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In an effort to assist students of African descent succeed in college and beyond, the Africana Studies staff research and promote student opportunites.


Africana Studies Program

Internal Scholarship announcement for Academic Year 2018-2019

Please read the  announcements carefully to insure that your application is complete. With the high number of application being submitted by students, an incomplete application will not be reviewed. 

Deadline for scholarship applications is February 1, 2019 and must be postmarked by this date. Any faxed or late applications will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Africana Studies Program Front Desk at 509-359-2205 or send an email to  

Scholarship recipients will be required to keep in contact with the Africana Studies Program to assist them with being successful at EWU. Once awarded a scholarship, the student will be contacted by the program director.   

Minnie Wittenbach Memorial Scholarship

Minnie Wittenbach

Minnie Wittenbach's generosity helped to build the Cheney Care Center where she had a private room. She remained active in the community and education, which were most important to her life. The majority of her estate was left in trust to establish memorial scholarship funds for the EWU nursing program and WSU agricultural program. It was her hope that these scholarships would offer worthy young people the means to gain and otherwise impossible education in these fields. Read more about her life here$1,500 for continuing EWU students in a health-related major with a minimum 45 completed credits and 2.80 cumulative GPA.

ASP Multicultural Achievement Scholarship

A $2,000 (renewable for one year with a 3.3 EWU cummulative GPA) is for an incoming freshman or transfer student with a 2.8 or higher GPA.

Marjorie Boyd Wellington Academic Excellence Award

Marjorie Boyd Wellington

The Marjorie Boyd Wellington Academic Excellence Award was established by the African American Education Program in about 1988 in honor of the first African American graduate of Eastern. It is presented annually to the African American student with the highest grade point average and was established as an incentive to excel and a way to demonstrate Eastern's commitment to academic excellence in the minority community.  Mrs. Marjorie Boyd Wellington graduated in 1934 with a degree in teacher education from Eastern. Her story of success and perseverance as an educator has been a source of inspiration for students. *Award amount varies every year. For the 2018-2019 year it will be $1,810.   

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External Scholarships

Opportunity Grants in WA   


None are available at this time. Check Handshake for other opportunities at EWU. 

Employment Opportunities

Visit Handshake. Be a part of the team! We are seeking 2 TAs - one for Dr. Baynes and one for Professor Schwendiman - for Winter 2019. (Closes 1/11/19)


Visit EWU's Office of Community Engagment for volunteer opportunities here. In Spokane? Visit Spokane Cares here

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