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External Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
Portal of information on external scholarships, fellowships, and award programs for students and faculty advisors.
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Advising Students for Elite Scholarships & Fellowships
Here are some ways faculty and staff can get involved.
Do you know a student who shows promise for elite scholarships and fellowships? Simply email me their name or refer them for advising via this form: http://stetson.libwizard.com/scholarshipreferral. I am available to meet with them to help identify opportunities that are a good fit for their academic and professional goals.
Are you a previous award winner or do you have experience advising for a particular scholarship? Let me know if you are open to sharing your experience or advice with interested students.
Spread the word! Mention external scholarships in class, show them this website, bring it up during advising, etc. Many students may never hear about these wonderful opportunities unless you tell them.
Resources for Faculty
Below is a list of books about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that are held by the duPont-Ball Library.
Applying for nationally competitive scholarships can be a daunting process for students. Thousands apply each year for scholarships with familiar names like the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Schwarzman, Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, and Madison, or for one of many STEM opportunities like National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships or National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship. For many, the applications present an unfamiliar territory, so students seek out informed advisors who can help them navigate the terrain. This volume of essays is a great way for anyone advising students through an application to become an expert.
Suzanne McCray is vice provost for enrollment and director of nationally competitive awards at the University of Arkansas. She is the editor of Beyond Winning: National Scholarship Competitions and the Student Experience ; Nationally Competitive Scholarships: Serving Students and the Public Good ; and Leading the Way: Student Engagement and Nationally Competitive Awards.
This ebook includes eleven essays addressing various aspects of the application process: building an office, engaging students in research, connecting them to internships and other special opportunities, embracing diversity, defining leadership, involving faculty, and preparing for an interview. There are also realistic assessments of the odds of winning a scholarship.
Nationally competitive scholarship programs attract thousands of applicants every year for a relatively small number of awards. Providing informed and dedicated support to applicants is the critical and fundamental goal of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA). The thirteen essays in this volume are a direct result of the 2005 NAFA conference held in Louisville.
This book, the fruits of a discussion on "strengthening nationally and internationally competitive scholarships," presents studies that address issues of identifying leadership and creativity in the young, analyze alternative methods of selection, make suggestions for the proper evaluation of scholarship programs, and look at the backgrounds of American Rhodes Scholars.