About Us

The WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program (DSP) works with hundreds of students each year as they imagine, create, and define their own transformational experience. Specifically, our program provides one-to-one mentoring with students across the WSU system as they develop the skills to apply for highly prestigious and nationally competitive awards such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Truman, Gates Cambridge, etc. These awards help finance distinctive educational experiences at the student’s home university, or at renowned institutions abroad. Many high-achieving and goal-oriented students begin preparing as early as their first year in college for these awards.

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

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.

Holly LaHann, advisor to students seeking distinguished scholarships.

Holly LaHann

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.

DAESA Administration and Staff in Support of Distinguished Scholarships

The following staff members from the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) also work in support of the Distinguished Scholarships program.

Bill Davis
Interim 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