The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) is hosting “Fellowships in 15” on Sept. 13 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities to fund study abroad, research, creative work and professional development.
Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC) Multi-purpose Room (1011), “Fellowships in 15” provides an opportunity for students to learn about national scholarships and other opportunities in 15-minute increments. These opportunities can pay for graduate school in STEM fields, fund summer research internships, pay for study abroad, or offer yearlong fellowships with international non-governmental organizations.
The 15-minute “drop in” sessions will be hosted by OSD staff: Dr. Audra Jennings, director of the office; Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith, coordinator of international scholarships; and Cory Dodds, coordinator of nationally competitive opportunities.
Workshops will begin at 9 a.m. and cover four topics every hour until 4 p.m.:
- Funding graduate school in the sciences (on the hour)
- Paid summer research in STEM and social sciences (at 15 minutes past)
- Study abroad scholarships (at half past)
- Critical language study abroad (at 45 minutes past)
In addition to learning about different opportunities, 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, answer questions, and make appointments for one-on-one advising.
“WKU students consistently compete and succeed in national scholarship programs, but there are many more students across campus who can have these transformative experiences,” Dr. Jennings said. “With ‘Fellowships in 15,’ we seek to inform students about the incredible opportunities available to them in a forum that is convenient for 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 nationally competitive scholarships.
Contact: Dr. Audra Jennings, (270) 745-5043