Scholarship and Fellowships Series

Fall 2015

There are awards for students at all stages (undergraduate, graduate, professional) – and even alumni. It is never too early to start learning about these opportunities.

Mondays at 4pm at OpenGrounds

  • 31 August – Fulbright for the Daring (or Last-Minute): An Information Session
    A year abroad to research, study, or teach English. This session is specifically geared toward the fourth year, graduate, or alum, who may have only recently found out about the Fulbright US Student Award and wants to consider submitting an application for the fall. Will it take some hard work? Always. Is it possible to be successful? We’ve seen it.
    Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org

  • 7 September – Fulbright Writers Workshop
    This workshop is for students who have drafts of their statements for the Fulbright US Student Award and would like to engage in a peer-review process. Come with hard copies and a writing utensil.

  • 14 September – Luce Scholarship Information Session - Guest: Ben Bissell, Class of 2013
    We will welcome Ben Bissell, graduate of UVa and Luce Scholar to talk about the Luce Scholarship, which provides a year of language training and individualized professional placement in Asia – for students and young professionals who have had limited exposure to Asia! Ben will also share about his year at the Population Research Institute of East China Normal University in Shanghai.
    Website: http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx

  • 21 September –An Introductory Workshop
    Don’t know what national scholarships & fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities.

  • 28 September – Humanity in Action Fellowship – Guest: Ryan Gayman
    We will welcome Ryan Gayman, former Fellow and Coordinator for Outreach and Admissions, to discuss the HIA Fellowship, which brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
    Website: http://www.humanityinaction.org/

  • 5 October – Yenching Academy – Guest: John Holden
    We will welcome John Holden, associate dean of the Yenching Academy of Peking University, which offers an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development. Students in all fields are encouraged to attend.
    Website: http://yenchingacademy.org/

  • 12 October – Truman Scholarship
    Are you a dynamic leader? An activist dedicated to positive change? Committed to public service? You should probably be considering the Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and access to a group of incredible leaders. Come even if you aren’t sure about the graduate school part. Apply as a third year.
    Website: http://www.truman.gov/

  • 19 October – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows
    A one-of-a-kind fellowship and one of the world’s leading think tanks. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment programs. They will have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.
    Website: http://carnegieendowment.org/about/?fa=jrFellows

  • 26 October – An Introductory Workshop
    Don’t know what national scholarships & fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities.

  • 2 November – Goldwater Scholarship – Dr. Michael Timko
    Do you love research? Are you considering pursuing research science, mathematics, or engineering as a career? Are you simply a STEM student and want to at least explore an exciting opportunity? Come learn about the award and the process for nomination by the University of Virginia from Dr. Michael Timko. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to second or third year students – so first years should definitely come!
    Website: goldwater.scholarsapply.org

  • 9 November – Boren Awards – Guest: Mr. Stuart Karaffa
    We welcome Mr. Stuart Karaffa of the National Security Education Office, a component of the Department of Defense. Mr. Karaffa, a graduate of the University of Illinois, studied intensive Mandarin Chinese in Beijing with funding from a Boren Scholarship in 2007-2008. Come learn about the Boren Awards, which fund the study of less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
    Website: http://borenawards.org/

  • 16 November – An Introductory Workshop
    Don’t know what national scholarships & fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities.

  • 23 November – *NO EVENT* (Week of Thanksgiving)

  • 30 November – Davis Projects for Peace
    The purpose of the Davis Projects for Peace is to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world. Each year, the University of Virginia nominates one project and an alternate for the $10,000 prizes to actually complete the project. Come explore how your vision for peace could be funded by Davis.
    Website: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/about

  • 7 December – UK Fellows
    The United Kingdom Fellows Program allows graduating University of Virginia students the opportunity to teach and live abroad in a boarding school in the UK for the year following their graduation. Come learn about the different schools with which we have a relationship and how to apply. Students in all fields welcome!

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