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Funding & Resources


WSU General Scholarship

The WSU General Scholarship is open to all WSU students, and one application allows you to be considered for over 700 scholarships, including many of the scholarships below. Apply online. DEADLINE: January 31


Future Cougars Embracing Diversity Scholarship

The Future Cougars Embracing Diversity program is an opportunity for underrepresented students to see firsthand all that WSU has to offer. Explore campus, learn about your academic area of interest, get your questions answered, and soak up the friendly Cougar spirit! You’ll also receive a one-time, non-renewable $1,000 visitation award. Choose from helpful workshops like these:

    • What It’s Like to Be a Biracial/Multiracial Student at WSU
    • We’ve Got Your Back! Student Resources With TRiO
    • You Can Do It, We Can Help: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Workshops also provide detailed information on academic programs, housing, financial aid, campus involvement, and more. Current students of color will be on hand to answer all your questions about what it’s really like to live and study here.


Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship

Awards range from $2000 – $4000, depending on your GPA. For freshmen and transfer students. Based on academic strength and financial need. Renewable for 4 years. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application. DEADLINE: January 31


Crimson Transfer Award

Offered to transfer students at WSU Pullman. The award is valued at $2,000 annually with ability to renew for up to two additional years. To receive the award, you must: Apply for admission, have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.2 if you have with a minimum of 27 semester or 40 quarter credits of transferable work by the time you enroll – OR- have a minimum 3.4 unweighted high school GPA and minimum 3.2 cumulative transfer GPA if you have less than 27 transferable semester credits, be a resident of the state of Washington, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and attend WSU Pullman. DEADLINE: admission packet must be complete prior to July 15


WSUAA Leadership Scholarship

The Washington State Alumni Association Ku-ah-mah Society awards two $6,000 scholarships. American Indian/Alaskan Native undergraduate students who are sophomores or above are eligible. Applicants need to demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and academic excellence and have a minimum GPA of 3.30. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application. DEADLINE: January 31


Creighton Scholarship

Around $1000, multiple awards. Must be an enrolled tribal member, with preference given to NW tribes (Washington, Idaho, and Oregon). Not renewable, but would be reconsidered every year. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application. DEADLINE: January 31


MOU Tribal Scholarship

Awards are $4000 per year for new incoming students who are members of a tribe that is signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding with WSU, including: 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, Cowlitz Tribe, Kalispel Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Quinault Tribe, Spokane Tribe, and Yakama Nation. DEADLINE: April 15th


Muckleshoot Scholarship

Amount varies. Not renewable but would be reconsidered every year. Must be an enrolled tribal member with financial need. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application. DEADLINE: January 31


NACI-Hanes Scholarship

Amount varies. One scholarship given each year. Requirements: Must be an enrolled member of the Spokane tribe. Not renewable but would be reconsidered every year. Apply with WSU General Scholarship application. DEADLINE: January 31


Plateau Native American Scholarship

Amount varies. Requirements: Enrolled members from Coeur d’Alene, Colville, CSKT, Umatilla, Kalispel, Klamath, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Spokane, Yakama OR from a tribe known as Plateau Salishan, Sahaptian or Kootenai, OR from Warm Springs or Cowlitz if of Sahaptian speaking descent. 2.5 GPA required. Renewable. DEADLINE: May 3rd


Multicultural Student Scholarship

Description: Scholarship for WSU multicultural (including 1st gen) students to study abroad in a semester-long program. Amount: Up to $1,500. DEADLINE: May 1st for Fall Semester


International Academic Award

$2,000 – $4,000/year tuition waiver. The Office of International Programs automatically awards these scholarships to qualifying students who are offered admission.

+ Freshman awards (renewable for 3 additional years) are available to students who have less than 1 year of college credit.

+ Transfer awards (renewable for 2 additional years) are available to students who have earned at least 1 year (27 semester hours) of transferable college credit.


International Year One Progression Award

$4,000/year tuition waiver. The Office of International Programs automatically awards this scholarship to qualifying students who complete their Undergraduate Bridge program with a 3.5 GPA and continue on to degree-seeking study at WSU.

This award is automatically renewable for up to 2 years if you meet the renewal criteria for each academic year.


Financial Aid Options for Undocumented Students

WSU is committed to minimizing any obstacles prospective students may face. While undocumented students have limited eligibility for financial aid, we have made it our mission to provide the maximum amount of assistance possible. See more at:


Dlugosh-McKee GIESORC Scholarship

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) partners with the Washington State University Scholarship Office to award scholarships to students who are active in, and in support of GIESORC programs, mission, and vision for creating a more inclusive and supportive campus climate for GLBTA student leaders. DEADLINE: March 5


Women*s Center Student Achievement Scholarship

The WSU Women*s Center awards one or two scholarships a year to students who apply and meet the necessary criteria. To qualify, undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and graduates a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application process includes a brief personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and your current academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable). DEADLINE: September 21


College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships and Fellowships

Through generous donations from our alumni, their families, and other friends of WSU, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) proudly offers financial support to students at all stages of their education by offering merit- and need-based funds, and research and travel funds, in addition to other types of support that include unique learning opportunities and experiences.

Undergraduate students can complete the WSU General Scholarship Application as early as August each year to be automatically considered for all scholarships in CAS, including department, school, and academic program scholarships, plus over 700 additional scholarships at the University level.