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National Merit Scholarship

Qualifications

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.

Questions?

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Distinguished University Achievement Award

Graduates

$4,000 per year

The University Achievement Award is automatically awarded and qualified students are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU.

Eligibility

Awarded to students based on a combination of a minimum 3.4 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) and qualifying SAT or ACT test scores. *

To receive the award, you must also:

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (HB 1079 & DACA students eligible)
Be a resident of the state of Washington
Enroll at the Pullman campus as a freshman for fall 2018

This scholarship cannot be combined with the WSU Regents Scholarship, … » More …

Awards

$1,000 visitation award

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.

Space is limited at the Future Cougars of Distinction program and … » More …

Western Undergraduate Exchange (Cougar Award)

$10,000 per year

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.

Eligibility

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 …

Awards

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

Student Financial Services will post the award to the student’s account … » More …

Experience WSU: Awards

About the award

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.

Space is limited at the … » More …

University Achievement Award

$2,000 per year

The University Achievement Award is automatically awarded and qualified students are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU.

Eligibility

Awarded to students based on a combination of a minimum 3.4 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) and qualifying SAT or ACT test scores. *

To receive the award, you must also:

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (HB 1079 & DACA students eligible)
Be a resident of the state of Washington
Enroll at the Pullman campus as a freshman for fall 2019

This scholarship cannot be combined with the WSU Regents Scholarship, … » More …

Regents Scholars Program

Who are we?

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 …

Non-Washington Residents

Coming from out of state and worried about the cost? We have scholarship programs designed specifically to help out-of-state students with tuition. Check out the scholarships below and make sure to fill out the  WSU scholarship application and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to qualify for even more.

Also, make sure to check out the scholarships available through your academic department and WSU’s scholarship search engine.

 

Related resources

General scholarship application
Financial aid estimator
Net price calculator
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Outside scholarships

WUE (Cougar Award)

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