Graduate School awards new scholarships to 34 at WSU

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

grad-schoolPULLMAN, Wash. – The Graduate School created six new scholarships and fellowships this year and recently awarded them to 34 Washington State University students. Recipients and donors will be honored at an Evening of Excellence on March 31.

Students were nominated through colleges and departments and were selected by the Graduate School ( for the awards, which total $72,500.

“We are planning to continue these scholarships at this level in the future,” said Bill Andrefsky, dean of the Graduate School.

The awards include:
* Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines: 8 students
* Charles Allen Master’s Thesis: 1 student
* Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis for Graduate Student Excellence: 2 students
* Arnold and Julia Greenwell Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities: 4 students
* Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship: 11 students
* Russ and Anne Fuller Fellowship: 8 students

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The Graduate School notified college deans about the scholarships and nomination process in the summer. Online nominations were open through January. Students were nominated from the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences; Education; Veterinary Medicine; Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture; and the Graduate School.

The Graduate School also facilitates the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation scholarship awards each year. WSU was designated as an ARCS recipient in 1999 and works closely with the Graduate School in selecting graduate students in the natural sciences, medicine, animal sciences and engineering.

There are 27 ARCS fellows at WSU and 15 more have been allocated for 2015. Each student receives a $17,500 scholarship over three years. Learn more at