Scholarships can help you pay for college

Scholarships can be an important part of paying for a college education. For the 2016/17 school year, the Vancouver campus awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and tuition waivers to more than 600 students. The average award was $3,300.

WSU scholarships and awards

WSU Vancouver students are eligible for both WSU university-wide scholarships and WSU Vancouver-specific scholarships.

Complete both applications every year to maximize your WSU scholarship opportunities. 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, the following scholarships are automatically awarded when you are offered admission to WSU Vancouver.

Learn about more WSU scholarships and awards.

Scholarship Opportunities

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Are you a Pell grant eligible student who is planning to study abroad during spring or summer 2017? This award is for you! Application deadline: Oct. 4, 2016.

Application form

Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women

Are you a woman who is the primary wage earner for your family? If you are pursuing your undergraduate degree while supporting yourself and your dependents, this opportunity is for you! Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2016.

Application form (PDF)

Rachel Royston Permanent Scholarship Foundation

Are you a woman educator who is a resident of WA state and is working on a post-baccalaureate degree (master’s, doctoral, specialist credentials and/or additional endorsements)? This scholarship is for you! Application deadline: Nov. 16, 2016.

Application form (PDF)

Soroptimist International of Camas/Washougal Endowment Fund

Are you a woman who is pursuing a career in the medical/health field? This scholarship opportunity is for you! Application deadline: Jan. 30, 2017.

Application form (PDF)

University-Wide Scholarships

Put your hands on some cash for college! Apply for over 700 scholarships with a single application. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2017.

Application form

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.

Application information

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.

Application information (PDF)

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.

Application information

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.

Application information (DOC)

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.

Application information (DOC)

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!

Application information

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!

Application information

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.

Application information

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!

Application information

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!

Application information

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