For Donors: Tell WSU who the student is & how to apply the scholarship!
When sending scholarship checks, include:
- Student name
- WSU ID Number
- Any instructions or requirements for disbursal including:
- Enrollment requirements including if funds are ok to release at less than full time enrollment.
- If funds are all for one specific term or if funds should be split evenly between fall and spring semester.
The Scholarship Designation Form is an optional form for donors to complete. While the Designation Form is not required, it is strongly encouraged to supply us with this information so we can know exactly who the scholarship is for, and how we can apply it. The form supplies the address to send the payment and a place for the donor to designate how they would like the scholarship(s) to be applied to the student-recipient’s account.
Scholarships received without instructions will be disbursed with the following policies:
No Instructions for split between terms: the WSU Bursars Office will evenly split awards $1,000 and up between fall and spring, awards $999.99 and below will be applied to the current term only. (WSU Bursar’s Office)
No Enrollment requirements: WSU will assume that the donor has no enrollment requirements, and the scholarship is ok to release at less than full time. Scholarships for students enrolled at least Half-Time for their programs (6+ credits for undergrads) will be disbursed. Students enrolled Less than Half-Time will have their funds held until donor is gives instructions. Donor will be asked if they grant permission for release of funds at Less than Half-Time enrollment or if the scholarship needs to be returned to donor. (WSU Student Financial Services)
Need scholarships funds returned to donor? Complete the Scholarship Return Request