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Grants

Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be repaid. All students applying for financial aid are considered for these grants. If a separate application is required, eligible students are contracted and encouraged to apply. 

 

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Up to$5,815
per year
Renewable
FEDERAL PELL GRANT. This grant program is made available to undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education.
  
Up to$1,800
per year
Renewable
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG). This grant is made available to undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education.
 

$4,259-$8,517 per year
Renewable

 

 

Up to $3,387 per year. Renewable

WASHINGTON STATE NEED GRANT. Recipients of this grant must have lived in Washington State for one full year prior to the first day of the quarter for which the grant is awarded. Parents of dependent students must also have residency. Because of state funding limitations, students hoping to receive this grant should apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP. The College Bound Scholarship program is an early commitment of Washington State financial aid to eligible students who sign up in middle school and fulfill the pledge. The application deadline is June 30. at the end of the student's 8'th grade year. The program encourages students who might not consider college because of the cost to dream big and continue their education beyond high school. Students commit to: Graduate from a Washington high school or home school with a 2.0 GPA or higher, be a good citizen and not be convicted of a felony, and apply to an eligible college and file the Free application for Federal Student Aid. (FAFSA) in a timely manner.

 
Up to
$900 per year
Renewable
NPUC GRANT. This need-based grant for undergraduate students is funded by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) and Walla Walla University.  Because of funding limitations, students must complete their financial aid files by June 30 to be considered for this grant.
  
Variable
Renewable
CLYDE AND MARY HARRIS GRANT. This grant is available to undergraduate students from Pendleton, Oregon, who show financial need. In order to be considered for this grant, students must be accepted for admission or re-admission to WWU and must complete their financial aid files, both by June 30.
  
$4,259 -$8,517per year
Renewable
WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY THEOLOGY GRANT. This grant is awarded to students who, as a result of majoring in theology, are ineligible for the Washington State Need Grant. Students receiving this grant cannot also receive the Out-of-Area Grant.
  
Up to $10,500 per year
Renewable
WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY GRANT. This grant is awarded to the most needy students. Recipients are required to live in university housing or with their parents during the period for which the grant is awarded. A student who meets one of the following criteria may request a housing-requirement waiver from the Office of Student Life: Student owns his or her own home or lives with parents at their primary residence in the community, Student has lived in current residence for two or more years and is at least 22 years old, Student meets the criteria of an independent student as defined on the FAFSA, Student lives with a full-time employee of WWU and monthly rent payments are $150 or less per month.
  
$500-$1,500
Renewable
LEWISTON/CLARKSTON/POMEROY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH GRANT. These grants are for undergraduate members of these churches. To qualify for need-based grants of up to $1,000, recipients must complete their financial aid files by April 30. 
For grants up to $500 for a GPA of 3.50 or better, new students must have their transcripts and achievement test scores on file at WWU and must be accepted for admission, both by April 30. If not enough money is available to fully fund all qualified students, the awards will be reduced proportionately. 
  
Students who believe they may be eligible for the following grants may apply for them as each description instructs.
  
Variable
Renewable
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS GRANT. Students who have at least one-fourth American Indian or Inuit blood may obtain grant assistance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For applications and additional information, write to: Northwest Regional Office Bureau of Indian Affairs, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4169 Telephone: (503)231-6702
  
Variable RenewablePEGGY KAYE NURSING GRANT. This grant is available to exceptionally needy nursing students on the Portland campus. Potential recipients must apply for this grant through the School of Nursing and must show financial need.
 
Up to
$2,000 per year
Renewable
CHURCH MATCH GRANT. When a student's home church contributes to the student's educational expenses, Walla Walla University matches the first $2,000 from the church provided: 
  • The appropriation comes from local church funds. 
  • Donations from the recipient's family are not included.
  • The student did not work for the church to earn the  money. 
  • No one donor gave more than 25% of the total. 
  • The church pastor and treasurer complete and sign a Church Match Request Form, available online or from Student Financial Services.
  • The student must show need according to the standard U.S. government's formula for financial aid. 
Students wishing to receive this grant are responsible for asking their home churches to contribute. If a church is willing, Student Financial Services then works with the student, the home church, and the college to coordinate the matching of funds.

Students registered for less than 12 hours will receive prorated grants and scholarships.

$2,340 per year Renewable MASTER OF ARTS IN CINEMA, RELIGION, and WORLDVIEW NEED GRANT.  This grant is awarded to students who show need through the financial aid application process.  This grant is disbursed at a rate of $585 each quarter a student is enrolled full time. 
    
$2,600 per year Renewable MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING NEED GRANT.  This grant is awarded to students who show need through the financial aid application process.  This $2,600 grant is disbursed at the rate of $650 each quarter – fall, winter, spring, and summer. 
    
$2,600 per year Renewable WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY MASTER’S IN SOCIAL WORK GRANT.  This grant is awarded to students who show need thorough the financial aid application process.  Funds are disbursed at the rate of $650 each quarter for fall, winter, spring, and summer. 
    
$4,000 per year Renewable CHILD WELFARE TRAINING GRANT.  For more information, contact the Social Work Department at (509) 527-2590.
Last update on February 5, 2018