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Munro Public Service Fellowship Applications Due November 8th, 2013

The Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship encourages life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community. Munro Public Service Fellows are selected on the basis of a proposed public service initiative and their commitment to community engagement. Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and his wife, Gene, a lifelong public service advocate. Munro Fellows will be selected in December of 2013 and will be awarded the fellowship during the Winter and Spring quarters of 2014.

Award amounts range from $2000 to $4000, depending on the number of fellows selected. In addition to a monetary award, Munro Fellows are also supported through workshops, and enrollment in one or more of the Carlson Center’s Community Based Leadership courses in winter and/or spring quarter. In addition, Munro Fellows receive individualized coaching about their community involvement by staff in the Carlson Center.

The application deadline for the 2014 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, November 8, 2013. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found online at

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage.

Looking for funding?? Scholarship search & application workshops

Fall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships:

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.

· Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

· Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

· Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

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

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

This workshop provides assistance to continuing 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.

· Tues., Oct. 22, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

· Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

· Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

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

Personal Statement Writing:

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.

· Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

· Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

· Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

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

Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship/Fellowship Resume Writing:

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. 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.

· Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

· Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

· Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

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

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation:

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.

· Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

· Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

· Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20, MGH 171

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

Fall 2013 workshop poster.docx