Scholarships

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: March 15, 2021

The 2021/22 WSU General Scholarship Application deadline has passed. The 2022/23 application will open fall 2021.

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.

theWashBoard.orgWSU scholarship search

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

Community Foundation of Southwest Washington Scholarships

Andrew J. Shields Memorial Scholarship

Are you a graduating high school senior who has enrolled in an accredited Fire Cadet program in southwest Washington? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Andrew J. Shields Memorial Scholarship application information

Angela Svendsen Memorial Scholarship

Are you a graduating high school senior from Clark County who plans to pursue a degree in music education or music performance? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Angela Svendsen Memorial Scholarship application information

Betty and Glenn Tribe Scholarship

Are you a student attending Clark College or any Washington State University campus to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Betty and Glenn Tribe Scholarship application information

Beverly Canale Memorial Scholarship

Are you a graduating high school senior in Clark County, WA who attended Silver Star Elementary? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Beverly Canale Memorial Scholarship application information

Charles Anderson Scholarship

Are you a current college student who is a child of members of First United Methodist Church in Vancouver, WA or a lineal descendant of life members of Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge #32? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Charles Anderson Scholarship application information

College Scholarship for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

Are you a graduating high school senior who is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

College Scholarship for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington application information

CVC Investment Scholarship

Are you a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, or a past recipient of this scholarship affiliated to Columbia Vista Corporation? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

CVC Investment Scholarship application information

Dave Chamberlain Scholarship

Are you a high school senior graduating from the Evergreen School District? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Dave Chamberlain Scholarship application information

David J. DiCesare Memorial Scholarship

Are you graduating from Columbia River High School or Vancouver School of Arts and Academics? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

David J. DiCesare Memorial Scholarship application information

Dick Streissguth Memorial Cadet Scholarship

Are you a student who has completed a Fire Cadet program in Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania County? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Dick Streissguth Memorial Cadet Scholarship application information

E. Faye Dailey Volker Scholarship

Are you a graduating senior from Hudson’s Bay High School who plans to attend Clark College? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

E. Faye Dailey Volker Scholarship application information

Florence Jessen Scholarship

Are you a graduating senior from Stevenson High School? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Florence Jessen Scholarship application information

Gerald Bergquist Scholarship for Kelso High School

Are you a graduating senior who participated in high school athletics? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Gerald Bergquist Scholarship for Kelso High School application information

Gerald Bergquist Scholarship for R. A. Long High School

Are you a graduating senior who participated in the high school music program and plans to pursue a degree in music? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Gerald Bergquist Scholarship for R. A. Long High School application information

Hokulani Washington Fund Scholarship

Are you a Washington state resident and either a graduating high school senior or a current college student? Are you planning to attend a private, four-year college or university? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Hokulani Washington Fund Scholarship application information

“I Have A Dream” Scholarship in Honor of Mary Granger

Are you a “I Have A Dream” Southwest Washington participant or child of a participant, or an individual that currently or has previously been in formal, informal or spontaneous foster care in Clark County, Washington? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

“I Have A Dream” Scholarship application information

Jack and Carol Kelly Scholarship

Are you a student graduating from a high school in Clark County, WA, and pursuing a course of study leading to a career in business? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Jack and Carol Kelly Scholarship application information

Leslie B. Durst and Shirley S. Durst Scholarship

Are you a senior graduating from the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics who is choosing to pursue an education in the arts? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Leslie B. Durst and Shirley S. Durst Scholarship application information

Margaret and William Ginder Scholarship

Are you a graduating senior from Camas High School? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Margaret and William Ginder Scholarship application information

Michael D. Harding Memorial Scholarship

Are you a graduating senior from Columbia River High School? Did you receive assistance from Special Education Services? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Michael D. Harding Memorial Scholarship

Mike Nolan Scholarship

Are you a graduating senior from La Center High School who has participated in organized competitive sports? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Mike Nolan Scholarship application information

Pacific Northwest Gold Star Scholarship

Are you a student who lost a parent that served in the U.S. Armed Forces from 2001 to present? Did you or your deceased parent once live in Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Pacific Northwest Gold Star Scholarship application information

Patricia Schroder Memorial Scholarship

Are you a student with disabilities or an individual who has worked with students with disabilities? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Patricia Schroder Memorial Scholarship application information

Robert and Margaret Pulliam Scholarship

Are you a student from Castle Rock High School, Kalama High School, Kelso High School, Mark Morris High School, R. A. Long High School, or Wahkiakum High School? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Robert and Margaret Pulliam Scholarship application information

Roy F. Mather Scholarship

Are you a resident of Clark County, WA who is pursuing a degree in engineering? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Roy F. Mather Scholarship application information

Tidland Family Scholarship

Are you a senior graduating from Camas High School? Are you pursuing a career in in industrial arts, manufacturing, or related technical service? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Tidland Family Scholarship application information

Walnut Grove Community Church Scholarship

Are you a young Christian adult from southwest Washington and the Portland, OR metro area? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30,2021

Walnut Grove Community Church Scholarship application information

YWCA Clark County Chan Barnett Scholarship

Are you a Washington state resident with an association to the YWCA of Clark County, who is a survivor of domestic violence and identifies as a woman returning to the workforce? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

YWCA Clark County Chan Barnett Scholarship application information

Zidell Scholarship

Are you a student who lives in Clark County and works at least 10 hours per week while in school? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: April 30, 2021

Zidell Scholarship application information

CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship

Are you a former Special Forces service member? Are you a full time student pursuing degree/certification completion at an accredited post secondary institution including graduate school, university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institution? This $1,000 scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: June 1, 2021

CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship application information

Washington State Opportunity Scholarships (WSOS) 2021-22

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.

  • Fall 2021 application period: April 14, 2021 to June 4, 2021

Career and Technical 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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