Scholarships and Funding


The Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Program offers approximately 6 graduate assistantships each year on a competitive basis. This total is split between 1st year and 2nd year students. Graduate assistants work 20 hours/week on program-assigned teaching and/or research. In return, they receive a tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance. See the Graduate Studies and Research webpage for more details on graduate assistantships.

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Program Program is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program, through which residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming pay in-state tuition for approved WICHE programs. If you are a resident of one of these states, please indicate that on your application to the program.

Braden-Dodd Memorial Fellowship in Resource Management

Established in 1997 by Marcella Braden-Dodd, the Braden-Dodd Memorial Fellowship in Resource Management upholds the names of her husband, Lt. Col. Glen A. Dodd; and her brothers, Staff Sgt. Tillman J. Braden, and 1st Lt. Lewis H. Braden, all of whom served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Lt. Lewis H. Braden, who attended CWU for two years, was killed in action during World War II.

Marcella Braden-Dodd grew up on a ranch near Harrah, Washington. She earned her teaching certificate in 1939 and bachelor of arts in education in 1942 from then Central Washington College of Education. Marcella taught school in White Swan, Edmonds, and in Hawaii, then married Glen Dodd, with whom she lived in many areas of the country. After a 30-year military career, they returned to the Yakima Valley, bought a home in Harrah and traveled extensively between 1971 and 1986. Col. Dodd passed away in 1987, the same year as Marcella's twin brother.

The Braden-Dodd Fellowship supports graduate students in resource management from eastern Washington, which seems appropriate coming from someone who is well-traveled and maintains a pioneer spirit. The fellowship supports a discipline that teaches responsibility toward earth's resources.

The Central Washington University Foundation and College of the Sciences gratefully recognize the legacy created by Marcella Braden-Dodd and her family, and proudly honor the fellows listed below.

Victoria Linder, Grace McKenney, Tiernan VanSuetendael

Daphne Condon, Mara Gans, Ian Reischl

Jessica Coffey, Mars Galloway, Caleb Valko

Brynn Harrison, Amanda Moody

Josh Allen, Beth Macinko, Paige McNorvell, Jessica Morris

Aren Orsen, Sam Pfeiffer, Adam Riffle, Jhanek Szypulski, Christina White

Christopher Lowry, Patricia Snyder, Brian Straniti

Bethany Oliver, Roszika Steele

Travis Grant, Nate Morse

Haleh Ghazanfarpour, Sarah Vickers

Jeffrey Gray, Jessica Daniel

Melissa Blackburn

Kristina Proszek

Jared Treser

Justin Bader and Sarah Ehmer

Jan Naragon

Amy Hamlin

Danielle Munzing

William Moore

Andrew Perleberg

Clay Arango

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