Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Fall 2015 Events

Photo by Marc StuderOur events - information sessions, workshops and larger fairs where we host a table - are an opportunity to learn about specific scholarships, gain valuable application tips and get your questions answered by our advising staff.

Left: Student Scholarship Advisor Farah Shahin answers questions during an internship fair.

We hope to see you at an event this quarter!


Intro to Scholarships Workshop
Thursday, October 1 | 1:00-2:00pm | UW1-103
Thursday, October 22 | 1:00-2:30pm | UW1-103

This workshop will introduce you to various sites to search for scholarships, tips for being a successful scholarship applicant and strategies on how to be a compelling applicant.

Connecting Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice to Scholarships
Thursday, October 8 | 1:00-2:00pm | UW1-103

Research and Creative Practice occurs in all fields on this campus including those disciplines represented in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, School of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, School of Business, School of Educational Studies and School of Nursing and Health Studies!  Whether you are a student studying Community Psychology, Society, Ethics & Behavior, Accounting, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Education Policy or Global Health, research is conducted in all these fields. The theories you learn about in class, the programs that  support a community organizations and  the grants that fund services, all need research! Come to this workshop and learn how research can propel your future career and earn you scholarship money too!

Writing a Personal Statement Workshop
Thursday, October 29 | 1:00-2:30pm | UW1-103

This workshop will help you prepare to write your personal statement for various scholarships or graduate school, understand the personal statements purpose, develop its various stages and tips for being a more effective writer. We will spend the first hour discussing what makes an excellent personal statement and the last half hour you will have the chance to have us go over your personal statement and make recommendations for improvement. Co-sponsored by Office of Merit Scholarships and the Writing and Communication Center.

Event Suggestions

If you have suggestions for what to include in future programming, please send us an email.

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Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Student Success Center UW1-160