Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Quarterly workshops

Getting Started with Scholarships

If you’re just starting your scholarship search or are not sure where to start, join us for this introductory workshop! We’ll discuss how to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. We’ll also highlight scholarships at each session.

Gear up for year 2 or 3

Prepare to take the next steps in your scholarship journey! We’ll talk through how to become competitive for scholarships and how you’ll highlight your activities, engagement, work and internships in coming scholarship & fellowship applications. We’ll highlight several scholarships for sophomores and juniors.

Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships

For rising 3rd, 4th & 5th year students who are considering life after graduation. Learn about options to build on your undergraduate experience through service, engagement abroad or graduate study.

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop

Develop your undergraduate CV for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshop

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.