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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 and sessions with unique times or locations are marked with asterisks (*) below.

24 January | Awards for STEM Students

There are just as many – if not more – fellowships for STEM students. This session will explore some of them, as well as general fellowships that many STEM students exclude from consideration but shouldn’t!

A year abroad to research, study, make art, 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 information on the Fulbright US Student Award and dive into strategies for getting started.

The Gilman Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 for students to intern or study abroad, and there is up to $3,000 in supplemental funding for students studying a critical need language. Must be eligible for a Pell Grant or the dependent child of an active-duty military member to apply.

14 February | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? 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 the Office of Citizen Scholar Development.

21 February | UK Awards (Ex. Churchill, Ertegun, 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. Thirds years are strongly encouraged to come and start early.

A year abroad to research, study, make art, 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 information on the Fulbright US Student Award and dive into strategies for getting started.

07 March | Spring Break - No Session
14 March | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? 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 the Office of Citizen Scholar Development.

21 March | Asia Awards (Ex. Luce, Schwarzman, & Yenching Academy)

These fellowships offer fully-funded experiences in Asia for study or job placement. 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.

A year abroad to research, study, make art, 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 information on the Fulbright US Student Award and dive into strategies for getting started.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding for research-based master's or doctoral degrees in STEM (and select other) fields. Funding is provided for up to three years and is tenable at any US institution. Apply as a 4th year or 1st or 2nd year graduate student.

Are you a dynamic leader? An activist dedicated to positive change? Committed to public service? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, you should consider the Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and access to a network of incredible leaders. Come even if you aren’t sure about the graduate school part. Apply as a third year.

18 April | UK Awards (Ex. Churchill, Ertegun, 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. Thirds years should attend this session if they have not already attended the session earlier in the spring.

25 April | Introductory Workshop

Don’t know what fellowships are? Wondering what the point of pursuing any of them might be? 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 the Office of Citizen Scholar Development.

02 May | Foreign Service Awards (Payne, Pickering, & Rangel)

Interested in a career with the State Department or USAID? This session will highlight opportunities to get involved with each agency’s Foreign Service with an emphasis on the Payne, Pickering, and Rangel, which provide a professional pathway, fund a master’s degree, and provide relevant internship opportunities.