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Scholarships: Changing Lives

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We’re never more than halfway through one academic year before we’re thinking about the next. One reason to do that is the start of the scholarship cycle. As the application deadline of January 31 comes and goes, I am reminded just how essential financial help is for our students. That’s why we work year-around to raise scholarship funds. Just 30 percent of undergraduate applicants for College of Education scholarships receive some funding.

The college scholarship committee, comprised of faculty and staff, makes every effort to support as many students as possible. Sometimes we pool money from several sources to create a scholarship. Undergraduate scholarship recipients receive awards of at least $1,000; graduate student recipients, at least $2,500. Obviously that’s a long way from covering their tuition. But the financial aid can pay for books, groceries, or child care. It can eliminate the need for a second part-time job and allow more time for studies. We would like give larger scholarships and give them to more students. With your help, we will. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.

Please don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the development staff at 509-335-7843.

Student testimonials

Meet Kryssa Isobe

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“By investing in my education, you are also investing in the education of my future students.”
– Kryssa Isobe (’13)

Because of out-of-state expenses, Kryssa Isobe was afraid she would have to transfer out of her beloved WSU. However, the Albert L. and Louise Ayars Memorial Scholarship is enabling her to finish her bachelor of elementary education degree at WSU, and she is dreaming of pursuing a master of education degree in curriculum studies. A Hawaii native, Kryssa hopes to become a public school educator for Hawaii’s keiki (children) and gain National Board Certification in teaching.

Online Donations

Some areas to consider are:

  • George B. Brain Distinguished Professorship in Educational Leadership
  • College of Education Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • College of Education Dean’s Fund for Excellence
  • Education Scholarship Fund
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Development Fund
  • Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Fund
  • Sport Management Development Fund
  • Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology Development Fund


  • Alumni and friends have established endowed scholarship funds that provide approximately $150,000 in annual support to College of Education students. For information about creating endowed scholarships, contact Jennifer Dean.
  • Faculty research funding. Through awards and fellowships for our faculty, donors can help foster new knowledge and make a real difference for the WSU College of Education and the many people it serves.
  • Gift Planning. Maximize your support and receive significant tax and financial benefits through a planned gift.
  • President’s Associates. Become a PA to provide annual support and to actively participate in the university community.
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