We are excited to share that we have made substantial changes to our Western Undergraduate Exchange/Cougar Award program that will provide opportunity for more non-resident students to attend Washington State University than ever before.

Distinguished Cougar Award

With the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)/Distinguished Cougar Award, an out-of-state student may receive an $11,000 award, renewable for an additional three years, increasing from $10,000. Qualified students receive the award automatically, and are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU. No additional action or forms are required for consideration. For questions about the WUE/Distinguished Cougar Award you are encouraged to visit our website or reach out to your WSU admission counselor.

To receive the award, you must also:

  • Have an unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) between 3.4 and 4.0.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. outside the state of Washington
  • Enter the Pullman campus as a freshman for Spring 2020 or Fall 2020
  • Be charged non-resident tuition

This scholarship cannot be combined with the National Merit award.

Cougar Award

With the Cougar Award, out-of-state students may receive a $7,000 award, renewable for up to an additional three years. Qualified students receive the award automatically, and are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU. No additional action or forms are required for consideration.

To receive the award, you must also:

  • Have an unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) between 3.0 and 3.39.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. outside the state of Washington
  • Enter the Pullman campus as a freshman for spring 2020 or fall 2020
  • Be charged non-resident tuition