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University of the West

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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

deadline

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Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

$2,500 April 01, 2021 See Details

Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

award

$2,500

deadline

April 01, 2021
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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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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Varies Varies See Details

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

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deadline

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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