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WSU MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College

Honors Merit Scholarship


Who is eligible?

  • Incoming freshmen students who are fully admitted as degree-bound students to WSU 
    -- and --
  • Have been accepted into the WSU Honors College

NOTE: This scholarship may be combined with the Freshmen Merit Scholarship if you qualify for both.

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What does the Honors College Merit Scholarship Cover?

  • Up to $2,000 over four years ($500 / year)

The scholarship will only be applied to tuition and student fees.

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What is the length of the Honors College Merit Scholarship?

  • This scholarship is awarded for a total of four consecutive academic years (excluding summers) – or – to the point where the student earns the first bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. 
  • The student must also maintain awarded academic standing within the Honors College to remain eligible for this scholarship award.

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What are the requirements to receive the Honors Merit College Scholarship?

  • Eligibility for the Honors College is based on cumulative high school GPA or composite ACT (SAT conversion score)

For students entering WSU with fewer than 24 hours of college credit,

  • a minimum high school GPA of 3.7
  • Or composit ACT score of 27 (SAT 1220 Reading and Math)

For students with 24 or more hours of college credit,

  • a minimum college GPA of 3.5

Students who do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements may apply to Honors for special admission.

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How do I apply for the Honors College Merit Scholarship?

Submit the Cohen Honors College online application form. You will need your WSU ID number and password to login.

You will complete a two-page essay in order to be considered for admission and Honors College Merit Scholarship. Note: The application system will time out after 30 minutes.  We recommend that you complete your essay in advance and cut and paste it into the application.

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What are the renewal requirements for the Honors College Merit Scholarship?

  • Remain in good standing in the Cohen Honors College by:
    • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and take at least 3 Honors credits each year -- and --
    • Enroll in and successfully complete at least 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring)

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