Faculty who would like to reward the hard work of undergraduates they are mentoring in research, scholarship or creative activity may nominate these students (or encourage them to apply) for Undergraduate Achievement Awards presented by the Washington State University Emeritus Society.
The deadline for applications has been extended to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Winners will be announced April 19 at the annual University College awards event in the Lewis Alumni Centre.
The four categories for awards are: arts and humanities; biosciences; physical sciences; and social, economic and behavioral sciences. Each award recipient will receive $500.
This is the third year that the Emeritus Society will present the awards to recognize students’ significant contributions to research – which includes outstanding creative and scholarly achievements.
Student applicants and/or mentor nominators may fill out the required form at http://secure.wsu.edu/Emeritus/renderer.aspex?formid=3. The Emeritus Society will evaluate all submissions.

In addition to a 350-word abstract describing the student’s work, applicants must attach for the first time this year a full copy of their work – a paper, photographs of their art or an MP3 file of their composition, for example. Faculty mentors named on the application automatically will be contacted by e-mail to complete a letter of recommendation.

For more information about the society and its awards, visit the website at http://www.wsu.edu/emeritussociety/. Sandra Ristow, chair of the organization’s award committee, can be reached by e-mail at emritussociety@wsu.edu.