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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

David A. Seamans Excellence Fund

  • Awarded to Electrical Engineering students according to established selection procedures in the EECS department
  • Recipients must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor

David A. Seamans is a faculty emeritus of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  A scholarship fund was established upon his retirement in 1992, to pay tribute to his 38-year academic career and the deep interest he has demonstrated for students of diverse backgrounds.

He and his late wife Sarahlou Mather Seamans met at WSU and married in 1957.  Together they hosted countless international students in their home, and Dr. Seamans has remained in touch with most of them to this day. Music was Dr. Seamans’ second outside interest.  He played French horn in the Washington-Idaho Symphony for several years.

As his students prepared for their life beyond commencement, Dr. Seamans counseled them that working “smarter” was more important than working “harder.”  “Nothing is too hard if you can get someone else to do it,” he believed.  Over the years, Dr. Seamans taught just about every course in electrical engineering outside of electromagnetics and control systems.
Since his retirement, he has been active in the WSU Retirees Association.

This fund provides scholarship/and fellowship assistance for students in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, according to criteria decided upon by a scholarship selection committee including the director of the school or his/her designee.

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