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Clareta Olmstead Smith


History Scholarship

  • Junior or senior for the entire academic year
  • History major
  • Show outstanding academic ability
  • Demonstrate financial need-Must have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the Financial Aid Office's priority deadline of February 1st
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Complete a research project on a topic related to rural history 
Application Process: 

Complete the General Scholarship Application through your MyCWU Account by February 1st and complete your FAFSA no later than February 1st.

Supplemental Materials Required: 
  • List of history courses taken and grades for each course
  • List of your honors and awards
  • A letter to the History Department Chair that includes a statement of why you are studying history and how you meet the selection criteria, including an indication of your financial need
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended besides CWU
  •  List of three (3) references in the History Department at CWU who are familiar with your work

All Supplemental materials need to be attached electronically to your GSA by February 1st.



CWU Financial Aid Office
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7504
Phone: (509) 963-1611
Fax: (509) 963-1788

Award Amount: 
Award amount to be determined
Scholarship Tags: 
Financial Need

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