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 the WSU General Scholarship Application 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

Pride Foundation & GSBA Scholarship

Do you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer student; a student who has LGBTQ parent(s); and/or a student who is an ally committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community? Are you from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington? Are you pursuing any post-secondary education, including community college, public or private colleges & universities, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs? This scholarship is for you! Application deadline: 5 p.m. PST, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

Application form

WSU General Scholarship

Will you be an undergraduate or graduate student at any WSU campus in fall 2018 or spring 2019? These scholarships are for you! With one application, apply for over 800 different scholarships. This application includes scholarships and fellowships specifically for WSU Vancouver students as well. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2018.

Application form

Vancouver Rotary Club

Are you currently attending a high school in the Vancouver or La Center school districts, Clark College or WSU Vancouver? This scholarship is for you! Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST Feb. 8, 2018.

Application form

Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington

Are you a U.S. citizen and Washington State resident with at least a 3.0 GPA who will be at least a college junior by fall 2018? This $3,000 scholarship is for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2018

Application information

Up, Up, & Away Scholarship Offered by P.E.O. Chapter DJ

Are you female high school student on track to graduate this spring? Do you have a 3.0 or greater GPA, at least twelve hours of post high school credit, are a current resident of the southwest Washington / Portland, Oregon area, and a citizen or legal resident of the U.S.A or Canada? This $2,500 merit-based scholarship is for you! Application deadline: April 16, 2018 (include all transcripts and recommendations).

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Are you a Pell grant eligible student who is planning to study abroad? This award is for you!

Application information

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)

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)

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)

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!

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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!

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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