Upcoming Scholarship, CV, and Personal Statement Writing Workshops

Scholarships 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

  • 3:30-4:20pm, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 2:30-3:20pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 4:30-5:20pm, Thursday, November 17, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room

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.

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/244, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Continue reading for information on more workshops related to finding and applying for scholarships and preparing applications for graduate school.

Scholarships 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships

  • 1:30-2:20pm, Thursday, October 27, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 12:30-1:20pm, Monday, November 14, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 4:30-5:20pm, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room

This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate 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.

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CV/Resume Writing Workshops:

  • 3:30-5:00pm, Monday, October 24, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 2:30-4:00pm, Tuesday, November 15, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 1:30pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room

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!

Please RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237.

Personal Statement Writing Workshops:

  • 3:30-5:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, MGH 258
  • 3:30-5:00pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
  • 1:30-3:00pm, December 1, 2011, MGH 136

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.

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236.

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