School of Food Science

WSU Scholarships & Financial Aid

We know that finding and applying for scholarships and/or financial aid can be an overwhelming process. We want to make this an easier process. Below are some links to review.


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>> High School Seniors & New Transfer Students:

The Washington State University Creamery/Food Science Scholarship was created by setting aside a portion of all cheese and ice cream sales from the WSU Creamery for the purpose of supporting undergraduate students majoring in food science at Washington State University. This scholarship is given annually and is renewable. The application deadline is April 1 and the scholarship is awarded in the following academic year.
Scholarship History, Eligibility Information, and Application
(Either form can be printed and filled out by hand, or filled out online and sent to us.)
Word fillable form
PDF fillable form

>> First-Generation Freshman

Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd cohort of First Scholars at WSU-Pullman. This 4 year comprehensive support program for incoming first-generation freshmen includes a $20,000.00 scholarship.

If you know of a current high school senior whose parents have less than 2 years of education beyond high school, they may be eligible. Please visit our website for more information.

Contact: Alicia Castillo Shrestha

>> All Students:
>> Graduate Students:
  • Graduate Student Financial Assistance
  • Departmental State Assistantship – A research or teaching assistantship (RA/TA) is a 9-month assignment in a class or on a specific research project, requires 10-20 hours of work per week, includes a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, ­and a health benefit.  When applying for a RA/TA, we must receive your graduate school application and all required materials by January 10 for Fall semester and July 1 for Spring semester.  If applying for an assistantship, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School on-line application and indicate your area of interest and/or faculty member you are interested in working with. The RA/TA’s are usually only offered for the academic year beginning with fall semester, however, we occasionally offer awards for spring semester.  International studentsAs a policy, we usually do not award these assistantships to students for whom English is a second language during their first year of study in the United States.  
  • Departmental Grant Assistantship – The same deadlines apply as listed above.  Grant assistantships, if available, are under the discretion of each faculty member and you work 10-20 hours a week on research with your faculty advisor.  The assistantship is for 9 months and includes a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and a health benefit.  To apply, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School on-line application.  Once you receive notification that your file has met the admission criteria, you can contact appropriate faculty to inquire about open grant positions they might be offering.  Review the faculty research interests and get their contact information.
  • WICHE Program – If you’re a grad student from select states, you might qualify for in-state tuition here at WSU. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) promotes the sharing of higher education resources among the western states. One of the WICHE programs established for this purpose is the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). In most cases, WRGP students pay tuition at resident student rates. If you are a resident of any of the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY and you are applying for a MS or PhD in Food Science, then you are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition. There is no application for this program, just let us know once you decide to attend WSU.
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