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Scholarships

Walla Walla University awards a scholarship to entering freshmen who served in selected leadership roles during their junior and senior years in high school. To validate this award, evidence of the office held must be submitted to Student Financial Services. Students may qualify for more than one Excellence in Leadership Award up to a total of $1,500.

Office

  Amount

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 Editor 

1,350 

Yearbook Assistant Editor 

825 

Yearbook Co-Editor 

750 

Newspaper Editor 

1,350 

Newspaper Assistant Editor 

825 

Newspaper Co-Editor 

750 

Head Resident Assistant 

850 

Resident Assistant 

825 

Team Captain
Outstanding Community/Church Leadership*

500
500

Other Office (JR or SR year)*

 * Office subject to WWU approval.  Limit two awards of this type per student. 

500

 

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

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

$1,500-$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 1-11accepted 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.
  • Do not apply toward summer school tuition.
  • Are disbursed 1/3 each quarter.
  • Are 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. 

This program is subject to change.

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 RenewableGRADUATE 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 NonrenewableMASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY 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 Counseling Psychology Merit Scholarships.
Variable RenewableMASTER OF SOCIAL WORK 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 NonrenewableMASTER 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 NonrenewableMASTER 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 NonrenewableMASTER 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 – 3.59$500 ($125 per quarter)

 

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


 

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 SCHOLARSHIPWalla 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.

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. 

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!

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.


Last update on January 3, 2017