Transfer Scholarships

Western Washington University offers merit-based, leadership, activity and diversity scholarships for talented transfer students entering fall quarter.  The list below features some of our more prominent awards; for additional details and the most up-to-date information regarding scholarship opportunities, please visit our Scholarship Center.

Admissions Achievement Awards

Based on information in your application for admission; no separate scholarship application is required.

Ranging from $1,000-2,000, and awarded for the first year of study at Western, these competitive merit scholarships are granted to incoming transfer students who demonstrate superior academic achievement. Selection is based on information provided in the application for admission, including cumulative GPA, school and community activities, leadership and special talents. Priority is given to Washington residents.

Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship

May require additional essay.

The Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP) Scholarship ranges from $2,000-$3,000 for up to four years. It is for incoming first-year and transfer students whose applications demonstrate an ongoing commitment to access, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Interested students are encouraged to use their application essay to describe any activities they have been involved in related to diversity, multiculturalism or support of any historically underrepresented community. In the essay, students should explain how they will actively contribute to a diverse campus community at Western. Alternatively, to be considered, students may also email a separate MAP scholarship essay to

Priority is given to residents of Washington state who submit their application for admission by the deadline.

All-Washington Academic Team Scholarships

Additional application materials may be required.

Each community college in Washington state is invited to nominate two students to the All-Washington Academic Team based on academic achievement and community service. Western guarantees a minimum scholarship award of $2,000 across all university scholarships to any member of the All-Washington Team who enrolls at Western. 


Additional application materials may be required.

Additionally, is a free, student-centered, online clearinghouse for both Washington residents and students attending Washington colleges and universities who are seeking college scholarships. allows students to search and apply for verified scholarship opportunities that are specific to their academic interests, college, university, or other criteria.