WSU Tri-Cities Scholarship Deadline Update:
WSU Tri-Cities has extended the deadline to March 15 for the scholarship application, given the recent announcement to offer additional in-person learning experiences in fall 2021.

Merit and Experience

WSU Tri-Cities awards more than $275,000 scholarships funded by local donors who provide critical support for students who have the ability and aptitude who need resources to help them reach their goals and aspirations. These generous gifts make make a difference for our student, their families, and this community. Click here to learn more about the scholarships offered directly from WSU Tri-Cities.

WSU Tri-Cities students should fill out the WSU General Application to be considered for any Tri-Cities scholarships. The deadline to apply is January 31st.

The scholarship deadline for 2021-2022 school year is closed.

The scholarship application for 2022-2023 school year is January 31st.

WSU Scholarships

Awards can range from several hundred dollars to full coverage of tuition and expenses. In most circumstances, you can receive more than one scholarship at the same time. There’s nothing to lose…and a lot to gain. So get yourself ready and apply!

College & Departmental Scholarships

The University’s academic colleges and departments offer scholarships to students who are majoring or taking classes in their subject areas:

Local Scholarships for WSU Tri-Cities Cougs

Gesa ScholarshipsMember of Gesa Credit Union; full time student, 3.0 GPAAnyVaries28-Feb
WFAA Ethnic Awareness Scholarship Washington State resident, leadership ability, 3.0 GPA, financial need, half time studentAnyup to $150030-Sep
Washington Wine Industry FoundationVariesWine ScienceVaries31-March
Vista Hermosa Foundation- First Fruits Scholarship ProgramFull time, good standing with university, children of established seasonal and year-round employees of Broetje Orchards, Vista Hermosa, or Snake River Housing, graduate of Jubilee Leadership AcademyAnyup to $450010-Jun
Soroptimist Three Rivers -Live Your Dream AwardsFemale, financial need, undergraduate, provides primary support for yourself and othersAny2 at $250015-Nov
Bettering Women PEO ScholarshipUndergraduate or graduate, Scholarship may awarded based on any of the following criteria: Women who are returning to school to support self and/or family; those who may have had a break in their education; community and/or school service; financial need; GPA; leadership; and or strength of personal statement or recommendation letterAny for scholarship application
VariesApril 1 and Oct 1 Every Year
Jim Thomas ScholarshipStudents enrolled or accepted for enrollment for the next Academic Year at Washington State University at Tri-Cities (WSU-TC)
Membership in IEEE as a Student or Graduate Student member
Neither receipt of other scholarships or aid nor previous receipt of the IEEE Richland Section Scholarship shall preclude consideration for the award
Interest in an IEEE field of interest
o Engineering,
o Computer Sciences and Information Technology,
o Physical Sciences,
o Biological and Medical Sciences,
o Mathematics,
o Technical Communications,
o Education,
o Management, and
o Law and Policy
100012-Nov &
Lourdes ScholarshipLive in Benton or Franklin Counties or live in Burbank; special consideration given to those who express financial need, demonstrate academic rigor, and or possess a strong background in community service/volunteerismNursing; health care related field150029-Apr
TwinStar Credit Union Higher Education ScholarshipMember of TwinStar Credit Union, good standing, Provide proof of enrollment, Copy of applicant's high school or college transcriptAny8 at $200031-Jul
Tri-Cities Construction CouncilEnrolled or planning to attend college; family member must be an owner or employee of a company that is a full dues paying member; winner will be based on academic achievement, community and school involvement, financial need, leadership potential, and relationship of the student's field of study to the construction industry (but not required)Any200031-Mar
Far West Agribusiness ScholarshipUndergraduate full time student from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Nevada
Any$1000March 31
Society of Women Engineers-Eastern Washington SectionSophomore, junior, or senior or pursuing a graduate degree.Engineering100028-Feb
Family Wellness and Health FoundationAcademic accomplishment, financial need, involvement in the community, and desire to work in the healthcare field.
3.0 GPA required
Healthcare related field3000+28-Feb
Washington State Fair ScholarshipsAttending an accredited two or four year college, university or trade/technical school, Currently working, volunteering or involved in a school sponsored activity at least 8 hours per month, on average, Prior involvement with
the Fair (4H, FFA, etc.) and financial need may be considered, though neither is a requirement
Soroptimist International of PKWomen
Different scholarships include: women head of household, women in business or accounting, and women seeking a technical degree.
AnyVariesNovember 15
PMI Columbia River Basin Scholarship‰Û¢ Any individual who is a member of the PMI Columbia River Basin Chapter or a family member of a current member of the PMI Columbia River Basin Chapter. For family members, the closest familial relationship would be awarded first (i.e., child, grandchild, niece/nephew)
‰Û¢ Any individual whose primary residence is within the geographical area of the PMI Columbia River Basin Chapter. The geographic boundary of the Chapter is defined by the following zip code ranges: 988xx ‰ÛÒ 989xx and 993xx.
‰Û¢ Any individual residing in the state of Washington, USA.
Interest in Project Management20001-May
MOU Tribal ScholarshipNew freshman or transfer student, be a member of one of the following tribes: Coeur d‰ÛªAlene Tribe, Colville Confederated Tribes, Confederated Tribes of the Salish and Kootenai, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Cowlitz Tribe, Kalispel Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, and Yakama Nation; freshman must have a 3.3 GPA; transfer students must have a 3.0Any2000February 15 (Call the Tri-Cities Financial Aid office to determine if you can submit an application after the deadline)
Washington Women in Need GrantYou must be female, as indicated on your Washington State Identification
You must be 18 years of age or older
You must have resided in Washington for the past twelve (12) months
You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to the United States
You must be admitted into or registered at an approved college or university that is in good standing with the State Need Grant Program, and are enrolled in a specific program.
Anyup to $5000Apply between March 1 and March 30
Scottish Right Foundation of WashingtonUS Citizen; Washington Resident; junior or senior; 3.0 GPA; full time studentAny300031-Mar
OIC of WashingtonYou or a a parent worked in seasonal agricultural work for at least 2 years, household qualified as low income or receives SNAP, TANF, or Apple Health, and authorized to work in the U.S.Any1000Call 509-545-0484 to schedule an appointment
Health Physics Society- Columbia ChapterEssay on health physics, transcripts, and letter of recommendationEligible fields of study include, but are not limited to: radiation protection; nuclear engineering; x-ray/nuclear medicine; or health physics certification. 1000March 31
Pamela Scott Woodward Conservation ScholarshipResident of Benton or Franklin County, full time student, 3.0 GPAInterest in conservation1000April 30
FOOD NORTHWEST PROCESSOR MEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS A full-time or full-time seasonal employee, or a family member of an employee, at a Food Northwest processor member company.

Be currently enrolled (or enrolling) as an undergraduate or graduate student in a 4-year college or university, or enrolled (or enrolling) in a 2-year community college, accredited trade school or technical school. If attending the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, or Washington State University, you have the option to apply for the University Scholarship.

Be pursuing a degree in an academic discipline and strong interest/intent to work in the Northwest food processing industry. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, agricultural sciences, food science and technology, production, operations management engineering, horticulture, agriculture and resources economics, business management, accounting, environmental sciences, industrial systems, operator, process technician, control technician, electrician, maintenance, mechanic, refrigeration, sanitation.

Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

ERI Board of Directors, Officers, and their family members are not eligible
Interest in working in the food industry1500June 30
Food Northwest University ScholarshipOpen to students pursuing a 4-year degree or graduate degree in an academic discipline and a strong interest and intent to work in the Northwest food processing industry. Examples include, but are not limited to agricultural sciences, food science and technology, nutrition and dietary science, production, operations management, engineering, horticulture, agriculture and resources economics, business management, accounting, environmental sciences. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Employees and families of Food Northwest member companies are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. ERI Board of Directors, Officers, and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships.
Strong interest and intent to work in the Northwest Food Industry2500June 30
CCHPA Scholarshiphealth physics programs, radiation safety, nuclear engineering or closely related field1000March 31
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