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Scholarship Opportunities

We recognize your achievements

Western offers are a variety of scholarship opportunities to both new and continuing students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership potential, special talents, and multicultural achievement. The majority of scholarships are awarded to students entering fall quarter. 

First-year and Running Start students who are Washington state residents

First-year students are automatically considered for merit-based and activity scholarships as well as many of our donor sponsored scholarships based on information provided in their application for admission. No separate application is needed to apply for these awards.  Learn more about first-year resident scholarships

First-year out-of-state students

Non-resident first-year students are considered for merit-based and activity scholarships based on the information provided in their application for admission. No separate application is needed to apply for these awards. Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarships are available to select students from participating western states, and awards are available for students from other states.  Learn more about first-year out-of-state scholarships.

Transfer students

Transfer students are considered for competitive merit-based scholarships as part of the application process. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for Phi Theta Kappa members.  Learn more about transfer scholarships.

Additional scholarships

Students are encouraged to explore the Scholarship Center website to learn more about scholarships offered by departments, outside organizations and other opportunities available at Western.