| ALUMNI & GIVING | Scholarships
Through our online application system we automatically match you with all of the available scholarships for which you are qualified based on the answers you provide on the general application and information about you in the University’s student information system, Colleague. Further, the system will recommend additional scholarships you may be eligible for but which might require you to provide some more information.
The annual application period is January 15 to April 15, 2021. During this time period students may enter the system, complete and submit their scholarship application. While the application period is open students may edit their application and provide additional information.
The scholarship committee's decisions are made after the close of the Spring semester each year. If students are selected to receive an award they will be notified in the early July timeframe and awards will appear as a credit on their invoice with the University for both the fall and spring semesters. Students who are not selected for an award are notified thereafter, typically in late July.
Below are steps to help guide you through the scholarship application process:
The scholarship application has a General Application section and an Opportunities section. After you submit your general scholarship application, the program will automatically apply you to those scholarships for which your information is a perfect match. You will not need to take any further steps. Please note that more than half of the scholarships have this “auto apply” feature.
To maximize the number of scholarships for which you will be considered, it will be important to also take advantage of applying to any additional scholarships that the system recommends for you based on answers entered on your application and/or academic information uploaded from our campus records database. To apply for these additional scholarships, you must click on the scholarship listed and follow the instructions to be considered for these scholarships.
If corrections need to be made after your scholarship application has been submitted, you can log in and update your information as long as it is before the application deadline passes.
You will be asked to provide 3 brief personal statements designed to help Scholarship Review Committee members learn more about you. This gives you the chance to describe yourself as a WSU student, your post-graduation plans, and your financial situation.
You can cut and paste your information into the personal statements portion of the application from any word processor program. Do not use special text formatting such as bold, italic, colors, etc., as these will not appear.
Pay special attention to spelling, grammar, and content as your application will be carefully reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
All scholarship applicants must use Worcester State login usernames and passwords to log in to the scholarship application. If you are a newly admitted student, please make sure you have received a WSU student ID number and have activated your Blackboard account with a valid email address before you attempt to apply for scholarships.
As a WSU student, you can use your WSU login credentials as you log in and out to complete and update your application without having to create and remember a different password.
If you need help with your Worcester State ID or password, please visit our University Technology Services Help Desk at 508-929-8856.
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