UW Scholarship Workshops – Winter 2010

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering the following scholarship-related workshops for undergraduate students during winter quarter:

Scholarship 101: Getting Started with the Search for Scholarships

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2:30-3:20, MGH 120

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 12:30-1:20, MGH 120

Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.

Scholarship 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 3:30-4:20, MGH 120

Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:00-3:50, MGH 120

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.

CV Writing Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30-5:00, MGH 258

What is a CV? A Curriculum Vitae is a comprehensive statement of your professional qualifications and activities, similar to a resume. The major difference is that a CV highlights your academic strengths and achievements. In this workshop, we’ll work together to polish a draft of your current CV. Please bring your current resume or come prepared with a list of your honors, community service activities, awards, work history, and academic achievements. Space is limited, please sign up for the workshop at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/64935.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30-5:00, MGH 258

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 asks writers to outline their strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. This Personal Statement Workshop will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability, but also how their statements provide evidence of their achievements. Space is limited, please sign up for the workshop at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/71650.