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Alumna Donor Encourages Students to Pursue Their Dreams

EWU Alumna Donor Uses Endowment to Encourage Students to Pursue Their Dream Barbara Shields knew, fresh out of high school in 1947, that she wanted to earn a university degree. Her plan? Work for a little while and then go to college. But sometimes… [Read more]
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Amy & Querida Meyer

Many students have the desire to earn a degree but lack the financial support to make it happen. When a mother and daughter attend EWU at the same time, the burden on the family budget is doubled. “I’m certain I would not be able… [Read more]
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Lauren McKinley

In her quest to become a music teacher and performer, Lauren McKinley devoted some of last summer to work at the EWU Jazz Dialogue Middle School Summer Camp. “I learned so much about teaching, and I had a blast!” she said. Eastern students who… [Read more]
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Molly Yin

Scholarship recipient Molly Yin strongly believes in the power of one. “I think Eastern alumni should give back financially to EWU because it only takes one person to make a difference in a person’s life,” she said. As a senior seeking a degree in Health Informatics… [Read more]
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Phaedra Cote

There is no bond stronger than the one that exists between a mother and her child. But the bond between EWU scholarship recipients and their donors is a close second. Phaedra Cote‘s story is proof of both. A young mother holds her critically ill son… [Read more]
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Dr. Rick Allen

Dr. Rick Allen has spent his life making a difference. Working his way through college by bailing hay, washing dishes and digging ditches, he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at Eastern in 1969. But that was only the beginning of an amazing career that… [Read more]
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Singing Your Praises

The generosity of supporters like you directly helps students achieve their goals. Scholarship recipient, Michael Sinitsa ’16, grew up in a newly-immigrated Russian family. He watched his parents work hard and live frugally in order to provide every opportunity for their children. Savoring the… [Read more]
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Pi Kappa Alpha

Thank you, brothers of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, for your support of Eastern Washington University Libraries and the Randy Van Turner Scholarship. Your generosity will mean so much to so many Eastern students and communities around the world for generations to come. Hear… [Read more]
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Quinton Baker

Ujima is Swahili for collective work and responsibility, to build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together. That concept truly defines Quinton Baker and guides his life’s goals. When he was a… [Read more]
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Kristen Nolan

EWU urban and regional planning student, Kirsten Nolan, knows firsthand about the incREDible power a scholarship has in the life of a student, a family, and a community. “Long after the last dollar has been spent, the benefits of the education I have attained… [Read more]
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