Scholarships and Funding


Assistantships

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.

2022-2023
Victoria Linder, Grace McKenney, Tiernan VanSuetendael

2021-2022
Daphne Condon, Mara Gans, Ian Reischl

2020-2021
Jessica Coffey, Mars Galloway, Caleb Valko

2019-2020
Brynn Harrison, Amanda Moody

2018-2019
Josh Allen, Beth Macinko, Paige McNorvell, Jessica Morris

2017-2018
Aren Orsen, Sam Pfeiffer, Adam Riffle, Jhanek Szypulski, Christina White

2016-2017
Christopher Lowry, Patricia Snyder, Brian Straniti

2011-2012
Bethany Oliver, Roszika Steele

2010-2011
Travis Grant, Nate Morse

2009-2010
Haleh Ghazanfarpour, Sarah Vickers

2008-2009
Jeffrey Gray, Jessica Daniel

2007-2008
Melissa Blackburn

2006-2007
Kristina Proszek

2005-2006
Jared Treser

2004-2005
Justin Bader and Sarah Ehmer

2003-2004
Jan Naragon

2002-2003
Amy Hamlin

2001-2002
Danielle Munzing

2000-2001
William Moore

1999-2000
Andrew Perleberg

1998-1999
Clay Arango

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