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Fall 2018 Merit Scholarships

Central Washington University is proud to be one of the best values in education. We are also proud that we award over 17 Million in scolarships each year. The below merit scholarships recognize the academic achievements for Washington Residents who are new First-Year and Transfer students.

High School GPA Scholarships

High School Test Scores Scholarships

Transfer Students

Minimum Transfer GPA 3.5 for Ellensburg campus, 3.25 for online and CWU centers, Requires minimum 2.5 CWU cumulative GPA to renew


Additonal Merit Scholarships Offered for One Year:

  • Early Scholar: $500 to CWU Cornerstone and Running Start students with at least a 3.00 CWU GPA.

  • Douglas Honors College (DHC): $1,000 to First-Year students who participate in the CWU honors college. For more information see:

  • Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Majors: $1,000 to First-Year students who participate in the STEP Program. For more information see:

Please note: Eligible students who apply after February 1st will be considered for merit awards as funds remain available.

Click here for the Merit Scholarship Flyer

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