Scholarship renewal amounts and eligibility:

You can receive WSOS funding for a maximum of five years. You can receive scholarship funds at the $2,500 level for one to three years, depending on the number of credits you have earned and your degree program status. You must apply to increase your scholarship $5,000 scholarship award amount once you have:

  • earned 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits and you have been;
  • accepted into an eligible high-demand STEM or health care major at an eligible four-year college, university or community college.

Once you’ve met the criteria above, you must apply for a scholarship increase to remain in the WSOS program. In order to increase your scholarship to the $5,000 level or $7,500 level, you must submit additional documentation as instructed below.

All scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply for their scholarship increase as soon as they meet the eligibility criteria, even if you have not yet received three years of funding at the $2,500 level. 

WSOS will automatically increase your scholarship from the $5,000 to the $7,500 award amount when you have earned 135 quarter credits or 90 semester credits, and decrease your scholarship back to the $5,000 level when we determine that you will have earned 181 quarter credits, or 121 semester credits.

You will no longer be eligible for funding:

  • After you have received funding at each level for three quarters (two semesters).
  • Once you have earned over 225 quarter credits, or over 150 semester credits.

You will be notified during renewal each August how much funding you’ll receive per term for the coming academic year. Additional information is available in the Requesting an Increase FAQ’s.

Award Amount

If your transcript shows that you have earned*: Award Amount: Students must submit the documentation linked below to receive this amount:
0-89 quarter credits, or 0-59 semester credits $2,500 No additional documentation needed. (Limited to 1 – 3 years)
90-134 quarter credits, or 60-89 semester credits AND you have been accepted into an eligible high-demand major at an approved four-year college or university, or an approved community college offering a bachelors’ degree in an eligible high-demand major up to $5,000 Submit documentation to have your scholarship increased to $5,000.
135-179 quarter credits, or 90-119 semester credits AND you are continuing to pursue an eligible high-demand major at an approved four-year college or university, or an approved community college offering a bachelors’ degree in an eligible high-demand major up to $7,500 No additional documentation needed.
WSOS will determine which term you’ll reach this level and notify you in the renewal process.
180-225 quarter credits, or 120-149 semester credits AND you are continuing to pursue an eligible high-demand major at an approved four-year college or university, or an approved community college offering a bachelors’ degree in an eligible high-demand major up to $5,000 No additional documentation needed.
WSOS will determine which term you’ll reach this level and notify you in the renewal process.
Over 225 quarter credits, or over 149 semester credits n/a Not eligible for further funding.

Please note that the award amounts listed above are for an entire year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) — to see the actual amount you’ll be receiving each quarter, please see Payment Information.

*The number of “earned college credits” is defined by your college, and is listed at the bottom of your transcript. In accordance with financial aid policies, transfer credits and credits from AP, IB, and Running Start that your college has accepted and listed on your transcript count toward the total number of “earned” credits as defined by your institution

For additional information about scholarship timeframe, see WSOS Timeframe Requirements and Current Recipient FAQ’s.