Beginning each Fall, students will be awarded institutional HU Excellence funds as part of financial aid packaging. When these funds are added to federal and state grant eligibility, you need only a minimal amount of self-help to cover full-time tuition.

HU Excellence Scholarships support incoming freshman with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $14,956. The gap between EFC, Federal Pell Grant, Washington State Need Grant and a subsidized Stafford Direct Loan eligibility will be covered by the HU Excellence Scholarship.

This equity model of financial aid packaging allows you to begin your academic programs with predictable financial support and mitigate your need to borrow!

Continuing students will also be eligible for HU Excellence Scholarship funds. If you were receiving Heritage Pledge funds in previous years, you will continue to receive this support until you graduate or exhaust your eligibility.

We also encourage you to complete the Heritage University Academic Scholarship Application for consideration of other merit scholarships.


Heritage Scholarships

The Moccasin Lake Foundation Scholarship is a full-need, renewable scholarship open to all incoming freshman and transfer students*. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and plan on attending Heritage full time starting fall semester 2020. Five (5) scholarships will be awarded annually. This award is stackable with any need-based aid that you may qualify to receive, up to your maximum cost of attendance and is valid for up to four (4) years of attendance towards the completion of a first bachelor’s degree.

*Current and former students are not eligible.

Moccasin Lake Foundation Scholarship Details

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a new incoming student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.75
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit Heritage University application
  • Submit FAFSA or WASFA and list Heritage University (003777)
  • Submit current official transcripts

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their commitment to pursuing their education. Semi-finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants after a review of their application materials. Those semi-finalists may be invited to Heritage University for in-person interviews, which will be used to select the five recipients.

Meet this year’s recipients!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
8:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020

Heritage University offers the Soar Scholarship that pays full tuition and lab fees for up to five years of study toward earning a bachelor’s degree or a 2-year pre-engineering degree. All incoming students who have earned or will earn their high school diploma by the official start of fall 2020 semester are eligible to apply.

HU Soar Scholarship Details
Heritage Soar Scholarship awards provide up to 18 credits per semester until recipients earn their first bachelor’s degree or two-year pre-engineering associate degree. The award is guaranteed for a maximum of 36 credits per academic year for up to five academic years provided the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.25.

We’d love to see you at Heritage. Good luck!

Meet the 2018-19 recipients!

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be an incoming applicant
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit Heritage University application
  • Submit FAFSA or WASFA and list Heritage University (003777)
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Submit current official transcripts

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
8:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019

The Sinegal Family Foundation Scholarship at Heritage represents the Foundation’s pursuit in helping underserved students achieve a higher education. Five (5) scholarships are awarded annually, which pay $14,000 towards tuition and $500 towards books each year for four (4) years towards the completion of a first bachelor’s degree. Incoming and existing freshmen with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a maximum of 29 semester credits from Heritage or another college or university are eligible to apply for fall semester 2020.

Sinegal Family Foundation Scholarship Details

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be an incoming or existing freshman (no more than 29 semester credits)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.75
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit Heritage University application
  • Submit FAFSA or WASFA and list Heritage University (003777)
  • Submit current official transcripts

SELECTION CRITERIA:
The Sinegal Family Foundation Scholarship supports students of underrepresented communities who would otherwise not be able to earn a college education, including students from low-income families, students of color, and first-generation college students. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their commitment to pursuing their education as well as giving back to their community. Students interested in all fields of study are welcome to apply.

Meet the 2018-19 recipients!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
8:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020

Through the EAGLES Scholarship, you can earn your degree in one of Heritage’s STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) majors– Biology, Environmental Science/Studies, Pre-Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics– with no out of pocket cost for tuition. Twenty EAGLES Scholarships (10 for incoming freshmen and 10 for transfer students) will be awarded annually. These scholarships are renewable annually while you work towards your bachelor’s degree.

The EAGLES Scholarship is a need- and merit-based award that, when combined with federal and state grants, covers the entire cost of attendance at Heritage.

In addition to the financial award, EAGLES scholars receive mentorship from faculty and members of the scientific community as well as opportunities to participate in special
environmental pollution research, and paid internships. Plus, pre-engineering students can transfer seamlessly into the civil or environmental engineering programs at Portland State University, and retain their scholarship for the duration of their undergraduate studies at PSU.

EAGLES Scholarship Details

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a first-time freshman or transfer student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 (GPAs of 2.75-2.99 may be considered under certain circumstances)
  • Low-income and PELL Grant eligible
  • Committed to majoring in one of the STEM studies areas
  • Aspire for a career working in environmental sustainability
  • Submit personal essay
  • Submit Heritage University application
  • Submit FAFSA and list Heritage University (003777)
  • Submit current official transcripts

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their commitment to pursuing their education in a STEM field. Semi-finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants after a review of their application materials. Those semi-finalists may be invited to Heritage University for in-person interviews, which will be used to select the 10 freshman and 10 transfer recipients.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
8:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020

Heritage University is committed to supporting outstanding students in our community who are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. Our Dreamers Scholarship will provide selected recipients with 100% of tuition for a maximum of 5 years towards the completion of a first bachelor’s degree. This award does not cover institutional fees, books, supplies or living expenses. This scholarship is open to current, new and transfer students looking to obtain their first bachelor’s degree. Certificate programs are not eligible.

Dreamers Scholarship Details

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Open to current, new and transfer students
  • If you are a new student, submit Heritage University application
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.25
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit two professional letters of recommendation
  • Submit WASFA and list Heritage University (003777)
  • Submit current official transcripts (if you are a current student, we can obtain a transcript copy on your behalf)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
8:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019

An initiative of Degrees of Change, Act Six is the Yakima Valley’s only full-tuition, full-need community leadership award. Act Six will select approximately 5-10 of the Yakima Valley’s most promising community leaders for scholarships to Heritage University.

Act Six Scholarship Details

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors planning to graduate in 2020 or must have previously graduated from high school in 2019 or 2018.  Students enrolled at two-year colleges in the region may apply, but students currently enrolled at four-year colleges, including partner colleges, are not eligible to apply.
  • Visit Act Six Yakima Valley website for more information and to apply
  • Submit Heritage University application
  • Submit FAFSA or WASFA and list Heritage University (003777)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
November 5, 2019


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