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College of Arts and Sciences For Students


More than Dollars in the Bank

Scholarships and stipends can reduce your stress and expand your opportunities. The College of Arts and Sciences offers both merit- and need-based awards to students at all stages in their education.

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Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

Scholarships are available for well-prepared incoming freshmen and select transfer students. Many awards are renewable for a second academic year (criteria vary).

Complete the general WSU scholarship application to be considered for these awards and many more scholarship awards across the University. The annual deadline is January 31 for the following academic year. But don’t wait for word on your acceptance to WSU! You can complete the scholarship application at any time before the January 31 deadline.

To be eligible for a scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences, you must indicate an interest in a major offered by the college when you fill out the application.

Transfer students who anticipate certifying in a major in the College of Arts and Sciences upon entering WSU are also eligible to apply. However, you should contact the academic unit in writing and indicate that you have submitted the college scholarship application.

Music Scholarships

Details on the required audition can be found on the School of Music website.

Current Students

The College of Arts and Sciences also offers numerous scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students, as well as several for graduate students. Eligibility varies and often requires certification in a particular major. Many of these scholarships are funded through alumni donations and memorial gifts.

Applications for the 2017-2018 science-based scholarships are now closed.

Scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines require students be nominated by their department or school and/or a separate application. Please contact your academic advisor for more information.

Music Scholarships

Details on the required audition can be found on the School of Music website.

General University Scholarships

Current students may also be eligible for general university scholarships. You are encouraged to also fill out the annual general WSU scholarship application by the January 31 deadline.


CAS Application

Current students in science-based CAS majors are encouraged to apply for 2018-19 scholarships. Students not in a CAS major but pursuing a pre-health program are also eligible for selected awards. Applications will open in late 2017.

Financial Aid @ WSU

Many need-based scholarships require students to have a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file. All students are encouraged to complete this federal form for every academic year they intend to enroll at WSU.

Visit the WSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for details.