Boren Awards for International Study

boren1Friday, October 24th, 3-4 pm
Disque 109

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena.

Undergraduate Boren Scholars usually study and/or co-op abroad while Boren Graduate Fellows usually study and/or research abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren awardees commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

A student must be nominated by their home university to apply for the Boren Award. The campus deadline for the internal application is January 6th, 2015. Visit our website for more details.

Drexel Bio-med Undergrad, Emily Ballantyne, Co-oping in Chile through the Whitaker International Program

Chile- WhitakerEmily Ballantyne
Biomedical Engineering

Whitaker International Fellowship in Chile

The Whitaker Fellowship program sends young U.S. based biomedical engineers around the world to study, complete an internship or conduct research on biomedical engineering, thus building international bridges and providing unique experiences to future leaders in the field. Applicants must be highly qualified and must have demonstrated significant interest in biomedical engineering. The Whitaker International Fellow award will be approximately one academic year in length, and should be used to conduct work commensurate with the grantee’s experience in BME.

Emily Ballantyne secured an unpaid undergraduate biomedical research position in Chile almost a year before her departure. Interested in Human performance and biomecanics, Emily was thrilled to be given an opportunity to perform research in computational biophysics with a project titled “Regional Deformation Analysis of the Lungs”. In order to fund the opportunity, Emily applied for the Whitaker Fellowship in collaboration with the Drexel Fellowships Office. After being awarded the highest grant available from the Whitaker Program, Emily completed all necessary documents and flew to Chile to begin her experience.

In Chile, Emily lives with a host family. She loves being immersed in the Chilean culture and, of course, she practices her Spanish constantly! Aside from the professional experience and invaluable connections that she has made through her co-op, Emily has also had time to explore Chile and pursue adventures! Read about her experience in Emily’s Blog and visit the Drexel Fellowships Website to learn more about the Whitaker Program!

Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Information Session

Goldwater Scholarship Logo Thursday, October 16th, 3-4 pm
Disque 109

The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly prestigious national award that recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math fields. Goldwater Scholars receive up to $7,500/year for their final year or two of undergraduate study, and are well-positioned for graduate school applications and awards.

A student must be nominated by their home institution to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship. At Drexel, we hold an open campus competition for those four nomination spots; the required pre-application deadline is 21st October.

Please visit our website for more details.

Boren Awards for International Study Information Session

boren1Wednesday, October 15th, 7-8 pm
Webinar: Click to Join

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena.

Undergraduate Boren Scholars usually study and/or co-op abroad while Boren Graduate Fellows usually study and/or research abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren awardees commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

A student must be nominated by their home university to apply for the Boren Award. The campus deadline for the internal application is January 6th, 2015. Visit our website for more details.

Scholarships for students who want to make a difference

Are you an exceptional student dedicated to changing the world? Interested in a career in public service or government? Committed to working on environmental science or policy? Want to work for an international affairs think tank after graduation? Come learn more about nationally competitive scholarships for students who want to make a difference.

Public Affairs Info Session
October 14, 3-4PM
109 Disque Hall

Featured programs include:

trumanlogoTruman Scholarship:  For outstanding juniors who are U.S. citizens and planning to study in any field that leads to a career in public service or government. Up to $30,000 educational support, plus mentorship, leadership training, and membership in a powerful network of Truman Scholars. For more information, go to: http://www.truman.gov/

Carnegie logoCarnegie Junior Fellows: for juniors eligible to work in the U.S. post-graduation and interested in the field of international affairs.  Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.  Carnegie Junior Fellows works as research assistants to the Endowment senior associates.  For more information, go to: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows

Udall logoUdall Scholarship: for sophomores and pre/juniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning future careers in any field related to the environment. The award is also open to Native American and Alaska Native students committed to a career related to tribal public policy or health care. For more information, go to: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to come to this information session: the more time you have to think about and prepare for these prestigious scholarships, the better your application will be! 

Boren Award for International Study Information Session

boren1Thursday, October 9th, 12-1 pm
Disque 109

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena.

Undergraduate Boren Scholars usually study and/or co-op abroad while Boren Graduate Fellows usually study and/or research abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren awardees commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

A student must be nominated by their home university to apply for the Boren Award. The campus deadline for the internal application is January 6th, 2015. Visit our website for more details.

Writing the NSF GRFP “Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement”

NSF logo

Thursday, October 9th, 7 – 8:30 pm
Webinar

The GRFP is a generous and prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in STEM and Social Science fields during their first three years of graduate school, with a $32,000 stipend plus a $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance.

The “Personal, Relevant Background, and Future Goals” essay is designed to give reviewers a sense of who you are, your experience and readiness to conduct advanced research and studies, and your research and career goals. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss how to approach this essay and work to explore your motivation, experience, and goals to help you – and your reader – gain a deeper understanding of your fellowship application.

Please visit our website for the full schedule.

Truman Scholarship Info Session

trumanlogoOctober 8, 7-8 PM
Webinar (click to join)
Please RSVP!

The Truman Scholarship is a highly prestigious national award that recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates committed to careers in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 to pursue a degree in public service-related fields. Scholars also gain opportunities for summer internships, receive career and professional development, and join a powerful network of Truman Scholar alumni. To be eligible, you must be a junior (planning to graduate in 2016) and a US Citizen or National.

To apply for this award, you must be nominated by Drexel University. The required internal application deadline is November 6 at 12 noon. To learn about the nomination process, visit our website.

Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Information Session

 Tuesday,Goldwater Scholarship Logo October 7th,
 8-9 am
 Bossone 302

The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly prestigious national award that recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math fields. Goldwater Scholars receive up to $7,500/year for their final year or two of undergraduate study, and are well-positioned for graduate school applications and awards.

A student must be nominated by their home institution to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship. At Drexel, we hold an open campus competition for those four nomination spots; the required pre-application deadline is 21st October.

Please visit our website for more details.

Writing the NSF GRFP “Graduate Research Plan”

NSF logo

Monday, October 6th, 12-1 pm
2019 MacAlister Hall (3260 Chestnut Hall)

The GRFP is a generous and prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in STEM and Social Science fields during their first three years of graduate school, with a $32,000 stipend plus a $12,000 Cost of Education Allowance.

The Graduate Research Statement is where you outline a plan for future research and demonstrate that you can conceive and undertake original research that will advance knowledge in your field and have broader impacts for society. These workshops will review what to address, how to get started, and revision strategies.

Please visit our website for the full schedule.

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