Scholarships

Scholarships can help you pay for college

This year, the Vancouver campus awarded more than $2 million in scholarship and tuition waiver awards to more than 600 students. You might qualify for some of these funds based on your academic record and grades, financial need, group affiliation or a combination of the three. If you qualify, some scholarships are automatically awarded when you are offered admission to WSU Vancouver.


WSU scholarships and awards

WSU Vancouver students can apply for both university-wide scholarships administered through the Pullman campus and Vancouver-specific scholarships administered through the Vancouver campus.

Learn about more WSU scholarships and awards.


Scholarship Opportunities

Vancouver Rotary Foundation

Are you a graduating senior from Vancouver or La Center School Districts, a student at Clark College or a WSU Vancouver student? Apply for this $4,000 award! Multiple students will be selected. Application deadline: Feb. 4.

Application information (PDF)

Portland Chapter of the Links

Are you graduating high school senior, who is African American, with at least a 3.0 GPA and a resident of Vancouver, WA or of Portland, OR? This opportunity is for you! Application deadline: Feb. 19.

Application information (PDF)

Leadership 1000 Scholarship

Are you planning to be enrolled full-time for fall 2016 at a 4-year college or university in Washington state, and have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA? This opportunity is for you! Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. Application deadline: February 24.

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LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Are you a member of an underrepresented ethnic group who is a full-time student with at least a 2.75 GPA and is majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations? This $2,500 opportunity is for you! Application deadline: Feb. 29.

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LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Are you a member of an underrepresented ethnic group who is a full-time student with at least a 3.2 GPA and is majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations? This $5,000 opportunity is for you! Application deadline: Feb. 29.

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Are you planning to be enrolled full-time for fall 2016 at a 4-year college or university in Washington state and are pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, math or health care? This opportunity is for you! Approximately 1450 students will be selected and awards range from $2,500 to $7,500. This scholarship is renewable for up to 5 years. Application deadline: February 29.

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Governor’s Scholarship for Foster Youth

Are you a current high school senior who is on track to graduate with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, who is planning to enroll in college full-time starting fall 2016 and who has been in foster care of guardianship? This opportunity is for you! Awards range from $2,000 to $4,000 and are renewable for up to 5 years. Application deadline: February 29.

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Awards for U.S. undergraduates receiving federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and internships abroad. More information. Application deadline: March 1.

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Building Industry Association of Clark County

Are you planning to pursue a career in the building industry after college? This scholarship is for you! Application deadline: March 14.

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IQ Credit Union Scholarships

Are you a graduating high school senior or current college student who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is planning to attend full-time for the upcoming academic year? This award is for you! Seven students will be selected for scholarships of $2,000 each. Application deadline: March 19.

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KMR Group Foundation

Are you a high school senior in Clark of Cowlitz county with at least a 3.0 GPA who is planning to attend WSU Vancouver or Clark College starting in fall 2016? This scholarship is for you! Awards range from $1,000 to $3,500 per year and are renewable for up to four years. Application deadline: March 31.

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Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship

Are you a full-time junior or senior in college, with at least a 3.0 GPA, who is a US citizen and WA state resident? This $3000 scholarship is for you! Application deadline: March 31.

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Clark County Fair Scholarship

Have you been actively involved in 4-H, FFA or Open Class at the Clark County Fair? Or are you a dependent of the Clark County Fair Board of directors or dependent of FSMG employees? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you! Application deadline: March 31.

Application information (PDF)

MOU Tribal Scholarship Vancouver Campus

Are you a member of one of the WSU Signatory Tribes who is an incoming freshman or transfer student for fall? Two awards of $2,000 each are available to students coming to WSU Vancouver. Application deadline: April 1.

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SMPS Seattle Scholarship

Are you high school senior or current college student who is planning to pursue a career in marketing professional sales, preferably in the architecture, engineering or construction industry? This $1,200 opportunity is for you! Application deadline: April 15.

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Roy F. Mather Scholarship

Are you a resident of Clark County who has at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and is pursuing a degree in engineering? This $2,500 award is for you! Application deadline: April 30.

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Betty and Glenn Tribe Scholarship

Are you currently attending or plan to attend Clark College or WA state university to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering? This $3,000 opportunity is for you! Application deadline: April 30.

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Jack and Carol Kelly Scholarship

Have you graduated (or are you on track to graduate) from a high school located in Clark County, WA and are continuing your education full-time at a college, university, career or technical school? This award is for you! Preference given to students who are pursuing a course of study leading to a career in business. Application deadline: April 30.

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Jay and Diane Zidell Scholarship

Are you a resident of Clark County, WA who plans to be employed at least 10 hours a week while attending school? This opportunity is for you! Application deadline: April 30.

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Passport to College

Are you a Washington resident who has spent at least 1 year in foster care in WA state after your 16th birthday and are enrolled at least half-time in college? This scholarship is for you! Maximum award per year is $4,500.

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Air Force Doctorate of Nursing Scholarship

Are you a U.S. citizen who is accepted into an accredited D.N.P program? This HPSP can pay for all of  your tuition, books, supplies, lab fees, and provide a monthly stipend of $2,178 for living and personal expenses while you’re attending the program.

Application Information (PDF)

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship

Are you a U.S. citizen who is accepted into a graduate health professions program (physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist, or allied health professional) and under 39 years of age? This opportunity pays for tuition, books, and most fees, as well as provides a monthly stipend for living expenses while you attend your school of choice.

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Army Health Education Scholarships

Are you a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree, who is enrolled in or accepted to an accredited graduate program in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology? This opportunity will pay for your tuition, books, equipment, most academic fees and a monthly stipend of over $2,000.

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Navy Health Professions Scholarship

Are you a U.S. citizen and already in or plan to attend school to be a physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, clinical psychologist or physician assistant? The HPSP can provide tuition assistance for up to four years of school (two years for PA master’s degree) and provide you with a monthly stipend paid directly to you of $2122. In addition, all professional school required fees and expenses, books and equipment are paid by the Navy.

Application information (DOCX)

Health Services Collegiate Program

Are you a U.S citizen and are enrolled in or accepted in a HCA, entomology, pharmacy, industrial hygiene, podiatry, audiology, or physician assistant program? The HSCP can provide up to $4,347 a month plus comprehensive medical and dental coverage for you and your dependents.

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Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Are you a U.S. citizen and working on your BSN? NCP can provide $1,000 a month stipend plus a signing bonus.

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P.E.O Program for Continuing Education Grant

Are you a female student enrolled in an undergraduate or Master’s degree program, who has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in your adult life, and are within 24 months of completing your program of study? This $3,000 grant opportunity is for you!

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Boren Scholarship

Are you a US citizen who wants to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean or the Middle East? This scholarship is for you!

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Goldwater Scholarship

Are you a WSU sophomore or junior currently and plan on pursuing a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering? This opportunity is for you! Awards range up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, covering eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

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Truman Scholarship

Are you a US citizen who is full-time junior who is committed to a career in government, non-profit or advocacy sector, education or other public service? This opportunity is for you!

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Udall Scholarships

Are you a WSU sophomore or junior who is interested in a career related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care? This $5,000 opportunity is for you!

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theWashBoard.org

If you’re a student searching for local scholarships and plan to attend college within the State of Washington, or if you are a potential donor, you can search for many scholarship opportunities in one place. Check out theWashBoard.org.


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