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College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarships & Fellowships

The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to our student’s success. Through generous donations from our alumni, their families, and other friends of WSU, the College of Arts and Sciences proudly offers more than 250 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 merit- and need-based funds, and research and travel funds, in addition to other types of support that include unique learning opportunities and experiences.

For the 2019–2020 academic year, CAS awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to our undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Students

Scholarships are available for current WSU undergraduate students, incoming freshmen, and transfer students who are certified in a College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) degree program (a major or a minor). This includes students who are enrolled in pre-health and pre-veterinary tracks who also have a CAS advisor in the Health Professions Student Center.

Graduate Students

Master’s and doctoral students who are enrolled in a CAS degree program are eligible for scholarship funding in addition to the many graduate fellowships available.

WSU General Scholarship Application

Complete the WSU general scholarship application each year to be considered for over 700 additional scholarships and fellowships at the University level. Don’t forget to indicate an interest in a degree program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences!

Graduate Fellowships

College-level graduate fellowships are nomination-based 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 students for their tuition and other educationally-related fees, research endeavors, travel for conference presentation, and other educationally-beneficial experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

For information on what fellowships are available and how to apply, please contact your faculty advisor in your academic department or school for more details.

Financial Aid Implications

Scholarship and fellowship funds are incorporated into the total amount of financial aid for each student’s financial aid package. To avoid complications, funds must be processed before financial aid is disbursed to a student’s account or other aid (typically loans) will be reduced to adjust for any amount that exceeds the cost of attendance.

For more information, visit Student Financial Services Financial Aid Overview page for more details.

Apply by January 31!

CAS Undergraduate Scholarship Application

CAS Graduate Scholarship Application

WSU General Scholarship Application

Important Deadlines

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

Jan. 31 – Scholarship Applications due

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

April 15 – Accept/decline form and thank you letter(s) due to

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


Lauren Jasmer
CAS Scholarship Coordinator