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Washington State University Graduate School

Graduate School Scholarships

The Graduate School is committed to providing scholarships and fellowships for outstanding graduate students admitted to its academic programs. The scholarships and fellowships provide a valuable structure of financial support to ensure students can enjoy the benefits of a superior academic experience. Nominations for the scholarships open each fall.

Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship

Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence

The Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award

Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award

Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities

Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship


Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship award. This is a $1,500 award. (6 to 7 awards each year)

Eligibility

This fellowship is open to all active doctoral graduate students in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA > 3.5. Students must be enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2020 semester to be eligible for the award. Students cannot receive this award more than once.

Nomination Process

Students are nominated by the Dean of their College and must include two letters of recommendation from advisors and a CV that demonstrates the highest level of excellence in scholarship. Colleges may submit eligible nominees based upon the number of currently enrolled doctoral students (<100=1 nominee, 100-200=2 nominees, >200=3 nominees).

Deadline

  • Call: Opens on October 15
  • College nominations: December 15
    (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: February
  • Award to student: Fall 2020

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School on the strength of the letters of recommendation and demonstration of very high excellence in scholarly and research activities including but not limited to:

  • peer reviewed publications and/or shows/recitals
  • successful grant proposals and/or awards
  • service to the institution, profession, and community

Additional Requirements: Recipients are required to write a thank-you letter and attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony as part of this award.


Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence. This is a $1,000 award. (1 award each year)

Eligibility

Open to all graduate students in good standing (in STEM) and have completed a WSU master’s thesis within the past year and currently are enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU. STEM includes the NSF STEM classification of instructional programs; agricultural sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geosciences, life/biological sciences, mathematics, physics/astronomy. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA > 3.5.

Nomination Process

Students are nominated by the Dean of their College and must include two letters of recommendation from advisors and submission of the thesis and curriculum vita.

Deadline

  • Call: Opens on October 15
  • College nominations: December 15
    (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: February
  • Award to student: Fall 2020

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School on the strength of the letters of recommendation and quality of master’s thesis. Thesis quality will be judged on:

  • external or outside recognition of the thesis, and
  • contribution of new knowledge or new innovation to the field of study

Additional Requirements

Recipients are required to write a thank-you letter and attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony as part of this award.


The Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Charles Allen Master’s Thesis Award. This is a $1,000 award. (1 award each year)

Eligibility

This award is open to all graduate students in good standing in the arts, humanities and social sciences who have completed a WSU master’s thesis in the past year and currently are enrolled in a doctoral program at WSU. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA > 3.5. Students must be enrolled either full- or part-time during the fall 2020 semester to be eligible for the award. Students cannot receive this award more than once.

Nomination Process

Students are nominated by the Dean of their College and must include two letters of recommendation from advisors and submission of a thesis and curriculum vita.

Deadline

  • Call: Opens on October 15
  • College nominations: December 15
    (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: February
  • Award to student: Fall 2020

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School on the strength of the letters of recommendation and quality of master’s thesis. Thesis quality will be judged on:

  • external or outside recognition of the thesis, and
  • contribution of new knowledge or new innovation to the field of study

Additional Requirements

Recipients are required to write a thank-you letter and attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony as part of this award.


Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award. This is a $1,000 award. (1 or 2 awards each year)

Eligibility

This fellowship is open to all doctoral graduate students in good standing who have successfully passed their preliminary examination. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA > 3.5.  Students must be enrolled either full-or part-time during the fall 2020 semester to be eligible for the award. Students cannot receive this award more than once.

Nomination Process

The two nominations of outstanding graduate students who demonstrate evidence of leadership skills and/or university involvement will come from the Association for Faculty Women. Priority will be given to applicants with demonstrated leadership components in their research, training, or service contributions.

Deadline

  • Call: Early January (Check Association for Faculty Women website for Nomination Form at https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/)
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Award to student: Fall 2020

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School on the strength of the letters of recommendation and scholarly activities that show clear links to leadership.

Additional Requirements

Recipients are required to write a thank-you letter and attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony as part of this award.


Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities. This is a $1,500 award. (3 to 5 awards each year)

Eligibility

Open to all doctoral graduate students in good standing who are also conducting research/scholarship in the social sciences or humanities. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA > 3.5.  Students must be enrolled either full-or part-time during the fall 2020 semester to be eligible for the award. Students cannot receive this award more than once.

Nomination Process

Students are nominated by the Dean of their College and must include two letters of recommendation from advisors, a maximum 500-word prospectus describing research/scholarship related to the social sciences or humanities, and a curriculum vita. Colleges may submit eligible nominees based upon the number of currently enrolled doctoral students (<100=1 nominee, 100-200=2 nominees, >200=3 nominees).

Deadline

  • Call: Opens on October 15
  • College nominations: December 15
    (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: February
  • Award to student: Fall 2020

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School on the strength of the letters of recommendation and scholarly activities. Priority will be given to eligible graduate students who demonstrate:

  • leadership in their field of study
  • outreach in their project
  • how their project improves the human condition

Additional Requirements

Recipients are required to write a thank-you letter and attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony as part of this award.


Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship

The Graduate School is committed to providing scholarships and fellowships for outstanding graduate students admitted to its academic programs. The scholarships and fellowships provide a valuable structure of financial support to ensure students can enjoy the benefits of a superior academic experience.

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Russ and Anne Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship. This is a $4,000 award per year up to two years. (3 to 5 awards each year)

Eligibility

This fellowship is open to all doctoral graduate students in good standing who are conducting interdisciplinary research/scholarship. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA > 3.5.  Students must be enrolled either full-or part-time during the fall 2020 semester to be eligible for the award.

Nomination Process

Students are nominated by the Dean of their College and must include two letters of recommendation from advisors, a maximum 1,000-word proposal on interdisciplinary research/scholarship, and a CV that demonstrates the highest level of excellence in scholarship. Colleges may submit eligible nominees based upon the number of currently enrolled doctoral students (<100=1 nominee, 100-200=2 nominees, >200=3 nominees).

Deadline

  • Call: Opens on October 15
  • College nominations: December 15
    (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: February
  • Award to student: Fall 2020

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School based upon:

  • strength of the letters of recommendation
  • demonstrated scholarly productivity of candidates
  • research proposals that incorporate scholarship across multiple disciplines, or
  • research proposals that incorporate scholarship between multiple disciplines and/or represent one component of a multidiscipline research enterprise.

Additional Requirements

Recipient is required to write a thank-you letter, attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony, and write a progress report at the end of first year of the award (with advisor letter) to be selected for the second year of the award.

 

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