The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 17 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.
Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC), Room 2021, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn about programs that can pay for graduate school in STEM fields, fund postgraduate research or degree programs abroad, place graduates in English teaching positions worldwide, or fund a year of service with international non-governmental organizations. The presentations will be given by 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.
Rotating 15-minute workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grants
- Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantships
- Postgraduate international service fellowships
In addition to learning about the opportunities each program offers prospective applicants, attendees will get a brief overview of application processes and tips for success. OSD staff will be available before and after their presentations to chat with students and answer questions.
“While we see hundreds of students each year in the Office of Scholar Development, we know there are many more across campus who would be a good fit for these programs,” Dr. Jennings said. “Day of Workshops is about reaching out to those students who may not yet know who we are, what we do, and how we can help them reach their goals, in 15-minute increments that work with their busy schedules.”
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: Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith, (270) 745-5043