Information Session about Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Tuesday, April 7, 11:00am, Room G17, Habersham
Dr. Karen Adams and Mr. Paul Hurst, Fellowship Communication Program
ARE YOU NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE?
A high GPA may indicate you could be competitive for national fellowships.
· Many students report the application process helps them clarify their life goals.
· Scholarships provide opportunities for research and for developing a global network.
· Applying provides an opportunity to work with advisors to improve writing and interview skills.
What is needed other than good grades?
· Evidence of leadership qualities
· A history of campus and community involvement
· Ability to communicate
· Ability to plan ahead to craft a study program and research agenda
Scholarships to be discussed include
Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Truman, Udall, and Fulbright
· The Rhodes scholarship provides two-three years of graduate study at Oxford University in England.
· The Marshall scholarship provides two-three years of graduate study anywhere in the UK and Northern Ireland.
· The Mitchell scholarship provides a year of graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
· The Gates Cambridge scholarship provides two-three years of graduate study at Cambridge.
· The Truman scholarship is for juniors interested in a career in public service and provides $30,000 for graduate study.
· The Udall scholarship is for undergraduate students committed to a career related to the environment OR committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care.
· The Fulbright program has graduate research and study opportunities in about 140 countries and English teaching assistantships (ETAs) in about 30 countries.
Because campus deadlines for most of these awards occur early in the fall term, students who are interested should be in touch with a fellowship advisor early in the spring.
Note: Campus deadlines for Udall and Truman scholarships are in January each year.
Dr. Karen Adams, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Udall, and Fulbright
Mr. Paul Hurst, Rhodes, Truman