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A note about COVID-19 and Distinguished Scholarships: We are still meeting with students using the Zoom platform. Send us an email at DistinguishedScholarships@wsu.edu to arrange a meeting!

Recent Annual Event

Distinguished Scholars Celebration

Watch the 2020 Distinguished Scholars Celebration on YouTube. The event took place on October 28.

Watch the 2020 Distinguished Scholars Celebration on YouTube. The Celebration is our annual, fall networking event where we recognize all WSU students who received a distinguished scholarship within the last year.

About Distinguished Scholarships

Prepare to Change the World!


Join Us to Explore Distinguished Scholarships:

Boren / Fulbright / Gates Cambridge / Gilman / Goldwater / Hollings / Marshall / Mitchell / NSF GRFP(tooltip: NSF GRFP|National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) / Pickering / Rhodes / Schwarzman / Truman / Udall


We will help you. Our program will provide you with mentoring by professional staff who partner with campus experts to guide students in the preparation and application process for national distinguished scholarships.

Learn more about the Distinguished Scholarships Program. »

Latest News:
What We and Our Students Have Accomplished

  • Truman 2020 finalist Patrick Robichaud. WSU Senior Patrick Robichaud Finalist for National Truman Scholarship

    Future climate scientist, environmentalist, and policy influencer Patrick Robichaud, a civil engineering senior at Washington State University, has been named a finalist for the prestigious, nationally competitive Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the Distinguished Scholarships Program. “Patrick’s many academic and community accomplishments, plus his diverse interests, helped position him well for the Truman award, and led WSU to recommend him highly,” said April Seehafer, program director.

    MEDIA CONTACT:  April Seehafer, Director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

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  • Fulbright 2020 recipient Thomas LeClair. WSU Senior Headed to Wales on a Fulbright to Study Human Impact on Marine Ecology

    Washington State University senior biology and music double major and future veterinarian Thomas LeClair is the 2020 recipient of a prestigious, nationally competitive Fulbright Student Award that will fund his master’s degree studies in marine biology in Bangor, Wales. “I’m humbled to be able to go to Bangor University on a Fulbright and am excited for the opportunities this will provide and the future doors it can open,” said LeClair.

    MEDIA CONTACT:  April Seehafer, Director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

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