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Office of International Studies and Programs
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408
Phone: (509) 963-3612
Fax: (509) 963-1558

Services for International Students: Mahajani International Scholar (ISS)

CWU Scholarships for International Students
Mahajani International Scholar

Applications are invited for the 2002-2003 Mahajani International Scholar award. This is an honor bestowed upon one international student each academic year in memory of Dr. Usha Mahajani, who served as a professor of political science at Central Washington University from 1965 until her tragically premature death in 1979. Her career at Central was marked by her enthusiasm for teaching, the great joy she received from helping students, her spirit of cooperation with faculty colleagues, her active community outreach, her intellectual curiosity and her distinguished research in political science and Southeast Asian studies.

The Mahajani International Scholar is an international student who best reflects Dr. Usha Mahajani's enthusiastic commitment to academic excellence, intellectual development and community service. The Mahajani International Scholar for 2001-2002 will receive $1,000, awarded at the beginning of fall quarter 2001.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. CWU international, undergraduate, degree-seeking student who is in F-1 non-immigrant student status.
  2. Eligible to apply at the completion of sophomore or junior year with scholarship given at the beginning of fall quarter, and recognized during Homecoming Weekend.
  3. Academic excellence demonstrated by a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  4. Campus and/or community service which demonstrates application of your international perspective and academic interests

Application Procedure:

  1. Apply at end of sophomore year or end of junior year; must be a junior or senior when award presented in October.
  2. Submit a Personal Statement in which you describe your intellectual interests, achievements, and future aspirations. Please include a description of how these interests have been demonstrated through participation in departmental activities, international programs and activities, or other campus or community service.
  3. Provide a letter of support from a faculty member in your academic department.
  4. Submit application to the Office of International Studies and Programs on or before the last day of classes of spring quarter.

Recipient will be invited to participate in the spring scholarship reception and will be asked to grant permission to use their photograph and story of their accomplishments to publicize the Mahajani Scholarship.

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