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Scholarships & Financial Support

Washington State University, the College of Agricultural, Human and Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and the Department of Human Development all award scholarships. To apply for awards through WSU and CAHNRS, complete the WSU General Scholarship Application.

Departmental Scholarships and Awards

Each year the Human Development Department selects an Outstanding Freshman, Junior and campus and Online Senior of the Year.  In addition the department awards 15-20 scholarships, for a total of about $18,000, to admitted human development majors. These scholarships are merit based (minimum overall GPA, 3.0) and are not dependent on students’ financial circumstances. They are typically awarded for the full academic year (split between fall and spring semesters), but in special requested circumstances may be awarded for a single semester or summer. Each scholarship is provided through donations from individuals who have set up an endowment with the university in order to provide scholarships to students majoring in human development.

To apply for a departmental scholarship please complete the HD Scholarship Application online. Please be sure to request your letter of recommendation from an HD or WSU professor in advance as you will need to submit that when you complete the application. You will also need to submit a resume, an essay describing your professional goals, and an unofficial transcript through Fall 2020. You can review required materials outlined on this attachment to prepare for completing the application online. The 2021 scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application!

Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Requirements Award
Loretta (Salvadalena) & Doug Allred Endowed Scholarship in HD
  • Admitted HD major
  • 3.0 & above cumulative GPA
  • Freshman-Senior class standing
  • Financial need considered
$500-$1,000 (1-2 awards)
Signe Bustad Scholarship
  • Admitted FCS major
  • 3.0 & above cumulative GPA
  • 110 credits completed at time of application
$1,000-$1,500 (1-3 awards)
William E. & Dorna I. Kreitz Scholarship
  • Admitted HD major
  • High academic achievement
  • Junior or Senior class standing
  • Emphasis in early childhood
  • Leadership & strong character
  • Desire & ability to be of service to needy people
$500-$1,000 (1-2 awards)
Catharine Melissa Loomis Scholarship
  • Admitted HD major
  • Preference to students studying early childhood
$500-$1,500 (4-9 awards)
Margaret Nelson & Grace Kembel Leadership Scholarship
  • Admitted HD major
  • High cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore class standing or higher
  • Shows high evidence of leadership
  • Student demonstrates abiltiy & desire to help those in need
$500-$1,500 (4-8 awards)
Sherrill Richarz Scholarship
  • Admitted HD major
  • 3.0 & above cumulative GPA
  • Junior or Senior class standing
  • Emphasis in early childhood
  • Preferably male
  • Preferably student of color
$500-$1,000 (2-4 awards)
Stanley P. Swenson Scholarship
  • Admitted HD major
  • High academic GPA
  • Junior or Senior class standing
  • emphasis in early childhood or child development
  • Student demonstrates ability & deisre to help those in need
$500-$1,000 (1-2 awards)
Joye Dillman HD Online Degree Scholarship
  • Completing B.A. through online degree program
  • Admitted HD major
  • Junior or Senior class standing
  • Demonstrates leadership in volunteer or work activities in home community
$500 (1 award)
Typical Total Amount to Disperse $18,000