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2017-2018 Terms & Conditions

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Awards for 2017-18

Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

*This award is for students beginning Spring 2017 and after*

To receive this scholarship, you must at WSU beginning with the fall semester as a first-time freshman or a transfer student and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. Funds from the Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship will credit against tuition charges. One-half of your Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs.

Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility.

Incoming Freshman:

The Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship is renewable for a second year, maximum of four years, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  • AADS level ($2,000) Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Distinguished level ($4,000) maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester; and,
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment at any WSU campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  • Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  • Renewal criteria not being met.

Incoming Transfer Students:

The Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship is renewable for a second year, maximum of two years, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  • AADS level ($2,000) Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Distinguished level ($4,000) maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester; and,
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment at any WSU campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  • Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  • Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.

Cougar Academic Award

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

($10,000 per year)

*This award is for students beginning Spring 2017 and after*

To receive this out of state scholarship, you must enroll on the Pullman campus beginning with the fall semester you were awarded, as a first-time freshman and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. If you have been enrolled previously at WSU (other than as part of a Running Start program) or are entering WSU as a transfer student, you are not eligible for this award. Note: should your out-of-state residency status change to in-state you will no longer be eligible for the Cougar Academic Award. Funds from the Cougar Academic Award will credit against non-resident tuition charges. One half of your Cougar Academic Award will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs.

Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility. In addition, the total amount of this award and other allowable waivers or payments of tuition cannot exceed tuition amount charged. The Cougar Academic Award cannot be combined with the National Merit Scholarship.

The Cougar Academic Award is renewable for an additional three years or a maximum of 8 total semesters if you meet the following conditions each year of the award:

  1. Maintain good academic standing with the university by the end of spring semester;
  2. Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman campus;
  3. Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of each spring semester;
  4. Maintain non-resident status; and,
  5. Maintain undergraduate, non-professional degree status.
  6. Must continue enrollment on the Pullman or Spokane campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  1. Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  2. Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  3. Renewal criteria not being met.

Students cannot use the Cougar Academic Award while completing a study abroad program through the university. However, you may be eligible for an additional semester(s) of support at the end of your four year term, provided that you meet all other renewability criteria.

Students receiving an ROTC tuition scholarship will receive an ROTC Cougar Academic Award.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.

Crimson Transfer Award

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

($4,000 Level – $2,000 per year)*This award is for students beginning Spring 2017 and after*

To receive this scholarship, you must be an incoming undergraduate student, seeking a first degree in a certified program on the Pullman campus beginning with the fall semester as a transfer student, and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. Funds from the Crimson Transfer Award will credit against tuition charges. One half of your Crimson Transfer Award will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs. Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility.

The Crimson Transfer Award is renewable for a second year, maximum of four semesters, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  1. Maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  2. Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman campus; and,
  3. Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  1. Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  2. Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  3. Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.

Distinguished University Achievement Award

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

($8,000 Level – $4,000 per year)*This award is for students beginning Spring 2017 and after*

To receive this in-state scholarship, you must enroll on the Pullman campus beginning with the Fall semester as a first-time freshman and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. If you have been enrolled previously at WSU (other than as part of a Running Start program) or are entering WSU as a transfer student, you are not eligible for this award. Funds from the Distinguished University Achievement Award will credit against tuition charges. One half of your Distinguished University Achievement Award will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs.

Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility. The Distinguished University Achievement Award cannot be combined with the National Merit Scholarship or the Regents Scholarship.

The Distinguished University Achievement Award is renewable for a second year, maximum of four semesters, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  1. Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  2. Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman campus; and,
  3. Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  4. Must continue enrollment on the Pullman campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  1. Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  2. Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  3. Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please call Washington State University Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or send email inquiries to scholarships@wsu.edu.

Future Cougars Embracing Diversity

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

($1,000 per year)*This award is for students beginning Spring 2017 and after*

One half of your scholarship will credit toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs. You must have applied for admission to WSU by January 31st, attend the entire Future Cougars Embracing Diversity event, and enroll in a minimum of at least 12 credits per semester on the Pullman campus to receive this scholarship, beginning with the semester you were admitted for. This scholarship is a one year award, and not renewable. Please note, if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of your final financial aid eligibility. In addition, the total amount of this award and other allowable waivers or payments of tuition cannot exceed tuition amount charged. These scholarships cannot be combined with the National Merit Scholarship or the Distinguished level Regents Scholarship.

This scholarship is awarded on a one-time basis as long as the criteria above is met.

Glenn Terrell Presidential

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

To receive this scholarship you must enroll at WSU beginning with the fall semester as a first-time freshman or as a transfer student and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. Funds from the Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship will credit against tuition charges. One-half of your Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs.

Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility.

Incoming Freshman:

The Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship is renewable for a second year, maximum of four years, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester; and,
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment at any WSU campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  • Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  • Renewal criteria not being met.

Incoming Transfer Students:

The Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarship is renewable for a second year, maximum of two years, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester; and,
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Must maintain continuous enrollment at any WSU campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  • Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  • Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.

National Merit Scholarship

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

To receive this scholarship, you must be identified by the National Merit Scholarship Program as a semifinalist. Students must enroll on the Pullman or Spokane campus beginning with the fall semester as a first-time freshman and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. If you have been enrolled previously at WSU (other than as part of a Running Start program) or are entering WSU as a transfer student, you are not eligible for this award. Funds from the National Merit Scholarship will credit against tuition charges. One-half of your National Merit Scholarship will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs. Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility. The National Merit Scholarship cannot be combined with the University Achievement Award, Cougar Academic Award, Cougar Award (both levels), Regents Scholars Award or Experience WSU. Recipients of a National Merit Corporation Scholarship or Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship award will have the amount of their WSU scholarship reduced by the amount of the National Merit Corporation or Corporate-Sponsored award. This full tuition award and the WSU “stipend” from National Merit Scholarship Corporation are one and the same.

*Note: National Merit Scholarship includes tuition charges up to 18 credits. Mandatory fees and any special course fees are not included in the scholarship.

The National Merit Scholarship is renewable for a second year, maximum of four years, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman or Spokane campus; and,
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Must continue enrollment on the Pullman or Spokane campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  • Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  • Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.

Regent Scholars Award

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

To receive this in-state scholarship, you must be nominated by your high school and meet the eligibility requirements of the award. Students must enroll on the Pullman campus beginning with the fall semester as a first-time freshman and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. If you have been enrolled previously at WSU (other than as part of a Running Start program) or are entering WSU as a transfer student, you are not eligible for this award. Funds from the Regents Scholars Award will credit against tuition charges. One-half of your Regents Scholars Award will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs.Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility. The Regents Scholars Award cannot be combined with the University Achievement Award or the National Merit Scholarship. In addition to these, the Distinguished Regents Award cannot be combined with Experience WSU.

The Regents Scholars Program Award is renewable for a maximum of four years, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman campus; and,
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Must continue enrollment on the Pullman campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  • Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  • Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  • Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.

University Achievement Award

Academic Year: 2017 – 2018

($4,000 Level – $2,000 per year)*This award is for students beginning Spring 2017 and after*

To receive this in-state scholarship, you must enroll on the Pullman campus beginning with the fall semester as a first-time freshman and you must enroll for at least 12 credits each semester. If you have been enrolled previously at WSU (other than as part of a Running Start program) or are entering WSU as a transfer student, you are not eligible for this award. Funds from the University Achievement Award will credit against tuition charges. One half of your University Achievement Award will apply toward fall semester costs and the other half toward spring semester costs.

Please note that if you are receiving financial aid, the amount of this award will be included in the determination of financial aid eligibility. The University Achievement Award cannot be combined with the National Merit Scholarship or the Regents Scholarship.

The University Achievement Award is renewable for a second year, maximum of four semesters, if you meet the following renewal criteria:

  1. Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  2. Maintain 12 credits each semester on the Pullman campus; and,
  3. Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  4. Must continue enrollment on the Pullman campus.

Eligibility for this award ceases upon:

  1. Receipt of first bachelor’s degree;
  2. Enrollment being discontinued; or,
  3. Renewal criteria not being met.

Exceptions to these terms require the approval of petition, written by you, the recipient, with supporting letters if applicable. If you have questions, please contact WSU’s Student Financial Services at (509) 335-9711 or scholarships@wsu.edu.