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Director of Development Brad Weekly is here to answer any questions about how you can support the College of the Sciences at (509) 963-2725 or email at Brad.Weekly@cwu.edu

Support the CWU College of the Sciences

Philanthropic partnerships are vital and help CWU develop the professionals and leaders our communities need. Donor support allows CWU to grow our excellent curriculum and programming, mentoring, scholarship awards and career development.

 

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College of the Sciences Giving Opportunities

The College of the Sciences relies on donor support to increase our exceptional curriculum, programming, mentoring, scholarship awards, and career development. We are committed to creating outstanding experiences for our students and your investment in our programs will help create opportunities at Central for our students and faculty.

Current Funding Priorities

The College of the Sciences identifies new priorities each year to further our mission. We invite you to help students expand their career readiness and professionalism and grow our programs in excellence by investing where students will receive direct benefits, including CWU Teach STEM, program enhancement, endowments and scholarship funds endowments.

CWU Teach STEM

The CWU STEM Teaching Program is an innovative curriculum supporting students who seek a teaching certification in science and mathematics fields. CWU Teach STEM was created in response to industry demands fueling the need to increase the rigor of primary and secondary school STEM education, and the STEM industries present a vast array of career opportunities for today’s graduates.

CWU Chemistry

CWU’s award-winning Chemistry department needs to replace its aging Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMRS), and your gift will help acquire this essential piece of equipment. The NMRS allows for quality control and research for determining the content and purity of samples and their molecular structure, and is vital to the department retaining its accreditation.

College of the Sciences Dean’s Fund for Excellence

The Dean’s Fund for Excellence provides needed support for students in areas which are not covered by tuition and fees, including conference travel, research expenses, case competitions, employer visits, student employment support and more.

Endowments and Scholarship Funds

Create an endowment to provide scholarships for future generations, build capacity to assist students with great need, and attract the best and brightest undergraduates to the College of the Sciences.

Endowment funds provide a permanent stream of income and are a meaningful way to honor or memorialize family members, friends, or mentors. Donors can establish endowed funds through an outright gift, recurring pledge or through a life income gift or bequest that converts to an endowed fund upon maturity.

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 a development director for assistance in creating a new scholarship or endowment fund.

Funds and Scholarships

Do you want to know where you can invest at the College of the Sciences? View all of our funding opportunities below.

American Indian Studies Scholarship

Provides financial support for students enrolled in American Indian Studies with demonstrated financial need.

Anthropology Scholarship

Dennis and Nancy Wilson Archaeology Scholarship

Provides financial support for students of junior, senior or graduate status majoring in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology.

Corrine Farrell Distinguished Fellowship in Biology

Provides financial support for graduate students in Biology who have been admitted to a master’s program at CWU.

Kittitas Audubon Society Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to undergraduate students majoring in biology or environmental studies.

Phil Dumas Biology Scholarship

Provides financial support for students majoring in biology.

Ronald A Williams Scholarship

Provides financial support for students of junior or senior status who have demonstrated interest in fisheries enhancement and wishes to become an advocate for the policies of state, tribal and federal hatchery programs.

College of the Sciences Merit Scholarship

Rewards academic achievement for undergraduates of junior or senior standing with a major in the College of the Sciences.

College of the Sciences Environmental Scholarship

Provides financial support for students enrolled in the environmental studies major who demonstrate leadership through clubs or civic engagement activities.

Dennis W. Farrell Pre-Medicine Scholarship

Provides financial support for students pursuing a degree in pre-medicine who are residents of Washington.

Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Majors Scholarship

Supports students enrolled in the CWU STEP program pursuing degrees from science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Boeing Computer Science Scholarship

Provides financial support for students majoring in computer science.

DocuSign Scholarship

Provides financial support for students majoring in computational or computer science.

Braden-Dodd Memorial Fellowship in Resource Management

Provides financial support for graduate students in resource management.

Hultquist Geography Distinguished Service Award

Provides financial assistance to students majoring in geography who contribute distinguished leadership and service to the geography department.

George and Mary Ann Macinko Geography Scholarship

Provides financial support for students majoring in geography.

James and Lillian Brooks / Reginald and Isabel Shaw Geography Scholarship

Provides assistance to students majoring in geography to be used for tuition, travel expenses, field trips and membership in professional societies.

Joseph P. and Gillian A. Stoltman Scholarship

Provides financial support for academically successful students majoring in geography as an undergraduate or for graduate students in the MS resource management degree.

Martin Kaatz Geography Scholarship

Provides financial support for full-time students majoring in geography who show academic promise.

GeoEngineers Graduate Fellowship in Geology

Provides financial support for graduate students in geology.

Puget Sound Energy Graduate Fellowship in Geology

Provides financial assistance to graduate students in geology

Robert D. Bentley Scholarship in Geology

Provides financial assistance to students majoring in geology who are interested in a career or academic specialization in structural geology, natural resource geology and/or field geology.

Amy Marie Castner Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to students enrolled in the Law and Justice Program.

Ben and Nancy Remak Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to support students with a declared major of Law and Justice with intentions to become a law enforcement officer.

Women in Law Enforcement Scholarship

Provides financial assistance that will support young women planning a career in law enforcement.

Actuarial Science Scholarship

Provides financial support for students enrolled in the actuarial science program within the department of mathematics who demonstrate financial need.

Anonymous Actuarial Science Scholarship

Provides financial support for students pursuing a degree in actuarial science mathematics.

Bill Owen Actuarial Science Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to students accepted into the math actuary program.

Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to students majoring in mathematics.

John Joseph Collins Memorial Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to students majoring in physics.

Physics Scholarship

Provides financial support to first year and/or transfer students who intend to major in physics.

Sharon Rosell Award for Outstanding Contributions to Physics Research

Provides an annual award to outstanding physics students in public outreach and informal education.

Mark Johnson Political Science Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to students majoring in political science who are participating in student leadership activities such as Douglas Honors College, ASCWU or other student associations.

S. Sterling Munro, Jr. Scholarship

Provided financial support for students majoring in political science with aspirations for a career in public service.

Dr. Elizabeth Street Scholarship for Applied Behavior Analysis

Provides financial assistance to students majoring in psychology.

Gary L. Reynolds Spirit Fellowship

Provides financial support for graduate students in psychology.

Owen R. Pratz Scholarship

Provides financial support for students in the masters of Science in mental health counseling or masters of education in school counseling.

Warren Street Psychology Scholarship

Provides financial support to outstanding psychology majors.

Elliott Family Scholarship

Provides financial assistance for students majoring in science education or related field.  Emphasis placed on students developing contemporary skills in teaching consistent with state and national science standards.

Howard Family Scholarship

Provides financial assistance for students majoring in science education.

Jack Dugan Sociology Scholarship

Provides financial support for students to attend and participate in research and scholarly sociology related conferences.

Ways to Give to the College of the Sciences

A gift to support CWU College of the Sciences 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 the most immediate impact on the university and students. Funds can be designated as unrestricted (Business Dean’s Fund), 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 the Sciences Development Director Brad Weekly 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 the Sciences Development Director Brad Weekly 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. Click here to 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.