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Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on national scholarships

WKU’s Office of Scholar Development is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Thursday (Sept. 20) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

Held in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn about the programs and application processes while interacting with WKU’s fellowship advisors, Dr. Audra Jennings, director of the Office of Scholar Development; Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith, coordinator of international scholarships; and Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, coordinator of nationally competitive opportunities.

The following 15-minute rotating workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Critical Languages Study Abroad – at the top of the hour
  • Summer Research in the Sciences – at 15-minutes past
  • NGO Fellowships in Asia, Africa, and Latin America – at the half hour
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – at 45 minutes past.

“This is an opportunity for all WKU students to learn about national and international scholarships—awards that provide funding for study abroad, reward research and creative success, recognize community engagement, pay for graduate or professional school, and offer fully funded opportunities to gain unique experiences across the country and around the globe,” Dr. Jennings said. “We are delighted to share what we do with the entire WKU community and to help WKU students realize their big dreams.”

The schedule of “Day of Workshops” was devised to address scholarships with upcoming deadlines and fit the schedules of the many successful students of the university who are taking numerous courses and are involved many extra-curricular activities. It is not necessary to stay for the entire event; each 15-minute session provides a full discussion of the topic at hand.

For more information about “Day of Workshops” connect with OSD on Facebook.

About the Office of Scholar Development: The Office of Scholar Development is committed to helping WKU students in all majors and degree programs develop the vision, experience and skills to be independent, engaged scholars. OSD welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in national or international scholarships.

Contact: Drew Mitchell, (270) 745-5043

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