Undergraduate scholarship information sessions & workshops

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a very full schedule of scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates during fall quarter! Details about the workshops are also copied below, in case it’s helpful to have in that format.

Students can also find all this info and more on our website at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships.

Scholarships 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/244.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships

This session provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. It will include information on discipline specific scholarships, national funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

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 including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237.

  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

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. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236.

  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

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. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289.

  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
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