Fellowship Advising Office (FAO) Events
Hear information on award opportunities and get tips on effective campus and final award applications at one of our information sessions and workshops!
Meet FAO staff; award representatives; and previous award applicants, recipients, and finalists. If you cannot make a session, you can set up an appointment here.
Boren Awards information session
Date, time, and location: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5PM-6PM | SAS Hall, room 1218
Who should attend: Current undergraduate and graduate students from all academic majors who have thought about studying abroad and are interested in studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. First- and second-year students, STEM majors, and students in ROTC are strongly encouraged to attend.
Details: Come hear about the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, which provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The awards focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad. A representative from the Boren Awards will lead the session and answer questions. FAO will host the session and will answer questions about the campus endorsement application deadline.
Previous 2017-18 events
FAO fall information session
Who should attend: All majors and class years are welcome; freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are strongly encouraged to attend.
Details: Get an overview of FAO and of nationally competitive awards, especially those with applications that require campus applications!
Truman Scholarship information session
Date, time, and location: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | 1911 Building, room 129
Who should attend: Current undergraduates from all academic majors who will not graduate before December 2019. In particular, juniors with all types of service and/or leadership experience who are interested in earning a graduate degree (enrollment can be deferred) are strongly encouraged to attend.
Details: Come hear about the Truman Scholarship and learn how you can get support as a “change agent” interested in working for the greater good! The Truman Scholarship funds up to $30K for graduate school, offers a paid summer internship in Washington, D.C. after your senior year, and includes the chance to gain federal employment within special fellowships. The award seeks Americans who are committed to having an impact on a particular issue or community. This impact can be done through work in public service or government at the local, state, national, or global level.
Gilman International Scholarship writing workshop
Date, time, and location: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 | 1PM-2PM | Clark Hall, room 205
Who should attend: Current undergraduates from all academic majors who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who want to study abroad during spring or summer 2018.
Details: Learn how to create compelling short answer and essay responses from our office for the Gilman International Scholarship before the spring 2018 and early summer 2018 deadline (October 3, 2017).
Graduate school funding information session (non-endorsed awards)
Date, time, and location: Monday, September 18, 2017 | 6:30PM-7:30PM | Park Shops, room 201
Who should attend: Graduating seniors and new graduate students from all academic majors who are interested in attending graduate school in the U.S. (including at NC State) or abroad. Undergraduates are also welcome to attend.
Details: Come hear about the following awards that can fund graduate school: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP); Ford Foundation Fellowship; Hertz Foundation Fellowship; Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program; National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships; Gates Cambridge Scholarship; Clarendon Scholarship; and the Ertegun Scholarship.
Study abroad/international funding information session
Date, time, and location: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 5PM-6PM | Caldwell Hall, room 0G110
Who should attend: Current undergraduate and graduate students from all academic majors who have thought about studying abroad and are interested in learning how to fund traditional and self-designed experiences. First- and second-year students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Details: Learn how you can fund international study programs, research, and internships with awards such as the Gilman, Boren, and Critical Language Scholarships! We will also identify additional international award opportunities.
STEM research awards information session
Date, time, and location: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 6:30PM-7:30PM | Caldwell Hall, room 0G110
Who should attend: Current second- and third-year students in STEM majors who have either begun or want to begin conducting STEM research in the U.S. and/or abroad. First- year students are also welcome to attend.
Details: Get information about the Goldwater Scholarship and the DAAD RISE summer internship in Germany. These two awards help STEM students interested in STEM research grow in that field.
Stay tuned for more 2017-18 events!
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