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John & Jan Ludtka Scholarship


The John and Jan Ludtka Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the late John Ludtka, the former publisher and editor of the Ellensburg Daily Record, and his wife, Jan. The Ludtkas have been long time friends to and supporters of Central and a variety of other causes all around the Kittitas Valley- Ellensburg Rodeo, Clymer Museum, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

  • Full time CWU student
  • Must be graduating from a Kittitas Valley (Ellensburg, Thorp, Kittitas) high school at the time of application
  • Must intend to major in journalism, including: print journalism or broadcast.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • If no applicant meets all the above criteria, students who graduated from a Kittitas County (including Upper County) high school and who have been accepted into the journalism major with a specialization in print journalism or broadcast will be considered.
Application Process: 

Complete the General Scholarship Application through your MyCWU Account by February 1st and complete your FAFSA by February 1st.

Supplemental Materials Required: 

*Submit a one page essay on your career plans and why journalism is important

Attach additional materials electronically to the 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: 
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