SMATE Academic Year Scholarships

SMATE Academic-Year Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Applications are due Friday, May 7th!

For the 2021-22 Academic year, SMATE will award two Double Eagle scholarships for $2200 each, one Rohweder scholarships for $1500, and one Alan Thon scholarship for $1100. 

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 2021-22 academic year, two Double Eagle II scholarships will be awarded for $2,200 each.  

Ralph & June Rohweder Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) Program at Western Washington University announces the Ralph and June Rohweder Science Education Scholarship.  The purpose of the Rohweder scholarship is to increase diversity among the K12 STEM teaching workforce. To be eligible, candidates must be a U.S. citizen and:

  • Be pursuing a career in STEM teaching. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a major degree program with a teaching emphasis (elementary or secondary) in one or more STEM fields.  Students seeking elementary certification who are enrolled in major programs that are not STEM-specific may also be considered if they show exceptional commitment to STEM teaching.
  • Identify as a woman and/or person of color, including, but not limited to, African American, Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, or two or more racial/ethnic groups.  This list is not exhaustive. 
  • In the quarter in which the award begins (usually Fall quarter), have Junior or Senior class standing, or be enrolled in a post-baccalaureate or master’s program.

Applicants will be selected based on personal commitment to teaching and financial need. For the 2021-2022 academic year, award amount is $1500.

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 2021-22 academic year, one Allan Thon Family scholarship will be awarded for $1100.