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Scholarships for Washington Residents

To be considered for these scholarship programs—and many more—complete the WSU General Scholarship Application by January 31 and apply for admissions by the priority  deadline of March 31 (In order to be considered for top-scholars, apply by January 31).

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University Achievement Award

$2,000 or $4,000

Two years


  • Automatically awarded to students with minimum 3.6 high school GPA

See if you’re eligible

For renewal criteria please visit our Terms and Conditions page. 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 University Achievement Award is March 31. Late submissions will not be accepted for re-evaluation.

Crimson Transfer Award


Two years


  • Your admissions packet must be complete with all required transcripts submitted by the end of your first term of attendance
  • 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
  • Attend WSU Pullman

For renewal criteria please visit our Terms and Conditions page. Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change.

Regents Scholars Program

Distinguished Regents Scholar

Full tuition and mandatory fees
Four years

Regents Scholar

Four years

High schools in Washington are invited to nominate two of their top students for this scholarship program. All nominees who complete the application process are eligible for the $4,000 Regents Scholar award. The top nominees (usually 10 recipients) are competitively selected for the Distinguished Regents Scholar award.

See the Regents Scholars website for information on eligibility and nominations.

Regents Scholars Program

National Merit Scholarships

Full tuition

Four years

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

Eligibility and renewal

Cougar Commitment

Full tuition and fees

Renewable up to four years

Eligibility and renewal

Experience WSU


One-time award (non-renewable)

Experience WSU is both a scholarship program and a campus visitation event.


  • Apply for admission by March 31 and accept admission offer
  • Attend the entire visit event
  • Each student can receive only one campus visit award.
  • Distinguished Regents and National Merit awardees are not eligible for this award.

Attend the event

All-Washington Academic Team


One-time award (non-renewable)

Each year, WSU will award scholarships to 10 current year All-Washington Academic Team members who transfer to any of the university’s campuses. If more than 10 team members enroll to WSU, the university will determine who receives the scholarships.

We encourage interested members to notify us as soon as possible by contacting or calling our office.