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Virginia Funkley-Ward Education Scholarship


  • Current CWU students and incoming transfer students admitted to CWU by February 21st for the upcoming Fall Term
  • Fully admitted to the CWU Teacher Preparation Program at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial need -- Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before the Financial Aid Office's priority deadline of February 21st
Application Process: 

Complete the General Scholarship Application through your MyCWU Account. by March 1st and complete your FAFSA by February 21st.

Supplemental Materials Required: 
  •  A one-page essay expressing why  you want to become a teacher
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation: two (2) from CWU faculty in two different academic disciplines and one (1) from a previous college advisor qualified to evaluate your character and potential for becoming an excellent teacher
  • Unofficial transcripts from any college or university you attended before CWU
  • Applicants selected as finalists will be required to conduct a 15-minute teaching session with the scholarship selection committee.

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
October 1 - March 1
Scholarship Tags: 
Financial Need