Mr. King Cole was perhaps the most influential planner in the history of Spokane—as the leader and organizer for economic revitalization as well as being the person most responsible for the 1974 World’s Fair. Redevelopment and revitalization still shape an evolving, successful downtown that builds on our legacies of preserving the natural environment. Although he never worked as a planner for the city, Mr. Cole worked tirelessly through business and non-profit organizations to form Spokane as a 20th-century city. This $1,000 scholarship is provided the Cole family through a generous endowment to EWU as support to an undergraduate student in our program.
The King and Jan Cole Scholarship shall be administered as an endowment, the annual earnings of which will be used to support an undergraduate student planning to major in Urban and Regional Planning. The criteria for selection of the candidate to fill this scholarship are as follows:
- The recipient must be an undergraduate student of at least junior standing (no post-graduate student applications).
- The recipient must have a minimum of 2.5-4.0 grade point average at time of initial application. 3.0 grade point average for scholarship renewal.
- The recipient must demonstrate financial need.
- Applicants will be screened by a committee appointed by the Department Chair.
- Permission is given for the appropriate release of information regarding the fund, e.g. in the Annual Report published each year by the Foundation.
- Opportunity with Downtown Partnership or area Chambers of Commerce for internships and volunteer experience.