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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Meek, Markley, McPhail Scholarship Fund

  • Awarded to Electrical Engineering or Computer Science students
  • Prefernce to EE power students
  • Students must demonstrate good character
  • Recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
About the Donor

This fund was established through the generosity of the late Cornell Meek, a 1938 graduate in electrical engineering.  Cornell described himself as a “medium” student with a great fondness for the relationships he established with fellow students and professors while at Washington State College.

During his years at WSC, Mr. Meek funded his own education with help from many people including two named in this endowed scholarship. The first is Sherman C. Markley, superintendent of buildings and grounds at WSU until his retirement in 1966.  Sherman  recommended Cornell, in Cornell’s sophomore year, for the job of “night electrical trouble shooter.”  The Markley and Meek families remained close friends for life.

The second is Charles W. McPhail, who employed Cornell part-time prior to 1938 during vacations, and permanently from 1942 until 1946.  At that time he made it possible for Mr. Meek to assume a portion of the contracting company which subsequently enabled him to fund this scholarship.  Cornell died in his home in Gig Harbor, October 3, 2003.

The income from this Fund provides one or more scholarships to juniors and seniors with any major within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Recipients must demonstrate both financial need and “good character,” as determined by the scholarship selection committee.

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