Scholarships can be an important part of paying for a college education. For the 2019/20 school year, the Vancouver campus awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and tuition waivers to nearly 800 students. The average award was $2,725.

WSU scholarships and awards

WSU Vancouver students are eligible for both WSU systemwide scholarships and WSU Vancouver-specific scholarships. Submit the WSU General Scholarship Application every year to be considered for all WSU scholarships. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2021

Apply for scholarships

If you qualify, the following scholarships are automatically awarded when you are offered admission to WSU Vancouver:

WSU scholarships and awards

Non-WSU scholarships

Many scholarships are available from outside sources. Take the initiative to research and apply for additional funding.

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Share Individual Development Account (IDA) program

Are you a Clark County resident? If you meet low-income requirements and can save $1,000, the Share IDA program will match your money 4:1, awarding you $5,000 towards your tuition. Review the application information for deadlines and requirement specifics.

Share IDA program application information

Undocumented student scholarships

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

Undocumented students are also eligible for financial aid! File the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) in October.

Financial aid for undocumented students

Scholarship opportunities

WSUAA Scholarship for Vancouver Students

Do you exemplify outstanding leadership qualities and academic excellence? Over $500,000 in scholarships is being offered to full-time WSU students for the 2021/22 school year. Multiple scholarships are awarded for each area, so please encourage all your friends to apply.

You must complete the General Scholarship Application prior to submitting the WSUAA Scholarship Supplemental Application. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2021

For more information, visit or email

Washington State Opportunity Scholarships (WSOS) 2021-22

Baccalaureate Scholarship (BaS)

Are you pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a high-demand STEM or health care field? This scholarship, offering up to $22,500, may be for you! Application period: Dec. 7, 2020 to Feb. 11, 2021

Baccalaureate Scholarship application information

Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS)

Are you pursuing a certificate, apprenticeship or associate degree in a high-demand trade, STEM or health care field? this $1,500 per quarter scholarship may be for you!

Also a rural resident? Through the Rural Jobs Initiative (RJI) you may be eligible for an additional $2,000 in the first quarter, $1,000 in the second quarter and $500 per quarter for the remainder of the program.

  • Spring 2021 application period: Jan. 6, 2021 to Feb. 11, 2021
  • Fall 2021 application period: April 14, 2021 to June 4, 2021 (Current high school seniors should wait for the fall 2021 application)

Career and Technical Scholarship application information

Vancouver Rotary Scholarship

Are you currently attending a high school in the Vancouver or La Center school districts, Clark College, or Washington State University Vancouver? This $1,000 – $4,000 scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: Feb. 7, 2021

Vancouver Rotary Scholarship application

2021 Clark County Fair Association Exhibitor Scholarship

Have you been actively involved in 4-H, FFA, Grange Youth or Open Class at the Clark County Fair? Are you a high school senior or graduate? Are you a dependent of a member of the Clark County Fair Association Board of Directors or a dependent of an FSMG employee? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Applications must be received at the Fairgrounds Site Management Office by this time.)

Clark County Fair Association Exhibitor Scholarship application (PDF)

For more information, contact Amy DeShazer at 564-397-6126 or

Scottish Rite Scholarship

Will you be of junior or senior status as of fall 2021 with a minimum 3.0 GPA? Are you a Washington State resident and U.S. citizen? This $3,000 award may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2021

Scottish Rite Scholarship application information

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

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

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 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 may be for you! Maximum award per year is $4,500.

Passport to College 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 an Air Force 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.

Army Health Education Scholarships 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 Navy recruiter to learn more.

WA National Guard Postsecondary Education Grant

Are you a member of the WA National Guard, in good standing, and making satisfactory academic progress towards a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree? Combined with state and federal aid, National Guard grants can cover tuition and fees, as well as a portion of books and materials. Review the application information for deadlines and requirement specifics.

National Guard Grant application information

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.

Health Services Collegiate Program 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 may be for you!

P.E.O Program for Continuing Education Grant 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 may be for you!

Boren Scholarship 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 may be for you! Awards range up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, covering eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Goldwater Scholarship 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 may be for you!

Truman Scholarship 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 may be for you!

Udall Scholarships application information

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