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College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Student Scholarship & Fellowship Eligibility

Students enrolled in a CAS graduate degree program who are advised by a CAS advisor are eligible. Not sure if you are eligible? Contact your CAS graduate faculty advisor to find out!

By completing the WSU General Scholarship Application, you will be automatically considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for at the college, department/school/program, and university levels.

Graduate Student Eligibility

The following criteria must be met and maintained at the time of application through the academic year in which the scholarship or fellowship is offered.

For incoming students, enrollment isn’t required until Fall 2021.

  • Enrolled at the WSU Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, or Vancouver campuses
  • Enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program offered by CAS. Students enrolled in an interdisciplinary graduate degree program are eligible as long as one degree program is offered by CAS and they are advised by a CAS advisor.
  • For department or school scholarships, students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by that department or school
  • Need-based scholarships and fellowships require a completed FAFSA/WASFA application for consideration
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Maintain good academic and financial standing

Important Eligibility Considerations

  • Students on continuous doctoral status during the academic year that the scholarship or fellowship is offered are eligible regardless of credit load.
  • If a scholarship or fellowship recipient changes degree programs and/or or does not maintain the eligibility requirements during the award period, the scholarship and/or fellowship offer(s) may be rescinded and the funds, if disbursed, will be returned to the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • If a student is in collections with WSU they are ineligible. Per the WSU Student Financial Services policy any student in collections will not receive any scholarship or fellowship funds.

Graduate Fellowships

College-level graduate fellowships are nomination-based for recruitment purposes and are facilitated by the Office of the Dean and the academic departments and schools; there is no application process. Academic department- and school-level graduate fellowships are handled internally by each department and school.

Graduate fellowships typically support graduate student tuition, fees, and other educationally-related expenses, research, scholarly, and creative activity endeavors, travel for conference presentation, and other educationally-beneficial experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

For more information on graduate fellowships, please contact your faculty advisor in your academic department or school for more details.

Important Deadlines

Nov. 30 – FAFSA/WASFA Priority Deadline for Current Students

March 15 – Scholarship Application due

Feb. 15 – FAFSA/WASFA Priority Deadline for New Students

March 15 – WSU Admissions Application due for Incoming Freshman

July 15 – WSU Admissions Application due for Transfer Students

Additional Opportunities

COVID-19 Financial Assistance
More information and eligibility at Student Care Network

WSU Outside Scholarships
For all WSU students

WSU Alumni Association Scholarships
For WSU undergraduate students

Washington State Opportunity Scholarships
For low- and middle-income students in certificate, STEM, and healthcare programs

Student Financial Services Private Education Loans
For all WSU students


Lauren Jasmer
CAS Scholarship Coordinator