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Scholarship Programs for all WSU Students


Questions about the scholarship program should be directed to Leilani Stevens at or 509-335-8222.

The WSUAA's Student Scholarship program is unique at WSU by supporting students who have exhibited strong leadership characteristics as well as solid academic performance. The WSUAA Scholarship program is designed to help more students -- from a greater variety of diverse backgrounds -- receive a world-class education at WSU.

Alumni Association Leadership Awards ($3,000 per award) The WSU Alumni Association Leadership Awards provide scholarships to current WSU students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding leadership qualities and academic excellence.

Phillip and June Lighty Leadership Awards -- The Phillip and June Lighty Leadership Award provides full out-of-state tuition for an incoming freshman who has distinguished themselves through outstanding leadership qualities and academic excellence. The scholarship is renewable.The primary focus of this award is leadership.

Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island Counties Leadership Awards ($1,000 per award)The goal of this scholarship is to provide an award to deserving students, preferably of Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing who are currently enrolled at WSU, to offset the expense of attending college. Applicants must be a graduate of a high school in Skagit, Whatcom, Island, or San Juan counties (or a graduate of Stanwood HS who resided in Skagit or Island County).

Junior, Senior Leadership Awards  ($2,200 per award) -- Applicants must be of either Junior or Senior standing and currently enrolled at WSU. Applicants should also have had a member of their immediate family (parent, sibling or grandparent) graduate from WSU. Any one or a combination of collegiate academics, need, leadership, community service, or campus activities will be considered in the selection process. 

Wine-By-Cougars Scholarship ($1,000 per award) The WSU Alumni Association’s Wine-By-Cougars scholarship award is designated specifically for students certified in either Viticulture and Enology, or Wine Business Management.

Amy Jones Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 award) - Awarded to an incoming freshman who attended High School in Pend O'Reille County or Bonner, County, in Idaho.