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Distinguished Scholarship Advising

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Distinguished Awards

The national grants, fellowships, and awards that are characterized as "distinguished" or "prestitious" awards are highly competitive and demand extensive preparation.  Gearing up for an award involves an application process that typically begins as early as the freshman year.

To prepare to apply for a distinguished scholarship, consider the following ...
  • All require a high GPA and an outstanding academic record.
  • The awards vary widely in terms of eligibility requirements, financial award amounts, fields of study and career objectives, language requirements, and deadlines.
  • In many cases, the applicant must be endorsed or nominated by Washington State University. Therefore, when reading the information in this website, note that a campus deadline to apply for most of the awards is set well in advance of the national deadline.
  • Most graduate fellowships require students to submit completed applications during their senior year of college in anticipation of holding a college degree at the time of such award may be granted.

Learn more about the scholarships by visiting the websites noted in each award's description.


WSU Deadlines

Boren Awards 1-14
Truman 2-14
Fulbright 8-12
Marshall 8-12
Mitchell 8-12
Rhodes 8-12

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