Scholarship and Fellowships Series

Spring 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 at 4pm at OpenGrounds
*Special Events are also listed below.
Make sure to note the unique times and places for those events.

  • 25 January – 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.

  • 8 February – 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 it.

  • 15 February – UK Awards (Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes)
    A number of excellent graduate school opportunities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Come learn what they are, what it takes, and how the University of Virginia can support you. Interested but not sure if you are qualified, come find out for sure.

  • 22 February – Fulbright US Student Award – Research and Study Awards
    We will focus on the research and study awards under the umbrella of the Fulbright US Student Award, which offers a fully-funded year abroad in over 140 countries. Pursue a research project of your own design, pursue a graduate degree, or do both! All third years are encouraged to attend.
    Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

  • 29 February – Fulbright US Student Award – English Teaching Assistantships
    We will focus on the English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) under the umbrella of the Fulbright US Student Award, which offers a fully-funded year abroad in over 140 countries. We will also talk about other ways to pursue English teaching abroad. All third years are encouraged to attend.
    Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

  • 7 March – *NO EVENT* (Spring Break)

  • 14 March – 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 it.

  • 21 March – Fulbright US Student Award – Personal Statement Workshop
    This is a writing workshop designed to prepare you for your Fulbright Personal Statement in particular, and any other personal statement you may write more broadly. Strongly recommended for students interested in applying in the fall.
    Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

  • 28 March –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.

  • 4 April – Fulbright US Student Award – Statement of Grant Purpose Workshop
    This is a workshop designed to prepare you for your Fulbright Statement of Grant Purpose. What is it? What are the pitfalls? How do we support you as you develop and write over the summer. Strongly recommended for students interested in applying in the fall.
    Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

  • 11 April – Asia Awards (Luce, Schwarzman, Yenching Academy)
    These three awards offer fully-funded experiences in Asia for study or job placement. Come learn what they are, what it takes, and how the University of Virginia can support you. Interested but not sure if you are qualified, come find out for sure.

  • *Special Event* 12 April – Schwarzman Scholars Information Sessions
    1pm, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room (3rd Floor of Special Collections
    4pm, Byrd/Morris Seminar Room (3rd Floor of Special Collections)
    We welcome a visitor from the Schwarzman Scholars program to learn more about this opportunity for interdisciplinary graduate study in Beijing, China. You will also have the opportunity to hear from our very own Ben Harris CLAS’16, who was named among the first 111 Schwarzman Scholars in the inaugural cohort. *No experience with China or Chinese languages is necessary.
    Website: http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

  • 18 April – UK Awards (Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes)
    A number of excellent graduate school opportunities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Come learn what they are, what it takes, and how the University of Virginia can support you. Interested but not sure if you are qualified, come find out for sure.

  • 25 April –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 May – 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 it.


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