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Washington State University Graduate School

Graduate School Scholarships

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


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 (3 to 7 each year).

Eligibility

This award 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 2023 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 levels 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 December 15
  • College nominations: February 1 (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: March
  • Award to student: Fall 2023

 

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.


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 (1 each year).

Eligibility

This award is open to all doctoral graduate students in good standing and who are 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 2023 semester to be eligible. 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 CV. 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 December 15
  • College nominations: February 1 (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: March
  • Award to student: Fall 2023

 

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 the following:

  • 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 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 (1 to 5 awards each year).

Eligibility

This fellowship is open to all doctoral graduate students in good standing and 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 2023 semester to be eligible.

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 levels 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 December 15
  • College nominations: February 1 (Contact Department or College for internal deadlines)
  • Award announcement: March
  • Award to student: Fall 2023

 

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School based upon the following:

  • 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 multi-discipline 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.


 

Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship

 

The Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship. This nine-month fellowship for doctoral candidates includes a stipend of up to $20,000 for the academic year. Also included is a two-credit tuition waiver and up to $1,000 for travel and/or research.

Eligibility

This fellowship is open to all doctoral candidates in good standing with an approved dissertation proposal who have passed their preliminary exam and expect to complete and defend their dissertation during the nine-month (academic year) period in which the award is offered. In addition, the candidate must be a legal Washington State Resident as defined by RCW 28B.15.012, and they must have been enrolled full time prior to the fellowship period. Preference is given for students with a 3.5 or higher graduate GPA. Students will not be allowed to hold academic appointments during the tenure of their fellowship.

Nomination Process

Students must be nominated by their department or program through an online application that includes: the nomination form submitted by the department or program, a letter of support by the student’s advisor, a 1,000-word dissertation prospectus, a nine-month schedule listing dissertation completion benchmarks, and a CV.

Deadline

  • Call: opens on December 15
  • Applications are due by February 1 of the semester before the fellowship would begin.

 

Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by the Graduate School on the strength of the application materials with special consideration to the following: Applicants must demonstrate via the dissertation prospectus and the CV that he/she:

  • Has conducted a significant and sound research project, and,
  • Meets one or more of the following criteria:
    • Exhibits a record of service that promotes equitable access to underrepresented groups, women, or racial minorities;
    • Expresses a commitment to research that is sensitive to inclusion of historically underserved populations and an understanding of issues of inequality;
    • Demonstrates potential to bring perspectives that come from an understanding of experiences of underserved populations to their academic research;
    • Has teaching/TA experience that demonstrates an understanding of barriers facing minorities, women, people with disabilities, and/or other groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education;
    • Exhibits a record of leadership or mentorship experience that advances or embraces inclusiveness.

 

Additional Requirements

Recipients are required to participate in the Graduate School Evening of Excellence held in the spring of the award period and lead a Graduate School brown-bag discussion with current students. Recipients must also meet with their dissertation committee at the beginning of each semester and submit a progress report to the Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education. Funding for the second semester of fellowship is contingent upon an acceptable progress report and fulfilling the other requirements noted above.


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 to 3 each year).

Eligibility

This award 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 2023 semester to be eligible. Students cannot receive this award more than once.

Nomination Process

  • Call: Early January (Check Association for Faculty Women website for Nomination Form at  https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Award to student: Fall 2023

 

Selection Process

See the Association for Faculty Women website for selection process and criteria. https://afw.wsu.edu/awards/outstanding-students-in-graduate-studies/

The nominations selected by the Association for Faculty Women will be submitted to and reviewed by the Graduate School for final approval.

 

Additional Requirements

Student must be enrolled Fall 2023.  Recipients are required to write a Thank You letter and attend the Graduate School Awards Ceremony as part of this award.