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Congratulations to Our 2021 ETM Scholarship Recipients!

The ETM program is pleased to announce the 2021 ETM scholarship recipients. Funded in part by the Wendell J. Satre Endowment and other donated funds, the scholarship provides financial support to outstanding ETM students on their way to graduation.

Elijah Christofferson

Elijah is a Marine Inspector at Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation. He is also a US Navy Veteran and Reservist. He started his METM journey in the Spring of 2018, and after a temporary recall to active duty in response to COVID in 2020, he is continuing his studies focused on Quality Management with a projected graduation of Fall 2023.


“This scholarship is exactly what I needed to feel secure about completing the METM program. The knowledge gained in the METM program will give me the self-confidence to move forward in my career knowing that I have the right skills to approach engineering management problems at any level.” -Elijah Christofferson

Thivandi Samaranayake

Thivandi is a Senior Analyst at Dell. Prior to her current position, she was a Systems and Data Analyst at the Boeing Company. She started her METM degree in the summer of 2020 with an interest in risk assessment and management as well as innovative products management. Her projected graduation date is Spring 2022.


“The ETM program at WSU has provided an outstanding learning experience that has helped me stand out as a strong candidate in my workplace among other professionals. This opportunity will continue to tremendously increase my knowledge and outlook to become a leader in managing technology one day.” -Thivandi Samaranayake 

ETM Scholarship Program

The Covid19 pandemic has hit hard many Americans including our own Cougs. In response, the ETM program created a scholarship fund to help METM students in need. This scholarship is funded in part by the Wendell J. Satre Endowment and other donated funds. It hopes to alleviate hardships endured by students such as unemployment, loss of employer educational support, and/or major family medical expenses. Interested students must submit a statement of need describing their financial hardship and their plan for completing their degree program to with a subject line of ETM Scholarship.

Program Information

  • 100% Tuition Assistance for those in a financial hardship
  • Assistance to complete METM degree
  • Support for one year, up to 12 credits*
  • April 1st submission deadline

*The scholarship cannot be used toward E_M 701.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be METM degree program student
  • No dual/concurrent enrollment
  • 12 WSU E_M course credits completed, (non-transferred) prior to receiving the award
  • Eligible for enrollment
  • GPA 3.5 or greater
  • Program of Study on record

Wendell J Satre Endowment

Sources: Spokesman Review, A history of the Washington Water Power Company, Catch the Vision: A Biography of Wendell Satre.