- WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
With a little over 15,000 students and 160 academic programs, the Western Washington University is small enough to give students easy faculty access and large enough to give them the research, educational and social options they need for a solid, well-balanced college life. Admitted in-state freshmen with outstanding academic records are eligible for the Western Washington University Presidential Scholarships ($1,000 to $6,500 for the freshman year only). Entering freshmen who are not Washington residents may qualify for the Western Achievement Award ($5,000 annual reduction in non-resident tuition for four-years). The Lorraine M. Mortimer Scholarship supports freshmen with excellent academic standing, a history of community involvement and demonstrable financial need. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for four-years.
- WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
The students at Washington State University have a vast selection of academic programs available to them, including 95 academic majors for undergraduates, 76 master’s degree programs, 66 doctoral degree programs, and 3 disciplines with professional degree programs. Entering freshmen with exceptional academic histories are considered for the Regents Scholars Program. This program has two levels; the Distinguished Regents Scholar (full tuition and mandatory fees) and the Regents Scholar ($4,000/year). Admitted freshmen who come from middle to low income families may be eligible for the Cougar Commitment Scholarship (full tuition plus required fees). Washington residents with an associate’s degree and who are transferring to WSU are considered for the Transfer Achievement Award ($2,500/year).
- THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
Fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Evergreen State College does not offer any formal majors, and instead allows students to create programs that suit their goals and support their interests. Incoming and current students may be considered for a number of scholarships, including the following: Chastain/Barnett Scholarship ($5,530/year for computer science, digital media, and technology students), Colin Reese Memorial Scholarship ($3,474/year for political science, economics and/or political economy students), and the Jean Hahn Scholarship ($3,399/year for non-traditional students, first-generation college students or students from under-represented groups). Students working towards a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in laboratory-based biology or chemistry may be eligible for the National Science Foundation STEM Scholarships (up to $5,000/year).
- CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Central Washington University is a four-year college that offers over 135 majors but is best known for its programs in music, geology, paramedicine, physics and education. Of all full-time beginning undergraduates at CWU, 87% receive some type of financial aid. Institutional scholarships or grants are awarded to 71% of these students, including need-based grants for Washington state residents ($300 to $2,100 per year). The University also offers full-tuition waivers to dependent children of disabled or deceased fire or police officers and dependent children or spouses of disabled or deceased veterans. Veterans who have served in foreign conflict are eligible for the Central Veteran Grant, which provides up to $1,500 per year. Scholarship opportunities include the President’s Tuition Award ($4,000 over two years), the Trustee’s Tuition Award ($3,000 over two years) and the Wildcat Tuition Award ($1,000 per year).