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WWU Scholarship Fair!

More than $8 million in scholarships was received by WWU students last year! To help you prepare for the 2020-2021 scholarship season, the Scholarship Center is excited to announce our first annual Scholarship Fair. Experts from around campus, including various departments and colleges, as well as several private scholarship providers will be on hand to help you find and apply for scholarships. You will have the opportunity to visit different tables and learn about different parts of the scholarship application process with representatives from the Scholarship Center, Hacherl Research and Writing Studio, Career Services, Education Abroad, and more. Looking for some insider tips? Come and talk to Western faculty and staff members who have served on scholarship committees, as well as Western students who have successfully helped fund their education with scholarships. Drop in whenever it's convenient for you, and stay to enjoy some pizza!

Tuesday, February 25, 2-4:30pm, Viking Union MPR

Passport to Scholarship Success

The Passport to Scholarship Success is a way for you to build your scholarship skills AND earn a chance to win a 2020-2021 scholarship for $500 from Western!

Currently enrolled WWU students can pick up their Passport at the Scholarship Center (Old Main 285) or print your own from our website. Complete at least 6 out of the 9 activities and turn in your Passport to the WWU Scholarship Center by the deadline for your chance to win.

Official Rules:

  • To be entered for a chance to win, students must be currently enrolled in winter quarter 2020 classes at WWU
  • Applicants must submit a completed Passport to the Scholarship Center in Old Main 285
  • A Passport is completed when at least 6 activities have been completed with an approved stamp from a partner office or event, or have been self-certified.

Due Date: April 17 at 4pm, Old Main 285

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Featured Scholarships

BECU Foundation

BECU Foundation is generously offering scholarships to members.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be a member of BECU and primary account holder at the time of the application submission
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student currently enrolled in a two-year, four-year or technical college or university

For more information, please visit the website below.

Deadline: 02/28/2020

Amount: $2,500

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Emergency Funding Program

The Emergency Funding Program, formerly known as the Emergency Scholarship, provides assistance to help WWU students alleviate or minimize a financial burden in order to successfully complete their academic coursework. Examples of eligible needs may include childcare, medical or dental expenses, transportation expenses, housing expenses, or unpaid student account charges.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled for the quarter in which they are requesting funding
  • In most cases, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • The financial hardship must have occurred during the current academic year
  • Applicants must have applied for all available aid via the FAFSA or WASFA (if eligible to complete one)
  • Generally, applicants must accept all Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) offered to them
  • In most cases, students may only receive up to one emergency funding award per aid year

Deadline: 03/09/2020


WWU Scholarship Center: 360-650-3471 or

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Financial Aid - Your Opportunity Pathway: The State of Washington provides significant financial resources to students seeking higher education. Click on the Washington Opportunity Pathways logo for details.