Announcing the Community College Presidents' Scholarship in honor of Val Ogden Award

Washington State University Vancouver is pleased to announce the WSU Community College Presidents’ Award will be available for the 2023 fall semester. The full resident tuition award requires the nominee to register as a full-time undergraduate student and will be renewable for one additional year as long as the renewal criteria are met.

This award is designed for community college transfer students who have leadership potential, are community-service oriented, and who have an excellent grade point average. With this award, community college students will work side-by-side with world-class faculty who care about student success. They will have many opportunities for leadership roles at WSU Vancouver, which in turn will prepare them for outstanding career opportunities after graduation.

Each community college presidents’ office in Southwest Washington will receive a packet of information about the award program. Each president is asked to select a student from their student body to receive the award, beginning fall semester 2023.

We anticipate that many qualified students will be eligible for this award and that each community college president will be faced with a difficult decision. Our hope is that the presidents will select a well-rounded student who has demonstrated the best of the community college system.

WSU Vancouver welcomes the occasion to partner with presidents of Southwest Washington on the Presidents’ Award.

If you have questions about this award or need additional information, please contact Sally Saeteurn at or 360-546-9102.

The deadline for the application is May 1, 2023, at midnight.

The winner will be announced at Commencement on June 15, 2023.

Presidents' Scholarship Application