High sales of the crimson Washington State University specialty license plates means good news for scholarship seeking Cougs this year. The crimson plates have brought in nearly half a million for scholarships.
While WSU has had specialty plates for alumni for many years, the solid crimson plates were introduced in the spring of 2012. There are 17,200 Coug alum flashing their colors with the updated plates across the state. That is more than all the other available collegiate plates in the state combined.
“With more crimson plates on the road, the Alumni Association can help provide more scholarship support for WSU students,” explains WSU Alumni Association President, Ken Locati.
For every Coug plate, $28 a year goes directly to student scholarship funds. So far, the plates have brought in nearly $500,000 in scholarship aid.
“There is a huge potential to see even more crimson plates on the road,” says Locati.