Fall 2019 Events & Workshops

Fall 2019 EVENTS:



National and Prestigious Fellowships & Scholarships – INFORMATION SESSION

Nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships provide opportunities to help students realize their goals. There are fellowships and scholarships to help pay for graduate school; to fund professional development opportunities through internships; to conduct research; to study abroad; and to work for the good of your community. Applying for a prestigious fellowship or scholarship can be a rewarding and valuable experience. Winning the award is the ultimate goal, but the process of applying creates an opportunity for self-discovery and self-definition.

This spotlight presentation provides an overview of the types of fellowships and scholarships available; offers advice on selecting a fellowship opportunity; and suggests strategies on making you a competitive applicant. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

When:        September 19, 2019,  12:45pm to 2:00pm

Where:       NVC Rm. 3-125

 



Fellowships in Public Service / Civic Engagement (ex. Truman Scholarships, PPIA and NYC Urban Fellows Program) – INFORMATION SESSION

This spotlight presentation provides an overview of fellowships in public service and civic engagement such as the Truman Scholarship, the PPIA, and the NYC Urban Fellows Program. There are fellowships and scholarships to help pay for graduate school; to fund professional development opportunities through internships; to volunteer; to teach abroad; and to work for the good of your community. The session offers advice on selecting a fellowship opportunity; and gives suggestions on competition strategies.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides funding for graduate school as preparation for a career in government or public service. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs & have special opportunities for internships & employment with the federal government. U.S. citizens & nationals who are in their junior year of full time undergraduate study are eligible to apply.

Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute A 7 week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, public speaking and organization/time management.  Fellows go on to complete master’s degrees in Public Affairs, Public Administration or International Affairs.

The NYC Urban Fellows Program is designed to introduce America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service. It is a nine month fellowship that provides recipients an opportunity to work in government or city agencies.

Next Session Date: October 10, 2019, 12:45pm to 2:00pm

Where:       NVC Rm. 3-125

 



Foreign Language Focused Study Abroad Funding (Critical Language Scholarships/Boren Scholarships) – INFORMATION SESSION

Want to learn a foreign language? Want to do it in a fully immersive environment?  Wondering how to pay for it?

At this information session, we will explain the different scholarship opportunities for foreign language learning, discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. Some opportunities we will discuss include the Critical Language Scholarships and Boren Scholarships. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions.

Next Session Date: October 24, 2019 12:45pm to 2:00pm

Where:       NVC Rm. 4-160

 



Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship – INFORMATION SESSION

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship provides internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising New York City undergraduates with the goal of increasing their life choices and developing their capacity to make a difference in their own and others’ lives.  Fellows sample work in at least two of three sectors: nonprofit organizations, government service, and private enterprise.  Eligible candidates must be in their 1st or 2nd year of undergraduate study.  This presentation provides a detailed overview of the JK Watson program, and reviews the competition timeline and major application components.  All Baruch Freshman, Sophomores, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Next Session Date: October 31, 2019, 12:45pm to 2:00pm

Where:       NVC Rm. 3-125

 



Prestigious Scholarships for Graduate School – INFORMATION SESSION

Grants for Graduate Study in the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom or Around the World.

We will explore the outstanding funding opportunities to pursue a graduate degree in the U.S. and around the world.  The presentation will focus on the Knight-Hennessey Graduate Scholarship to Stanford University; the Rhodes Scholarship and the Marshall Scholarship to the UK; and the Mitchell Scholarship to Ireland as well as other funding options for graduate study around the world. The session will review the purpose, criteria and application process for each of these awards and will discuss strategies on how to be a competitive applicant.

Open to all students in any discipline with a demonstrated record of academic achievement, leadership, community service and character.

When:        November 7, 2019, 12:45pm to 2:00pm

Where:       NVC Rm. 3-125

 



Spring 2020 Events



U.S. Student Fulbright Program – INFORMATION SESSION

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program provides grants in ALL fields of study for graduate study, research projects or English Teaching Assistantships in a country outside the U.S. This spotlight presentation provides a detailed overview of the Fulbright program, discusses the differences between study, research and English Teaching Assistantship grants, offers advice on selecting a Fulbright destination, and reviews the Fulbright competition timeline and major application components.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and include: graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s degree recipients; master’s and doctoral candidates; young professionals , including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists and those in law, business and other professional fields. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

When:        Spring 2020

Where:       TBD

 



UK / Ireland Prestigious Fellowships INFORMATION SESSION

We will explore the outstanding funding opportunities to pursue a graduate degree in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland through the Rhodes scholarship, the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship and the Mitchell Scholarship. The session will review the purpose, criteria and application process for each of these awards and will discuss strategies on how to be a competitive applicant.

Sophomores and Juniors with a demonstrated record of academic achievement, leadership, communities service and character are strongly encouraged to consider applying this year for study beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.

Next Session Date: Spring 2020

Location: TBD

 



Fellowships for Foreign Service Careers & the U.S. Student Fulbright Program – INFORMATION SESSION

This presentation provides an overview of fellowships that fund graduate school for U.S. Foreign Service Careers such as the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. We will also discuss the U.S. Student Fulbright Program which provides grants in ALL fields of study for graduate study, research projects or English Teaching Assistantships in a country outside the U.S. The session will offer advice on selecting a fellowship opportunity; and give suggestions on competition strategies.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and include: graduating seniors, and recent bachelor’s degree recipients; master’s and doctoral candidates; and young professionals.

When:        Spring 2020

Where:       TBD

 



Schwarzman Scholars Program & Fellowships for Business – INFORMATION SESSION

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. Anchored in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs (taught in English) at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the program provides Scholars with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and visiting speakers and learn from world-class faculty through a dynamic core curriculum and concentrations in public policy, international studies, or business and economics.

Other fellowships in business fields include opportunities for professional development, funding for internships, pre-MBA programs, and to fund graduate school. The presentation will give an overview of fellowships available (such as the Venture for America Fellowships and Fulbright Awards in Business); offer advice on selecting a fellowship opportunity; and suggest strategies on making you a competitive applicant.

When:        Spring 2020

Where:       TBD

 



Study Abroad Funding (Gilman Scholarships/Freeman Asia Awards) – INFORMATION SESSION

Planning to study abroad, but wondering how to pay for it?  At this information session, we will examine the different study abroad funding opportunities available.  We will discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. The study abroad scholarships that will be highlighted include: The Gilman Scholarships, and  the Freeman-ASIA Awards.  This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions.

Next Session Date: Spring 2020

Where:       TBD

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