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WSU Undergraduate Education Distinguished Scholarships Program

National Udall Scholarship Awarded to WSU Vancouver Junior and Cowlitz Tribe Member Emma Johnson

Udall 2018 recipient Emma R. Johnson holding up a cougar flag while studying abroad in New Zealand.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Udall 2018 recipient Emma R. Johnson holding up a cougar flag while studying abroad in New Zealand.PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University Vancouver cultural anthropology major Emma R. Johnson has received a prestigious and nationally competitive Udall Undergraduate Scholarship in its tribal public policy category.

“The Udall is incredibly important to me,” said Johnson. “Completing all the work to apply, and then being successful, it’s a really huge deal. It is helping me complete my education.” » More …

WSU Vancouver alumna Imee Williams lands Fulbright Scholarship to research in the Philippines

Fulbright 2018 winner Imee Williams.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Fulbright 2018 winner Imee Williams.PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University Vancouver neuroscience alumna and future physician Imee Williams has received a 2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to investigate sociocultural aspects surrounding families raising children with disabilities in the Philippines.

“Being a Fulbright Scholar is a great honor for me personally, and it is certain to open doors for me in my native country and lead to opportunities to improve lives there,” said Williams. » More …

Student Kristian Gubsch Is WSU’s First Hollings Scholar Winner

Hollings 2018 winner Kristian Gubsch.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Hollings 2018 winner Kristian Gubsch.PULLMAN, Wash.— Washington State University chemical engineering student Kristian Gubsch is the school’s first recipient of the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“Kristian came to my office to talk about a couple of more well-known awards, but I had recently read a report on the Hollings and thought he might be a perfect fit for it—and he was!,” said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. “We are thrilled because receiving this award will further his educational goals, and Kristian will be an exceptional representative of WSU.” » More …

WSU Senior Ryan Summers Finalist for Rhodes scholarship

Rhodes finalist Ryan Summers.

MEDIA CONTACT:  April Seehafer, Director, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director, Communications, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

Portrait photo of Rhodes finalist Ryan SummersPULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University computer engineering, German, and Honors College student Ryan Summers interviewed Nov. 17-18 in Seattle as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, arguably the oldest and best known of the prestigious scholarships available to American college graduates.

WSU has had 10 Rhodes Scholars from 1907 to 1956. Prior to Summers, the most recent finalist was in 1984.

“The interview process was fascinating, plus I made new friends,” Summers said Sunday.

“It’s all been a great experience.  From the time I first thought of applying, I have had amazing support from my family, friends, and so many at WSU along the way. I am very thankful.”

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Four WSU Students Land National Gilman Awards to Study in Asia, Europe as of Fall 2017

Terrestrial globe symbolizing study abroad.

MEDIA CONTACT:  April Seehafer, Director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director of Communications, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Four Washington University State students have received prestigious, nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards to fund study-abroad experiences that commence this fall.

The students, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Haniyyah L. Dixon, a junior apparel merchandising and textiles from Tacoma who will study in fall at the Florence University of the Arts through the SAI Program;
  • Evan J. Wilson, a junior international business and marketing major and Chinese-language minor from Spokane who will spend the academic year at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea;
  • Michael B. Young, a sophomore Chinese and Japanese language and culture major and Spanish and French minor from Richland who will spend the academic year studying in Harbin China through the CET Academic Programs’ Intensive Chinese Language program; and,
  • Alma J. Zamago, a junior Japanese major from Pasco who will study for the academic year on an exchange with Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.

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Four more WSU students land prestigious Gilman Scholarships for 2017 summer study abroad in Spain; one alternate named

Winners of Gilman 2017 awards.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program director, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Sharon Ericsson, WSU Academic Success and Career Center assistant director, 509-335-6000, ericssons@wsu.edu

Eva Navarijo, WSU First Scholars Program director, 509-335-3167, eva_navarijo@wsu.edu

Christine Oakley, WSU International Programs director of Global Learning, 509-335-8180, coakley@wsu.edu

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PULLMAN, Wash.—In addition to a student named earlier, four more WSU students have won nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in summer 2017. A fifth student was named as a Gilman alternate.

The awardees from WSU are among 1,200 American undergraduates from 354 colleges receiving Gilman awards for summer.

WSU’s newest Gilman Scholars are: Anaderi Iniguez, a biology major from Pasco; Rose Kibala, a communications major from Reno, Nev.; Kimberly Marquez, a business management major from Wapato; and Renata O’Connell, a business administration major from Bellingham. They are all headed to Spain, but on three separate trips.

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WSU Junior Alyssa Norris Recognized by National Udall Foundation for 2017-18

Alyssa Norris standing in a glacial cave.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, Director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

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PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University junior and Alaska native Alyssa Norris has received a nationally competitive Udall Foundation honorable mention award in its environment category, said April Seehafer, director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

“The Udall nod validates Alyssa’s commitment to the environment and her work toward a career addressing issues on a local, national, and global scale,” said Seehafer. “Alyssa’s personal and professional accomplishments as a WSU student have prepared her very well for this latest and well-deserved honor.”

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Goldwater Scholarships for 2017-18 Awarded to Three WSU Junior Women in STEM Majors

Winners of Goldwater 2017 awards.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, Director of the Distinguished Scholarships Program, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director of Communications and Marketing, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

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PULLMAN, Wash.—The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced that Washington State University juniors Amelia Brown, Julianna Brutman, and Keesha Matz have each received $7,500 awards for the 2017-18 academic year. Goldwater’s are among the top, nationally competitive distinguished scholarships; they cover tuition, room and board, and fees.

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WSU junior receives national Gilman Scholarship; headed for Spain with First-Generation Abroad program

Loundyne "L.D." Hare.

MEDIA: April Seehafer, Director, Distinguished Scholarships Program in WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

Sharon Ericsson, Co-Director, First-Generation Abroad, 509-335-6000, ericssons@wsu.edu

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University student Loundyne “L.D.” Hare received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for summer 2017 to study abroad in Spain.

“I’ve barely been outside of Washington so I’m excited to learn about the cultural practices and ways of life in Spain,” said Hare. “I hope to improve my Spanish language skills. And, I think I’ll learn a lot about myself through this experience.

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WSU Junior Alyssa Norris Is Finalist for National Truman Scholarship

MEDIA: April Seehafer, WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program, 509-335-8239, seehafer@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Future policymaker, environmental engineer, and attorney Alyssa Norris, a junior at Washington State University, is one of 199 students from 136 colleges selected to interview as a finalist for the prestigious, nationally competitive Truman Scholarship, the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program announced.

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