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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 from eligible high schools 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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • September 19: Nominations open
  • October 28: Counselor nomination deadline
  • November 18: Student application deadline
  • Early 2023: Award winners notified

Award Recipients


A list of scholarship winners will be announced by early 2023.


Scholarship Winners

For Students

If you are interested in the Regents Scholars Program, your first step is to let your school counselor or principal know. Whether you’re nominated for a Regents award or not, be sure to apply for admission and submit the WSU scholarship application. There are many other WSU scholarships you may qualify for, and we’d love to have you here.

What’s next if you’re nominated?

If you have been nominated for a WSU Regents Scholarship, you will need to complete the following steps by Friday, November 18, 2022 to be eligible for an award.

  1. Complete the WSU admission application.
  2. Complete the WSU general scholarship application.
  3. Have unofficial transcripts sent to the WSU Office of Admission. 

All items must be received by WSU by the deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Official transcripts can be submitted electronically from your high school to WSU via “Parchment”, “Scribbles”, “eScrip-Safe”, or “National Student Clearinghouse”. Transcripts can also be faxed to the Office of Admissions (509-335-4902), if you chose to fax, it must include a cover letter and must come directly from the high school administration office.

Mailed materials can be sent to this address:

Washington State University
Office of Admissions
370 Lighty Student Services Bldg.
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067

All applications and materials will be reviewed by a panel of WSU faculty and staff members in early November. Students selected to receive an award will be notified by mail at the end of November by WSU Student Financial Services.


An email with the details of the nomination process and your high school’s unique nomination link will be sent to a representative at all eligible* Washington high schools prior to the nominations opening in September. 

We are looking for students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to their communities, academics, and extracurricular activities. Our team encourages you to consider students who may not be the most outgoing on campus, but have demonstrated academic excellence while balancing responsibilities in their home and community. Our Regents Scholars often rank in the top two percent of their class, possess a passion for learning, and benefit from a wide range of experience that propels them above their peers. They demonstrate a purposeful, long-term commitment to volunteer activities and causes within their school and in the general community. Several have also achieved their success while facing extraordinary family situations, special personal circumstances, or working part-time jobs. *Eligible high schools must have a minimum enrollment of 100 students in grades 9-12 as well as a College Entrance Examination Board number.

Your staff may nominate two high school seniors. A separate nomination form for each student must be submitted by Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:59 pm PST. If either of your nominees decides not to attend WSU, no further nominations may be made. 

If your school does not receive the invitation email, please contact Tara Sandoval, Senior Advisor with WSU Student Financial Services, at or 509-335-9711 for more information and assistance.

Counselor Narrative

You will be asked to submit a narrative describing the nominated student. Please provide us with some background on why you believe this student is deserving of the Regents Scholars Award. Consider including: academic strengths and interests, the student’s leadership capability, involvement in extra-curricular activities, or other factors, both inside and outside of school, that may have influenced the student.  Narratives are limited to 500 words.

If you do not know the student personally, please ask their teachers for assistance with the nomination narrative.

Once the nomination has been submitted and received, future communication from WSU will be sent directly to the nominated student. Nominated students must complete and submit a WSU application for admission and WSU scholarship application.

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