Frederik meijer office of fellowships

Report
Presented by:
Amanda Propst Cuevas,
Ph.D. Candidate,
Director
WHAT IS THE FREDERIK MEIJER OFFICE OF
FELLOWSHIPS?
Part of the Frederik Meijer Honors College, but co-located with the Office of
Undergraduate Research & Scholarship (OURS) in LIB 230
We offer services and programs that support students scholars in pursuit of
nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.
Mission Statement
“Advising and supporting students and alumni to achieve the extraordinary by
matching their dreams to prestigious fellowship and scholarship awards and
other opportunities.”
A FELLOW-WHAT?!
Scholarships vs. Fellowships
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Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships vs. Financial Aid Office
WHAT ARE NATIONALLY
COMPETITIVE AWARDS?
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Highly Competitive
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Highly Selective Funding Opportunities $$$$
• GVSU students and alumni have earned nearly $1 million
in the last 4 years
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Specifically Purposed for Opportunities Such As:
• Study Abroad
• Critical Need Languages
• Public or Foreign Service
• Studying/Researching or Teaching English Abroad
• Research
• Graduate Study
• and, more
• Recognition for Past Performance…Springboards to Your Future!
Boren Gilman Goldwater Fulbright Marshall Mitchell Pickering
Phi Kappa Phi Rhodes Truman Udall …and many more
THE MAKING OF A NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE
SCHOLAR
David Leestma
Major: International Relations
Minors: Arabic and Middle East
Studies
Student Summer Scholars 2013 with
Dr. Sebastian Maisel
-published research
Activities:
Listens to BBC Arabic “All the Time”
Model Arab League
Volunteers with Iraqi Refugees
Study Abroad Experience:
Jordan, Summer 2012
Lebanon, Summer 2012
Morocco, Critical Language Scholar
Summer 2014
Career Goal:
Ph.D. in Modern Middle East
History & U.S. Foreign Policy
Saudi Arabia, 2014 Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia Fellow, National
Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
West Bank, 2014-15 Barbara H.
Padnos Scholar
STUDENT PROFILE AND TESTIMONIAL
Brianne Docter,
2012 Goldwater Scholar,
Attending University of
Michigan Ph.D. Program in
Biomedical Sciences
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“Get started the sooner the better,
since some awards are specific for
a certain year. Plus, you can now
start preparing for future awards
with the classes you take and your
extracurricular activities--but it helps
to know what you're preparing for!
…Make the most of any opportunity;
you can't win the award if you don't
apply! It takes some time to
prepare applications, so start early.
Also, take advantage of all the
resources that are available to you,
online and in person. For example,
one of the fellowships workshops
gives a pretty extensive overview of
many of the opportunities--I would
highly suggest it…since it only takes
an hour or so and makes you aware
of what's out there.”
FMHC Chemistry Major: Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Chemistry
Undergraduate research in Dr. Brad Wallar’s Lab: “Probing the Role of
Asn152 in the Antibiotic Resistance, AmpC beta-lactamase”
Student Summer Scholar with Dr. Brad Wallar; NSF REU University of Pittsburg
Leadership: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club
Service: Honors Mentor; Alternative Spring Break Volunteer
GRADUATE STUDENT PROFILE
Kris Cortez,
2013-14 Erasmus
Mundus Scholar
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GVSU: ‘11 Music and ‘13 College Student Affairs Leadership
Extremely involved undergraduate leader
Outdoorsman
Coast Guard Training
Research Experience
Stellar Academic Record
HOW DOES THE FELLOWSHIPS OFFICE
HELP STUDENTS?
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Discover your strengths, talents, and passions.
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Dream about your future.
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Shape your Future by:
• Matching potential award opportunities with your interests and goals.
• Helping you design a plan of action to pursue nationally competitive
opportunities.
• Providing guidance, encouragement, and endorsement through the awards
application process including assistance with personal statements
• Assisting you in finding your purpose
From Doing Good Facebook page
THE FELLOWSHIPS JOURNEY: GETTING STARTED
1. Start today!
2. Visit our website :
www.gvsu.edu/fellowships
3. Search the Fellowships Finder to begin
exploring opportunities
4. Attend a Workshop(s)
5. Schedule a fellowships advising
appointment this fall
 Call: 616.331.2699
 E-mail: [email protected]
Check Out These Fellowships Resources:
www.gvsu.edu/fellowships
www.profellow.com
THE VALUE OF THE JOURNEY
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Like us on Facebook:
“Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships”
Follow us on Twitter:
@GVFellowships
E-mail: [email protected]
Call: 616.331.2699
Stop by: 230 Mary Idema Pew Library
www.gvsu.edu/fellowships

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