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WSU Undergraduate Education Distinguished Scholarships Program

Challenge yourself to open doors to an adventure-filled future!

Enhance your education by applying for and winning nationally competitive distinguished scholarships.

Fund international study at prestigious universities or help pay for your annual college costs.

Is applying a daunting challenge? Not with the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program by your side!

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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.

Recent News
What We and Our Students Have Accomplished

WSU Distinguished Scholars celebrated at fall event

Shortcut image that is hyperlinked to news storyFriday, Oct. 10, 2016—Eight Washington State University students were pinned at the third annual Distinguished Scholars Celebration Wed., Oct. 5, recognizing that they had received prestigious, nationally competitive awards to enhance their education. “Through the event, we can publicly acknowledge each student’s accomplishments, thank their faculty mentors and recommendation writers, and celebrate them all at the same time,” said April Seehafer, the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director. More >>

WSU seniors Ellenwood, Torpey, and Weyand sweep national Udall scholarship categories for 2016-17

Shortcut image that is hyperlinked to news storyThursday, Jun. 16, 2016—Washington 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 >>

WSU Undergraduates Summers, Matz, and Rocchi tapped for national Goldwater Scholarships

Shortcut image that is hyperlinked to news storyThursday, 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 >>

WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program announces new director April Seehafer, new office location

Shortcut image that is hyperlinked to news storyTuesday, 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 >>

WSU sophomore, Nez Perce Tribal member Rachel Ellenwood receives prestigious, national Udall Award; is university’s first Udall winner

Shortcut image that is hyperlinked to news storyTuesday, 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 >>

WSU Fulbright Fellow and Ph.D. student Matt Jones studies pasture cleanup in New Zealand

Shortcut image that is hyperlinked to news storyTuesday, 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 >>

WSU undergraduates Justin Niedermeyer and Seth Schneider land national Goldwater scholarships; Angela Rocchi receives honorable mentionShortcut image that is hyperlinked to news story

Read our 2015 Fulbright recipients on the Daily EvergreenRead about our 2015 Goldwater scholarship recipients on the Daily Evergreen

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 Celebration

At our annual Distinguished Scholars Celebration 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. More >>

Freshman Scholars Progression

At this invitation-only event, top freshman scholars at WSU in Pullman for the Fall semester have the opportunity to network with other high-achieving students and faculty members from numerous disciplines who are deeply committed to excellence in education. Students learn about taking advantage of WSU resources to enhance their scholarship with accomplishments in terms of initiative, effort, engagement, and leadership. More >>

Distinguished Scholars Reception

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 are served. More >>