International Scholarships

Western Washington University Scholarships

Western Washington University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for new and continuing international students. Availability and amounts for scholarships are subject to change.

International Achievement Award (IAA): Freshman

The IAA is a four-year merit scholarship awarded to a limited number of students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Selection is based on information in the application for admission, including essay, cumulative GPA, evidence of English proficiency, and submission of the application by the priority deadline of January 31; no additional scholarship application is required. Available for students entering fall term only. 

If selected, recipients are notified of their scholarship by mail after the point of admission. IAA recipients will receive an annual reduction in non-resident tuition in the form of partial tuition waivers for up to four years; the amount may vary depending on the student’s entering GPA according to the chart below.

GPA

ANNUAL AWARD

4-YEAR TOTAL AWARD

 3.6 - 4.0

$2,500

$10,000

3.0 - 3.59

$1,500

$6,000

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for annual renewal of award.

Students who are admitted conditionally pending successful completion of the Intensive English Program (IEP) may be eligible after successfully completing IEP and matriculating in credit-bearing classes at Western. Scholarships cannot be applied to foreign study, off-campus, or other non-state supported programs.  The IAA cannot be combined with other freshman scholarships such as the WAE or WAA.

International Achievement Award (IAA): Transfer

The IAA is a two-year merit scholarship awarded to a limited number of transfer students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Selection is based on information in the application for admission, including essay, transcripts from accredited post-secondary institutions, cumulative GPA, evidence of English proficiency, and submission of the application by the priority deadline; no additional scholarship application is required.

If selected, recipients are notified of their scholarship by mail after the point of admission. IAA recipients will receive an annual reduction in non-resident tuition in the form of partial tuition waivers for up to two years; the award amount may vary depending on the student’s entering GPA according to the chart below. The IAA cannot be combined with other transfer scholarships such as the Phi Theta Kappa or All-Washington Academic Team scholarship.

GPA

ANNUAL AWARD

2-YEAR TOTAL AWARD

 3.6 - 4.0

$2,500

$5,000

3.0 - 3.59

$1,500

$3,000

Selection for this scholarship is based on information provided in the application for admission, including transcripts from accredited post-secondary institutions and cumulative GPA. All applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 quarter college credits (30 semester credits) to qualify. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for annual renewal of award.

All applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 quarter college credits (30 semester credits) to qualify. Available for students entering fall, winter and spring terms only. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for annual renewal of award.

International Student Scholarship

Each year, Western’s International Students and Scholar Services awards several scholarships to current Western international students. These scholarships are awarded in the form of partial tuition waivers which may be used during the following academic year.

To be considered, applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student who will attend WWU for at least two quarters during the 2015-16 academic year; have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application; be an international student with non-immigrant F-1 visa status who has completed at least one quarter at WWU; and must maintain a full-time course of study, as stipulated by the F-1 visa regulations, during each quarter you receive the scholarship.

For additional details, please visit http://www.wwu.edu/isss/scholarship.shtml.

Academic Scholarships

Additional scholarships are available for continuing students through their academic department or involvement on campus. Check out the Scholarship Center to learn more.

Private Scholarships

The BG Scholarship

This private scholarship for high school and college students was created in memory of Brandon Goodman. To be considered, applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or an international student that is enrolled in school in the USA. Students must submit an essay about their academic goals and contributions to school and/or community. Criteria includes both financial need and dedication to community. Awards are issued once a month, and total $300. For additional details, please visit http://ww12.bgscholarship.com.

Additional Scholarship Resources

InternationalScholarships.com

eduPASS

Petersons

Rotary International

International Student Scholarship Search

You can also check with an education advisor from a designated Education USA advising center, hosted by the U.S Department of State. Some countries are given funding for student scholarships for study in the United States.