Mentoring an undergraduate in research, scholarship, or a creative activity? Please encourage them to consider applying for an award to support their efforts in 2018-19 from the Office of Undergraduate Research!

Students can apply online now through Feb. 15, 2019 for an award, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

“As early as their freshman year, all majors on all WSU campuses are eligible for the awards,” she said. Recipients can afford to spend time concentrating on their research efforts rather than having to work at another job.

Applicants must provide, for example, information on their research, and request a letter of reference from their research mentor. 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/ .