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
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- Undocumented student scholarships
- Other scholarship resources
- Scholarship tips
WSU Vancouver students are eligible for both WSU systemwide 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.
- Vancouver Academic Achievement Award
- Transfer Achievement Award
- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Learn about more WSU scholarships and awards.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Are you a Pell grant eligible student who is planning to study abroad? This award is for you!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Learn about financial aid for undocumented students.
File your WASFA
Not eligible to file a FAFSA? Complete a WASFA—Washington Application for State Financial Aid.
- College Success Foundation
- Foster Care Resources
- Free Scholarship Searches (Click on Outside Scholarships)
- Private/Donor Scholarships (Click on Outside Scholarships)
- Prestiguous National Scholarships
- Washington State Aid Programs