How do I renew my scholarship?

The Baccalaureate Scholarship (BaS) is renewable until you reach the maximum terms (15 quarter or ten-semester terms) or the amount allowed for funding ($22,500). To renew your scholarship each year, you will complete the Renewal and Graduation Form. You must complete this form through the Scholar Portal between April and June of each year. You will be notified when it is time to do so. 

  • For current Scholars: You must maintain your eligibility yearly to continue receiving funding. You can review the eligibility criteria below.  
  • For graduating Scholars and those who do not plan to renew: Please complete the form to confirm why you are not renewing or to confirm that you have graduated with an eligible major. Completing the process will also minimize the number of reminder emails, phone calls, and text messages you receive from WSOS.

How do I stay eligible for the scholarship?

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When you are renewing your scholarship, you need to confirm that you met the requirements to maintain your scholarship during the previous year. These requirements help ensure you are still on a STEM or health care field track and progressing toward your degree.  

To maintain eligibility, you must:  

  • Pursue an eligible STEM or health care major as defined on our list of approved majors 
  • Enroll at an eligible Washington state institution (as defined on our list of eligible colleges and universities) and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree. 
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by your college or university. These policies differ between institutions; you should confirm your institution's GPA and minimum credit completion requirements with the financial aid office on campus. 
  • Enroll in at least three credits every term. 
    • Your scholarship funds will be refunded to WSOS if enrolled less than one-quarter time (three credits).  
    • If you are enrolled in less than three credits, you will automatically be placed on deferment (this means your scholarship will be paused) unless you've used all your available deferment terms. You get up to one academic year of deferment (3 quarters or two semesters).