The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a host of workshops and information sessions to help undergraduate students search and apply for scholarships and other opportunities, including scholarship search workshops, Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae/Resume writing workshops.
Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
Specifically designed for freshmen or first-quarter sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.
- January 11, 2012 from 3:30pm to 4:20pm, MGH 258
- January 24, 2012 from 4:00pm to 4:50pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
Please RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/244, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
- January 19, 2012 from 4:30pm to 5:20pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
- February 1, 2012 from 2:30pm to 3:20pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
Please RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245 though drop-ins are also welcome!
Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship/Fellowship Resume Workshop
- January 12, 2012 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
- January 17, 2012 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
- January 23, 2012 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
Please RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237.
Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement.
Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV!
Personal Statement Writing Workshops
- January 10, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
- January 18, 2012 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
- January 25, 2012 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236.
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging.
Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.
Further information about scholarship opportunities is available on our website at exp.washington.edu/scholarships.