Workshops and Information Sessions

Throughout the year, the College Center for Scholarly Advancement offers information sessions and workshops as a resource to students who are considering applying for or who are in the process of applying for scholarships and fellowships.

Upcoming Information Sessions and Workshops


Thursday, March 30, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program: Campus Endorsement Application Process Information Session

If you are interested in applying for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program to Stanford University and are a current student, you are required to apply for campus endorsement. This information session will focus specifically on the campus application process, how to construct a competitive application, and what to anticipate for endorsement interviews. All students/all disciplines are welcome to attend, even if you don’t plan to apply this year. 3rd and 4th years intending to apply this year are strongly encouraged to attend. RSVP HERE

Monday, April 3, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- Fulbright Study/Research Grant Information Session

Learn more about the process for applying for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant with the College Center for Scholarly Advancement. This information session will investigate the specific components of the Study/Research Grant, including structuring your Statement of Grant Purpose, acquiring a Letter of Affiliation, and best strategies for brainstorming effective Letter of Recommendation writers. We will identify essential components of previously successful grants and help you brainstorm ways to start approaching the essays. RSVP HERE

Tuesday, April 4, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Information Session 

This information session will investigate the specific components of the ETA Grant, including structuring your Statement of Grant Purpose, imagining an effective Personal Statement, and brainstorming effective Letter of Recommendation writers. We will identify essential components of previously successful grants and help you concieve of ways to start approaching the essays. RSVP HERE

Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- Rhodes, Marshall, & Mitchell Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK/Ireland: Campus Endorsement Application Process

If you are interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarship (Oxford), the British Marshall (any UK institution), and/or the Mitchell (Ireland), you are required to apply for campus endorsement. This information session will focus specifically on the campus application process, how to construct a competitive application, and what to anticipate for endorsement interviews. All students/all disciplines are welcome to attend, even if you don’t plan to apply this year. 3rd and 4th years intending to apply this year are strongly encouraged to attend. RSVP HERE

Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- The Personal Statement

The CCSA and Little Red Schoolhouse are pleased to present The Personal Statement, a general session on writing about yourself with purpose. Usually less than one thousand words, and frequently left entirely to your discretion, Personal Statements (for nationally competitive fellowships) are confoundingly vague and absolutely crucial to the success of an application. In this session (open to all but geared towards students applying for a Fulbright Grant or one of the UK awards) we will tackle the big picture questions related to the Personal Statement writing process and seek to provide practicable insight as you begin your application! RSVP HERE

Monday, May 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- Fulbright Proposal Bootcamp: The Statement of Grant Purpose for Study/Research Grants

The CCSA and Little Red Schoolhouse are delighted to present an introduction to the Statement of Grant Purpose, a two page document that helps determine your fate as a Fulbright Grantee. This session will provide insight into how to orient your approach, craft compelling language, and express your ambition clearly and succinctly. RSVP HERE

Monday, May 1, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Harper Memorial Room 284 -- Fulbright Proposal Bootcamp: The Statement of Grant Purpose for ETA Grants

The CCSA and Little Red Schoolhouse are delighted to present an introduction to the Statement of Grant Purpose, a one page document that helps determine your fate as a Fulbright Grantee. This session, specifically geared towards the ETA grant, will provide insight into how to orient your approach, craft compelling language, and express your ambition clearly and succinctly. RSVP HERE

Thursday, May 4, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Saieh Hall Room 021 -- Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Session with special guest, Rob Garris, Director of Global Admissions

Learn more about the internationally competitive Schwarzman Scholars Program to China from special guest Rob Garris, Global Director of Admissions for the Schwarzman Scholars Program. The Schwarzman Scholars program provides full funding for a one-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Rob will provide detailed information about the Scholars Program and share insights into the application and selection process. Staff from the College Center for Scholarly Advancement (CCSA) will also provide information on how UChicago supports its Schwarzman candidates through their application processes. All current undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni are welcome to attend.Read more about UChicago’s 2016-2017 Schwarzman Scholars here. For more information about the Schwarzman Scholars, click here: http://schwarzmanscholars.org/. For guidance on how to apply as a current UChicago student or alum, visit: http://ccsa.uchicago.edu/opportunity/schwarzman-scholarship.  RSVP HERE