Student Outreach Services, in connection with the Western Washington University Scholarship Center and other programs throughout the state, provides information on a number of scholarships and opportunities to help students afford the financial burden of tuition, housing, and dining.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) can help support students in their college and career goals by providing a renewable scholarship of up to $2,500-$7,500 per year, for students pursuing a first bachelors' degree in eligible high-demand science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or health care fields. This year, over 1400 students from across the state will be selected to receive scholarship as well as additional professional development support. Deadline is February 29, 2016.
WWU Undergrad Research Grants
The objective of this program isto provide encouragement for undergraduate students to engage in scholarly/creative work in their disciplines and to provide funds which may make it possible for them to do so. The program budget is $15,000, divided equally among the three quarters. Grants will normally be awarded in the range of $100 - $500 per project. Deadline is April 13, 2016.
The Women of Color Empowerment Scholarship was established in February, 2007 to provide financial assistance and educational opportunities for Western Washington University students. This scholarship is available to students who demonstrate support for or experience with the issues and concerns of women of color on Western’s campus. Deadline is May 6, 2016.
Bill Reed African American Scholarship
The Bill Reed African American Scholarship is a renewable annual award based on merit and need. The scholarship provides support exclusively for African American undergraduate students who have been admitted to Western. Deadline is May 13, 2016.
Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students
The following links provide current information on scholarship opportunities for undocumented students:
Scholarships for Undocumented Students- By Laura Bohorquez and Mayu Takeda
Please check the SOS calendar for upcoming scholarship announcements and deadlines!
Other Scholarship Resources
WWU Scholarship Center
The WWU Scholarship Center is available to assist students and their families as they search and apply for scholarships. The awarding of a scholarship represents not only a significant source of financial assistance, but recognition of your special achievements and an investment in your potential.
Washington Scholarship Coalition (the WashBoard)
The Washington Scholarship Coalition is a partnership of public and nonprofit agencies coming together to build an online scholarship marketplace and provide a trusted source of scholarships. It exists to create connections and ensure scholarship funds are reaching those in need.
The Washington Scholarship Coalition's website, the WashBoard, provides students with a in-depth database of numerous scholarships available to students and allows users to create a profile that matches scholarshipss with an individual's identity, academic and career goals and region/locality. Please visit the WashBoard by by clicking on the link below.
HB 1079: Undocumented Students