Amount: amount subject to availability of funding

  • For undergraduate sophomores and juniors only.
  • Must be majoring in one of the following STEM majors: Biometry/Biometrics, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geospatial Science, Information Science, Information Technology, Information Resource Management, Intelligence, Mathematics, Network Engineering, Network Security, Operations, Research, Physics, Robotics Engineering, Robotics Technology, Statistics, Strategic Intelligence, and Telecommunications Engineering.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in current program.

Amount: 2,500

●    For graduate or postbac students pursuing credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM
●    Must be a U.S. citizen
●    must be already in a program, be taking two or more semester equivalent classes, and graduate the year following the year of award


Amount: $2000

The purpose of this scholarship is to reduce or eliminate anti-Black racism in STEM through productive relationships with and among Black and African American communities in the United States. The scholarship aims to support the success of students working toward this goal. The scholarship is named after Alma Clark Glass, who studied biology at WWU in 1906. Alma was the first Black person to enroll at WWU. 

  • To promote a more diverse environment in the scientific disciplines
  • All students are eligible; those who have been affected by systemic racism are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Preference given to applicants who have experienced educational barriers and have cultural or lived experience that will contribute to the learning environment for all students

Amount: up to $6000

  • Recipients must be pursuing a Masters degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher and have limited work experience.
  • Scholarship stipends (up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study) towards the completion of a Masters degree in education or secondary chemistry/science certification.
  • Support and mentoring throughout their three year teaching commitment.

Amount: up to $6,000

  • Awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing new careers as high school chemistry teachers.
  • Scholarship stipends (up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study) towards the completion of a Masters degree in education or secondary chemistry/science certification.
  • Support and mentoring throughout their three year teaching commitment.
  • Must: Have a Bachelors degree or higher in chemistry or chemistry-related discipline; have at least one year work experience in a chemistry-related profession; be accepted into an education masters program or teacher certification program

Amount: $5000

  • The purpose of this Fund is to provide $4,000 in summer support for an undergraduate student within the College of Science and Engineering.
  • Preference to be made to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic merit, and demonstrate financial need.
  • For an undergraduate majoring in a CSE program.
  • Based on overall merit, and where applicable, demonstrated financial need.
  • Research must be supervised by an appropriate faculty mentor.
  • Each department and program may nominate one student.

Amount: $1,000

  • awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School to students of superior ability admitted to a Master's degree program.
  • Students do not apply but are nominated for these awards by advisors of graduate programs and should contact advisors for more information.
  • Recipients must enroll for a minimum of 8 credit hours per quarter.

Amount: $10,000

For undergraduate Chemistry majors who demonstrate a commitment to become a high school chemistry teacher.

  • GPA of 3.0 or above out of 4.0, continual enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student
  • declared major in chemistry
  • must demonstrate a commitment to become a high school chemistry teacher.
  • Preference  given to students with demonstrated financial need. 

Amount: $6000

  • To provide a summer stipend for undergraduate students within the College of Science and Engineering.
  • For an undergraduate student majoring in a CSE program.
  • Based on overall merit.
  • Research must be supervised by an appropriate faculty mentor.
  • Each department and program may nominate more than one student.

Amount: tuition & fees plus $1,000 per year

  • For undergraduates who are custodial single parents with dependent children.
  • Must be majoring in a STEM* field.
  • Must have demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA.
  • Must be in good academic standing, making progress towards a degree and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Full cost of in-state tuition and student fees. Each recipient also receives $1000 per year towards textbooks, supplies

*STEM - Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering (ABET accredited programs only), Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and CSE Science Education.

Amount: Tuition + $1000

The Marion Van Nostrand supports undergraduate, first-generation students by providing the full cost of in-state tuition with an additional $1,000 per year for textbooks, supplies, and other expenses. Recipients will be supported to graduation if they remain in good academic standing and are making progress towards their degrees.


Amount: varying amounts

  • Varying amounts and numbers of scholarships awarded.
  • Automatically awarded to qualifying incoming students (no extra application).

Amount: $1,000

  • For math education students in Washington state.
  • Up to 4 scholarships awarded to each: current high school seniors, current college/university students.

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500

For all Western STEM teacher candidates

  • Double Eagle II Scholarship ($2,500)
  • Allan Thon Family Scholarship ($1,200)

Amount: Up to $4000/year

  • Must be completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching
  • Must be in a high need field, including math and science
  • Can be an undergraduate or graduate student (but not a post-bac if the university you’re
  • attending offers a bachelor’s degree in education, which WWU does)
  • In order to keep the grant from being converted into a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, must fulfill the Agreement to Serve after graduating by teaching:
    • in a high-need field;
    • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and
    • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

Amount: $5,200

Students in good academic standing who are enrolled in, or plan to pursue, on of the following:

•    A major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)-related field with applications to space/aerospace science or engineering, and/or:
•    A teacher preparation program (elementary or secondary) with a STEM teaching specialty

Amount: Up to $22,500

  • Total award amount varies depending on number of credits completed each year
  • For STEM majors including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and general science education
  • Requires completing the FASFA
  • Must be a high school senior at the time of application or a college student who will have completed six or fewer quarters as a full-time student by fall of the year receiving the scholarship

Amount: Varying award amount, up to full tuition waiver

  • 8 different scholarships available for biology majors.

Amount: various

  • 5 different scholarships for chemistry majors.
  • Award amounts unspecified.

Amount: various

  • 8 Different Undergraduate scholarships
  • 3 Different Graduate Scholarships

Amount: various amounts

  • 10 different scholarships for geology majors.

Amount: various

  • 3 different scholarships for math majors.

Amount: unspecified

  • Scholarships for up to two years are for upper-classmen pursuing a program to teach mathematics at the elementary or secondary school level.
  • Selection is based on grade point average in mathematics courses and participation in student activities.

75 available scholarships for a range of student types. Categories that could be relevant to
future STEM teachers include:

  • Adult and higher education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education and social justice minor
  • Elementary education
  • Future teachers of color
  • Graduate
  • Math and science education
  • Outreach site
  • Post-bac
  • Post-Masters
  • Prospective
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Teachers
  • Teacher Education
  • Underrepresented

Application date for all Woodring scholarships is in the spring of the academic year prior to
potentially receiving the scholarship.