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

This four-year merit scholarship for incoming international freshmen is based on strong academic performance. Recipients who meet eligibility criteria for the International Achievement Award at time of admission will receive an annual reduction in non-resident tuition in the form of partial tuition waivers for four years. The amount awarded will depend 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

Selection for this scholarship is based on information provided in the application for admission, including cumulative GPA and evidence of English proficiency. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for annual renewal of award.

All international freshman applicants who complete their application for admission by the January 31 priority application deadline are automatically considered for scholarships. No additional scholarship application is required. Available for students entering fall term only. Students who are admitted conditionally pending successful completion of the Intensive English Program (IEP) would be eligible after successfully completing IEP and matriculating in credit-bearing classes at Western. Bridge Program students are eligible for consideration since they are matriculated students. 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

This two-year merit scholarship for incoming international transfer students is based on strong academic performance. Recipients who meet eligibility criteria for the International Achievement Award at time of admission will receive an annual reduction in non-resident tuition in the form of partial tuition waivers for two years. The amount awarded will depend on the student’s 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 international transfer applicants who complete their application for admission by the priority application deadline are automatically considered for scholarships. No additional scholarship application is required. Available for students entering fall, winter and spring terms only. Students who are admitted conditionally pending successful completion of the Intensive English Program (IEP) would be eligible after successfully completing IEP and matriculating in credit-bearing classes at Western. Bridge Program students are eligible for consideration since they are matriculated students.

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.