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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.

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What We and Our Students Have Accomplished

  • Nife Shola-Dare, 2021 finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa. WSU Alumna Nife Shola-Dare Finalist for Rhodes-West Africa Scholarship

    Washington State University neuroscience and Honors College alumna Oluwanifemi “Nife” Shola-Dare (Neuroscience ’21) has been recognized as a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program. “Becoming a Rhodes finalist is an acknowledgement of my academic achievements and my career goals, and of the leadership roles I have held over many years,” said Shola-Dare.

    Nife Shola-Dare, 2021 finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa. PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University neuroscience and Honors College alumna Oluwanifemi … » More …

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  • Daphne Weber in all white robes at Thai monastery. Daphne Weber is WSU’s First Fulbright-Hays Recipient

    Washington State University Ph.D. candidate Daphne Weber in anthropology has received the institution’s first Fulbright-Hays award and will live for a year in Thailand with female bhikkuni Buddist monks to learn about their healing effects of their ordination. Her experience there will be her third, following two previous related to her work toward her WSU master’s degree.

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University anthropology doctoral candidate Daphne Weber is the institution’s first recipient of a Fulbright-Hays. a prestigious, nationally competitive award, said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program.

    Part of the renowned Fulbright suite of awards, the Fulbright-Hays is uniquely funded by a Congressional … » More …

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  • Shown from left to right are Udall award winners for 2021: Jonnie Bray and Frances Ward. Two WSU Sophomores Land Distinguished Udall Scholars Awards

    Washington State University students Frances Ward and Jonnie Bray are the newest recipients of prestigious Udall Undergraduate Scholarship awards. Each woman placing among the top 11 percent of national recipients in their respective Udall categories; a total of 416 eligible Udall applications were nominated this year by 187 academic institutions. Ward and Bray will each receive $7,000.

    Shown from left to right are Udall award winners for 2021: Jonnie Bray and Frances Ward.PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University students Frances Ward and Jonnie Bray are the newest … » More …

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Our Latest 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.

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