College of Arts and SciencesSeven students and six faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are among this year’s 27 recipients of two selective scholarships offered by the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research for students pursuing mentored research, scholarly activity or creative projects at WSU.

“Our ability to support students in their research is made possible thanks to generous donors who envision the contributions these students will make in the future to Washington, the United States, and beyond,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “Receiving an Auvil or Carson scholarship helps to lessen students’ financial burdens, so they can better focus on new discoveries in their fields.”

All award recipients are required to present results of their work at the annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities in the spring.

Carson Fellows

The Scott and Linda Carson Undergraduate Research Endowed Excellence Fund, established in 2013, supports researchers as they progress in their careers. The Carsons, WSU alumni, have supported the university with their service and numerous financial gifts for many years.

This year’s CAS-affiliated award recipient is:

Elise Bugge, environmental and ecosystem sciences, mentored by Dave Evans (ecosystem ecology/biology).

Auvil Fellows

Undergraduate researchers from all majors, in all grades, from any WSU campus are eligible for the Auvil Scholars Fellowship. The scholarships were first awarded in 2006 with a gift from the estates of Wenatchee tree-fruit entrepreneurs Grady and Lillie Auvil. Since then, more than 200 WSU undergraduates earned the distinction of becoming an Auvil Fellow.

The CAS-affiliated Auvil award for 2018-19 are:

* Interdisciplinary student or mentor

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