Life-changing, résumé-building experiences often come with a price tag. Sometimes, they may pit short-term goals (paying rent) against long-term goals (travelling to a national conference in your discipline or taking a mini-course in conversational Sinhala to connect with researchers in Sri Lanka).
Talented students should never feel discouraged to seize their chances to broaden their understanding and deepen their education due to their financial situation. The new Opportunity Fund launched by the WSU Distinguished Scholarships Program affords a solution.
Unique experiences in students’ portfolios make them more attractive to reviewers for prestigious, nationally-competitive distinguished scholarships. WSU assists hundreds of students through the months of self-study and the arduous application processes required to earn prestigious awards such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, Boren, and Rhodes.
Winners from Washington State University reinforce the reputation for excellence that the state’s land-grant institution has earned for more than a century.
Gifts of all sizes to the Distinguished Scholarships Opportunity Fund make powerful investments in very worthy students who have great potential to change our state, nation, and world.