Scholarships

Canadian-American Studies Scholarship

The $750 Canadian-American Studies Scholarship is open to students with a demonstrated interest in majoring or minoring in the field, or those who have completed  C/AM 200 and at least one other course of the C/AM general curriculum. 

The application deadline for the 2022-23 scholarship has been extended to May 2, 2022.

Guidelines and Qualifications

The Canadian-American Studies Scholarship is open to students with a demonstrated interest in majoring or minoring in the field, or those who have completed  C/AM 200 and at least one other course of the C/AM general curriculum

Scholarship application e-sign form.

This $750 scholarship supports students interested in Canadian-American studies. 

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a Canadian-American Studies major or minor, or have completed C/AM 200 and at least one more C/AM affiliated class (see the list of C/AM courses here). 
  • Must be a currently enrolled student who has completed the most recent quarter at WWU.
  • Must hold a minimum GPA of C-.

  • The Center for Canadian-American Studies will announce its annual scholarship and applications by the end of winter quarter. 
  • Student submits completed application form with attachments and arranges for faculty recommendations to be submitted to C/AM (canam@wwu.edu).
  • Scholarship Committee meets during spring quarter to review all qualified applications.
  • After a scholarship recipient has been selected, the Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies will notify the recipient and the Western Foundation of the scholarship award. 
  • Recipients accepting scholarship will complete the Web4U acceptance form, and provide the Center for Canadian-American Studies with a thank you letter for the scholarship donor. 

For more information or questions

Contact the Center for Canadian-American Studies office by sending an email to canam@wwu.edu or phone 360-650-3728.

Rica Tro posing in front of a collection of totem poles

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Rica Tro, recipient of The Center for Canadian-American Studies’ first annual student scholarship in 2021. Good luck Rica, as you continue to pursue your studies!

Elyse C. Alper Scholarship for International Studies

Don and Jan Alper established this scholarship in 2010 to honor and celebrate the life of their daughter Elyse and carry forward her lifelong joy of travel and in establishing friendships across continents. This scholarship will provide opportunities for students to study outside the United States at recognized universities and aims to promote and further greater international understanding and goodwill. The Dean’s office of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will confirm funding and call for nominations during Winter Quarter for the scholarship award for the next academic year. For more information about this scholarship, contact the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Killam Fellowship Program

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Interested students should email: canam@wwu.edu.