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. 

Freshman and Running Start students who are Washington state residents

Freshmen 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 Freshman Resident Scholarships

Freshman out-of-state students

Non-resident freshmen 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 similar awards are available for other out-of-state students.  Learn more about Freshman Out-of-State Scholarships.

Transfer students

Transfer students are considered for 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.