Washington State University is proud to partner with the credit union BECU to improve the lives of its students and alumni across the Pacific Northwest.
Founded in 1935, the credit union was started by a group of employees who pooled their resources to purchase the tools necessary for employment at The Boeing Company. Now, more than eight decades later, the member-owned credit union is still rooted in that same tradition of helping one another at a time when people need it most. Through its generous support, the largest credit union in Washington state is enhancing the educational experience of WSU students through a five-year partnership providing scholarship support and lifelong learning opportunities.
Cougar Money Matters, through a partnership with BECU and Student Financial Services, brings together financial resources across all our campuses for all our Cougs. We know that financial stress can have a negative impact on grades, health, and student engagement, and financial decisions affect a students’ ability to remain in college and be financially secure following graduation. Our commitment to ensuring student success at WSU requires a focus on financial wellness. Cougar Money Matters provides a variety of tools and resources, including iGrad, financial counseling, assistance in finding free or low-cost resources, emergency grants, and match savings to help students succeed and prepare for their futures.
Week of Welcome presented by BECU
BECU proudly welcomes Cougars home to Pullman each fall as the presenting sponsor of the Week of Welcome activities, including convocation, the all-campus picnic and Move-in Weekend.
Mom and Dad of the Year presented by BECU
BECU knows the importance of families in the lives of students and is proud to celebrate the best Cougar parents each year through its sponsorship of Mom and Dad of the Year. Nominated by students and announced during Family Weekends, the awards are presented to parents who best exemplify Cougar spirit. Financial investment from BECU supports the Women’s Center and Student Involvement, which host Family Weekends, respectively.
BECU is investing in the success of WSU students. Each year, a minimum of 20 scholarships of $2,000 each will be bestowed annually to WSU sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrably overcome challenges to attend college or are at risk of non-completion due to financial or other life challenges. Recipients of the awards are known as BECU Scholars.
To learn more about these and other scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Services.
Once a Coug, always a Coug. BECU is also an active supporter of the WSU Alumni Association programs and activities.