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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.

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

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 2022.

  • Enrolled at the WSU Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, or Vancouver campuses
  • Enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program offered by CAS that is reflected in MyWSU and who are advised by a CAS advisor. 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 master’s or doctoral 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

Study Abroad Scholarship Eligibility

  • Regularly enrolled full-time (10 credits minimum) at the WSU Everett, Pullman, Tri-Cities, or Vancouver campuses
  • Enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program offered by CAS that is reflected in MyWSU and who are advised by a CAS advisor. 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.
  • Accepted to a WSU-approved exchange, faculty-led, or WSU-affiliated program provider study abroad program offered through the Office of International Programs Study Abroad Program.
  • For program, department, or school scholarships, students must be admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree program offered by that program, department, or school.
  • Need-based scholarships 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.

Important Deadlines

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

Jan. 10 – Fall Priority WSU Admissions Application Deadline

Jan. 31 – Scholarship Application due

Jan. 31 – FAFSA/WASFA Priority Deadline for New Students

July 1 – Spring Priority WSU Admissions Application Deadline


Additional Opportunities

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

WSU Graduate School
Information on jobs and additional funding opportunities

WSU Outside Scholarships
For all WSU Students

 Student Financial Services Private Education Loans
For all WSU Students

PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program
For doctoral students interested in clean energy, smart manufacturing, sustainability, and national security innovation

NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program
For graduate students interested in interdisciplinary biotechnology research

Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars (RADS)
For U.S. students from under-represented and under-served communities


Questions?

Contact:
Lauren Jasmer
CAS Scholarship Coordinator
cas.scholarships@wsu.edu
509-335-8997