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Scholarships for Non-Washington Residents

To be considered for these scholarship programs—and many more—complete the WSU General Scholarship Application by January 31.

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Cougar Academic Award

$10,000

Four years

The Cougar Academic Award (CAA) serves as our Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award.

The CAA/WUE scholarship is automatically awarded to students who have a minimum 3.4 unweighted GPA and qualifying SAT or ACT score.

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To receive the award, you must also:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. outside the state of Washington
  • Enter the Pullman campus as a freshman
  • Be charged non-resident tuition

This award cannot be combined with National Merit scholarships.

Renewal

Renewable for an additional three years or a maximum of 8 total semesters:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester
  • Complete 24 graded semester credits by the end of each spring semester
  • Maintain non-resident status
  • Maintain undergraduate, non-professional degree status.
  • Enrollment on the Pullman or Spokane campus

Students who begin professional programs (Pharm.D. or D.V.M.) in the College of Pharmacy or College of Veterinary Medicine prior to completing their undergraduate degree are not eligible for renewal.

Crimson Transfer Award

$2,000

Two years

  • Apply for admission by January 31
  • Transfer with at least 27 semester or 40 quarter credits at time of application
  • Have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.2
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Attend WSU Pullman

 

National Merit Scholarship

Full tuition

Four years

WSU offers generous scholarships to National Merit Scholarship finalists and semifinalists.

ELIGIBILITY AND RENEWAL

Out-of-State Experience

$1,000

One-time award (not renewable)

Out-of-State Experience is both a scholarship program and a campus visit event.

Eligibility:

  • Apply for admission by January 31 and accept admission offer
  • Resident of a state other than Washington
  • Attend the entire event
  • Each student can receive only one campus visit award
  • National Merit awardees are not eligible

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