In-state students

Scholarships for Washington residents

Completing the WSU scholarship application puts you in the running for these major scholarships, plus many more.

We'll consider you for all the awards that fit your qualifications. And you could end up winning more than one.

Academic achievement

University Achievement Award

For Washington high school students who meet certain GPA and SAT/ACT requirements: $2,000 and $4,000 awards are available; renewable for one additional year.

See if you qualify

National Merit Corporation Scholarship

For National Merit semi-finalists who list Washington State University as their first choice. Does not require a WSU scholarship application, but has other specific requirements.

More about WSU's National Merit awards

Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship

Based on good grades and exceptional performance on standardized tests.

Regents Scholars Program

A merit scholarship for Washington high school students who meet certain GPA and SAT/ACT requirements. High school educators and Native American tribal councils nominate students for these awards.

More about the Regents Scholars program

Academics + financial need

To receive these awards, you'll need to complete the FAFSA (to determine financial need) and the WSU scholarship application (so we can consider you for our scholarship programs). 

Cougar Commitment

Four years of full tuition and required fees for eligible students who have financial need.

More about WSU's Cougar Commitment

Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship

Based on academic strength, demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to volunteer work and community service, and a high level of financial need (must complete FAFSA by Feb. 15 priority date).

Access and Opportunity Award

For incoming freshmen from participating Washington high schools who have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate leadership skills, commitment to volunteer work, and community service.

College Bound Scholarship

Awarded to qualified incoming freshmen who signed up for the Washington College Bound Scholarship Program in 7th/8th grade. The award combines with the State Need Grant and other state funding to cover tuition/fees and a small book allowance.

"DREAMers" state need grant

Washington state need grants are available to low-income, non-citizen students. To receive this aid, students must meet specific eligibility criteria and submit the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) by February 15.

Applicants do not need to submit any forms other than the WASFA. The WSU scholarship application is optional, but highly recommended, as you may be eligible for additional scholarships from the University.

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WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA) Leadership Awards

For incoming freshmen who demonstrate leadership potential. See the Alumni Association scholarships page for details on requirements.

Campus visit scholarships

These scholarships are offered to admitted students who attend a designated campus visit event. (One award per student, although you're welcome to attend both events.)

Experience WSU

Explore campus, get your questions answered, and learn about your academic area of interest. All who attend will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

More about Experience WSU

Future Cougars of Color

See what it's like being a multicultural student at WSU while you explore campus, learn about your academic area of interest, and get answers to your questions. All who attend will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

More about the Future Cougars of Color program