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Admissions Awards

About the award

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:

  1. Apply for and be offered admission to WSU Pullman for fall semester.
  2. Be a Washington resident.

Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis!

In order to qualify for the visitation award through the Future Cougars Embracing Diversity program, students must attend the entire event and participate in all components of the program. 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 within a month after the event and will send an email communication confirming the award has been posted. If you do not see that your award has posted after three weeks please contact Visitation Programs to confirm they have record of your attendance and they will follow up with Student Financial Services to ensure your award is posted.

If you can’t attend

If you can’t attend the entire event, you won’t be eligible for the Future Cougars Embracing Diversity scholarship — but that’s not the end of the story.

Filling out the WSU general scholarship application means you’ll automatically be considered for hundreds of other scholarships from WSU. Complete the application by January 31 and your FAFSA by February to be considered for hundreds of different scholarships.

If you can no longer attend Future Cougars Embracing Diversity, you are welcome to attend an Experience WSU event, a campus visit program that also offers a $1,000 award. Please note that the Experience WSU events do reach capacity quickly, so make sure to register early. You may not attend more than one event with the visitation award component.

There are also many other opportunities to visit campus throughout the year. See our student visits site for more information.

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Your Plans

Full Day Visits
  • Experience WSU A series of fall and spring semester events for admitted students. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Fall Preview Oct. 14 & 28 This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Game Day Tours Coming to a home football game? Add a tour to your day and see what academics and athletics is all about at WSU.
  • Future Cougars of Distinction An exclusive and invitation-only program for freshmen that provides top scholars an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes overview of WSU.
  • Future Cougars Embracing Diversity An opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event for admitted non-resident students.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • Scholarships Make sure to apply for scholarships along with your admission application.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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