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US Bank MAXX Leadership Scholarship


Taking leadership to the MAXX. This scholarship is provided in conjunction with the ASCWU BOD and US Bank to recognize student leadership involvement at CWU.


Applicant must have completed at least 36 CWU credits

Must be in good academic standing

Leadership contributions

Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before the Financial Aid Office's priority deadline of February 1.

Preferred leadership experiences (preference will be provided to students that have served in leadership roles during their time at CWU in one of the following areas; however, all students both undergraduate and graduate with significant leadership experience are eligible to apply):

University Standing Committees, Department Committees, ASCWU-BOD Committees, Club Senate, Student and Activities Committee, Student Academic Senate, Union Advisory Board, Recreation Advisory Board, Sport Club Council, Equity and Services Council, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and Washington Student Association Chapter officers.

Application Process: 

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

Supplemental Materials Required: 

Additional materials must be attached electronically to the GSA by February 1st.

  1. Provide two letters of recommendation: (1) Faculty and (1) non relative that can speak to your leadership experience.
  2. Required Essay: Applicant must address the following (500-1000 words max):

a. Who you are and how this scholarship will make an impact in your life

b. Personal definition of leadership

c. Applicant experience as a leader

d. Explain why you are qualified for the scholarship


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


Award Amount: 
$750 (Academic Year)/ $500 (Summer)
Scholarship Tags: 
Financial Need
Open to Any Major

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