Vancouver Academic Achievement Award

Guaranteed $3,000 scholarship. There's a scholarship for you.

The Vancouver Academic Achievement Award is a guaranteed $3,000-per-year scholarship*** to WSU Vancouver.

Washington high school students demonstrating academic excellence are eligible for Vancouver Academic Achievement Awards. A limited number of these awards go to qualified students who complete admission application materials by the priority deadline of January 31. See current award winners.

  • $3,000 annually
  • Four-year guarantee***
  • No separate application required
  • Apply for admission by January 31

Eligibility criteria include:

  • High school student
  • Resident status for tuition-paying purposes
  • 3.6 high school grade-point average (GPA)
  • 1150 OLD SAT (taken prior to March 2016)* OR 1220 NEW SAT (taken March 2016 or after)** OR 25 ACT
  • Full-time enrollment

*Combined Critical Reading and Math sections only (CR + M)
**Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math sections (EBRW + M)

***Renewable up to three additional years. Eligible students will be notified. Renewal contingent upon maintaining a 3.2 WSU GPA and a full-time undergraduate enrollment of 12 credits or more and earn at least 24 graded credits per year (excluding summer).

If your GPA and/or test scores improve during your senior year in high school, call us at 360-546-9559 to see if the VAA Award is still available.


For answers, call the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779 or send us an email.