Undergraduate Students

All students who complete the WSU General Scholarship application by the January 31 deadline will be considered for all scholarships at the university, college, and department/school/program levels for which they meet the criteria.

Eligibility criteria must be met at the time of application and be maintained throughout the academic year in which the scholarship applies:

Not sure if you are eligible? Contact your undergraduate advisor for assistance.

General Scholarship Eligibility

  • Enrolled at Washington State University (any campus)
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
    • Incoming students are eligible to apply before receiving their acceptance but must have declared an intent to pursue a degree program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
    • First-year students and sophomores must have formally declared an intent to pursue a degree program offered by CAS or to enroll in a pre-health track through the Health Professions Student Center.
    • Juniors and seniors must be admitted to a degree program offered by CAS or be enrolled in a pre-health track through the Health Professions Student Center.
  • Ensure the CAS degree program and/or HPSC affiliation is accurately recorded in myWSU by January 31.
  • Be advised by a CAS or HPSC advisor.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Maintain good academic and financial standing.
  • Double majors are eligible as long as at least one degree program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Need-based scholarships require a FAFSA or WASFA application for the following academic year be completed by the appropriate deadline.

Additional Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Scholarship Criteria

Additional Study Abroad Scholarship Criteria

  • Accepted to an approved exchange, faculty-led trip, or affiliated program offered through the WSU Office of International Programs.
  • For program, department, or school-level scholarships, students must be admitted to or declared an intent to pursue a major or minor degree program offered by that program, department, or school.

Important Considerations

  • Students who are undecided or enrolled only in a certificate program are not eligible for College of Arts and Sciences scholarships.
  • If a scholarship recipient changes degree programs and/or or does not maintain the eligibility requirements during the scholarship period, all scholarship offers could be rescinded and the funds, if disbursed, will be returned to the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Pre-health or pre-vet student admitted to a healthcare or veterinary degree program are no longer eligible to receive CAS pre-health or pre-vet scholarships through the Health Professions Student Center, regardless if they are still attending WSU.
  • Per WSU Student Financial Services policy, students in collections will not receive any scholarship funds.

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