ASWSU Global Scholarship
By completing this scholarship application, you are providing information to our review committee for consideration for an ASWSU Global scholarship. Please take the time to thoroughly complete the application and essay. For information about other scholarship programs, visit the office of WSU Student Financial Services.
|Academic year (fall and spring)||Spring only||Summer|
|July 1||November 1||March 15|
WSU Global Campus and ASWSU Global (Associated Students of WSU Global Campus) are partnering to offer scholarships that will benefit Global Campus students exclusively. The ASWSU Global scholarship provides $1,000 each semester. It will be awarded ONLY to new or continuing students admitted to the WSU Global Campus and paying Online S&A Fees. Students must be admitted no later than two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the term.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the following:
- Academic merit
- Financial need
- Merit and need
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall for one academic year (fall and spring semesters), in the spring for spring semester, and in the summer for the summer term.
It is important that you complete the scholarship application in a thoughtful, professional manner. This includes using proper grammar and correct spelling in the essay portion of the application.
Academic Standing: Students who have been awarded scholarships must meet the following requirements:
- be admitted to the WSU Global Campus and paying Online S&A Fees—Students must be admitted no later than two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the term
- be enrolled in and complete a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours (three semester credit hours in the summer)
- maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
FAFSA: Students applying for an ASWSU Global scholarship must have submitted a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must include a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the FAFSA with this scholarship application to determine financial need. You can file a FAFSA online. Note: If applying for the summer semester scholarship, please include a copy of the SAR from the prior academic year. Example: For the summer 2019 scholarship application, submit the SAR from your 2018-2019 FAFSA.
Using some form of word processor (Microsoft Word, Notepad, etc), answer the topic listed below (all parts). The essay represents an important part of your scholarship application; exhibit your best work. Use plain text only (no bold or underline, etc.) and limit your responses to the number of words indicated. Put your name at the top of the document, but do not identify yourself within the body of the essay.
Topic: Address your experience in all of the following seven categories (approximately 100 words each), keeping in mind how you can contribute to the future community of excellence at WSU.
- Leadership/Group Contributions: Describe examples of your leadership experience and share how you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. Consider responsibilities you have taken for initiatives in or out of school.
- Knowledge or Creativity in a Field: Describe any of your special interests and how you have developed knowledge in these areas. Give examples of your creativity: the ability to see alternatives; take diverse perspectives; come up with many, varied, or original ideas; or willingness to try new things.
- Dealing with Adversity: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to address this challenge. Include whether you turned to anyone in facing that challenge, the role the person played, and what you learned about yourself.
- Community Service: Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live. Give examples of specific projects in which you have been involved over time.
- Handling Systemic Challenges: Describe your experiences facing or witnessing discrimination. Tell us how you responded and what you learned from those experiences and how they have prepared you to contribute to the WSU community.
- Goals/Task Commitment: Articulate the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish these. Give at least one specific example that demonstrates your work ethic/diligence.
- Distance Learning: Successful completion of a degree at a distance requires a high degree of motivation, self-discipline, organization, and autonomous learning skills. Explain the reasons you feel you can be successful in this learning environment.
Other things to include in your essay:
- Please indicate any specific financial need you might have that has motivated you to apply for this scholarship
- Briefly state your career interests and aspirations (100 words or less)
- Employment/Co-curricular involvement/Public Service/Research & Creative Projects. Please prioritize your top three experiences in these areas over the last three years. Please include the following for each:
- Position/Job Title
- Name of Company/Organization
- Type (e.g., daycare, school, business, club)
- Primary Role
- Dates of Service
- How often did you participate in this activity?