Scholarships + Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships

The application process for spring 2019 is complete. Information for the fall 2019 application will be available in April. Click here for positions available outside the SDC.

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.

Other Scholarships

Simpson Strong-Tie® Student Scholarship for Structural Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Management students for the upcoming Fall 2019/2020 school year. The Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in Structural Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. Your school has been selected to participate in the program. The scholarship award is $2,000. The deadline to submit the application and required materials online is March 22, 2019. Information along with link to the online application is available on our website.

International Furnishings and and Design Association 2019 Design Student Scholarships To apply for an undergraduate scholarship in 2019, you must be currently enrolled, meet the criteria listed for the scholarship you are applying for, and your graduation date must be no earlier than the end of fall semester of 2019. You are not eligible to apply for a scholarship if your graduation date is in either the spring or summer semester of 2019. All applications are accepted beginning March 1, 2019 with the deadline set at March 31, 2019. Check our website at

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is available for Washington students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and health care. We provide students with up to $22,500 in scholarship funding towards a 4-year college degree and connect them with peer and professional mentors to help them achieve success from the first day on campus to their first day on the job. The 2019 scholarship application is now open! The deadline to submit an application is February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

ZGF Scholarship FundEstablished in 2004, in memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF scholarship exemplifies Norm’s spirit and devotion to design, community, and life-long learning. With this guiding ethos in mind, each year one student is selected to receive $10,000 for university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF.

ZGF is committed to supporting the next generation of designers and we encourage all interested applicants across architectural, interior, urban, or landscape design to apply. We are looking for students who display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field. Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in an architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning and design (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB) program in the United States
  • Beginning their final year in an accredited program in the fall of 2019

Applications for the scholarship must be completed by 11 pm PST on February 1, 2019. Complete the application ONLINE.

Bergmeyer Scholarship: provided by PAVE (The Planning and Visual Education Partnership)Applications are due February 1st 2019. Eligibility criteria is listed below.

  1. Student must be enrolled in a program working toward a degree in Interior Design or Architecture, with a focus in the retail environments industry.
  2. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. Student must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  4. Student must be a United States or Canadian Citizen

2019 CREW Seattle Impact Award ScholarshipsThe Foundation Committee is now accepting applications for the six 2019 CREW Seattle Impact Award Scholarships. This year, we are partnering with the CREW Seattle Mentorship Program to allow interested students to apply for both a scholarship and the mentorship program. The Impact Award scholarships are for high school, college and recent (within 2 years) graduates to participate in CREW Seattle. Winners will receive a free CREW Seattle membership (from date of award through December 2019), 3 free CREW luncheons, as well as pairing with a CREW Buddy and other networking benefits. Download the application today and email to the Foundation committee.

If you are also interested in the mentorship program you can find the application at this link. Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be presented to the CREW Seattle Board for approval. Scholarships will be awarded on a case-by-case basis until all six have been awarded.

MOA ARCHITECTURE (MOA) offers an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $13,000. Submittals must be received between January 1st through the 31st, 2018 to be considered. Visit our Scholarship + Internship page to learn more about MOA ARCHITECTURE, view testimonials from previous award winners, and learn more about this opportunity and the application/submission requirements.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is pleased to announce our scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year, with over $80,000 in awards available through 11 different scholarships and fellowships. The awards recognize superior student performance, encourage diversity, support original research, and assist students with unmet financial need. Information on the various awards, eligibility, and application requirements can be found at: . Please help us spread the word to qualified students by passing this email along to your students and faculty members. The application deadline for all LAF scholarships is February 1, 2019.

The 2019 Seattle Building Enclosure Council (SeaBEC) scholarship application is now available. We will award up to two $2,000 scholarships in 2019. Applications are due on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Click here for more information. Please contact our student outreach chair, Bill Thordarson at, with any questions.

2019 RCI Convention and Trade Show: RCI, Inc., an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the building envelope arena, is pleased to announce that the RCI Foundation is again providing funding for up to 25 full-time undergraduate college students to attend the RCI 34rd International Convention and Trade Show. This year’s convention will be held in Orlando, Florida, on March 14-19, 2019. Through this funding, convention registration and travel expenses are covered for students awarded the convention sponsorship, as well as a one-year student RCI membership.

Students interested in receiving the convention sponsorship should complete the application, a letter of recommendation from a professor, and an essay explaining their field of study and what they hope to gain by attending the RCI International Convention and Trade Show. The application and all supporting documentation must be received no later than February 1, 2019. For more information on our convention, please visit our website.

Cost of Attendance

Estimated expenses (inlcuding tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board) are available at Student Financial Services and Graduate School Cost of Living (PDF).