The Peter K. Wallerich Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduate students who have demonstrated their interest and success in the natural sciences, pre-medicine, or other health science coursework. Four students are expected to be named Wallerich Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year and each will receive a $7,000 scholarship. Recipients will be selected based upon outstanding academic performance, interest in research, and plans for a career in the natural or health sciences.
Scholarship nomination procedures:
Only students nominated by the faculty are eligible. All faculty members are invited to nominate one or more students who not only have exceptional academic records, but also meet the following:
Nominees will be asked to submit a letter of introduction, essay, writing sample, and letter of recommendation to the Faculty Scholarship Committee. The committee will review the application materials and academic transcripts of each nominee before selecting the final recipients.
The Peter K. Wallerich Scholarship recipients are expected to be named no later than May 1.
This scholarship was established in 1999 through the generous gifts of Peter K. Wallerich. Peter Wallerich is a Tacoma businessman (Chevrolet dealer and banker) with long service on the Board of Trustees of the university. During his tenure as trustee, which commenced in 1970, he served at various times as chairman of the Finance Committee, chairman of the Investment Sub-Committee, and member of the Executive and Compensation Committees.
Peter and his wife Marylu have four daughters, one of whom, Karen, graduated from Puget Sound in 1977. Their son-in-law, Scott Winship, received a Puget Sound law degree in 1986. Peter’s brother John also attended Puget Sound and is affiliated with the class of 1959, and his cousin, Dr. Frederik Hansen Jr., is a 1949 alumnus.