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WSU 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.


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 at the Pullman campus as a freshman for fall

This scholarship cannot be combined with the National Merit award.

Renewal Criteria

Renewable for an additional three years or a maximum of 8 total semesters if you meet the following criteria:

  • Remain in good academic standing according to WSU policies;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman campus;
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of each spring semester;
  • Maintain non-resident status and maintain undergraduate, non-professional degree status.
  • Must continue enrollment on the Pullman or Spokane campus

Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change.

Be sure to fill out the WSU general scholarship application by January 31 annually, and use the scholarship search tool to find additional scholarship opportunities.

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