Scholarships & Fellowships

Through generous donations from our alumni, their families, and other friends of WSU, 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 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 2022–2023 academic year, CAS awarded more than $1.4 million in donated funds to more than 440 undergraduate and graduate students.

Apply for Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students can complete the WSU General Scholarship Application beginning in September 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 ensure your degree programs and pre-health tracks offered by the College of Arts and Sciences are reflected in MyWSU to be considered!

Graduate Fellowships

In addition to applying for scholarships, graduate students are eligible for fellowships, which 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.

Students may submit an Academic Year Revision Request to Student Financial Services to request an increase in their financial aid budget for any given academic year.

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

Important Deadlines

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

Jan. 31 – WSU General Scholarship Application due

Jan. 31 – 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


Steven Ward
CAS Scholarship Specialist