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Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office helps you obtain funding for your higher education. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, work study and loans.
102 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
How to Apply
Apply for EWU Admission at least 48 hours in advance of your scholarship application to obtain your NET ID. Using your NET ID and password, click on APPLY NOW! to complete your scholarship application.
What You Need to Apply
***BE PREPARED*** Submit all necessary items to ensure your application is complete and considered for awards.
- Academic Transcripts: 1) High School Transcript: For 2016 high school graduates and students with fewer than 45 college credits; 2) EWU transcript(s), including running start and 3) all former college transcripts, including running start. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Essays: Response to 5 essays = 1) reasons for major & plans/future goals; 2) details on volunteer/community service, 3) challenges on your journey to college; 4) plans for funding higher education and 5) why you should be selected for a scholarship.
- Biology Majors ONLY: Recommendations from at least two faculty members. Ensure you give your recommender ample time to complete this requirement before the due date.
- Biology Majors ONLY: Essay detailing your experience with scientific research, teaching, lab experience, clubs/organizations and career goals in the field.
- Business Majors ONLY: Current resume and cover letter.
- Communication Disorders Majors ONLY: Essay (as applicable) explaining your interest in working in public schools or with persons with disabilities. Also, essay on what experiences influenced your decision to pursue a master's degree.
Who Should Apply
Eligibility requirements for EWU scholarship awards vary depending on criteria specified by the donor. In most cases, recipients must have a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
Any student meeting the minimum GPA requirement who is either enrolled in a degree-seeking program or has submitted an admissions application to EWU may be considered for an award. This includes undergraduate, post baccalaureate, master's and doctoral students.
When to Apply
EWU scholarship applications annually become available by November 1 and are due the following February 15. The deadline for the 2016-2017 EWU scholarship application is February 15, 2016.
- November 1: 2016-17 application available
- February 1: Apply for 2016-17 Admission to EWU
- February 15: 2016-17 application deadline
- Late February: 2016-17 scholarship review begins
- Mid-April: 2016-17 notification to those selected for a scholarship
- Late-April: 2016-17 notification of those not selected for a scholarship
Because EWU strives to recognize and reward all deserving students, only one general university scholarship will be awarded per qualifying student.
- New and Future Undergraduate Students: The University Honors Program may consider late applications; please contact the University Honors Program directly for more details.
- Continuing Undergraduate and All Master's/Doctoral EWU Students: Check with your major department for additional, program specific opportunities and deadlines or visit Major/Program Specific Options.
- All Students: Frequently visit Current Scholarship Opportunities for an on-going list of current scholarship options. Additionally, review the Washington State Scholarships and Scholarship Information Websites for more possibilities.