Scholarship and Fellowships Series

Fall 2016

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 from 4-5pm at the Rotunda Multipurpose Room (121)
*Special Events are also listed below.

Make sure to note the unique times and places for those events.


  • *22 August – Fulbright for the Daring (or Last-Minute): An Group Q&A
    *Location: Byrd/Morris Seminar Room (Special Collections 318)

    A year abroad to research, study, or teach English. This 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. The session itself will only go over UVa’s internal process and then open up to Q&A. Attendees are expected to have watched a recorded webinar in advance of the session: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/resources/recorded-webinars. (Watch “Launch of the Competition” if you do not already have a region of interest or know that you will pursue the English Teaching Assistantship.)
    Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org

  • *29 August – Fulbright Writers Workshop
    *Location: Newcomb Hall Gallery (3rd Floor)

    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.

  • *5 September – *NO EVENT* (Labor Day)

  • *12 September – Luce Scholarship
    *Location: Byrd/Morris Seminar Room (Special Collections 318)

    Launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society, the Luce provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.
    Website: http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx

  • 19 September – An Introductory Workshop
    Don’t know what national scholarships & fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Unsure of how you could me competitive? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities. This workshop is most appropriate for first and second years or older students who have yet to be exposed to national scholarships & fellowships at the University of Virginia.

  • 26 September – Churchill Scholarship
    One specifically for the STEM students, and in particular those whom with the capacity and desire to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in STEM fields. The scholarship funds a year of research at Cambridge University, whereby a student also earns a graduate degree. Apply as a fourth year (or within 12 months of graduation).
    Website: http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/index.html

  • 3 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/

  • 10 October – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows
    A one-of-a-kind fellowship at 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/jr-fellows

  • 17 October – Michel David-Weill Scholarship
    The Michel David-Weill Scholarship coveres the cost of tuition and living expenses for a master’s degree at the Sciences Po in Paris, which specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French. Come learn about this opportunity and the University of Virginia’s nomination process.
    Website: http://www.sciencespo.fr/international/en/content/michel-david-weill-scholarship

  • 24 October – An Introductory Workshop
    Don’t know what national scholarships & fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Unsure of how you could me competitive? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities. This workshop is most appropriate for first and second years or older students who have yet to be exposed to national scholarships & fellowships at the University of Virginia.

  • *31 October – Yenching Academy
    *Location: Byrd/Morris Seminar Room (Special Collections 318)
    The Yenching Academy of Peking University is a fully-funded residential program offering an array of interdisciplinary courses as part of a one-year master’s program in China Studies. Students from all fields are encouraged to apply and take advantage of one of six academic concentrations.
    Website: http://yenchingacademy.org/

  • 7 November – Goldwater Scholarship
    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. Apply as a second or third year – so first years should definitely come!
    Website: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

  • 14 November – Boren Scholarship
    Interested in studying abroad? Learning a language crucial to US national security? 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. Come learn about the opportunity and the internal process for applying.
    Website: http://borenawards.org/

  • 21 November – Office Hours
    We are committed to meeting with all students who arrive and sign-in by 4:20pm. NB: If your questions are more award-specific, please make sure to attend the appropriate session as you will likely be directed to another session or to a website.

  • 28 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

  • 5 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 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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