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College of Fine and Performing Arts Dean's Scholarship Application Information

Dean's scholarships are open to returning undergraduate students in one of the CFPA departments studying for a degree from the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Note: All application materials must be submitted in a single packet. Incomplete, late, and/or emailed applications will not be accepted.
 
DEADLINE: 4:30pm Friday, March 17 in the Dean's Office PA 361
 
Please direct all questions to Alethea Macomber in PA 361, by phone 360.650.6166 or email Alethea.Macomber@wwu.edu
 

Application Packet must include all of these 4 items:

  1. Completed application form

  2. Application letter of no more than one, single-sided page (8 ½ “x 11” sheet). Take the time to proof-read your letter for spelling and grammar errors.  Present yourself well and be sure to include all of these items:

    • Your name and W# at the top

    • Reasons you should be selected for a scholarship

    • If applying for Oscar Edwin Olson or Aftermath Club scholarships, include specific criteria in your application letter and click the appropriate box(es). We will not, nor is it our responsibility to, review your application materials to determine if you are applying for these scholarships.

  3. Faculty letter of recommendation

    • Letters need to be signed by the faculty member, and may be in a sealed envelope at the faculty member’s discretion.

    • Please make your request early as faculty are busy and may not be able to get to it quickly.

    • Emailed letters will not be accepted.

  4. Recent copy of unofficial transcript, available on Web4U.

 

Scholarships with special criteria

Please read the criteria carefully and if you qualify for either/both of these awards, please check the appropriate boxes!  We will not, nor is it our responsibility to, review your application materials to determine if you are applying for these scholarships.

 

Aftermath Club Scholarship

Address in your letter how you meet ALL of these criteria (including your major and professional goals).

  1. Must be a student in the fine and performing arts whose work shows promise of a professional career OR a student majoring in education who plans to teach one of the disciplines in fine or performing arts.

  2. Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

  3. Be a resident of Whatcom County

  4. Be a graduate of a Whatcom County high school (state in your letter which school)

  5. Be a continuing or returning student at WWU

 

Oscar Edwin Olson Arts Scholarship

Address in your letter how you meet ALL of these criteria.  You must have a FAFSA on file to be eligible for consideration for the Oscar Edwin Olson Arts Scholarship.

  1. Recipients must be declared WWU College of Fine and Performing Arts majors (talk about your major in your letter)

  2. Students must be children of single, divorced, or widowed parents. Eligible students include those who at any time in their first eighteen years: (1) lived with one unmarried parent, or (2) had divorced parents, or (3) had one or more deceased parents. (Parent is defined as adoptive parent as well as biological parent.) Briefly describe your situation in your application letter.

  3. Students must be eligible for at least one dollar of financial aid. (FAFSA must be on file at the time of this application!)

 

Essential Information

All application materials must be submitted in a single packet.

Incomplete, late, and/or emailed applications will NOT be accepted.

DEADLINE: 4:30pm Friday, March 17 in the Dean's Office, PA 361

Award notifications anticipated mid-April via official WWU email.

Please direct all questions to Alethea Macomber in PA 361, by phone 360.650.6166 or email Alethea.Macomber@wwu.edu

2017-2018 Scholarship Application

If you are awarded a scholarship, please note:

  • Disbursement of scholarship award is contingent upon receipt of no more than one, single-sided page (8 ½ “x 11” sheet), original, hand-signed thank you letter to the scholarship DONOR. More information on thank you letters will be provided with the award notification. NOTE: Failure to provide an original, hand-signed, single-sided, one-page (8 ½ “x 11” sheet) thank-you letter by the 4:30pm, May 26, 2017 deadline will result in revocation of the award. No exceptions, no excuses.

  • Scholarships are disbursed in equal amounts, quarterly (Fall, Winter, Spring). You must notify the Dean’s office in writing (email is ok) if you will not be attending all 3 terms. The notification must be received prior to 4:30 PM, May 26, 2017 to prevent loss of all or part of your scholarship award.

  • Please direct all questions to Alethea Macomber in PA 361, by phone 360.650.6166, or email Alethea.Macomber@wwu.edu