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WSU University Achievement Award

$2,000 per year (two years)

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


Awarded to students based on a minimum 3.6 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA).

To receive the award, you must also:

  • Complete your admission application and submit transcripts before March 15
  • 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 in 2021

This scholarship cannot be combined with the Distinguished University Achievement Award or a National Merit Scholarship. 

To qualify, your application for admissions and admission packet must be complete with all required transcripts submitted prior to March 15, 2021. Students who have improved their cumulative GPA since being admitted to WSU, may resubmit the most up-to-date transcript (first-semester, senior year) to be re-considered for academic awards (UAA, DUAA, Cougar Award, WUE) . Be sure your cumulative unweighted GPA meets the award criteria before sending us your updated transcript. Transcripts must be received by WSU by March 15, 2021. All scholarship criteria is subject to change. Funding for these awards is limited and not guaranteed. Unofficial/self-reported high school GPA reported in a student’s application may be used in awarding scholarships. Students will be asked to confirm academic status by providing an official transcript. For terms and conditions, visit Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change. If you meet and exceed the University Achievement Award eligibility, please review the Distinguished University Achievement Award for more information.


Renewal Criteria

Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change.

Whether you are eligible for this particular award or not, be sure to also fill out the WSU General Scholarship Application annually. The updated 2021 deadline is March 15. It gives you the opportunity to be considered for more than 700 other scholarship programs.

Renewal Criteria: See terms and conditions at