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 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 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 2020–2021 academic year, CAS awarded more than $1.25 million in donated funds to support our undergraduate and graduate students.
Apply for Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students can complete the WSU General Scholarship Application as early as August each year to be automatically considered for all scholarships in CAS, including department, school, and academic program scholarships, plus over 700 additional scholarships at the University level.
Undergraduates – don’t forget to declare an intent to pursue or apply for admission to a major or minor degree program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences to be considered!
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.
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.
Nov. 15 – WSU Admissions Application due for Spring Transfer Students
Nov. 30 – FAFSA/WASFA Priority Deadline for Current Students
Jan. 31 – Scholarship Application due
Jan. 31 – FAFSA/WASFA Priority Deadline for New Students
Jan. 31 – WSU Admissions Application due for Incoming Freshman
July 15 – WSU Admissions Application due for Fall Transfer Students
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