You’re eligible for this scholarship if you’re identified as a semifinalist by the National Merit Corporation and you’re admitted to WSU Pullman. You could earn full tuition for up to four years. Check out important details about National Merit awards at the bottom of the page.
For Washington residents, the award value is based on current in-state tuition rates for 2018–19.
For students from outside Washington state, the award value is based on current non-resident tuition rates for 2018–19.
Visit our tuition table for more information on the award amounts.
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This event is for admitted students who have demonstrated high academic achievement. Washington State University admitted Top Scholars are welcome to register. Top Scholars qualify for this event through the table below or based upon their status as an admitted National Merit Scholar or admitted Regents Scholar. Check out this table to see if you qualify:
In order to qualify for the visit award through the Future Cougars of Distinction event, students must be invited, registered, and attend all components of the event. The Future Cougars of Distinction visit award can be awarded to students receiving the Distinguished Regents Award, National Merit Semifinalist Award, and to students who will have other allowable tuition waivers or payments that cover the value of full tuition.
Future Cougars of Distinction is the only admitted student program in which students receiving full-tuition scholarships may also receive the visit award.
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With the Western Undergraduate Exchange or WUE (here we call it the Cougar Award), an out-of-state student may receive a $10,000 award, renewable for 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.
Awarded to admitted freshmen with a minimum 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA).
To receive the award, you must also:
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Be a resident outside the state of Washington and charged non-resident tuition Enroll … » More …
Every student who attends the Future Cougars Embracing Diversity event will receive a one-time $1,000 visitation award for completion of the program.
To be eligible for registration, students need to meet these criteria:
Apply for and be offered admission to WSU Pullman for fall semester. Be a Washington resident.
Please note that registration is on a first-come basis!
National Merit Scholarship awardees, Distinguished Regents Scholars, students receiving an athletic scholarship, or students receiving a scholarship valued at full tuition are not eligible to receive the award.
How the award is posted
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In order to qualify for the visit award through the Experience WSU event, students must be registered, attend, and participate in all components of the event. The Experience WSU visit award cannot be awarded to students receiving the Distinguished Regents Award, National Merit Semifinalist Award and to students who will have other allowable tuition waivers or payments that cover the value of full tuition. If you are a National Merit Semifinalist or Distinguished Regents awardee, please consider registering to attend Future Cougars of Distinction as the visitation award is available to you for this specific program.
The WSU Regents Scholars Program recognizes Washington’s best high school students for their hard work and academic accomplishments.
We invite high school educators and administrators to nominate your two most distinguished seniors for the Regents Scholar Program. All eligible nominees will receive a four-year Regents Program scholarship and have the opportunity to compete for a Distinguished Regents Scholar Award.
The award levels
The Regents Scholars Program has two award levels:
Distinguished Regents Scholar: Full tuition and mandatory fees for up to 18 credits per semester, for four years. Approximately 10 students will receive this award. Regents Scholar: $4,000 per academic … » More …