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Scholarships for EMU students

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The Washington Community Scholars' Center, EMU's immersive internship experience in DC, offers scholarship opportunities for fall and spring semester EMU students.

We want to award these scholarships to students who:
-Are ready to push themselves to do something new and challenging
-Are curious to learn about Washington, DC and what the city can teach them about racial and economic injustice
-Are less likely to be able to access a big-city internship on their own

WCSC students share a meal

What are the scholarship opportunities?


WCSC Commuter Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to commuter students for whom it would be an added financial challenge to come to the WCSC because of room and board costs. WCSC can award up to three scholarships per year. 

Amount: $1,000

Who is eligible:

  • Must be a commuter student
  • Must have financial need (demonstrated through the financial aid office)
  • Must attend WCSC in the fall or spring semester (scholarships are not available for WCSC summer program)

Yoder Miller Grant Fund

Christian Yoder and husband Jonathan Miller have been big believers in the transformative power of higher education for many years. Christian served in the late ‘90s on the WSSY Advisory Board and has been a guest speaker at WCSC multiple times over the years.  Christian and Jonathan want to enable students from low-income backgrounds to have the opportunity to grow intellectually, deepen their social justice awareness, grow professionally, and strengthen local organizations as interns in the nation’s capital. The Yoder Miller Grant Fund supports access to WCSC for students with financial need and to encourage diversity among WCSC participants. WCSC can award up to 5 scholarships per year. 

Amount: $1,000

Who is eligible:

  • Must have financial need (demonstrated through the financial aid office)
  • Must attend WCSC in the fall or spring semester (scholarships are not available for summer term)
  • Priority consideration is given to students of color

If you want to make a gift commitment, contact Tim Swartzendruber, Senior Associate Director of Development, at 540-560-5720.

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