PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University students can apply online now for awards to support their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities in academic year 2019-20, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.
“Students from all majors on all WSU campuses are eligible for the awards,” she said. “Thanks to the vision of generous donors, award recipients can afford to spend time concentrating on their research efforts rather than having to work at a job.”
Applying is easy
Applicants must provide information on their research, and request a letter of reference from their research mentor, among other requirements.
“The process is really very easy for students, and mentors are happy to explain how and why the applicant qualifies for an award. We encourage all students to consider this opportunity,” said Pressley.
Select from three awards
The application form asks applicants to choose which of three awards they seek.
The Auvil Scholars Fellowship is for undergraduates in all majors, campuses, and years in college. This fund was created in 2006 from an estate gift by Grady and Lillie Auvil, Wenatchee tree-fruit entrepreneurs. More than 200 undergraduates across WSU have received funding from this award and become Auvil Fellows.
The Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Excellence Award is the first university-wide undergraduate research fund that gives preference to recipients who are upper-division students (juniors and seniors). The fund was created in 2013 by the Carson’s, WSU alumni who have long supported WSU with their service and financial gifts.
The DeVlieg Foundation Award was established by a private tax-exempt charity to support sophomore and junior students in the WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture who are pursuing research into renewable energy. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Recipients of the award are known as DeVlieg Fellows.
For more information, visit the awards page on the undergraduate research website at https://undergraduateresearch.wsu.edu/funding/undergraduate-research-awards/ . The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.
MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-0014, URResearch@wsu.edu