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John Drinkwater Leadership Scholarship

There is a wonderful scholarship available to our CWU students - The John Drinkwater Leadership Scholarship.  

John Drinkwater was a student at CWU in the late 1960s and began his professional career at CWU in 1975 as an advisor to student government.  Anyone involved with student leadership or activities at Central came to know John, whose role expanded to director of Student Activities and later Senior Director of Campus Life and Student Facility Development before his retirement in 2010.   Your support will help ensure the student leaders of today experience similar opportunities and the same genuine respect, commitment and success as those that came before them.  

John played a major role in placing students at the table with campus administrators and decision makers.  An example of this philosophy is the state of the art Student Union and Recreation Center, a collaborative project many years in the making.  The award-winning project was fully realized through John's advocacy for the involvement of students as major stakeholders in developing "their" building with multiple campus partners. 

"Students need to have a voice and input," said John.  "What was most important was that students were respected and part of the process."

John hopes this scholarship will, "Free students up a little bit, and give them an opportunity to get more involved in what they're passionate about."

We ask for your help in supporting this vision by donating to the scholarship fund.  Please go to cwu.edu/give and select "other", type in John Drinkwater Scholarship and fill in the amount you'd like to donate. 

 

 

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