Students with awards

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.

JANUARY 31
Fall Priority Admission Deadline

NOVEMBER 15
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.

Freshman Washington Residents

Achievement Awards for Washington resident applicants are based on a combination of your high school grade point average (GPA) and SAT/ACT test scores. To be eligible you must be a Washington state resident entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a first-year student.

If you have earned college credit while in high school and would like to have that credit transfered to WSU, you will need to submit an official college transcript. Visit the Transfer Clearinghouse to determine how your credit transfers

Your GPA
Your combined SAT scores (Verbal + Math)


Transfer Washington Residents

To be eligible you must be Washington state residents entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a transfer student from a Washington community college and have earned earned 27 semester (40 quarter) credit hours at the time of transferring.

Note: Your transfer GPA is based only on courses that transfer for credit to WSU. To determine how your credit transfers, visit the Transfer Clearinghouse.

Your GPA


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 WSU Tri-Cities Achievement Award 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 fewer than 27 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 freshmen 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.