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Future International Students

Scholarships and Funding

International students are automatically considered for scholarships upon admission to WSU. You may also be eligible for a variety of other awards from the University.

High-achieving international students are guaranteed to receive the International Academic Award.

To be considered for additional WSU scholarships, apply for admission and scholarships by January 31.

Be sure to check the requirements and deadlines for all scholarships. Some scholarships have different deadlines and require supplementary materials.

You are welcome to apply for multiple scholarships.

International Academic Award

The Office of International Programs automatically awards these scholarships to qualifying students who are offered admission.

Freshman awards (renewable for three additional years) are available to students who have less than one year of college credit.

Transfer awards (renewable for two additional years) are available to students who have earned at least one year (27 semester hours) of transferable college credit.

Level One$4,000 per academic year tuition waiverOffered to students with cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher
Level Two$2,000 per academic year tuition waiverOffered to students with cumulative GPA of 3.30 to 3.59

The International Academic Awards are automatically renewable for the lengths mentioned above, if you meet the following renewal criteria for each academic year:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade-point average by the end of spring semester;
  • Maintain 12 credits each semester, or complete 24 semester credits by the end of spring semester.
  • Maintain non-resident degree seeking student status.

Other Scholarships and Awards

International Merit Awards

$2,000 tuition waiver


Offered to degree-seeking undergraduate students on F-1 visas attending the Pullman campus who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.60 or above
  • Unusual service to the University or community
  • Other extraordinary work or achievement.

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following:


  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

International Science Scholarships

Two scholarships of $2,000

The College of Arts and Sciences at WSU is looking for new international degree seeking undergraduate students who have excellent grades and an interest in improving the human condition through scientific pursuits.


To be eligible, you will need to pursue one of the following degrees on the WSU Pullman campus:

  • Biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, geology (earth sciences), mathematics, physics, or zoology.
  • Students pursuing pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, biotechnology, and pre-pharmacy studies can qualify if they are advised by science advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Successful applicants will be serious incoming international undergraduate students with good grades and an interest in contributing to the human condition through their field attending at the WSU Pullman campus.

How to Apply

Complete the first section of The Office of International Programs Awards and Scholarship Application Form and provide a personal statement describing your plans for the future in your chosen field.

Deadline: August 1.

Emergency Tuition Support Award

The Office of International Programs offers a one-time, $1,500 tuition reduction emergency tuition support (amount is subject to change) to students who encounter a financial need caused by circumstances beyond their control while enrolled as a student.


Emergency tuition support is offered only in serious financial circumstances that are beyond your control. For example:

  • Loss of an assistantship or scholarship
  • Loss of funding resulting from a death, serious illness, or political upheaval in your home country

You will also need to meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain F-1 or J-1 visa status at WSU Pullman
  • Be in the final stages of your degree program
  • Provide evidence that other sources of tuition funding are not available

Students who have previously received an emergency tuition support award from WSU International Programs are not eligible. This award cannot be combined with other International Programs awards.

How to Apply

Departmental and Program Awards

The University and its academic colleges, departments, and campuses award scholarships to international students.


You will need to submit a WSU general scholarship application to be considered for these awards.

Each area will have its own selection criteria, which may include academic excellence, public service, financial need, or other considerations.

Scholarship Availability and Details

Be sure to check all the details. Many of these scholarships require supplemental materials. Early application is highly recommended.

Other Funding Sources

To serve as a starting point, here are a few private organizations and associations (not associated with WSU) that award scholarships and grants for study in the United States.


This website contains an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants. Funding includes all types of funding programs for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas.


International Students Annual Student Essay Competition for international students studying in American colleges and universities.


The Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) any member, or member’s dependent child, to apply for a WSECU Scholarship.


The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers funding (usually at the graduate level) for Scandinavians to undertake research programs in the United States. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by its cooperating organizations:


The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund awards six grants of about $11,000 each year.


International Peace Scholarship (IPS) is available to women from countries other than the US and Canada pursuing graduate studies.


OAS offers a number of fellowships to qualified applicants from member states for graduate, undergraduate, and short term programs.


The Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship Program currently sponsors scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies.


The scholarship loan system provides loans for school expenses to outstanding students who are having difficulty with their studies due to economic reasons.


This is a one-time $5,000 USD scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students studying outside of their *Home Country with their educational expenses. Domestic students studying abroad and international students studying in the United States may be eligible. You need not be a client to be eligible.