Many nationally and internationally-competitive fellowships and scholarships offer tremendous opportunities to travel abroad, conduct independent research projects after graduation, or fund graduate school. How do you know what opportunities might be a good fit for you? How can you increase your chances of a successful application?
The Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships Expo, co-presented by the Pomona College Career Development Office and University Honors at UC Riverside, offers students a chance to meet with representatives from foundations and universities and learn more about fellowships and scholarships. Panels will cover general topics such as writing personal statements and developing a competitive profile, while a Fellowships and Scholarships Fair will offer a chance to meet representatives and learn more about individual opportunities.
This event is open to southern California students at all levels, from first-years to graduate students. Please see the schedule below for further details.
Fellowships Expo Event Schedule
1-1:30pm - Check in, Smith Campus Center Courtyard
1:30-2:30pm - Breakout Session 1
“Building a Competitive Profile”
Representatives from Critical Language Scholarships, DAAD, Fulbright, & Gilman
“Tips for Applying to UK Universities”
Representatives from King’s College London & University College London
2:30-4:00pm - Fellowships & Scholarships Fair
Including foundation and/or campus representatives from Critical Language Scholarships, DAAD, Davis Projects for Peace, Ford Predoctoral Fellowships, Fulbright, Gilman, Hertz Foundation Applied Science Fellowships, Rotary Global Grants, Strauss Foundation Public Service Awards, Watson, British universities (King’s College London and University College London), and more...
3:00-4:00pm - Breakout Session 2
“How Gap Year Fellowships Can Enhance Your Application to Graduate and Professional School”
Joseph Childers, Dean of UCR Graduate Division, and Arkadiusz Mironko, Executive Director of Graduate Programs at UCR Graduate School of Business
“Personal Statement: Telling Your Story”
Robin Russin, Associate Professor of Theatre and MFA Director (UCR), Rhodes Scholarship Alum