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WSU Undergraduate Education Distinguished Scholarships Program

Workshops

The following workshops are offered to help prospective applicants build their eligibility for a distinguished scholarship. All freshmen through graduate students and alumni are welcome at these events. Unless otherwise indicated, the duration of our workshops is one hour.

Locations by Campus

Unless otherwise indicated, locations are as follows:

  • Pullman: Smith CUE 512
  • Tri-Cities, Spokane, Vancouver: videoconferenced as requested at ams.wsu.edu.
    • Phone bridge, if needed: (509) 335-9446, passcode = 04745
    • Dial up for all workshops: 5704745
    • Technical assistance during meeting: (509) 335-6575

Workshop Schedule for 2016-17

Introduction to Distinguished Scholarships

This interactive workshop will introduce you to several nationally-competitive scholarships available to WSU students. Many require that you be endorsed by WSU, so some workshops are mandatory—plus there are WSU deadlines to meet.

Offered:

  • September 1, Thursday, 2016 — 3:30 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Avery 111.
  • September 6, Tuesday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • September 15, Thursday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
  • September 19, Monday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Terrel 106.
  • February 7, Tuesday, 2017 — 12:00 p.m.
  • February 15, Wednesday, 2017 — 4:00 p.m.

Deadlines for Submitting Scholarships to WSU for Review

Your application for national scholarships must first be submitted to WSU for review on Dec. 1 for Boren, Gilman, Goldwater, Truman, and Udall awards; February 29 for UK scholarships; and Aug. 22 for Fulbright awards.

Deadlines for Submitting Scholarships to WSU for Review :

  • Fulbright: August 23, Tuesday, 2016
  • Boren, Gilman, Goldwater, Truman, & Udall: December 1, Thursday, 2016
  • UK Scholarships (Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes): February 28, Tuesday, 2017

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Gilman awards are for undergraduate study abroad and available to students who are receiving PellGrant funding; they support students who might not otherwise be able to participate in a study-abroad experience due to financial constraints.

Offered:

  • September 8, Thursday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • September 13, Tuesday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • September 20, Tuesday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • January 12, Thursday, 2017 — 1:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Bryan Hall 116.
  • January 26, Thursday, 2017 — 1:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Bryan Hall 116.
  • February 8, Wednesday, 2017 — 3:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Bryan Hall 116.
  • February 14, Tuesday, 2017 — 12:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Bryan Hall 116.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Goldwater awards are given to college juniors and seniors who intend to pursue research careers in math, the natural sciences, or engineering. All students interested in applying this year must attend one of the Goldwater workshops.

Offered:

  • September 22, Thursday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Terrel 106.
  • September 28, Wednesday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarships

Udall awards are merit-based scholarships awarded to sophomore-and junior-level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. All students interested in applying this year must attend one of the Udall workshops.

Offered:

  • September 21, Wednesday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • September 27, Tuesday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
  • October 18, Tuesday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Cleveland 21-A. The presentation will be available to other campuses via Blackboard Collaboration; contact the director for details.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren scholarships provide opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study a language while abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Offered:

  • October 11, Tuesday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Terrel 106.
  • October 18, Tuesday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Truman awards recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. All students interested in applying this year must attend one of the Truman workshops.

Offered:

  • October 12, Wednesday, 2016 — 3:00 p.m.
  • October 17, Monday, 2016 — 4:00 p.m. Note: location for this day moved to Terrel 106.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright awards are one-year study abroad grants for individually designed research projects. All students interested in applying this year must attend one of the Fulbright workshops. (Students who plan to graduate in May, 2017, or have already graduated are eligible to apply.) Scholarship applications are due to WSU on August 22.

Offered:

  • October 13, Thursday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • November 10, Thursday, 2016 — 12:00 p.m.
  • January 19, Thursday, 2017 — 12:00 p.m.
  • February 9, Thursday, 2017 — 4:00 p.m.

Schwarzman Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholarships are one year awards that provide funding for highly competetive recent college graduates to earn a Master’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Students who will have completed their undegraduate-level degree by a given deadline are selected on the basis of intellectual ability, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, and capacity for innovation. All students interested in applying this year must attend one of the Schwarzman workshops.

Offered:

  • October 25, Tuesday, 2016 — 3:30 p.m.
  • November 3, Thursday, 2016 — 3:30 p.m.

UK Scholarships (Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, Gates Cambridge)

This interactive workshop will review the application components for each of the UK graduate fellowships. All students interested in applying for any of these awards this year must attend one of the UK workshops. These scholarship applications are due to WSU for review by February 28, 2017.

Offered:

  • November 8, Tuesday, 2016 — 3:30 p.m.
  • January 23, Monday, 2017 — 3:30 p.m.