Information Sessions, Workshops, and Prep-Shops

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and UNC alumni can gain valuable insight and useful tips on applying for distinguished scholarships and fellowships. A number of information sessions, workshops and prep-shops are held throughout the year to provide advice and answer questions. These sessions are especially helpful for students interested in applying for endorsed scholarships and learning more about the endorsement application process.

 

Spring 2021 Events

We are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To ensure everyone’s health, all workshops will be offered via Zoom meeting. Please RSVP for each event you would like to attend and we will send you the Zoom link. If you have more questions or want to work on your application materials, please make an appointment for a digital meeting with one of our program assistants here or with Dr. Brodey here.

Spring ODS Information Session

Wednesday, February 3rd
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Join ODS and previous scholarship winners, to learn more about Scholarships and Fellowships, which grant a variety of tuition, fees, and stipend support over graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program. We will be covering quite a few scholarships, so we hope to see you there!

Click here to view the recording of this this session.

Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes Scholarships Information Session

Wednesday, February 10th
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join ODS and previous award winners to learn about extraordinary opportunities for graduate study and funding in the UK and Ireland! All majors and years encouraged to attend.

Click here to view the recording of this this session.

Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session

Wednesday, February 17th
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Join ODS and previous scholarship winners, to learn more about the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Click here to view the recording of this this session.

 

PD Soros Fellowship Information Session

Friday, February 19th
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join ODS and Soros representatives, to learn more about the Soros Fellowships, which grant up to $90,000 to 30 people for tuition, fees, and stipend support over two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the U.S. for immigrants and children of immigrants.

Click here to view the recording of this this session.

 

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship: Information Session #1

Wednesday, February 24th
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join representatives from the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program and previous award recipients to learn how you can receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Click here to view the recording of this this session.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Resumes, CVs and Letters of Recommendation

Wednesday, March 10th
3:00pm – 4:00pm

What’s the difference between a resume and CV? Do I need both? How can I tailor my resume or CV to a scholarship? How can I get the best letter of recommendation possible? Join us to learn the answers to all of these questions and much more!

Click here to view the recording of this this session.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Choosing a Program/University in the UK

Monday, March 15th
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Interested in graduate schools in the UK? Or applying for the Marshall, Mitchell, or Rhodes Scholarship? Join the ODS team to learn about universities, programs, and scholarships available in the UK.

Click here to view the recording of this session.

Zoom Webinar: Putting together your great Marshall Scholarship application

Thursday, March 18th
11:00am – 11:45pm

The NY region of the Marshall Scholarship program has organized a webinar targeted at students who might be interested in applying for the Marshall Scholarship. 3.70 GPA or over? Want to expand your academic pursuits abroad? We would like to invite you to the following event.

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ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Planning Your Personal Statement

Thursday, March 18th
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Calling juniors and seniors planning to apply for graduate scholarships this fall. Now is the time to start preparing your materials! Join ODS for a hands-on prep shop that will cover general tips and take a look at personal statements. This prep shop will focus on the scholarships due at the start of the fall semester: Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, and Knight-Hennessy, but is helpful for any award application!

RSVP here.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Personal Statement Writing and Revision for the Marshall Scholarship

Wednesday, March 24th
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join the ODS team to write and revise your personal statement for the Marshall Scholarship.

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Intent to Apply Form Submission Deadline

Thursday, April 1st
5:00pm

Complete this form if you are thinking about applying in the 2021-2022 academic calendar year for one or more of the distinguished scholarships. This form is a requirement for Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes Endorsement.

Intent to Apply Form

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Revising Your Personal Statement

Wednesday, April 7th
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join the ODS team to write and revise your personal statement for fall scholarships (excluding the Mitchell and Rhodes).

RSVP here.

Fall 2020 Events

We are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To ensure everyone’s health, all workshops will be offered via Zoom meeting. Please RSVP for each event you would like to attend and we will send you the Zoom link. If you have more questions or want to work on your application materials, please make an appointment for a digital meeting with one of our program assistants here or with Dr. Brodey here.

Beinecke Information Session

Friday, November 20th
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join ODS and previous award winners, to learn more about the opportunity to pursue a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences through the Beinecke Scholarship. The award grants scholars $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. This award is unique in that it can be supplemented with additional awards. Please register to attend and learn more.

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Boren Awards Information Session

Friday, November 13th
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Join ODS and representatives from the Boren Awards Team, to learn more about the opportunities and various awards, which provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The award grants Boren Scholarships, worth up to $20,000, to undergraduate students. Graduate students may apply for fellowships worth up to $24,000. Preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer. We hope to see you there.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

Fall ODS Information Webinar

Wednesday, October 14th
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join ODS and previous scholarship winners, to learn more about Scholarships and Fellowships, which grant a variety of tuition, fees, and stipend support over graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program. We will be covering the Truman Scholarship , Goldwater Scholarship, Gaither Scholarship, and more.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

Truman Fellowship Information Session

Thursday, October 8th
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Join ODS, to learn more about the Truman Fellowship. Juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service should consider applying. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

Spring 2020 Events

We are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To ensure everyone’s health, all workshops will be offered via Zoom meeting. Please RSVP for each event you would like to attend and we will send you the Zoom link. If you have more questions or want to work on your application materials, please make an appointment for a digital meeting with one of our program assistants here or with Dr. Brodey here.

PD Soros Fellowship Information Webinar

Monday, May 11th
11:00am – 12:00pm

Join ODS and Nikka Landau, Soros Communications Director, to learn more about the Soros Fellowships, which grant up to $90,000 to 30 people for tuition, fees, and stipend support over two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the U.S. for immigrants and children of immigrants.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Writing and Revising Personal Statements for Scholarships

Monday, April 20th
3:00pm – 4:30pm
RSVP for Zoom link

Join the ODS team to write and revise your draft personal statements for any scholarship or fellowship except for the Mitchell or the Rhodes.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Personal Statement Writing and Revision for the Marshall Scholarship

Friday, April 17th
3:00pm – 4:30pm
RSVP for Zoom link

Join the ODS team to write and revise your personal statement for the Marshall Scholarship.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Planning Your Personal Statement

Monday, April 13th
3:00pm – 4:30pm
RSVP for Zoom link

Join the ODS team to learn how to write a compelling personal statement for any scholarship.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Resumes, CVs and Letters of Recommendation

Friday, April 10th
3:00pm – 4:30pm
RSVP for Zoom link

What’s the difference between a resume and CV? Do I need both? How can I tailor my resume or CV to a scholarship? How can I get the best letter of recommendation possible? Join us to learn the answers to all of these questions and much more!

RSVP here. Space is limited.

ODS Prep Shop Webinar: Choosing a Program/University in the UK

Monday, April 6th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
RSVP for Zoom link

interested in graduate schools in the UK? Or applying for the Marshall, Mitchell, or Rhodes Scholarship? Join the ODS team to learn about universities, programs, and scholarships available in the UK.

RSVP here. Space is limited.

Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes Scholarship: Information Session

Wednesday, March 4th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Graham Memorial 039

Join us to learn about extraordinary opportunities for graduate study and funding in the UK and Ireland from ODS Director, Dr. Inger Brodey! All majors and years encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship: Information Session #2

Wednesday, February 19th
6:00pm -7:00pm
2005 Michael Hooker Conference Room

Join representatives from the Knight-Hennessy Scholars programs to learn how you can receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship: Information Session #1

Wednesday, February 19th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Graham Memorial 039

Join representatives from the Knight-Hennessy Scholars programs to learn how you can receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Grad School In The UK: Information Session

Monday, February 17th
12:00pm -1:00pm
Graham Memorial 039

Join us to learn about the University of Manchester from representative, Daniel Annoot!

Fall 2019 Events

ODS Awards Information Session

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 18th
12:00 – 1:30PM
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library

Want to travel abroad? Planning to attend graduate school? Looking for an award that fits your interests? Join ODS to learn about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that can help you fund your goals. Find out how to apply for 15 endorsed awards, and how to find even more opportunities. All majors and years are welcome. Pizza will be served! RSVP here.