College of Arts and Sciences

School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Potter Scholarships

Professor Potter was an instrumental figure in the founding of the Department of Philosophy and a long-time instructor in a number of areas at what was then Washington State College. These scholarships honor his memory.

Several scholarships will be given to help defray tuition expenses of junior- and senior-level students.

Academic excellence (3.0 GPA or greater) and proven interest in philosophy will be prime factors in the selection of recipients. Such excellence will be judged on the basis of the following:

  • A transcript of graded course work.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing—not merely in correctness of mechanics but also in the ability to select, organize, and present ideas effectively.
  • Recommendations from philosophy faculty members.
  • Performance in philosophy classes.

Financial need is normally not a consideration, and one need not be a philosophy major or minor to apply.

Decisions regarding the awarding of scholarships will be made by the Scholarship Committee. If you have any questions, contact the school at 509-335-2544 or

Application Deadline

Applications should be completed and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2014, for scholarships to be granted for fall semester. Applications can be turned into the office at 801 Johnson Tower or emailed to

Earlier applications are encouraged, and decisions on some of the scholarships may be made prior to that date. The committee may also consider applications for mid-year admissions.




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