President's Award

Scholarship award information for 2018-19 new freshmen is coming soon!

If you want to be considered for a merit scholarship, be sure to complete your admission application by the appropriate deadline, depending on the semester in which you plan to start classes:

  • Fall 2018 (Aug.–Dec.) — June 1, 2018
  • Winter 2019 (Jan.–May) — Oct. 1, 2018

Complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2017 to be considered for all available funding.

More information about 2018-19 merit scholarships will be posted in mid-November. Visit to be notified when information becomes available. 

Award for new freshmen in fall 2017

WSU will reward National Merit Scholarship finalists interested in studying in Midtown. To be considered, you must be a National Merit finalist and notify the Irvin D. Reid Honors College of your standing by emailing

Award for new freshmen in fall 2017 includes

  • A reserved seat in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College
  • $12,000 per year for up to four consecutive years
  • $5,000 per year toward on-campus room and board
  • One-time Study Abroad funding

Award requirements

  • National Merit Scholar finalists are encouraged to apply for admission to WSU by December 1, 2016.
  • Students are required to notify the WSU Honors College of National Merit Scholar finalist standing.
  • This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.

To retain the award

  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment during the fall and winter semesters
  • Pass at least 30 credits per academic year
  • Maintain good standing within the Honors College.
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, your scholarship will terminate at that time

Complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2016 to be considered for all available funding.

This award excludes students from an Honors College Scholars Day award or top off.

International students will also be considered for this award. Only citizens of the United States and eligible non-citizens need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for other available funding.