Scholarship Preview Sessions

These "previews" are geared to student in their first two years of undergraduate study. We present an overview of awards in four major areas – science and engineering, languages and international study, public service, and post-graduate study – and give advice about how to apply.

Come learn how to become a good candidate and make yourself stand out from the crowd!

All Fall 2015 Sessions will be held in Wescoe 1001 at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 9th at 4pm: See the World! (International and Language Fellowships)

Interested in studying abroad, learning a language overseas, teaching English abroad after graduation, conducting research abroad or pursuing graduate study at a foreign institution? Learn about the funding opportunities available that can help you achieve these goals, as well as how to complete a strong application.

Awards include: Boren, CLS, DAAD, Gilman, Fulbright, Rotary, Rhodes, Marshall, Schwarzman, GDX, China DX, Freeman Asia, FLAS, Bridging Scholarships in Japan, Australia Endeavor, American Scandinavian Foundation.

Wednesday, September 23rd at 4pm: Change the World! (Public Service)

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Learn about the many national awards open to students interested in public service and community service, including working in the foreign service. Find out how to become a competitive candidate and make connections on a national level.

Awards include: Truman, Rangel, Pickering, Udall, Carnegie, PPIA, Huntington Public Service, Humanity in Action

Wednesday, October 7th at 4pm: Science and Engineering Fellowships

Do you want to study the secrets of the universe? Learn how to become a competitive candidate for the many national awards specifically geared towards students in STEM fields. Whether you’re interested in working in education, industry, or for the government, there are scholarships and fellowships that can help you get there.

Awards include: Goldwater, NSF, Churchill, DAAD RISE, Udall, SMART, REU, Hertz Foundation

Wednesday, October 21st at 4pm: Graduate School Fellowships

Do you want to continue your studies after walking down the hill? Learn about awards that will help fund your graduate education in a variety of fields, both in the US and abroad. It’s not too early to think ahead to the post-college years! Find out what these awards are looking for, and what they could mean for your future.

Awards include: Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, NSF, Soros, Rangel, Pickering


Wednesday, November 4th at 4pm: Scholarship & Fellowship Preview (General)

Truman, Goldwater, Rhodes, Fulbright -- you’ve heard of these awards, but what exactly are they? Get an overview of the major national awards that you can pursue in the coming years. Get tips on how to prepare for the application process, write personal statements, secure great letters of recommendation, and become a strong candidate.

Awards include: Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Churchill, Udall, Critical Languages, Soros, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright and many more!

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