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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Distinguished Scholarships Program

Meet Our Team

About the Distinguished Scholarships Program

The WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program (DSP) works with more than 400 students each year as they imagine, create, and define their own transformational experience at Washington State University. Specifically, our office provides one-to-one mentoring with students across the WSU system as they develop the skills to apply for highly prestigious awards (Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Truman, Gates Cambridge, etc.). These awards are used to help finance distinctive educational experiences at one’s home university, or at renowned institutions abroad. Many high-achieving and goal-oriented students begin preparing as early as their freshman year.

Contact Us

Location: Smith Center (CUE) 519-C, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4519
Email: DistinguishedScholarships@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-8239


Our Staff

    • April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships program.
      April Seehafer
      Director of Distinguished Scholarships
      seehafer@wsu.edu

      April’s Bio:
      Helping students succeed is the focus of April’s career. She has assisted thousands of students over her two-decade career at WSU, and managed university programs and policies. She is at her best when meeting with students one-to-one. » Read April’s full bio.

    • Holly LaHann, advisor to students seeking distinguished scholarships.
      Holly LaHann
      Advisor
      holly.lahann@wsu.edu

      Holly’s Bio:
      Holly LaHann advises WSU students interested in applying for competitive international and national scholarships through the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program. She has over a decade of professional experience advising and teaching college and high school students in the U.S. and abroad. » Read Holly’s full bio.

DAESA Administration and Staff in Support of Distinguished Scholarships


Mary Wack
Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement


Mary Sánchez Lanier
Assistant Vice Provost


Bev Makhani
Director of Communications and Marketing


Jeffery Moss
Administrative Assistant


Daniel Rieck
Web Developer and Coordinator