The Office of Merit Awards helps students and alumni in their search for nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships that fund study abroad, language acquisition, and high-level work and research experiences. Advisors in the Office of Merit Awards offer info sessions, workshops, and one-on-one advising appointments. Visit our website for more information. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bosch Fellowship Program Info Session (graduate students and alumni)
Wednesday, September 12, 6-7pm, SIS 300 (Beacon Conference Room)
The Robert Bosch Fellowship Program provides 20 American professionals ages 23-34 with a fully-funded year of work and travel in Germany. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and similar fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application. Visit the program website for complete details. Nicole Sisco, Bosch Fellowship Program Director, will give a presentation and answer questions from interested applicants. Graduate-level training and at least two years of relevant work experience strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship required. E-mail email@example.com to be added to our Bosch Blackboard site.
Deadline: October 15
Graduate Student Q&A Session (graduate students)
Thursday, September 13, 4-5pm, MGC 200
Join the Office of Merit Awards for a Graduate Student Q&A session to ask questions regarding the scholarship application process, learn more about what each opportunity provides, and receive advice on steps to take to become more competitive. Students from all graduate programs are invited to attend. Awards usually restricted to U.S. citizens. This session will be repeated on Monday, October 8, 5:30-6:30pm, MGC 245 and Wednesday, November 7, 5:30-6:30pm, MGC 200.
Alfa Fellowship Program Info Session (graduate students and alumni)
Monday, September 17, 5:30-6:30pm, SIS 300 (Beacon Conference Room)
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program that places up to 10 American and 5 British citizens ages 25-35 in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. Russian language proficiency is preferred though not required at the time of application. Visit the program website for complete details. Melissa Graves, Alfa Fellowship Program Officer, will provide a program overview and answer questions from interested applicants. Graduate-level training and at least two years of relevant work experience strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 1
Critical Language Scholarship Info Session (undergraduates and graduate students)
Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-6:30pm, SIS Founders Room
The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas study of "critical need" languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Scholarships provide funding for students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, science, the social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the CLS Blackboard site. Visit the scholarship website for complete details. This session will be repeated on Thurs, Oct 4 from 5-6pm in MGC245. Tentative deadline: November 15. **Due to the number of AU applicants, we do not offer individual advising for this scholarship.**
Graduate School in the UK Session
Wednesday, September 26, 12-1pm, MGC 247
Considering graduate school in the UK? Come hear representatives from King's College and University College London discuss the merits of graduate education in the UK, specific program offerings, and the application process. Advisors from the Office of Merit Awards will also discuss nationally competitive scholarships such as the Marshall Scholarship and Fulbright Grant that help fund such programs.
Boren Fellowship Info Session (graduate students)
Thursday, September 27, 6-7pm, MGC 4-5
Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? Boren Graduate Fellowships fund studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. U.S. citizenship required. "Getting Started on the Boren Fellowship Applications" will be held on Tues, October 23 & Wed, October 24, 2012, 5:30-7pm, MGC 5 (Getting Started on the Boren Application). Individual advising begins November 1, 2012. E-mail email@example.com to be added to the Boren Fellowship Blackboard site. Campus deadline early January, national deadline January 31. Visit the fellowship website for complete details.