Program-based Scholarships

Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Ranson, Jean Vocal Music Scholarship

Ranson, Jean Vocal Music Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students, vocal music majors who are outstanding Western State Colorado University sophomore or junior students. Must demonstrate unique talents in voice performance.

Music Scholarship Provided by:

Family and friends as a memorial to Jean who participated in and supported a variety of choral and concert activities in Gunnison for many years.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Music Faculty. Application: Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Music Program at www.western.edu/music.

 Redding, Edwyl Memorial Piano and Organ Scholarship Fund

Redding, Edwyl Memorial Piano and Organ Scholarship is Available to:

Western State Colorado University students pursuing instruction in piano or organ. Must be a full-time student.

Music Scholarship Provided by:

A bequest in Miss Redding's estate and from gifts from former students, colleagues, and friends. Edwyl Redding was one of Western's most loved music professors. She joined the faculty in 1918 and for the next 42 years she played a significant role in the development of the College. Professor and administrator, Ms. Redding's legacy to Western include two musical compositions, "Alma Mater- Western State Colorado University of Colorado" and "Ode To Western," the official hymn of the University.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Application: Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Music Program at www.western.edu/music.

 Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship

Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship is Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Students who have distingushed themselves as people of strong character and morals. Preference given to those actively involved in the department.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

LIATIS Foundation.

Amount: Awards based on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Reid, Paul and Dorothy Scholarship In Teacher Education

Reid, Paul and Dorothy Scholarship In Teacher Education is Available to:

Must be a full-time Junior or Senior at Western State Colorado University; fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time of selection as recipient. Must be an active participant in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference sport and have a 3.0 GPA in the major area of study for a licensure as a teacher.

Teacher Education Schoalrship Provided by:

Paul and Dorothy Reid.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University 's Teacher Education and Athletic Departments.

Application: Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

Find out more about Western's Teacher Education Program at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/education

Find out more about Western's Athletic Program at www.western.edu/athletics

 Reid, Paul and Dorothy Scholarship In Teacher Education

Reid, Paul and Dorothy Scholarship In Teacher Education is Available to:

Must be a full-time Junior or Senior at Western State Colorado University; fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time of selection as recipient. Must be an active participant in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference sport and have a 3.0 GPA in the major area of study for a licensure as a teacher.

Teacher Education Schoalrship Provided by:

Paul and Dorothy Reid.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University 's Teacher Education and Athletic Departments.

Application: Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

Find out more about Western's Teacher Education Program at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/education

Find out more about Western's Athletic Program at www.western.edu/athletics

 RESS Student Professional Development Fund

RESS Student Professional Development Fund

Exersice and Sport Science Scholarship is Available to:

ESS and ROE majors who are full-time students at Western. The Student Professional Development Fund is to support professional activities such as professional certification exams, conference attendance, research, or other professional preparation activities. 

ESS Scholarship Provided by:

Alumni Donations 

Amount: Approximately $400 awarded every semester.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western RESS faculty committee  

Application:
Contact the RESS Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2010 - Wright Gym 209

Find out more about Western's Exercise and Sport Science Program at www.western.edu/ess.

Find out more about Western's Recreation and Outdoor Education Program at www.western.edu/roe.

 Rice, Ethel M. Art Scholarship

Rice, Ethel M. Art Scholarship is Available to:

Must be a full-time student, successfully completed a minimum of 60 credits and be a declared Art major. Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater.

Art Scholarship Provided by:

A gift from Ethel Rice, revered Western librarian.

Amount: $1000

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application: Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Art Program at www.western.edu/art

 Rice, Ethel M. Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship

Rice, Ethel M. Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship is Available to:

Must be a full-time student or entering freshman. Available to Intercollegiate Athletes from any sport but preference will be given to women's basketball and volleyball players. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Athletics Scholarship Provided by:

A gift from Ethel Rice, revered Western librarian.

Amount: $1000.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application: Contact the Intercollegiate Athletics Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210

Find out more about Western's Athletic Program at www.western.edu/athletics

 Richards, Jim 1954 Football Scholarship

Richards, Jim 1954 Football Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time student (or eligible recruit) on the Western Football team.

Football Scholarship Provided by:

Fellow teammates in honor of Jim Richards.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Head Football Coach.

Application: Selection by head Football Coach. Contact the Intercollegiate Athleticsletic Department for additional information. (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210

Find out more about Western's Athletics Program at www.western.edu/athletics

 Roberts, John Motor Works Memorial To John Sievers

Available to:
Students participating in the Western wrestling program. Must have a 2.5 GPA in high school or college.

Provided by:
John Roberts of John Roberts Motor Works of Gunnison to memorialize John Sievers, a state wrestling champion at Gunnison High School and a student at Western before entering the military, serving in Vietnam where he was killed in 1970.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee (Wrestling Coach).

Application:
Contact the Intercollegiate Athleticsletic Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210

 Roch, Samuel William Nathaniel Memorial Scholarship

Available to:
Full time students, active members of the cross country or track & field teams, who have demonstrated both academic and financial need. Preference given to minority students and Colorado residents.

Provided by:
Stephen Roch and Lorie Moreno-Roch, both Western Alumni, to honor their beloved son Samuel.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee.

Application:
Nominations are selected by the head Cross Country Coach. Contact the Intercollegiate Athleticsletic Department for additional information. (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210

 Rouse, Roberta M. Scholarship

Rouse, Roberta M. Scholarship is Available to:

Colorado residents. Must be a full-time student in good academic standing; must be planning a career in elementary education; demonstrated academic performance and financial need. Preference is given to students returning to college to continue their education.

Elementary Education Scholarship Provided by:

Her children to honor their mother. Roberta Rouse met her husband, Fred, while they were attending Western State Colorado University. Following WW II, they returned to Western where Roberta supported her husband as he completed his education and began his career as an educator. After the birth of their last of nine children, Roberta returned to complete her BA and MA degrees in elementary education. Seven of their children also attended Western State Colorado University and five of the children became school teachers.

Amount: Award depends on available funds (approximately $500).

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Education Department.

Application: Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

Find out more about Western's Education Program at www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/education

 Rule-Vouga, Marguerite Memorial Music Scholarship

Rule-Vouga, Marguerite Memorial Music Scholarship is Available to:

Music majors who will have obtained sophomore or junior status. Must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 and participate in performing organization or music activity. Preference shall be given to students with a vocal music emphasis.

Music Scholarship Provided by:

Mrs. Marguerite Rule.

Amount: Award depends on availability of funds.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Music Department Faculty.

Application: Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Music Program at www.western.edu/music.

 Schele, Dr. Linda Memorial Art Scholarship

Schele, Dr. Linda Memorial Art Scholarship is Available to:

Art majors who can demonstrate financial need. Students must be full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to non-traditional students, single parents, women, minorities, participants in Western Spectrum and those using technical assistance.

Art Scholarship Provided by:

Established by Dr. Heather Orr.

Amount: Award depends on fund availability.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Art Faculty in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application: Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Art Program at www.western.edu/art

 Solich, George & Carol Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
The Energy Cup Matches.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $1300).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 The Brian Hirsh Award

The Brian Hirsh Award is Available to:

The small award is for a graduating senior, to give him/her a start in his/her career, perhaps to start a web site, a fee or an art show or art supplies; however, there are no strings attached.  Must be a graduating Art major with skills in sculpturing, preferably in hand built ceramics. 

Art Award Provided by:

The Brian Hirsh Award has been established by Joel and Barbara Hirsh to provide an award to a Western State Colorado University Senior majoring in Art. This scholarship serves to honor the art talent of Brian Hirsh, a 2001 graduate of Western who passed away in 2012.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The recipient will be determined by the Art faculty, in consultation with Financial Aid.

Application: Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101​

Find out more about Western's Art Program at www.western.edu/art​.

 Tobey, Gene Memorial Art Scholarship

Tobey, Gene Memorial Art Scholarship is Available to:

Art majors who have been accepted into the Art program and can demonstrate financial need.

Art Scholarship Provided by:

Gene's wife, Rebecca, and his two children, Josh and Jami, and other family and friends.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Art Faculty

Application: Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2071 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Art Program at www.western.edu/art

 Tredway, Dan Memorial Education Scholarship

Tredway, Dan Memorial Education Scholarship is Available to:

Colorado residents with preference given to Western Slope. Must be a full-time senior, obtaining an Education Licensure. Must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Must be a motivated individual and high achiever.

Education Scholarship Provided by:

The family of Dan Tredway.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

The Western State Education Department in cooperation with the Western Director of Financial Aid.

Application: Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

Find out more about Western's Education Department at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/education

 Turner, Les Music Scholarship

Turner, Les Music Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time Western student, sophomore standing or higher, who is a full-time participant in Symphonic Band, Orchestra, or Concert Choir. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and have musical ability/promise. Financial need will be considered.

Music Scholarship Provided by:

Les Turner

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Music Faculty.

Application: Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Music Program at www.western.edu/music.

 University Performing Arts Scholarship

University Performing Arts Scholarship is Available to:

Colorado resident, full-time entering (freshman or transfer) student, Minimum 3.0 GPA and ACT 20/SAT 950

Performing Arts Scholarship Provided by:

Colorado General Assembly

Amount:  Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Music Faculty.

Application:  Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Music Program at www.western.edu/music.

 Urban, Paul 'Legends Of Industry' Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Recipients must maintain a 3.3 GPA and be involved in extra-curricular activities. Scholarship is to be used for tuition ONLY. Students who have scholarships that already cover tuition expenses are ineligible.

Provided by:
Paul's wife, Ann Marie, Eric McGlone and other friends.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program and Ann Urban.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

 Vandenbusche, George Scholarship

Available to:
Junior or senior student active as a member of the Western men's or women's cross country teams; exhibit outstanding character and leadership in the classroom as well as in the Intercollegiate Athleticsletic arena.

Provided by:
Family to honor the memory of George Vandenbusche who came to the United States from Belgium in 1920. Beginning in 1965 he was employed at Western in the Maintenance Department for the next eleven years.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee (Head Cross Country Coach). One man and one woman from each cross country team selected.

Application:
Nominations by head Cross Country Coach. Contact the Intercollegiate Athleticsletic Department for additional information. (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210

 Walker, C. Ralph and Florence Memorial Scholarship

Walker, C. Ralph and Florence Memorial Scholarship (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) is Available to:

Full-time students at Western State Colorado University; must have declared a major in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Scholarship Provided by:

Gifts from members of the Walker family to perpetuate the memory and to commemorate the service and devotion of C. Ralph and Florence Walker who both served the College and the Gunnison community in an exemplary manner for many years. Professor Walker was Chairman of Western's then Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Selected by:

Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application: Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Find out more about Western's Physics Program at www.western.edu/physics.

Find out more about Western's Biology Program at www.western.edu/biology.

Find out more about Western's Chemistry Program at www.western.edu/chemistry.

 Walker, Charles R. Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship

Walker, Charles R. Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time Western student majoring in and dedicated to music. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.

Music Scholarship Provided by:

Family and friends of Charles R. Walker Jr.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Music Faculty.

Application: Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Find out more about Western's Music Program at www.western.edu/music.

 Watson, Stephen Memorial Scholarship In Computer Science

Computer Information Science Scholarship Available to:

Students majoring in Computer Information Science, who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Western State Colorado University 3 of which can be applied towards their major.

The students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and plan on enrolling in at least 9 credits.

Scholarship Provided by:

Dr. John C. Peterson

Amount: $500

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Math and Computer Information Science Scholarship Committee

Application: Contact the Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Find out more information about Western's Computer Information Science Program at www.western.edu/mathematics

 Western 300 Scholarship

Locke, Patty Accounting Scholarship for Women is Available to:

Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Scholarship Provided by:

Various PLRM associated companies

Amount: Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship

Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. Students must be junior or senior standing and must demonstrate financial need. Students must have exhibited a work ethic that has assisted in financing their education. Preference given to non-traditional students.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Vern's wife, Nell, and family and friends.

Amount: $250.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Faculty of the BUS, ACC, ECON department in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Wilson, Robert Glenn, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Wilson, Robert Glenn, Jr. Memorial History Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students who are Colorado residents; must be a sophomore or higher; History major; must have completed 24 credit hours at Western State Colorado University. Financial need will be considered.

History Scholarship Provided by:

Family and friends to memorialize Robert Glenn Wilson, an outstanding example of academic achievement, citizenship, and student growth at Western State Colorado University.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University History Department.

Application: Contact the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-7011 - Kelley Hall 240

Find out more about Western's History Program at www.western.edu/history-program.

 Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship

Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship is Available to:

Full time Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need. Must be majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. 2.5 GPA required to maintain scholarship.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Douglas A. Wilson to honor his brother.

Amount: Depending on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Wright, Paul W. Memorial Fund

Available to:
Western/RMAC scholar Intercollegiate Athleticsletes. Must have competed at Western State Colorado University for two or more years and have at least one year of eligibility remaining.

Provided by:
Paul W. Wright and his wife Hazel who made immeasurable contributions to students of Western. During his 28 years on the staff (1935-1963), "Frosty" Wright coached every men's sport at one time or another and served as Intercollegiate Athleticsletic director and chairman of the Physical Education Department. He was named to the Helms Intercollegiate Athleticsletic Foundation Hall of Fame in 1970 in partial recognition of his role in establishing skiing as an intercollegiate sport recognized by the NCAA. The gymnasium on the Western Campus is named in his honor.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee (Director of Intercollegiate Athleticsletics).

Application:
Contact the Intercollegiate Athleticsletic Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 210

 Zugelder, Ann Award Fund

Zugeleder, Ann Award Fund is Available to:

Men and women students at Western State Colorado University pursuing certification in elementary education; must be a full-time sophomore or junior at time of selection, or junior or senior at time award is given; must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Must exhibit high standards of scholarship, leadership and citizenship and above average communicative skills.

Elementary Education Award Provided by:

Ann Zugelder, one of Gunnison's most distinguished citizens. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, maintaining her interest and support of elementary education after her retirement in 1967.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Education Department.

Application: Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2157 - Crawford Hall 103

Find out more about Western's Education Program at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/education

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