Awarding Afternoons

Select Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning,  37th floor.

Get the skills to compete for scholarships.

Better your chances with inside tips about every stage of the process. Our Scholarship Mentors know what committees are looking for (because they've been on them.)  

You can also chat with a Scholarship Mentor 1-on-1.

Spring 2019 schedule

Wow-worthy personal statements

Jan. 16 - THE determining factor of so many scholarships! Wow judges with a memorable, compelling story (and not the same old one everybody tells.)

Workshop: #Winning personal statements

Jan. 23 - Let's look at real-world personal statements, and how to improve them. (You can even bring your own for helpful critique!)  

Panel: Scholarship-winning research statements

Feb. 6 - How should you showcase your work to scholarship judges? We'll discuss how to talk about research in a variety of fields, not just in the lab. 

Hands-on: How's my research statement? 

Feb. 20 - Have a draft? Let's discuss it. Need to brainstorm? Let's  toss around some ideas to get you started. 

Mock scholarship interviews: face-to-face

March 6 - You sound great on paper ... but can you walk the talk? Well if not, we'll show you how, and give you some practice so you can be confident about it! 

Mock scholarship interviews: Skype

March 20 - Yes, this is a totally different skillset. Let's look at the unique challenges (and advantages) of Skype-session interviews. 

How to make the best of summer break

April 3 - Spend all summer winnin' scholarships! Here's how to use your time off to get ahead.