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WSU Undergraduate Education Distinguished Scholarships Program

Explore Awards

The national grants, fellowships, and awards that are characterized as “distinguished” awards are highly competitive and demand extensive preparation. 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 Award Graduate or
Undergraduate?
Eligible Fields of Study Type of Award Year(s) of Application* WSU Deadline
Boren Undergraduate All Merit Based Sophomore, Junior, Senior December 1
Fulbright Both All Merit Based Senior year and beyond August 22
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Undergraduate All Merit Based Freshman, Sophomore December 1
Gates Cambridge Graduate All Merit Based Senior year and beyond February 28
Gilman Undergraduate All Financial Need Based All October 4, March 7
Goldwater Undergraduate Science, Engineering and Mathematics Merit Based Sophomore, Junior December 1
Marshall Graduate All Merit Based Senior year and beyond February 28
Mitchell Graduate All Merit Based Senior year and beyond February 28
Pickering Both All Financial Need Based Junior or Graduate December 1
Rhodes Graduate All Merit Based Senior year and beyond February 28
Schwarzman Graduate All Merit Based Senior year and beyond March 11
Truman Undergraduate All Merit Based Juniors, 3rd Year Seniors December 1
Udall Undergraduate All Merit Based Sophomores, Juniors January 6

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