Below are examples of the range of scholarships available at Washington State University.
Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship
For first-year and transfer students. Based on academic strength and financial need. Renewable for 4 years. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application.
Crimson Transfer Award
For Washington residents who are U.S. citizens transferring to WSU Pullman from another college or university. Renewable for an additional year. Admissions packet must be completed with all required transcripts submitted no later than the end of your first term of attendance at WSU.
WSUAA Leadership Scholarship
The Ku-ah-mah Society awards two scholarships to current American Indian/Alaskan Native undergraduate students. A supplemental personal statement and a 3.30 cumulative GPA is required. Annual deadline is January 31 for the following academic year.Apply through the Washington State University Alumni Association website.
Must be an enrolled tribal member, with preference given to NW tribes (Washington, Idaho, and Oregon). Not renewable, but can reapply every year. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application.
MOU Tribal Scholarship
For new incoming students who are members of a tribe that is signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding with WSU. Recipients receive financial support and are enrolled in the Tribal Nation Building Leadership (TNBL) program.
Eligible tribes include: Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Colville Confederated Tribes, Confederated Tribes of the Salish and Kootenai, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Cowlitz Tribe, Kalispel Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Quinault Tribe, and Spokane Tribe. .
Find the deadline, eligibility requirement, and the application on the TNBL website.
Must be an enrolled tribal member with financial need. Not renewable, but may reapply each year. Apply through the WSU General Scholarship application.
Must be an enrolled member of the Spokane tribe. Not renewable but can reapply every year. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application.
Plateau Native American Scholarship
Must be an enrolled member or descendant of one of the following tribes: Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Colville Confederated Tribes, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Kalispel Tribe, Klamath Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Yakama Indian Nation. Alternately, students with proof of ancestry from a tribe or tribes known as Plateau Salishan, Sahaptian, or Kootenai, as well as members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs or the Cowlitz Tribe who are of Sahaptian-speaking descent, are also eligible to apply.
Find the deadline, eligibility requirements, and the application on the WSU Native Programs website.
Dlugosh-McKee LGBTQA+ Scholarship
Financial support for students who are active in, and support of the WSU LBGTQA+ Center’s mission and vision for creating a more inclusive and supportive campus climate. Details, including the current deadline, are available on the LGBTQA+ Center website.
Women*s Center Student Achievement Scholarship
Requires a brief personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and your current academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Details on the Women*s Center website. Apply through the WSU General Scholarship application.
WSU Study Abroad Scholarship
Open to current students on any WSU campus. Apply for a study abroad program through WSU International Programs website and complete the scholarship questionnaire.
International Academic Award
International students are automatically considered for scholarships upon admission to WSU. Apply for admission and scholarships on the by January 31 on the Office of International Programs website.
International Year One Progression Award
International Programs automatically awards this scholarship to qualifying students who complete their Undergraduate Foundation program with a 3.5 GPA and continue on to degree-seeking study at WSU. Renewable for up to 2 years. Details available on the Office of International Programs website.
WSU General Scholarship Application
All WSU students are encouraged to apply for scholarships every year. The annual deadline is January 31 for the following academic year.
Incoming students who have applied for admission may submit a scholarship application while they are waiting for a decision.
Eligibility, terms, and conditions for 2023-24 are available at the Student Financial Services website.
Support for Undocumented Students
WSU is committed to minimizing any obstacles prospective students may face and is working to provide the maximum amount of assistance possible for undocumented students. Learn more on the WSU Student Financial Services website.