About the Scholarship:
College graduation rates for low-income and underserved students are 20 percentage points lower than the rest of the population. Here at Huxley College of the Environment, we believe it is critical we fix this “opportunity gap.” This is why Huxley has made need-based admissions scholarships it’s #1 fundraising goal. As a sign of this commitment, last year the College re-purposed eight existing scholarships into need-based, multi-year admissions scholarships for deserving students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend Western Washington University and study at Huxley. Going forward, we hope to create many more such scholarships!
Currently, $18,000 more is needed to reach the $50,000 goal of the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Campaign. A match from very generous donors can complete the campaign with your help! They have provided a $12k challenge gift to the Huxley 50th Anniversary Scholarship. For every dollar that is donated up to $12k, we will match it 1:1.
Will you meet this challenge and join us with a gift? Your investment in the Huxley 50th Anniversary Scholarship will create opportunities for underrepresented students to pursue environmental degrees and diversify the environmental movement. The scholarship is a 4-year commitment to a Huxley education, and it comes with a strong support network that will help ensure the ongoing success of student recipients.
A Note From The Amazing Matching Donors:
"As you’ve likely noticed in your own careers, people of color, low income and otherwise underrepresented students do not graduate or enter our field at the same rate as others. Many students have overcome significant barriers to get to college, but despite hard work and perseverance, they do not make it across the finish line.
We would be honored to partner with you to provide a strong step in support of low-income students and students of color as they pursue a Huxley education. We need these future leaders; the environmental field needs to reflect our society as a whole.This scholarship gains them entry into life-changing environmental careers.
Huxley students need you now more than ever. Please join us!"
Woody Wheeler, Huxley ‘76 & Lori Cohen, University of Md ‘79