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C. Farrell Fine Arts & Research Scholarship

The C. Farrell Fine Arts & Research Scholarships was established for full-time sophomore, junior, and senior students enrolled at CWU who demonstrate superior scholastic and/or creative achievement. This scholarship provides tuition, a $200 book allowance, and approved project costs.

Who can apply?

Fine art majors - Art, Theatre, Creative Writing, Music, Dance, or Film & Video Studies - planning to undertake a specific project in connection with their major program

- OR -

Any student attempting to accomplish a specific research project in the archeology, geology, or history of the Kittitas Valley.

Additional application requirements:

  • Full-time, matriculated student at the CWU Ellensburg campus, with sophomore, junior, or senior status during the scholarship period
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Secure faculty sponsorship for the research/creative project
  • Devote at least 1/3 time during the award period to class work, research or creative activity directly related to the project (i.e., one academic quarter out of three, or 1/3 of credits undertaken during a specific quarter)
  • Demonstrate a record of good character and scholastic ability, and indicate the likelihood of successful project completion


Scholarship Description and Application Guidelines – please read carefully!

Application Form and Checklist

C. Farrell Scholarship Agreement

Project Budget Template


Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or the 2023-24 academic year: June 2, 2023

Submit electronic copies of all required documents to CWU Scholarships.


Application Requirements - submit the following for review:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Completed C. Farrell Scholarship agreement form
  3. One page project description (400-600 words)
  4. Project schedule, including specific quarter(s) and dates
  5. Detailed, itemized project budget
  6. Course Outline – at least 1/3 of the course load must be directly related to the project
  7. Letter of recommendation from the faculty sponsor listed on the application form
  8. Letter(s) of recommendation from any other faculty listed on the application form


Contact your academic department for more information, or email  



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