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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Distinguished Scholarships Program

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,

Beverly Makhani, Director, Communications, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679,

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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