Scholarships + Assistantships

SDC Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Spring 2018 Teaching Assistant Application (due by 5pm, November 15)

Pullman Campus Graduate Assistantships

Click here for positions availble outside the SDC.

Graduate School Scholarships

The Graduate School is pleased to announce several scholarships available for graduate students for spring 2016 and fall 2017. Students must be nominated by the Dean of the college and meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship for which they are nominated. Some scholarships include awards to several students, and range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year. The nominations will be vetted by individual colleges sending the top candidates to the Graduate School. Each college will have their own internal deadlines. The Graduate School submission deadline is listed on the Graduate School scholarship website. Information can be found at

Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of the required documentation, including areas such as leadership skills, research, quality of a master’s thesis, GPA and scholarly activities. Students may request nomination for any of the scholarships.

Cost of Attendance

Estimated expenses (inlcuding tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board) are available at Student Financial Services.

Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship Program

We are pleased to introduce the 2018 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship Program. Now in its twelfth year, the Fellowship provides students with an opportunity to enrich their education with both travel and office experience. The Fellowship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in planning, architecture, landscape architecture or urban design who will be entering their final year of study in September 2018. Outlined below are the features of the Fellowship and application process.

Structure: Hart Howerton defines an 8-week professional internship “assignment” as part of an existing firm project, followed by the Fellow’s self-defined, approved topic of travel study. The 3-week travel period’s findings are prepared, upon return, as a report presented by the Fellow to the firm.

The Fellowship includes:
• $10,000 salary for the 11-week Fellowship office internship and travel period.
• $5,000 Fellowship travel expenses during the 3-week travel period.
• $2,500 for housing assistance during the 8-week stay in San Francisco or New York.
• Round trip travel to SF or NY from the student’s school.

Application Process/Fellowship Schedule: The submittal of an accompanying portfolio will be sent in electronic form by email to Hart Howerton. Hart Howerton principals make the final selections, though they may seek information from the relevant schools when appropriate. The application deadline is January 26, 2018 (application linked below). Hart Howerton will select a short list of up to 10 students to be interviewed by telephone or in person before final selection. The awarded Fellows will be announced on March 12, 2018. The Fellows arrive in the firm’s offices in late May/early June, and the program is completed prior to the start of their fall semester.

Past recipients of the Hart Howerton Fellowship have traveled to Europe and the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Africa, and throughout the United States to study urban food networks, green roof applications, and coastal programming strategies, among other topics. As an example, Michael Murphy, founder of MASS Design Group, advanced his thinking about the role of design in Sub-Saharan health care programs as a Hart Howerton Fellow (Michael Murphy: Architecture that’s built to heal | TED Talk |

Fellowship Application 2018 (Applications due January 26, 2018)



General Scholarships

Students are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Design and Construction and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, complete the Washington State University General Scholarship Application by January 31. Also be sure to fill out the FAFSA by November 30 to ensure your eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and need-based financial aid.