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 application opens in August and the deadline is normally Jan. 31. However, with the announcement about increased in-person learning opportunities, the deadline for 2021 is now March 15, 2021.
In addition to donor-funded scholarships, there are also departmental scholarships:
|Gesa Scholarships||Member of Gesa Credit Union; full time student, 3.0 GPA||Any||Varies||28-Feb|
|WFAA Ethnic Awareness Scholarship||Washington State resident, leadership ability, 3.0 GPA, financial need, half time student||Any||up to $1500||30-Sep|
|Washington Wine Industry Foundation||Varies||Wine Science||Varies||31-March|
|Vista Hermosa Foundation- First Fruits Scholarship Program||Full 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 Academy||Any||up to $4500||10-Jun|
|Soroptimist Three Rivers -Live Your Dream Awards||Female, financial need, undergraduate, provides primary support for yourself and others||Any||$3000||15-Nov|
|Bettering Women PEO Scholarship||Undergraduate 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 letter||Any|
email@example.com for scholarship application
|Varies||April 1 and Oct 1 Every Year|
|Jim Thomas Scholarship||Students 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 Computer Sciences and Information Technology,
o Physical Sciences,
o Biological and Medical Sciences,
o Technical Communications,
o Management, and
o Law and Policy
|Lourdes Scholarship||Live 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/volunteerism||Nursing; health care related field||1500||29-Apr|
|TwinStar Credit Union Higher Education Scholarship||Member of TwinStar Credit Union, good standing, Provide proof of enrollment, Copy of applicant's high school or college transcript||Any||8 at $2000||31-Jul|
|Tri-Cities Construction Council||Enrolled 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)||Any||2000||31-Mar|
|Far West Agribusiness Scholarship||Undergraduate full time student from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, or Nevada||Any||$1000||March 31|
|Society of Women Engineers-Eastern Washington Section||Sophomore, junior, or senior or pursuing a graduate degree.||Engineering||1000||28-Feb|
|Family Wellness and Health Foundation||Academic accomplishment, financial need, involvement in the community, and desire to work in the healthcare field.|
3.0 GPA required
|Healthcare related field||3000+||28-Feb|
|Washington State Fair Scholarships||Attending 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 PK||Women|
Different scholarships include: women head of household, women in business or accounting, and women seeking a technical degree.
|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 Management||2000||1-May|
|MOU Tribal Scholarship||New freshman or transfer student, be a member of one of the following tribes: Coeur dÛªAlene 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 3.0||Any||2000||February 15 (Call the Tri-Cities Financial Aid office to determine if you can submit an application after the deadline)|
|Washington Women in Need Grant||You 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.
|Any||up to $5000||Apply between March 1 and March 30|
|Scottish Right Foundation of Washington||US Citizen; Washington Resident; junior or senior; 3.0 GPA; full time student||Any||3000||31-Mar|
|OIC of Washington||You 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.||Any||1000||Call 509-545-0484 to schedule an appointment|
|Health Physics Society- Columbia Chapter||Essay on health physics, transcripts, and letter of recommendation||Eligible fields of study include, but are not limited to: radiation protection; nuclear engineering; x-ray/nuclear medicine; or health physics certification.||1000||March 31|
|Pamela Scott Woodward Conservation Scholarship||Resident of Benton or Franklin County, full time student, 3.0 GPA||Interest in conservation||1000||April 30|
|CCHPA Scholarship||health physics programs, radiation safety, nuclear engineering or closely related field||1000||March 31|