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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Donald and Gwendolyn Dewey Endowed Scholarship in the School of EECS

  • Awarded to undergraduate third-year students selected by established EECS procedures
  • Based on merit and financial need
  • Preference to women or underrepresented students with demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor

Don and Gwen Dewey married in 1958 following Don’s graduation from Washington State College with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.  Don’s subsequent career at Boeing in Seattle included service as chief engineer for avionics within Boeing Military Airplane Co. and chief of research for Boeing Advanced Systems.  He has also served as chair of the national Air Defense Preparedness Association and was a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD).  He received an Alumni Achievement Award from Washington State University in 1987.

Gwen completed bachelor’s, master’s, and two doctoral degrees – one in educational administration and one in ministry.  Her varied career has included service as president of Northwest Graduate School Seminary, HR administration for the Puyallup School District, and teaching and training positions.

Both Don and Gwen have been active community volunteers and loyal, service-oriented WSU supporters.  Don developed the first strategic plan articulating the WSU-Boeing relationship.

In recognition of the significant role Washington State University played in launching Don’s successful career at Boeing, Don and Gwen have endowed the Donald and Gwendolyn Dewey Endowed Scholarship in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The income from the Don and Gwendolyn Dewey Endowed Scholarship is to be used for under graduate scholarship support for students in at least their third year in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Selection will be determined by established procedures that consider both merit and financial need.   Preference in awarding both new and renewed scholarships should be for women students who have at least a 3.2 overall GPA.

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