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University of the West

Rosemead, CA

University Website:  www.uwest.edu
Apply Online:  discover.uwest.edu/inquiryform

The University of the West (commonly known as UWest) is a private, not-for-profit, university located in Rosemead, California. It was founded in 1991 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Taiwan-based Buddhist order Fo Guang Shan and Hsi Lai Temple, the North American order headquarters. The school offered its first class in spring of 1991.

UWest is a private, non profit school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Although founded by a Buddhist organization, UWest is not a Buddhist college, which is a term typically used for monasteries or schools that train people for the monastic order. University of the West is an accredited undergraduate and advanced degree-granting institution.[citation needed]

UWest students are not required to subscribe to the Buddhist faith or practice Buddhism in any form. Indeed, UWest's undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration garner higher enrollment numbers than its undergraduate and graduate programs in Religious Studies.

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University of the West College Scholarships

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Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Up to $4,350 Varies See Details
 

Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Jewish Family and Children's Services

award

Up to $4,350

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Better Together STEM Scholarship

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)

Up to $10,000 June 03, 2022 See Details
 

Better Together STEM Scholarship

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

June 03, 2022
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Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

American Ground Water Trust

$2,000 June 30, 2022 See Details
 

Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

American Ground Water Trust

award

$2,000

deadline

June 30, 2022
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Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship

Ventura County Community Foundation

$2,000 January 26, 2026 See Details
 

Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship

Ventura County Community Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

January 26, 2026
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Usrey Family Scholarship

Horticultural Research Institute

Up to $1,000 September 02, 2022 See Details
 

Usrey Family Scholarship

Horticultural Research Institute

award

Up to $1,000

deadline

September 02, 2022
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KASF Western Region Scholarship

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Up to $5,000 June 30, 2022 See Details
 

KASF Western Region Scholarship

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

June 30, 2022
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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany

UAS7 International

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UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany

UAS7 International

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Fiat Lux Scholarship

University of California, Berkeley

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Fiat Lux Scholarship

University of California, Berkeley

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