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CWU Alumni Association
Phone: (509) 963-2160
alumni@cwu.edu

Support CWU Students

CWU Alumni Association departmental scholarships are made possible through the generous contributions of alumni and friends of the university, like you. Students today are facing great financial challenges and the support you provide prepares future generations for important leadership opportunities as they complete their education and join a challenging job market.

Help keep the Wildcat dream alive and donate today.

Alumni Scholarships

  • Alumni Departmental Scholarships

    Awarded to CWU upperclassmen who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in their area of specialization. Purchase your CWU license plate today to help support this scholarship.

  • Alumni Past President Scholarship

    Awarded to deserving CWU students who demonstrate participation in school activities and academic excellence who also have recommendations from department staff.

  • Cap and Gown Fund

    The Alumni Cap and Gown Fund raises support for graduates that may not otherwise be able to afford their cap and gown. This fund also provides each recipient with an annual membership to the alumni association. To leave a personal message for a student, email alumni@cwu.edu after you've made your donation.

  • CWU Alumni Legacy Scholarship

    Provides financial support for incoming first year students whose parent, step-parent, or grandparent is a CWU alumnus and who have demonstrated financial need.

  • Men and Women of the 50s Scholarships

    Provides scholarships for upperclassmen that have a recommendation from their department chair and a faculty member. Established by the very-active graduates of the 1950s, these also support students who show strong motivation and leadership.

  • Men and Women of the 60s Scholarship

    Provides scholarships for upperclassmen that have a recommendation from their department chair and a faculty member.

  • Men and Women of the 90s Scholarship

    Provides scholarships for upperclassmen that have a recommendation from their department chair and a faculty member.

  • Second Chance Scholarship–A New Beginning

    Provides financial support for students who have been out of high school for at least three years and whose GPA in high school was no higher than 2.5 or have earned a GED. This scholarship was created by Duncan Bonjorni ('51).


Endowed and Named Scholarships

Special thanks to donors like you who have give to set up endowed or named scholarships to benefit Central students and programs.

  • Dan Jack Dream Catcher Scholarship

    Provides financial support for non-traditional students (three-year absence from high school or from enrollment in another educational institution) with demonstrated financial need.

  • Doug and Sharon Andrews Endowed Scholarships

    Provides financial support for a student who transferred from another Washington State institution, who has demonstrated financial need, has a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 ,and has documented accommodation on file with CWU's Office of Disability Services. Preferred majors are construction management, accounting, or marketing.

  • Ena Harris Berger Scholarship

    Provides financial support for entering freshmen or transfer students from community colleges. Students will have shown leadership and involvement in their community. Preference is given to single women with Native American ethnicity that have demonstrated financial need.

  • ​​​​​​​Olive Irelan Scholarship

    Provides financial support for upper class students who have shown exceptional aptitude in their area of study.

  • Ryan Golze Business Scholarship

    The Ryan S. Golze Scholarship is intended to provide assistance to a student who is majoring in any College of Business degree program within business administration.

Know a Central student? Encourage them to apply today for scholarship support at cwu.awardspring.com.