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Dr. Harold F. Luke Endowment Scholarship

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Myrtle MacLennan Scholarship Endowment

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Dr. Nancy Magnuson Immunology Scholarship

The distributions from this fund shall be used to award scholarships to female undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the immunology field with a focus on infectious disease research or understanding basic immunological mechanisms.

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Louis Mallavia Memorial Endowment in Microbiology

This endowment in memory of Dr. Louis Mallavia is established by friends, colleagues, and former students of his to remember and honor all that he did for the Department of Microbiology as its Chair for five years (1993-98) and as a faculty member, teacher and researcher for 33 years. He mentored more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. He was cited by the College of Sciences for his role in undergraduate instruction and named 1998 Mortar Board Faculty Member of the Year.

Used for summer support for Microbiology Graduate Students (including travel, equipment, living expenses, research, etc.) and at the discretion of the Chair for the highest of priorities within the department.

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Matthews, Ray and Ruth Endowed Scholarship Fund Ray and Ruth Matthews Endowed Scholarship Fund

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Joseph A. and Vivian A. McCann Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

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Jon A. McCurdy Endowment Scholarship Fund

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McFadden/Yount Undergraduate Scholarship in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Bruce McFadden and Ralph Yount established this scholarship in 2003 as a reflection of their research efforts and the development of biochemistry at Washington State University. As former chairs and professors in the in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry they taught hundreds of students and wanted to support them through scholarships.

Scholarship Recipients: Brianna Stanley (2015), Kyle Romine (2015), Denali Kagel(2015), Mitchell Go (2015), Chase Teigen (2016), Celeste Lee (2016), Rachel Crowther (2016), Spencer Wheeler (2016)

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Microbiology Student Aid Fund

During the national campus unrest of the 1970s, the bacteriology department under the leadership of Dr. Herb Nakata “invited state legislators, campus administrators, and interested faculty to a series of racial workshops. These led to the development of policies against racism and the establishment of the departmental Student Aid Fund. Initially supported by faculty and graduate students and later by alumni, this first departmental fund assisted majors from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.”  From a Mini- history of the Department of Microbiology at Washington State University by H.M. Nakata, 2001.

  • Certified major in SMB
  • Academic Excellence
  • Preference to those students with financial need

Scholarship Recipients: Jessica Harris (2010), Kyla Hills (2011), Tiffany Hylkema (2012), Matthew Bremgartner (2013), Paige Blue (2014), Katie Salmon (2015), Megan Francies (2015), Seth Schneider (2016)

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Eleanor Resch Miller Scholarship Fund

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Dr. E. Doyle and Mrs. Matilda Montgomery Endowment Fund

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Dr. Thomas Montgomery/Class of 1984 Scholarship

The scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Thomas Montgomery, a member of the DVM class of 1984. It is awarded to a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year DVM student who has scholastic ability, family responsibilities, social adeptness and a personality that gives promise of relating well to clients, and has financial need.

Read more about the scholarship here.

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Dr. Herbert E. and Pamela A. Mueller Scholarship Endowment

The distributions from this fund shall be used to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the DVM program at WSU. First choice should be to a student interested in small animal medicine.

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Herbert M. Nakata Microbiology Fund

This fund was established in 1993 by the Department of Microbiology to honor Professor Emeritus Herbert M. Nakata. Dr. Nakata served as chair of the microbiology department for 24 years. Under his leadership the department became academically and fiscally strong.

  • Certified major in microbiology

Scholarship Recipients: Justin Pieper (2010), Tracy Luu (2011), Marie Smith (2012), Alicia Ocasio (2013), James Bonner (2014), Homa Shaarbaf (2015), Marissa Leupold (2016)

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Neuroscience Scholarship Endowment

The income from this fund shall be used to provide one or more scholarships to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Neuroscience, in accordance with the policies of the Neuroscience program.

For more information about the Neuroscience Scholarship Endowment.

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Jarrett W. Newbrey Endowment

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Jay T. Newhall Scholarship

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Robert A. and Winona P. Nilan Graduate Fellowship in Genetics

Dr. Robert Nilan served as the first chair of the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology from 1965-1978 and Dean of the College of Sciences from 1978-1989. His world-wide recognition as a plant geneticist earned him an appointment to the Danish Academy of Science.  He became the first Nilan Distinguished Professor in Barley Research and Education, a position created in his honor by the Washington Barley Commission.

The fund is established to provide fellowships for graduate students in the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology. Major purposes of these fellowships shall be to help attract the most talented students to the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology at WSU and to reward and provide incentive for superior research performance.

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Major A. and Lucy H. Nilson Scholarship Endowment

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Joyeux Noelle Scholarship

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