SMATE Academic Year Scholarships

SMATE Academic-Year Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Applications are typically due in early May!

For the 2020-21 Academic year, SMATE awarded two Double Eagle scholarship for $2500, one Rohweder scholarships for $1000, and one Alan Thon scholarship for $1000.  Award amounts for 2021-2022 have yet to be determined.

Apply for any or all of the SMATE academic-year scholarships!

Faculty Letter of recommendation form - Required for all scholarships: 

 (Please give this letter to the faculty member that you ask for a letter of recommendation)

Academic-Year Scholarships:

Double Eagle II Scholarship

For Future Stem Teachers

The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at Western Washington University announces the Double Eagle II Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students at WWU who are planning to become a STEM teacher in grades K-12. Applicants must major in one of the STEM fields and plan to teach in the public school system. They must also be a U.S citizen. Applicants will be judged based on their GPA in their major courses, recommendations from faculty, and their personal commitment to teaching.  Applications are encouraged from current WWU students and community college students planning to attend WWU in 2021-2022. Western Washington University is committed to improving the quality and increasing the diversity of STEM teachers in the public schools.  Award amounts vary and are pending funding approval.

For the 2020-21 academic year, two Double Eagle II scholarships were awarded for $2,500.  Award amounts for 2021-2022 have yet to be determined.

Ralph & June Rohweder Scholarship

For Women and Under-represented Students Studying Science Education

The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at Western Washington University announces the Rohweder Science Education Scholarship.  This scholarship is for women or under represented students, either undergraduate or graduate, at WWU who are planning to become STEM teachers in grades K-12. Applicants must be U.S citizens. Applicants will be judged based on their GPA in their major courses, financial aid needs, recommendations from faculty, and their personal commitment to teaching. Western Washington University is committed to improving the quality and increasing the diversity of science teachers in the public schools.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, one Rohweder scholarship was awarded for $1000.  Award amounts for 2021-2022 have yet to be determined.

Alan Thon Family Scholarship

For Future STEM Teachers

The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at Western Washington University announces the Allan Thon Family Scholarship of $1,000 for undergraduate or graduate students at WWU who are planning to become teachers of science in grades K-12. Applicants must be U.S citizens. Applicants will be judged based on their GPA in their major courses, recommendations from faculty, and their personal commitment to teaching.  Western Washington University is committed to improving the quality and increasing the diversity of science teachers in the public schools.  Awards dependent on funding.

For the 2020-21 academic year, one Allan Thon Family scholarship was awarded for $1000.  Award amounts for 2021-2022 have yet to be determined.