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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Clyde Harry Backus Scholarship

  • Used to assist students of high achievement in Electrical Engineering or related fields
  • Preference to American Indians and graduates of Washington State Public Schools
  • Recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor


image002Clyde Harry Backus

The late Clyde Harry Backus was a 1925 WSU graduate in hydroelectric engineering.  He spent his career working in various parts of the United States for RCA, retiring in 1966.  Mr Backus died in 1969.  His sister, the late Joyce Backus, established the loan fund in his memory as a part of her estate.

The Clyde Harry Backus Student Loan Fund is used to assist undergraduate students of high achievement enrolled in degree programs in the field of electrical engineering or related sciences.  Preference shall be given to American Indians and graduates of Washington State Public High Schools.

To Contribute to This Fund

If you would like to make a gift to this scholarship fund, please contact:
Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science