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Fellowships Series

There are awards for students at all stages (undergraduate, graduate, professional) – and even alumni. It is never too early to start learning about these opportunities.

Mondays from 4-5pm at the Rotunda Multipurpose Room (121)
*Special Events are also listed below.
Make sure to note the unique times and places for those events.

23 January | Udall Scholarship

Are You Working toward solutions to environmental challenges? Or to issues impacting Indian country? Are you a dynamic leader? Are you committed to civility and consensus building? Come learn about the Udall Scholarship and the process for nomination the University of Virginia. Apply as a second or third year -- so first years should definitely come!

A year abroad to research, study, or teach English. This is specifically geared toward third year, graduate students, or alumni, who are eager and ready to get to work on applications for the fall. The session will cover the general information about all Fulbright US Student Awards, while also diving into strategies for getting started. 

05 February | An Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what national scholarships & fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? Unsure of how you could me competitive? Come enjoy a chance to envision yourself as an applicant for these incredible opportunities. This workshop is most appropriate for first and second years or older students who have yet to be exposed to national scholarships & fellowships at the University of Virginia.

12 February | Awards for STEM Students

There are just as many – if not more – opportunities for STEM students. This session will explore some awards specifically geared toward STEM students and a number of awards that many exclude from consideration but shouldn’t!

We will focus on the English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) under the umbrella of the Fulbright US Student Award, which offers a fully-funded year abroad in over 140 countries. We will also talk about other ways to pursue English teaching abroad. All third years are encouraged to attend.

02 April | Fulbright US Student Award – Personal Statement Workshop

This is a writing workshop designed to prepare you for your Fulbright Personal Statement in particular, and any other personal statement you may write more broadly. Strongly recommended for students interested in applying in the fall.

09 April | Fulbright US Student Award – Statement of Grant Purpose Workshop

This is a workshop designed to prepare you for your Fulbright Statement of Grant Purpose. What is it? What are the pitfalls? How do we support you as you develop and write over the summer. Strongly recommended for students interested in applying in the fall.

16 April | UK Awards (Ex. Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes)

A number of excellent graduate school opportunities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Come learn what they are, what it takes, and how the University of Virginia can support you. Interested but not sure if you are qualified, come find out for sure.

The program is a new graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of university’s seven graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors.

The program gives participants the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded, one year masters degree in Public Policy, International Relations, or Economics and Business at Tsingua University. We will be joined by Arlie Slonim, Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer.