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Academic Achievement Awards

Be rewarded for your academic achievement

WSU Tri-Cities has several scholarship programs designed specifically to help undergraduate students with tuition. These merit-based awards are automatically awarded and qualified students are notified upon their offer of admission to WSU Tri-Cities.

To be considered for Academic Achievement Awards, applicants must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and apply to the Tri-Cities campus as a freshman or transfer applicant. Funds are limited and applications must be submitted by the priority deadline to be considered for a merit-based award.

Fall Priority Admission Deadline

Spring Priority Admission Deadline

Whether you are eligible for this particular award or not, be sure to also fill out the scholarship application when you apply for admission. It gives you the opportunity to be considered for more WSU Tri-Cities scholarships.

Washington Residents

Achievement Awards for Washington resident applicants are based on a combination of your grade point average (GPA) and SAT/ACT test scores OR, if you’re a transfer student, your college cumulative GPA. Eligible students are automatically awarded a $1,500 to $4,000 renewable merit-based award. To be eligible students must be Washington state residents entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a freshman or as a transfer student. Transfer students must be transferring from a Washington State college or university and have earned 27 semester or 40 quarter credit hours at the time of transferring.

Check your eligibility (freshman applicants)

Use the estimator to check how much you may automatically qualify for when you apply to WSU Tri-Cities.
Haven’t taken the ACT or SAT yet? Contact us to determine your eligibility.

Non-Washington Residents

WSU Tri-Cities has an achievement award designed specifically to help out-of-state students with tuition. This award serves as the University’s Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award. The Washington State University Tri-Cities Achievement Awards is based on your cumulative GPA and residency status. Applicants must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and be applying as a freshman or transfer applicant. Freshman applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Transfer applicants must be transferring with 27+ transfer credits and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (on a 4.0 scale). If you are transferring with 1 -26-semester credits, you must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.

This award is valued at $10,000 annually with the ability to renew for three additional years for freshman and transfer students.

Note: Contact Student Financial Services to determine whether these awards can be combined with other tuition waivers. Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change. Funds are limited and priority will be given to students based on admission application date.