Scholarships can help you pay for college

Scholarships can be an important part of paying for a college education. For the 2017/18 school year, the Vancouver campus awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and tuition waivers to more than 700 students. The average award was $2,875.

WSU scholarships and awards

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

The 2019/20 WSU General Scholarship Application deadline has passed. The 2020/21 application will open fall 2019.

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

Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington

Are you a full time student attending an accredited four-year college or university in Washington state? Are you entering your third, fourth or fifth year of college fall 2019 with a minimum 3.0 GPA? Are you a U.S. citizen and Washington state resident? These renewable $3,000 awards may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2019

Application information—Create an online student profile. You will then be notified of next steps.

KMR Group Foundation Scholarship

Are you a Clark County high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA? Are you planning to attend Clark College or WSU Vancouver? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 8, 2019

Application information

PEO Scholarship

Are you a current female resident of Southwest Washington or Portland, Oregon who is a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States or Canada? Will you have graduated from highschool by April 16, 2019 with a 3.0 or higher high school transcript GPA with at least 12 hours of post-high school credit? This $2,500 award may be for you! Application deadline: April 16, 2019

Application information

Community Foundation of SW Washington

Jack & Carol Kelly Scholarship

Have you graduated or are you on track to graduate from a high school in Clark County, Washington, or are you a child of an employee of Instrument Sales & Services? Are you pursuing a course of study leading to a career in business? This scholarship may be for you!

Roy F. Mather Scholarship

Are you a resident of Clark County with a minimum 3.5 GPA? Are you pursuing a degree in engineering? This scholarship may be for you!

Betty & Glenn Tribe Scholarship

Are you a current Clark College or WSU student or are you a senior graduating from high school in the Battle Ground or Ridgefield school districts who will be enrolling full-time at Clark College or WSU? Will you be pursuing a mechanical engineering degree? This scholarship may be for you!

Jay & Diane Zidell Scholarship

Are you a resident of Clark County who will be employed a minimum of 10 hours per week while attending college? This scholarship may be for you!

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT April 30, 2019

Application information

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 Health Professions Scholarships

The Air Force offers scholarships for healthcare professionals to include: one- and two-year scholarships for Allied Health specialties (pharmacists, optometrists, clinical psychologists and public health officers), two- and three-year scholarships for nurse corps specialties and three- and four-year scholarships for medical corps and dental corps.

These scholarships cover all tuition and required fees, including textbooks, small equipment items and supplies needed for study. You will also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. While on scholarship, you will spend 45 days on active duty in the Air Force, and once you graduate, you will serve one year of active duty for each year of scholarship, serving a minimum of three years.

Contact a recruiter to learn more.

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 Scholarships

If you’re already in or plan to attend medical school, dental school or a qualifying health-care-related postgraduate program, you can join the Navy while you’re still in school through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). The program pays for tuition, offers monthly living expenses and a potential sign-on bonus.

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) information

Contact a recruiter to learn more.

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!

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

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

Undocumented student scholarship information

Learn about financial aid for undocumented students.

Check out this collection of undocumented student scholarships (PDF) published by the Beyond HB 1079 program of University of Washington.

File your WASFA

Not eligible to file a FAFSA? Complete a WASFA—Washington Application for State Financial Aid.

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