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Florence & Earle Stewart Book and Cultural Event Scholarship

 Established in 1989, the Florence & Earle Stewart Book and Cultural Event Scholarship is offered to students at Eastern Washington University as a way ... "for students to begin building a personal lifetime library or to experience cultural activities to the symphony, theater, etc." 

Books awarded by this fund are primarily intended to be cultural additions to the recipient's personal library. Students can apply for 1) up to two books; 2) apply for one ticket to a cultural event plus one book; or 3) apply for one cultural event.        

When to apply

To be considered for this scholarship please complete the online application by established deadline (4th Friday of the quarter - except Summer), as indicated in section below. Completed applications must include the title of the book, 13-digit IBSN, type of educational or cultural event, actual cost (include tax & shippping) and source of the book or event.  Incomplete or late applications may not be processed. 

For details about the application requirements please refer to web pages: Scholarship Guidelines and Scholarship Criteria & Award Amount.

How to apply

  • Complete an online Florence and Earle Stewart Book/Cultural Event Scholarship Application.
  • Write a short essay.
  • Obtain a review of the book(s) or cultural event, from a professor, library or internet source.
  • Submit an online application by the deadline by clicking on the link indicated below.
  1. As of April 3rd, EWU students full-time during Spring Term 2017 may apply for Florence & Earle Stewart Book/Cultural Event Scholarship by clicking on application form link:  APPLY NOW FOR STEWART BOOK/EVENT SCHOLARSHIP

  2. Also EWU Faculty may apply complete application below for Florence & Earle Stewart Book/Cultural Event Scholarship funds to purchase Event tickets for a group of  students who are full-time status during Spring Term 2017:  Faculty Application

  3. On Friday, April 28th at 4:30 p.m., applications from EWU students (full-time) for Florence & Earle Stewart Book/Event Scholarship will be closed for Spring Term 2017.
  4.  By May 12th, University College staff will notify EWU Bookstore to order books for full-time EWU students approved to receive Florence & Earle Stewart Book/Event Scholarship award.
  5. June 2nd, is the last day for the full-time EWU student awarded scholarship to submit their receipt for reimbursement of event ticket they purchased.   Should you need additional time to submit your event receipt please notify Mary Jo Van Bemmel (


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