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Scholarships

Families unable to meet the costs of a Walla Walla University education are encouraged to apply for financial aid from the government and the university. All financial aid applications are evaluated based on the government's standard analysis of need. This analysis determines how much each family can afford to pay for the university according to federal government guidelines. Financial aid recipients are then awarded aid packages which typically include a combination of scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and student employment. Unless otherwise noted, all forms of financial assistance are disbursed one-third each quarter (fall, winter, and spring). The total amount of scholarships, grants, and subsidy (from all sources) which a student receives cannot exceed WWU's packaging budget in any given year. If the total does exceed the packaging budget, the award from WWU will be reduced.

In order to receive the maximum financial assistance available, students should plan their finances for the entire academic school year prior to registration and complete their financial aid file by April 30 prior to the school year.

Adding or dropping a class on or before the 10th day of the quarter may affect a student's financial aid package. 

Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, student leadership, and other accomplishments. They are not award based on need and do not have to be repaid. Even though it is recommended that students apply for financial aid, they are not required to do so in order to receive scholarships.

Applying for scholarships is an excellent way to reduce your payments:

  • Talk to your local high school guidance counselor for scholarships from your area. You don’t have to be a student at the high school to use this resource.
  • Check with your local Chamber of Commerce to find out if there are local scholarships, local community foundations, Trusts, or service clubs (Lions, Rotary) that offer scholarships.
  • Google your major, special abilities, hobbies, achievements.
  • See below for other scholarship search Resources.
  • Review our list of other outside scholarships.
  • Check out our list of scholarships for Washington State residents.


Variable 
Renewable
  • WALLA WALLA SYMPHONY SOCIETY Scholarships are available to student members of the symphony for participation and private lessons. To request more information or an application, write to: Walla Walla Symphony Society, PO Box 92, Walla Walla, WA 99362
  • YOUTH SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AWARDS In cooperation with the Youth Department of the North Pacific Union and local conferences, Walla Walla University awards scholarships for full-time students who participate in the Youth Service Opportunities Program during the summer.  These scholarships are disbursed one half each for winter and spring quarters.  Walla Walla University will hold these scholarships for one year as long as the recipient does not attend another institution of higher education between the time of employment and the student's enrollment at Walla Walla University.
Up to $1,000
Renewable 
  • CAMP SCHOLARSHIP. WWU matches 50% of the student's gross summer earnings up to a maximum match of $1,000 when a student works as an over night youth-camp staff member. (Day camps, student church interns, conference or union office workers are not eligible for this scholarship.)
Up to $1,000
Renewable 
  • MAGA BOOKS or COLPORTEUR SCHOLARSHIP Walla Walla University matches 50% of a student's gross earnings from either of these programs. Up to a maximum match of $1,000. The award is distributed half winter quarter and half spring quarter.

Employment Recognition Award | $300-$1,000 per year

Walla Walla University distributes a number of awards to students each spring in recognition of outstanding work. Nominations for awards are made by departments and supervisors and are for the following school year.

 

Additional Scholarships | Amounts vary

Additional scholarships for continuing students are offered through the generosity of alumni and friends of Walla Walla University. Awards Celebration is an annual event where over 200 scholarships are awarded to continuing students. Apply at wallawalla.edu/awards

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 freshman who do not attend WWU all three quarters of their freshman year forfeit a portion of their scholarships.

Freshman Scholarships 2017-18

Transfer students are advised to inform a financial counselor of their scholarship eligibility and be prepared to document it as required. Students who have previously attended Walla Walla University are not eligible for these awards. 

Students who transferred prior to the 2015-16 school year will remain on the scholarship program in place when they initially transferred to Walla Walla University. The award is renewable for three additional years if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative college GPA. 


Awards for excellence in academic achievement

$2,500-$4,000
per year 
Renewable  

Transfer scholarship* for outstanding cumulative university grade-point average.

 Grade Point AverageAward
 3.75 to 4.00$4,000
 3.50 to 3.74$3,500
 3.25 to 3.49$3,000
3.00 to 3.24$2,500 

 

*Students transferring with fewer than 12 college transfer credits will be awarded a Transfer Scholarship based on their cumulative high school GPA.

Awarding Criteria

  • Students with 1-11 accepted college transfer credits will be awarded a Transfer Scholarship based on the cumulative high school GPA. 
  • Students with 12 or more accepted college transfer credits will be awarded a Transfer Scholarship if cumulative college GPA meets the GPA requirement of the Transfer Scholarship.
  • Does not apply toward summer school tuition.
  • Disbursed 1/3 each quarter.
  • Prorated if registered for less than 12 hours; not valid for less than 6.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative college GPA for a renewable Transfer Scholarship. 
  • Transfer students are eligible for a maximum of 4 years of Transfer Scholarship or until they have met the maximum number of credits attempted allowed by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. 
  • Transfer students who have a break in WWU enrollment to attend another college or university are not eligible for reinstatement of Transfer Scholarship. (With the exception of ACA and SM Programs.) 
  • Transfer students are not eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must meet the definition of a first-time freshman. 
  • For the purposes of scholarship eligibility, students can attend another accredited institution during the summer to pull up cumulative GPA and have the scholarship reinstated. 
  • Students who attend WWU, transfer to another school (except for summer) and then return to WWU are not considered transfer students and are not eligible for this scholarship. 

Complete and official scholarship guidelines can be found at: wallawalla.edu/transfer-scholarship.

This program is subject to change.

Graduate students



GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS A few assistantships are available for graduate students in biology, and education. Candidates applying for these assistantships should write to the respective department chairs.
Variable Renewable

GRADUATE DEAN'S SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD This cash award and certificate of distinction are for graduate students with exceptional academic records.  The graduate faculties nominate recipients.

$1,360 Nonrenewable

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA MINISTRY DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP. Each student who holds a bachelor's degree from WWU and whose cumulative grade-point average (GPA) was at least 3.0 is eligible for this award. Funds are disbursed one-fourth each quarter-fall, winter, spring and summer of the recipient's first year in the program. Recipients may also qualify for Master's in Media Ministry Merit Scholarships.

$500-1,000 Nonrenewable

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA MINISTRY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is awarded in recognition of an outstanding under-graduate grade point average (GPA). One-fourth of the scholarship is disbursed each quarter-fall, winter, spring, and summer-of a recipient's first year in the program. Recipients may also qualify for the Master of Arts in Media Ministry Departmental Scholarships.

 

Undergraduate GPAAward
3.90 - 4.00 $1,000 ($250 Per quarter)
3.80 - 3.89$750 ($187 per quarter)
3.70 - 3.79$600 ($150 per quarter)
3.50 - 3.69$500 (125 per quarter)

$1,360 Nonrenewable

 

MASTER'S IN SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP. Each student who received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from WWU and whose accumulative grade-point average was at least 3.00 is eligible for this award. Funds are disbursed one-fourth each quarter-fall, winter, spring, and summer-of the students first year in the program. Recipients may also qualify for Master's in Social Work Merit Scholarships.

$500-1,000 Nonrenewable

MASTER'S IN SOCIAL WORK MERIT SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate grade-point average. One-fourth of the award is disbursed each quarter-fall, winter, spring, and summer-of a recipient's first year in the program. Recipients may also qualify for Master's in Social Work Departmental Scholarships.
Undergraduate GPAAward
3.90 - 4.00 $1,000 ($250 Per quarter)
3.80 - 3.89$750 ($187 per quarter)
3.70 - 3.79$600 ($150 per quarter)
3.50 - 3.69$500 (125 per quarter)
Variable Renewable

 

ETHNIC DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP. In order to increase the ethnic diversity of students enrolled in the MSW program, WWU has a limited number of scholarships available to members of under-represented ethnic groups. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are based on the financial need of the student.

 

$500 to 1,000 Nonrenewable

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP.  This scholarship is awarded in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate grade point average (GPA).  One-fourth of the scholarship is disbursed each quarter—fall, winter, spring, and summer—of a recipient’s first year in the program.  Recipients may also qualify for Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Departmental Scholarships.

 

Undergraduate GPAAward
3.90 - 4.00 $1,000 ($250 Per quarter)
3.80 - 3.89$750 ($187 per quarter)
3.70 - 3.79$600 ($150 per quarter)
3.50 - 3.69$500 (125 per quarter)
$1,360 Nonrenewable

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS.  Each student who holds a bachelor’s degree from WWU and whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) was at least 3.0 is eligible for this award.  Funds are disbursed one-fourth each quarter—fall, winter, spring, and summer—of the recipient’s first year in the program.  Recipients may also qualify for Master’s ion Teaching Merit Scholarships.

 

$500 to 1,000 Nonrenewable

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING MERIT SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate grade point average (GPA).  One-fourth of the scholarship is disbursed each quarter—fall, winter, spring, and summer—of a recipient’s first year in the program.  Recipients may also qualify for  Master of Arts in Teaching Departmental Scholarships.

 

Undergraduate GPAAward
3.90 - 4.00 $1,000 ($250 Per quarter)
3.80 - 3.89$750 ($187 per quarter)
3.70 - 3.79$600 ($150 per quarter)
3.50 - 3.69$500 (125 per quarter)

 

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

The Outside scholarship Sheet is updated monthly and is accessible on the WWU campus. The scholarships are listed by order of deadline date. For more information on any of the scholarships listed, or to pick up an application, please stop by Student Financial Services located in CTC 307 or call (509) 527-2815

Information about scholarships offered or managed by Washington state organizations for Washington state resident students only. 

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Check out this excellent scholarship for WA students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math or health care. Read the eligibility criteria carefully. More info here.

ReadySetGrad!
Go here to start financial aid process for college, whether you are 6th grader, college student, or somewhere in between! Info here.
College Bound Scholarship
Do you qualify?  Application deadline is June 30 at end of student’s 8th grade year.  Sign up only once.  Details.

College Success Foundation
Are you a Washington state resident?  Need help with finding scholarships or filling out financial aid applications?  Get an early start here!

Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarships
This Foundation offers a number of great scholarships college students! More information here!

Independent Colleges of Washington Scholarships (ICW)
Thanks to the generous contributions of donors, Independent Colleges of Washington is able to provide over $1,000,000 in scholarships, financial assistance, and in-kind gifts to students attending our member colleges.  Information here!

DACA Students Scholarship Opportunity
If you are a DACA student, take a look at this: Fontana Transport Inc. Scholarship

Visit theWashBoard.org!
Search and apply for verified scholarships that are specific to your academic interests, college or university, or other criteria. Check it out here.

Washington State GET Program
Start saving for college today.  Start early!  Details here.

Scholarship Search Resources

Financial Aid Scholarships for Disabled Students
Click here for a list of scholarships and information guide for students with disabilities. Scholarship awards vary, depending on the particular program.

Scholarship Opportunities for Dreamers
This site provides guidance for undocumented students. There are listings for scholarships too. Info here.

College Success Foundation
Are you a Washington state resident? Need help with finding scholarships or filling out financial aid applications? Get an early start here! www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/supports-and-scholarships

Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarships
This Foundation offers a number of great scholarships college students! More information here!

Oregon Residents - OSAC Scholarships
Live in Oregon? Check out these opportunities to help fund your education! More info here!

OEDb.org Grants for African-Americans
For African-Americans, a variety of grants offered. Take a look and apply! More info here.

Learn.org Bachelor Degree and Master Degree Scholarship Programs
Learn.org offers a number of scholarships. Check out their website for their latest scholarship offerings at www.learn.org

FastWeb
FastWeb is recommended by 15,500 high schools and 3,500 colleges, FastWeb is the nation's largest, most accurate, and most frequently updated scholarship database online. You can do customized searches of over $3 billion in scholarships. Visit their website at www.fastweb.com

GoAbroad.com Scholarships
Thinking about studying abroad. Check out opportunities here.

Study.com Academic Scholarships
Study.com lists scholarships available to undergraduates, graduates, and for distance learning. Check them out here.

Psychology Scholarships
Check out these scholarships specifically for psychology students! Details here.

MoneyGeek Scholarship Search
Let MoneyGeek help you look for scholarships here!

Affordable Colleges Scholarships for Minorities
Considered a minority? Check out scholarships for you here!

Affordable Colleges Online
Affordable Colleges Foundation offers a comprehensive, no-cost guidebook for students to understand the financial aid processes and opportunities. Check out their website here: www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges.

College Resource Network
Check out scholarship opportunities at the easy to use free scholarship search engine. Visit their website at www.collegeresourcenetwork.com.

GoCollege.com
GoCollege.com offers free content to help you understand, find, and apply for more scholarship opportunities. "Finding College Scholarships" can be found at www.gocollege.com/goscholarshipsearch/.
A new scholarship offered right now at GoCollege.com is the Abacus Scholarship: Every Student Counts. Check it out at www.gocollege.com/abacus

Northwest Dollars for Scholars
Dollars for Scholars is a volunteer driven national network of more than 1,200 community based scholarship foundations serving nearly 4,000 communities across the United State in support of local students. View their website at www.scholarshipamerica.org

Public Health Scholarships
Check out these scholarships for undergraduates, graduates, or specialized degrees. Go to: www.publichealthonline.org/scholarships-and-grants/
Ultrasound Scholarships
Check out the list of scholarships for an ultrasound technician degree available from UltrasoundSchoolsGuide.com. View their website at www.ultrasoundschoolsguide.com/scholarships/.

Accounting Degree Scholarships
Check the list of scholarships for master's degree in accounting here.

Campus Discovery Scholarships
CampusDiscovery.com has been helping parents and students find scholarships and free college money since 2001. We constantly update our database of college scholarships and grad school scholarships to provide accurate and timely scholarship information. View their website at www.campusdiscovery.com/

ScholarshipExperts.com Scholarship Resource
Check out ScholarshipExperts.com for various scholarships offered. View their website at www.scholarshipexperts.com.

AccreditedOnlineColleges.org Scholarship Search
Pursuing, or interested in, a counseling degree and need financial resources. Check out scholarship opportunities at www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.org

An Outstanding Free Publication.
Take the time now to call the following toll free number to have a free publication called "Paying for College" mailed to your home. This publication, produced by the Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA), provides a comprehensive guide on applying for financial aid. It also provides occupational information, sample college costs and provides a financial need worksheet. Call them at (800) 979-4441.

Scholarships.com
Scholarship.com website offers a wealth of information and guidance to college students who are looking for available scholarships and loans. For more information, go to www.scholarships.com

TuitionFundingSources.com
WellsFargo sponsors this site that offers a variety of scholarships. Sign up, take a look, and get education funding! For more information, go to www.tuitionfundingsources.com!

Visit theWashBoard.org!
Search and apply for verified scholarships that are specific to your academic interests, college or university, or other criteria. Check it out at www.thewashboard.org.

NursesLink Nursing Student Scholarship
NursesLink.org is offering a variety of scholarships for those pursuing nursing degrees as well as non-nursing degrees. Check these out at nurseslink.org

Free Scholarship Search
Search through hundreds of scholarships online. View the website at http://college-scholarships.com/

StudentScholarships.org
StudentsScholarships.org lists a variety of scholarships. For more information, visit www.studentscholarships.org

Hispanic Scholarships
Scholarships for Hispanic students, $2,000 awarded 3 times per year.

Minority Scholarships
Scholarships for diversity grads and undergrads with 3 annual prizes.


Last update on November 29, 2017