Eastern Advantage is a personal academic support program that provides first generation college students with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in achieving their goal of attaining a college degree.
120 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Eastern Advantage Scholars will have the opportunity to meet with their Advisor twice a quarter throughout their freshman year at EWU. The advisor/advisee role is key in assisting each scholar as this relationship will begin the process of the scholar’s academic career. Each scholar will begin the process of developing their individual academic plan, based on the student’s career interests. Having an individual advisor to meet with on a regular basis is essential in assuring that all students are well informed and are prepared to transition into their department majors of their choosing.
All incoming Eastern Advantage scholars are required to enroll in our First Year Experience course; this course is meant to help students successfully transition from high school to college. Our FYE course is designed to introduce students to campus resources, assist them with negotiating the challenges of college life, and to facilitate the exploration of majors and careers; this course helps to ensure that all incoming Eastern Advantage students begin their college career with all of the tools and resources necessary to be successful EWU students.
- First Generation College Student (neither parent holds a four-year degree)
- High School Graduate
- Washington State Resident
- U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (Must have FAFSA on file to verify)
Meeting the above eligibility requirements doesn't guarantee receipt of the scholarship.
How to Apply
To be a candidate for the Eastern Advantage Scholarship, students must:
- Complete the Eastern Washington University's General Admissions application by February 15th
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th
Students will be selected based on various criteria including but limited to:
- Insight Resume Score
- Cumulative GPA
- Financial Need