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Support the CWU College of Arts and Humanities

Generous support from alumni, faculty, and community members like you provides outstanding professional training and education to talented young artists, designers, performers, and scholars.

College of the Arts and Humanities students, faculty and alumni are deeply involved in the Northwest's vibrant creative community, building careers in the Arts and Humanities while enriching the state's reputation as a center for innovation and culture.

Give to the College of Arts and Humanities

Senior Director of Development Katharine Reed is here to answer any questions about how you can support the College of Arts and Humanities at (509)963-2147 or Katharine.Reed@cwu.edu

Current Funding Priorities

The College of Arts and Humanities identifies new priorities each year to further its mission. The College invites you to ensure every CWU student has access to state-of-the-art facilities, innovative programming, and life-changing scholarships by investing in the following initiatives.

Student Success Support

Your gift to College of Arts and Humanities scholarships assists the college to provide the resources every student needs and deserves to be successful in today's demanding job market while ensuring high quality education is affordable for every Central Washington University student.

Program Enhancements

Your gift ensures experiential learning opportunities, state of the art facilities and equipment, personalized mentorship, and innovative collaborative spaces are available to every College of Arts and Humanities student through your investments in the CAH Dean's Fund for Excellence.

Endowments and Scholarship Funds

Fund a current use scholarship and leverage your gift to have the greatest immediate impact for students now. Visit our Funds and Scholarships section below to make a contribution to an existing fund, or contact Senior Director of Development, Katharine Reed, for assistance in creating a new scholarship.

You can create an endowment to provide scholarships for future generations, invest in students who need financial assistance the most, and attract the best and brightest students to the College of Arts and Humanities. Endowment funds provide a permanent stream of income and are a meaningful way to honor or memorialize family members, friends, or mentors. You can establish endowed funds through an outright gift or through a life income gift or bequest that converts to an endowed fund upon maturity.

 

Funds and Scholarships

Do you want to know where you can invest at the College of Arts and Humanities? View all of the college’s funding opportunities below.

  • College of Arts & Humanities Dean's Fund for Excellence—supports the annual needs of the college including innovative learning opportunities and scholarships.
  • College of Arts & Humanities Scholarship Fund—supports a scholarship and awards for outstanding CAH students.
  • Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts—provides support for student activities in the performing arts.
  • Dionysia and James Pappas Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment—supports scholarships for students participating in study abroad programs.
  • Marji Morgan Outstanding Student Award - Awarded to a full-time undergraduate with a major in the College chosen by the Dean from nominees each Spring. Students must have an excellent academic record, demonstrated commitment to improving the CWU campus community or local communities, and be nominated by faculty members.

  • Art + Design Department Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet Art + Design students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • Art + Design Department Scholarship—provides scholarship awards for Art + Design majors.
  • Art + Design Department Speaker Series Fund—supports artists and guest speakers in the Art + Design department.
  • Arne Randall Scholarship—supports awards for art education majors.
  • Catherine Hall Moe Graduate Award in Art—supports an award to a student admitted to CWU's master of arts or master of fine arts.
  • Catherine Nisbet Memorial Art Endowment—supports the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.
  • Charles Berrisford Endowed Art Scholarship—supports a scholarship for a student in the CWU Art + Design Department.
  • Dick Elliott and Jane Orleman Fine Arts Award—presented annually at the Juried Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition for outstanding artwork by a CWU Studio Art Major.
  • Graphic Design Fund for Excellence—supports the graphic design program.
  • John Connolly Memorial Scholarship Endowment—supports a high school senior at a Kittitas Valley high school who intends to study graphic design.
  • Louis Kollmeyer Art Scholarship—supports an Art major pursuing a BA or BFA with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Reino and Naomi Randall Lecture Series Endowment—supports an annual lecture in the fine or applied arts on a topic selected by the Art + Design Department.
  • Sarah Spurgeon Memorial Endowment—supports the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.
  • Ted F. Wiprud Exhibition Endowment—supports an annual exhibition in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.
  • Communication Department Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet Communications students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • Communication Speaker Series Fund—supports guest speakers in communications.
  • James C. Morrill Scholarship—supports an award for a outstanding student broadcaster.
  • John & Jan Ludtka Endowed Scholarship—supports an incoming freshman who graduated from an Eastern or Central Washington High School, or a journalism and/or photo/digital journalism major, or a music major.
  • Journalism Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the journalism program.
  • Kevin “Jiggy Tiggy” Tighe Memorial Endowed Scholarship—supports a student majoring in Film & Video Studies. Preference given to students demonstrating financial need.
  • Margaret Schnebly-Treadwell Memorial Scholarship—supports a scholarship for a CWU student majoring in journalism.
  • Observer Program Support Fund—supports the student newspaper.
  • Public Relations Scholarship—supports an award for public relations majors.
  • English Department Fund for Excellence— provides funds to meet English students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • English Department Scholarship Endowment—supports awards for outstanding students majoring in English.
  • Judith Kleck & Joseph Powell Scholarship Endowment—supports a student majoring or minoring in English with a creative writing specialization. Students must be in junior or senior standing.
  • Lion Rock Support Fund—supports guest speakers in the English department.
  • History Department Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet History students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • History Department Endowment Fund—provides discretionary funds for the history department.
  • History Department Scholarship—supports students majoring in history.
  • History Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Scholarship—supports awards for history students enrolled in a study abroad program at CWU.
  • Clareta Olmstead Smith Trust—provides scholarships for history majors.
  • Harold & Martha Barto Trust—provides scholarships for history majors.
  • Nancy and Ben Remak History Scholarship—provides scholarships for outstanding students majoring in history.
  • Paul E. LeRoy History Scholarship—provides scholarships for outstanding students majoring in history.
  • Remak History Award—provides an award for outstanding k-12 History teachers.
  • Rodine Endowment—provides funds for an annual book award to a worthy history major and provides Phi Alpha Theta with student travel funds to support presentation of papers at annual regional conferences.
  • Topmiller History Award Fund—supports an annual award for the best written Master of Arts paper in history.

Department Funds

  • CWU Music Department Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet Music students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • Music Scholarship—provides a scholarship for students in the music department.
  • Choral Studies Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the CWU Choral program.
  • Concert Band Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the CWU Concert Band program.
  • CWU Flute Choir Fund—supports the students and activities of the CWU Flute Choir.
  • CWU Preparatory Fund—supports the activities of the preparatory program which serves over 100 K-12 students in the area by providing beginning string, orchestra and choir instruction.
  • Jazz Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the jazz program.
  • Jazz Scholarship Fund—supports a scholarship for students studying jazz.
  • Kairos Quartet Fund—provides funding for the faculty in Kairos.
  • Opera Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the opera program.
  • Orchestra Strings Scholarship—supports students who play an orchestra string instrument.
  • Opera Scholarship Fund—supports vocal students interested in opera.
  • String Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the string program.
  • Piano Scholarship—supports a scholarship for outstanding piano students.
  • Piano Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities in the piano program.
  • Symphony Orchestra Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the symphony orchestra.
  • Vocal Jazz Fund for Excellence—supports the students and activities of the vocal jazz program.

 

Scholarships

  • Abe and Pauline Moawad Jazz Endowment—supports a scholarship for a student studying jazz.
  • Bert Christianson Endowment—supports a scholarship for an upperclassman music education major who plays a woodwind instrument.
  • Carla Kaatz Horn Scholarship—supports a scholarship for students who play the horn.
  • David Hertz Endowment—supports a scholarship for the most outstanding music student of the Freshman class upon returning for the Sophomore year.
  • Donald and Verna (Shriner) Duncan Endowment—supports a scholarship for an outstanding flute student.
  • Duncan Music Education Scholarship—supports a scholarship for students studying music education.
  • Edward V. Peck Memorial Brass Endowed Scholarship—supports a student majoring in brass. Preference given to students demonstrating financial need or are first in their family to attend college.
  • Erin Klotz Memorial Scholarship—supports flute students in the music department.
  • Elmer T. Frederick Music Endowment—supports a scholarship for outstanding vocal music major.
  • Gallucci Music Scholarship—supports awards for outstanding music students.
  • Herbert A. Bird String Scholarship—supports music majors who play string instruments.
  • John Moawad Jazz Scholarship Endowment—supports awards for students studying jazz.
  • Larry Gookin Wind Ensemble Scholarship—supports students who play in the wind ensemble.
  • Loran and Sheila Kollmorgen Endowment—supports scholarships for students pursuing a career in elementary music education.
  • Marilyn E. Cammack Endowment—supports scholarships for outstanding music students.
  • Marion K. Chadwick Endowment Fund - supports the students and activities of the CWU Department of Music.
  • Peter & Margaret Gries Endowed Scholarship—supports a student majoring in music performance. Preference given to students who inspire others, and display responsibility to peers and department.
  • Ralph and Beverly Sager Endowment— supports scholarships for outstanding music education students.
  • R. Everett Watson Endowed Scholarship—supports a scholarship for freshmen entering the Central Washington University music department.
  • Robert Panerio, Sr. Trumpet Scholarship—supports an award for a student who plays the trumpet.
  • Robert Steele Funderburk Memorial Scholarship— supports a music major with junior or senior standing.  Student must have graduated from a King County High School and demonstrate financial need.
  • Schaake Scholars Scholarship—provides full tuition scholarships to outstanding music majors. 
  • Sally Wagner Endowed Piano Scholarship Fund—supports a scholarship for a full time Music major pianist.
  • Schaake Endowment—supports a scholarship for outstanding music students.
  • Steven & Jennifer Miller Endowment—supports scholarships for music education majors.
  • Tekla Hertz Endowment—supports a scholarship for music or music education majors who exhibit superior musical facility on piano
  • Tom Gause Trumpet Scholarship—supports an award for a student who plays the trumpet.
  • W.A. and Dora Cissell Endowment—supports scholarships for outstanding music students.
  • Waldo King Jazz Scholarship Endowment—provides scholarships for a full-time music education major participating in at least one jazz ensemble.
  • Wayne Hertz Endowment—supports a scholarship for an outstanding vocal music major of junior standing.
  • William Owen Dugmore Endowment—supports a scholarship for outstanding music students.
  • William Eberly Scholarship—supports outstanding music students.
  • Zimmerman Family Music Scholarship—provides scholarships for a student majoring in Music Performance. Preference given to those demonstrating financial need.
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies Department Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet Philosophy and Religious Studies students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • Founding Faculty Scholarship—supports students who plan to write a senior thesis in one or more of the four areas of study, e.g.., philosophy or religions of India or China.
  • Chester Z. Keller Scholarship Endowment—supports awards for outstanding students majoring in philosophy and religious studies.
  • Theatre Arts Department Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet Theatre Arts students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • Theater Arts Scholarship—supports awards for theater arts majors.
  • A. James Hawkins Children's Theatre Endowment—supports scholarships for students who are theatre arts majors and who have an interest in children's theatre.
  • Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship Endowment—supports a theatre major with a record of outstanding scholastic performance and creative achievement who plans to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts or similarly accredited institution.
  • David L. Boushey Scholarship Endowment—supports a theatre major with an interest in the areas of acting, directing and movement.
  • World Languages and Cultures Fund for Excellence—provides funds to meet World Languages and Cultures students’ and programs’ most critical needs.
  • World Languages and Cultures Faculty Scholarship—supports academically excellent majors in World Languages.
  • Fiorella & Carlos Matrin Endowment—supports students participating in a study abroad program. Students must be junior or senior standing, with preference given to those majoring or minoring in World Languages.
  • French and German Scholarship—supports academically excellent majors in French and German.
  • International Education and World Languages Day Fund—supports the annual World Languages Day.
  • Kidd Japanese Language Endowed Scholarship—supports a student majoring in Japanese. First preference is given to a student who is planning to complete the study abroad component of the degree plan. Second preference is given to students utilizing the Japanese language outside of CWU and within the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Rosco & NaDine Tolman Study Abroad Scholarship—supports a major or minor in World Languages and Cultures who is a second-year language student and has been accepted in an approved study abroad program.

 

Ways to Give to the College of Arts and Humanities 

Your gift to support CWU College of Arts and Humanities students is a meaningful statement of your belief in our mission to launch students toward a better future. Each investment made in an intentional and personalized approach allows you to make a gift that is right for your financial situation and provides the greatest impact to our current generation of students, and those yet to come. No matter the size of your gift, or your method for giving, your financial support is deeply appreciated.

Outright Gifts—Cash and/or credit card gifts are the most popular and convenient means of support. They have an immediate impact on the university and students. Funds can be designated as unrestricted (CAH Dean’s Fund for Excellence), or to the designation of your choice.

Stocks and Bonds—Stocks and bonds, or other forms of securities that have appreciated in value, offer our donors significant tax advantages. Gifted securities are tax-deductible at their market value on the date of the gift, and are subject to charitable gift regulations. Please contact College of Arts of Humanities Senior Development Director Katharine Reed for gift transmittal information.

Bequests—A gift of cash or property made through a will or living trust leaves a lasting legacy to the designation of your choice. CWU can be named as a beneficiary of an estate, as the recipient of a stated dollar sum, or as a residual beneficiary.

Real Estate—Real estate that has appreciated in value can be of great value as a gift to CWU. Consultation with College of Arts and Humanities Senior Development Director Katharine Reed is recommended.

IRA Charitable Rollover—You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older, you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

Retirement Assets—A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension, or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to CWU. Your retirement assets may be transferred to CWU by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian.  

Matching Corporate Gifts—Donate to CWU and you may double or triple your donation at no extra cost through your company’s matching gift program. Visit our CWU Foundation Matching Gift page for more information

Life Insurance—Life insurance can provide the opportunity to make a substantial gift. A policy that is no longer required for its original purpose may be transferred to CWU. New or existing policies naming the university as beneficiary may be used as long-term planned gifts.