Explore Awards

For example, gearing up for an undergraduate-level award involves an application process, which includes developing credentials, that typically begins as early as the freshman year.

Consult the table below as the starting point in determining your eligibility for these prestigious awards.

Name of AwardEligible Fields of StudyBasis of AwardYear(s) of Application*WSU Deadline
BorenAllMeritSophomore, junior, senior, & beyondDecember 1
FulbrightAllMeritSenior & beyondAugust 22
Fulbright UK Summer InstitutesAllMeritFreshman, sophomoreDecember 1
Gates CambridgeAllMeritSenior & beyondFebruary 28
GilmanAllFinancial needUndergraduatesOctober 4, March 7
GoldwaterScience, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)MeritSophomore, juniorDecember 1
HollingsCertain fields in STEMMeritSophomoreDecember 10
MarshallAllMeritSenior & beyondFebruary 28
MitchellAllMeritSenior & beyondFebruary 28
NSF GRFP(tooltip: NSF GRFP|National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program)STEMMeritSee note**Mid‑October
PickeringAllFinancial needJunior or GraduateDecember 1
RhodesAllMeritSenior & beyondFebruary 28
SchwarzmanAllMeritSenior & beyondMarch 11
TrumanAllMeritJuniorDecember 1
UdallAllMeritSophomores, juniorsJanuary 6

*Year of application as defined by the scholarship—and what WSU considers the student’s current year might be different.

**Both undergraduate and graduate students can apply for an NSF GRFP, but only if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Stated briefly, these fellowships are meant for students who either are about to enter or have just started graduate school.