WWU offers many scholarships to entering, first-time freshmen. Students are advised to inform Student Financial Services of scholarship eligibility and be prepared to document eligibility as required.
Entering freshmen who do not attend WWU all three quarters of their freshman year forfeit a portion of their scholarships.
ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP = $7,000 to $9,000 per year
A student can be awarded only one of the following GPA or ACT/SAT scholarships, which ever has the highest cumulative dollar value over four years.
This award is fully renewable for three additional years if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative grade point average at WWU. To validate this award, evidence of high school grade-point average must be submitted to Student Financial Services by the student's school. General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test scores do not qualify. Students who attend any other college or university (except for the summer) forfeit the balance of their scholarship.
|ACT / SAT Composite Score / GPA||Award|
|ACT Score 29+ / SAT Score 1920+ / 3.75-4.00||$9,000|
|ACT Score 25-28 / SAT Score 1700-1919 / 3.50-3.74||8,000|
|ACT Score 23-24 / SAT Score 1590-1699 / 3.00-3.49||7,000|
This award is fully renewable for three additional years if the student maintains a 3.00 grade point average. The student may receive the larger of this scholarship or a Freshman Achievement Scholarship, but not both.
Students who attend another college or university (except for Running Start and summer school immediately after high school graduation) prior to attending WWU forfeit their Acheivement Scholarship.
OUT-OF-AREA GRANT = $1,500 per year
A student whose residential address is outside of Washington or Oregon will receive an award of $1,500. Students who receive this grant can continue to receive it for an additional 3 years as long as they maintain the out-of-area residency requirement. If the student is a dependent financial aid applicant, the state of residence is that of the parent supplying information on the FAFSA. Otherwise, we use the state in the student's permanent address. Students receiving this grant cannot receive the Washington State Need Grant.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS AWARD = $1,000 to full tuition
|Finalist (President's Scholarship)||full tuition1|
|Semifinalist (WWU Merit Award)||$1,5002|
|Commended Student (WWU Merit Award)||1,0002|
1Renewable at 100% for one year and at 50% for two more years if student maintains 3.80 cumulative GPA at WWU. Recipient not eligible for other academic scholarships; recipient is eligible for leadership scholarships.
2Fully renewable for three additional years if student maintains a 3.80 cumulative GPA at WWU. Recipient also eligible for GPA or ACT/SAT scholarship and the Achievement Bonus.
LEADERSHIP AWARD = $500 to $1,500
Walla Walla University awards a scholarship to entering freshmen who served in selected leadership roles during their junior and senior years. To validate this award, evidence of the office held must be submitted to Enrollment Services. Students may qualify for more than one Excellence in Leadership award up to a total of $1,500. This program is being evaluated for the 2014-15 school year and may be reduced.
|Student Association (S.A.) President||$1,500|
|SA Executive Vice President||1,000|
|SA Spiritual Vice President||1,000|
|Senior Class President||1,350|
|Senior Class Executive Vice President||1,000|
|Senior Class Spiritual Vice President||1,000|
|Junior Class President||1,000|
|Junior Class Executive Vice President||750|
|Yearbook Assistant Editor||825|
|Newspaper Assistant Editor||825|
|Head Resident Assistant||850|
|Outstanding Community/Church Leadership*||500|
|Other Office (JR or SR year)||500*|
*Office subject to WWU approval. Limit two awards of this type per student.
HONORS GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP = $1,000 to $1,500 per year
Students in the Honors Program are awarded an annual scholarship dependent on successful completion of specific courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at WWU. Freshmen and sophomore students receive $1,000 and juniors and seniors receive $1,500. Scholarship funds will be applied to student accounts at the start of spring quarter.