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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 Award

$7,000

 

An out-of-state freshman student may receive a $7,000 award, renewable for an additional three years. Qualified students receive the award automatically, and are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU. No additional action or forms are required for consideration. This award is for students beginning Spring 2020 and after.

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To receive the award, you must also:

  • Have an unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) between 3.0 and 3.39.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. outside the state of Washington.
  • Enter the Pullman campus as a freshman for 2020.
  • Be charged non-resident tuition.

This scholarship cannot be combined with the National Merit award.  Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change.  Deadline to submit your most recent transcripts and/or test scores to be re-evaluated by the Admissions office for consideration of the Distinguished Cougar Award is March 15.  Late submissions will not be accepted for re-evaluation.

Terms and Conditions

WUE/Distinguished Cougar Award

$11,000

 

With the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Distinguished Cougar Award, an out-of-state student may receive an $11,000 award, renewable for an additional three years. Qualified students receive the award automatically, and are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU. No additional action or forms are required for consideration. This award is for students beginning Spring 2020 and after.

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To receive the award, you must also:

  • Have an unweighted, high school grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.6.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. outside the state of Washington.
  • Enter the Pullman campus as a freshman for 2020.
  • Be charged non-resident tuition.

This scholarship cannot be combined with the National Merit award.  Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change.  Deadline to submit your most recent transcripts and/or test scores to be re-evaluated by the Admissions office for consideration of the Distinguished Cougar Award is March 15.  Late submissions will not be accepted for re-evaluation.

Terms and Conditions

WUE/Cougar Award for Transfers

$11,000

 

With the Transfer Western Undergraduate Exchange or WUE (here we call it the “WUE/Cougar Award for Transfers“), an out-of-state transfer student may receive an $11,000 award, renewable for an additional three years. Qualified students receive the award automatically, and are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU. No additional action or forms are required for consideration. This award is for students beginning Spring 2020 and after.

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Awarded to admitted transfer students with 27+ transferable semester credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
If you don’t have 27 transferable semester credits, you must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 AND a cumulative minimum transfer GPA of 3.0.
To receive the award, you must also:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be a resident outside the state of Washington and charged non-resident tuition.
  • Enroll at the Pullman campus as a transfer student starting in 2020.

This scholarship cannot be combined with the National Merit award.  Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change.

Terms and Conditions

National Merit Scholarship

Full tuition

Four years

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

ELIGIBILITY AND RENEWAL