Giving to WWU Honors

Investing in our students

Honors students come from all over the United States and abroad. They bring a wide range of perspectives, interests, and talents with them, which enhance the quality of everyone’s education. With your generous donation, you support student research, scholarship opportunities, and ensure students receive the best possible learning experience. The more support we receive from people like YOU, the more support we can give to our students.

Honors Funds

Honors College Fund

Your gifts are used to implement the expansion of the University Honors College: sponsor scholarly public programming with campus partners, develop study abroad opportunities, support student research, and fund field trips and student-led events.

Adams Honors Scholarship

The Adams Scholarship is given to an upper-level Honors student (>100 credits and completed the First-Year Sequence) on the basis of academic merit and response to the following prompt: “How my Honors education has benefitted me to this point and how I might use it in the future.”

Gastellum Scholarship

Annual awards for undergraduate students enrolled in the WWU Honors College and the College of the Environment. Applicants must demonstrate a deep commitment to the solution of environmental problems, a strong sense of service to others, sincerity, integrity and humor.

Mariz Honors Endowment

The Mariz Fund, in honor of former Honors Director Dr. George Mariz, provides sustainable support of WWU Honors students with scholarships, research and creative project support, conference travel, and more.

Leake Family Scholarship

This scholarship provides a one-year scholarship to a deserving Honors student. Whenever possible, preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate, in descending order of priority: financial need; outstanding academic merit.

Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship was started in honor of WWU Honors student Emily Lang who passed away along the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon.

This scholarship supports students in Honors who share Emily's passions: those who demonstrate love for the outdoors and community service.