SIAS scholarship applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back in late Winter Quarter/early Spring Quarter 2021 for information about how to apply for SIAS scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
School of IAS Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of UW Tacoma's donors, who include friends, faculty, staff and alumni, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has the honor of awarding several scholarships to outstanding qualifying students.
Awards for our scholarships are made in the spring quarter for the upcoming academic year. Typically, awards are credited to student accounts and may be applied towards tuition, fees and books. More information on each scholarship is provided below.
To be considered, please fill out the application and submit your transcript to Sarah Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be considered for all scholarships listed below with a single application.
James F. Brown Endowed Scholarship
This fund is provided in honor of UW Tacoma Professor Emeritus James F. Brown for his career contribution as a scholar, teacher, university administrator and community leader. Professor Brown, whose academic discipline was philosophy, came to UW Tacoma in 1990 and retired from the University after a decade of distinguished service. As a founding faculty member, he helped shape the original Liberal Studies curriculum, serving for a year as director of the program, then as Associate Dean for Academic Programs for four years. In addition to his contributions as an academic leader, he was remarkable for his service beyond campus--work which engendered tremendous community support for UW Tacoma.
This scholarship will be awarded in honor of Professor Brown to a student registered in a School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences major who meets both merit and need requirements. This scholarship is for up to $2,000. Make a gift to the James.F.Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Lori Lynn Furlong Distinguished Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship
This fund is provided in honor of Lori Lynn Furlong who dedicated her last days of life to education. This scholarship is for up to $5,000 for the academic year and will be awarded to an undergraduate student registered in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences based on merit and financial need. Preference may be given to students who attended the Franklin Pierce School District. The chosen student will have the honor of meeting the donor. Make a gift to the Lori Lynn Furlong Distinguished Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship.
Michael & Margaret Kalton Endowed Scholarship
The Michael and Margaret Kalton Scholarship has been created In honor of Professor Emeritus Michael Kalton's life work in educating others. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has declared a major in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Studies based on merit and financial need. The scholarship is for up to $2,000 for the academic year. Make a gift to the Michael and Margaret Kalton Endowed Scholarship.
Sandra Sarr MacDonald Undergraduate Arts Fund
The Sandra Sarr MacDonald Fund is provided by Sandra Sarr MacDonald and Peter MacDonald and will be awarded to a student majoring in literary and visual arts who wishes to become a writer or visual artist. The fund is established in honor of Sandra's life work in educating and writing and will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The fund is for up to $1,000. Make a gift to the Sandra Sarr MacDonald Undergraduate Arts Fund.
Tim Quandt Memorial Endowed Student Support Fund
The Tim Quandt Memorial Fund is provided by the parents of Tim Quandt who passed away during his college career before earning his degree. The fund was created in his honor by his parents to support undergraduate students enrolled in Environmental Sciences, Tim's area of study. The fund is for up to $2,500 for the academic year and will be awarded based on merit and financial need. The chosen student will have the honor of meeting the donors. Make a gift to the Tim Quandt Memorial Endowed Student Support Fund.
Rohrer First Generation Endowed Scholarship
The Rohrer First Generation Endowed Scholarship is provided by Corinne Rohrer Dixon and will be awarded to an undergraduate students in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences who are the first in their family to go to college. Selection shall be based on academic merit or financial need. Preference shall be given to students from Pierce County. The scholarship is for up to $6,000 for the academic year.
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund
The SIAS Scholarship Fund is made possible by the generous donations of faculty, staff, alumni and friends of SIAS. Funds in this scholarship may be awarded to students majoring in an area of study within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and is allocated at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Make a gift to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund.
Scholarships for Researchers
Additional funds are available to those conducting research. Please visit the Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) site for information and to apply for research funds.
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