Even though Eastern is the state's best value in education, you're not the only one who needs help paying for college. Every year Eastern awards approximately $5.5 million in scholarships. Add that to approximately $125 million in financial aid, and a degree from Eastern is definitely within your financial reach.
The best part is that you can find Eastern scholarships based on major, hometown, academics, community service, future plans and more. If you're good at something, there may be a scholarship for it!
It's impossible to highlight the hundreds of scholarships available to you, but we've put together a short list of some of the most popular scholarship opportunities at Eastern.
This is an incomplete scholarship list and does not include all scholarship criteria, application steps or consideration deadlines. For detailed information on Eastern scholarship opportunities, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship website.
|Scholarship||Amount||Freshmen||Transfer||Sample Criteria |
|University Honors Program and Scholarship ||$3,500 to full tuition ||X ||X ||3.6 GPA for freshman or |
3.7 GPA for transfers
|Presidential Scholarship ||$3,000 ||X ||3.8 GPA or 1250 SAT (math + verbal) |
|Dean's Scholarship ||$2,000 ||X ||3.5 GPA and 1000 SAT (math + verbal) |
|Special Honors Scholarship ||$3,000 ||X ||National Merit Scholar |
|Eastern Advantage Scholarship ||$1,500 ||X ||Parents didn't attend college |
|EWU First Scholars ||$2,000 ||X ||FIRST participant or |
Project Lead the Way participant
|Running Start Scholars ||$1,500 ||X ||EWU Running Start student |
Are you an out-of-state student? Several of these scholarships are only for in-state students, but you may qualify for the Western Undergraduate Exchange award.
Every qualified student should apply for scholarships. The process is usually straightforward, but because there are so many scholarships, you'll have to do a bit of work to find them all! Here's your checklist:
Eastern scholarships come from two sources: charitable gifts to the university, and university funds set aside to help students afford college. We're proud of the Eagle family and alumni who give to the university, and we thank them for their generous gifts and support of future students.
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