Scholarships & Fellowships

Through generous donations from our alumni, their families, and other friends of Washington State University, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) proudly offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate scholarships in addition to over 150 graduate fellowships to help our students achieve their goals and reach their potential.

CAS offers financial support to students at all stages of their education by offering both merit-based and need-based funds, along with research and travel funds and other types of support for unique learning opportunities and experiences.

For the 2022–2023 academic year, CAS awarded more than $1.4 million in donated funds to more than 440 undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Students who complete the WSU General Scholarship Application are automatically considered for all scholarships in CAS, including department, school, and academic program scholarships, plus more than 700 additional scholarships at the University level.

The application opens at the beginning of September each year and must be submitted no later than January 31 for the following fall semester. NOTE: The application for Fall 2024 has been reopened with a May 1, 2024 deadline.

Important to note:
Prospective WSU students may submit the scholarship application before receiving their notice of admission.

Undergraduates: Make sure your degree program or pre-health tracks listed in your myWSU account are offered by the College of Arts and Sciences!

Graduate Fellowships

Graduate students are also eligible for fellowship funding from the College of Arts and Sciences. The selection process is nomination-based for recruitment purposes and is facilitated by the Office of the Dean in conjunction with individual academic departments and schools.

Fellowships offered by academic departments and schools within the college are managed internally by each department and school and processes vary.

Typically, graduate fellowships support tuition, fees, and other educationally-related expenses, along with 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.

Additional Resources

Financial Aid Implications

All scholarship and fellowship funds are incorporated into the total amount of financial aid for each student’s financial aid package. Normally, these funds must be processed before any financial aid is disbursed to your student accounts to avoid complications or reductions in other types of aid (typically loans).

If you have a specific type of additional or unexpected education-related cost that was not originally included in your cost of attendance, you may submit an Academic Year Revision Request to apply for an increase in your financial aid budget.

For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website.

Important Deadlines for Fall 2024

May 1 – FAFSA/WASFA Priority Deadline for Current Students

May 1 – WSU General Scholarship Application due

May 1 – FAFSA/WASFA WSU Deadline for New Students

Additional Opportunities

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


Lindsey Teele
CAS Scholarship Specialist