Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards winter scholarship search and application workshops for undergrads

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering upcoming sessions on searching for scholarships, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations:

Freshman Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.
Jan. 15, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Jan. 23, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

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.
Jan. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
Jan. 22, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CV Writing Workshops:

Jan. 18, 2013, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
Jan. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171

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!

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Personal Statement Writing Workshops:

Jan. 17, 2013, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
Jan. 30, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171

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

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops:

Jan. 25, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
Jan. 29, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.

Please RSVP to attend at though drop-ins are also welcome.

Thank you,

101 and 201 winter 2013.pdf
Winter 2013 CV, PS, Letter workshops.pdf