It pays to get to know the Scholarship Center
Still looking for additional resources to help with educational expenses? Get in touch with Western's Scholarship Center.
A scholarship is free money for college that doesn't need to be repaid. The total amount of scholarships awarded to Western students from all sources exceeds $15 million annually, including $11 million in institutionally funded Western Washington University scholarships.
The Scholarship Center maintains a website at www.finaid.wwu.edu/scholarships listing available WWU scholarships as wells as scholarships from private donors. Also, make sure you register for a free scholarship clearinghouse sponsored by the Washington Scholarship Coalition at www.thewashboard.org.
Most scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available from February 2017 through March or April. Deadlines vary among individual scholarships, so students are encouraged to closely watch application deadlines.
Prepare during fall and early winter quarter by creating a scholarship folder that includes current letters of recommendation, an updated resume, volunteer activities and a list of honors and awards.
By preparing this basic scholarship portfolio early, applying for scholarships will be simpler and less time-consuming.