We will help you. Our program will provide you with mentoring by professional staff who partner with campus experts to guide students in going above and beyond with their college experience. With our help, you will progress into the type of student scholar that is competitive at pursuing distinguished scholarships in the United States and abroad.
Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016Washington State University undergraduate seniors Rachel Ellenwood, Tillie Torpey, and Logan Weyand have received national 2016 Udall Foundation awards in each of its three categories: native health care, tribal policy, and the environment. All of the awards represent a “first” for the university, said April Seehafer, director of the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. More >>
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has announced that one Washington State University engineering student has been awarded its competitive national scholarship, and two science students have received honorable mentions. More >>
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016—Professional advisor and counselor April Seehafer is the new director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of undergraduate education at Washington State University. Seehafer will began her duties as director on Jan. 26, 2016, announced Mary Sanchez Lanier, assistant vice provost. The program’s new office will be in CUE 519-C on the Pullman campus. More >>
Tuesday, March 31, 2015—Washington State University sophomore and Nez Perce Tribal member Rachel E. Ellenwood, 32, of Lapwai, Idaho, has won a nationally competitive, distinguished scholarship from the Udall Foundation for 2015. She is the first WSU student to receive a Udall award. More >>
Tuesday, May 12, 2015—Washington State University doctoral student Matt Jones has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to continue studying the impact of dung beetles to control pasture fouling and study biological implications of introducing the insect on farms. More >>
Wednesday, April 22, 2015—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has announced that two Washington State University science students have been awarded Goldwater scholarships for 2015, and one student received an honorable mention. More >>
Annual Events What We Do
Distinguished Scholars Reception 2016
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 • Time: 3:30‑5:00 p.m. • Location: Distinguished Scholars Gallery (Ground level of CUB)
At the annual Distinguished Scholars Reception, the Distinguished Scholarships Program welcomes all students who applied for nationally competitive, prestigious awards throughout the year, the individuals who served as their references, and members of the program’s committees. Light refreshments will be served.
Celebrate Distinguished Scholars
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015• Time: 3:30‑5:00 p.m. • Location: Distinguished Scholars Gallery (Ground level of CUB)
At our annual Celebrate Distinguished Scholars event, we honor recent and past WSU student and alumni recipients of prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. It’s a tradition that, at the event, the University’s newest recipients of distinguished scholarships be recognized and receive special pins unique to WSU. We also acknowledge the faculty and staff who have worked to bring success to the program and to each student pursuing an award.
Friday, January 30, 2015—At this invitation-only event, top freshman scholars at WSU in Pullman for Fall 2014 had the opportunity to network with other high-achieving students and faculty members from numerous disciplines who are deeply committed to excellence in education. Students learned about taking advantage of WSU resources to enhance their scholarship with accomplishments in terms of initiative, effort, engagement, and leadership. More >>
Friday, October 3rd, 2014—This reception and ceremony honored WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Recipients and dedicated the new Distinguished Scholars Gallery in the Compton Union Building (CUB). More >>
Friday, October 3, 2014—Previous winners of distinguished awards met with student attendees to answer questions about their experiences in pursuing distinguished scholarships and how they prepared themselves to be competitive. In addition, Sarah Ann Hones, who is the director of the Distinguished Scholarships program, and Dr. Frank Gilmore, who is the President of the Goldwater foundation, were also available to answer questions. More >>