Scholarship 2014

The Legacy Scholarship honors students in previous Recreation Program Phases who have made continuing contributions to the fund to help offset the costs associated with Recreation Majors’ internships. Over the past two years, Phase IV students have raised over $6,000 dollars for the current Legacy Scholarship fund though their fundraising efforts. The scholarship award for each year depends on available funds, but typically ranges from $250 to $500.

To qualify, students must:

  • Be a Recreation Major
  • Successfully complete Phase II

Further, applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • Demonstration of financial need
  • The coherence between the internship and the applicant’s career goals

In some cases consideration may also be given to academic history and/or phase involvement.  Award decisions are made by a selection committee comprised of Recreation Program faculty.

The following scholarship application materials must be submitted to Katey Roemmele in the Recreation Program Office by Thursday, March 6.

  1. A completed Recreation Program Scholarship Form
  2. An unofficial transcript/academic history
  3. Three letters of recommendation (may not be from a Recreation faculty member)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Katey Roemmele at 360-650-3782 / katey.roemmele@wwu.edu or Randy Burtz at 360-650-7572 / randall.burtz@wwu.edu.

Page Updated 04.15.2014