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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 March 15th
  • 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 March 1st and complete your FAFSA no later than February 21st.

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

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