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
- Non-WSU scholarships
- Undocumented student scholarships
- Scholarship opportunities
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, 2020
The 2020/21 WSU General Scholarship Application deadline has passed. The 2021/22 application will open late August 2020.
If you qualify, the following scholarships are automatically awarded when you are offered admission to WSU Vancouver:
- Cougar Committment Award
- Vancouver Academic Achievement Award
- Vancouver Transfer Achievement Award
- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Many scholarships are available from outside sources. Take the initiative to research and apply for additional funding.
Undocumented students are also eligible for financial aid! File the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) in October.
LaGrant Foundation Scholarship for undergraduate students
Are you a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient? Are you African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native? Are you a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter with a minimum 3.0 GPA? Are you majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations? Will you have at least one year remaining to complete your degree after May 2020? This $2,500 scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: 5 p.m. PST Feb. 28, 2020 (Applications that are complete and submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. PST Jan. 17, 2020 will be eligible for an extra 10 points!)
LaGrant Foundation Scholarship for graduate and Ph.D. students
Are you a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient? Are you African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native? Are you a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 9 units or more per semester/quarter with a minimum 3.2 GPA? Are you majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations? Will you have at least two academic semesters or one year left to complete your Master's degree after May 2020? This $3,750 scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: 5 p.m. PST Feb. 28, 2020 (Applications that are complete and submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. PST Jan. 17, 2020 will be eligible for an extra 10 points!)
Clark County Fair Association Scholarship
Have you been actively involved in 4-H, FFA or Open Class at the Clark County Fair? Are you a high school senior or graduate? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: 5 p.m. March 10, 2020
Up, Up, & Away Scholarship—P.E.O. Chapter DJ
Are you a female resident of SW Washington or Portland, Oregon who will have graduated from high school by March 23, 2020? Are you enrolling in an accredited post secondary school in the United States or Canada? Do you have a 3.0 high school GPA and at least 12 hours of post high school credit? This one time, merit based $2,500 scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: March 23, 2020
For application information, email email@example.com.
Scottish Rite Scholarship
Do you attend an accredited 4-year college or university in the State of Washington? Will you be a full time student entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of college with a minimum 3.0 GPA? Are you a Washington state resident and U.S. citizen? This scholarship may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2020
Community Foundation of SW Washington Scholarships
AAUW—Vancouver Branch Scholarship
Are you a currently enrolled, female student who is pursuing a STEM degree at WSU Vancouver? This $2,500 award may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2020.
Betty and Glenn Tribe Scholarship
Are you enrolled at Clark College or any Washington State University campus? Are you pursing a degree in Mechanical Engineering? This $1,000 award may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2020.
Ken and Dean Kirn Scholarship
Are you a graduate of the inpatient or outpatient programs at Daybreak Youth Services? Are you a resident of Clark or Cowlitz County? Are you planning to attend Clark College, Lower Columbia College or WSU Vancouver? This $3,000 award may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2020.
Jay and Diane Zidell Scholarship
Are you a resident of Clark County who is currently pursuing post-secondary education or planning to in the upcoming academic year? Are you employed a minimum of 10 hours per week? This award may be for you! Application deadline: March 31, 2020.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Are you a Pell grant eligible student who is planning to study abroad? This award may be 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 may be 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 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.
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 Navy 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!