November 13, 2017

Upcoming National Scholarship Office Information Sessions

Looking for study abroad, social science, or STEM scholarships? The National Scholarship Office is holding information sessions on the following days:

Spring 2018 Information Sessions:

Wednesday, January 17 @ noon: Fulbright UK Summer Institutes, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Tuesday, February 13 @ 2pm: Postgrad (Inter)National Scholarships, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Friday, February 16 @ noon: Postgrad (Inter)National Scholarships, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Thursday, March 1 @ 2pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Wednesday, March 14 @ 2pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Tuesday, March 20 @ 3:30pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Friday, March 23 @ 3pm: General Information Session, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Tuesday, March 27 @ 2pm: General Information Session, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Wednesday, March 28 @ noon: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Friday, March 30 @ 3pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Thursday, April 5 @ 12:30pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Monday, April 9 @ 4pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Wednesday, April 11 @ 3pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Wednesday, April 18 @ 1pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

Thursday, April 19 @ 2pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Tuesday, April 24 @ 12:30pm: Fulbright Student Scholarship, Location TBA

October 12, 2017

UPDATED: Fall Scholarship Information Sessions

GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Want to learn more about national scholarship opportunities? General information sessions will be held on:

Friday, October 27 @ NOON, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Tuesday, October 31 @ 2pm, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

 

Looking for study abroad, social science, and STEM scholarships? The National Scholarship Office is holding information sessions on the following days:

 

Wednesday, October 18 @ 1pm: RISE/SMART, School of Engineering East Hall Room 2221

Thursday, October 19 @ noon: Presidential Management Fellowship, Tompkins-McCaw Library, 2-010 (TML Lecture Room)

Thursday, October 19 @ 2pm: Presidential Management Fellowship, Cabell Library, Room 250 (Multipurpose Room)

Tuesday, November 7 @ 2pm: Udall Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Wednesday, November 29 @ 3pm: Fulbright UK Summer Institutes, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

 

August 15, 2017

Fall Scholarship Information Sessions

Looking for study abroad, social science, and STEM scholarships? The National Scholarship Office is holding information sessions on the following days:

Tuesday, August 29 @ 12:30: Critical Language Scholarship and Boren Awards, VCU Globe (830 W. Grace Street) Room 1030J

Wednesday, August 30 @ NOON: Goldwater Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Wednesday, August 30 @ 1pm: Truman Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Wednesday, September 6 @ 2pm: Critical Language Scholarship, VCU Globe (830 W. Grace Street) Room 1030G/H

Wednesday, September 6 @ 3pm: Boren Awards, VCU Globe (830 W. Grace Street) Room 1030G/H

Tuesday, September 12 @ 2pm: Critical Language Scholarship and Boren Awards, Honors College (701. W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Wednesday, September 13 @ NOON: Truman Scholarship, VCU LEAD (1000 W. Grace Street) Room 1112

Thursday, September 14 @ 2pm: Goldwater Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Thursday, October 12 @ 2pm: RISE/SMART, School of Engineering East Hall Room 2219

Wednesday, October 18 @ 1pm: RISE/SMART, School of Engineering East Hall Room 2221

Thursday, October 19 @ noon: Presidential Management Fellowship, Tompkins-McCaw Library, 2-010 (TML Lecture Room)

Thursday, October 19 @ 2pm: Presidential Management Fellowship, Location TBD

Tuesday, November 7 @ 2pm: Udall Scholarship, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1210

Wednesday, November 29 @ 3pm: Fulbright UK Summer Institutes, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Want to learn more about national scholarship opportunities? General information sessions will be held on:

Friday, October 27 @ NOON, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

Tuesday, October 31 @ 2pm, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1303

 

Welcome Week Events and Study Abroad Programs!

Visit the National Scholarship Office during Welcome Week and more!

Graduate Student Orientation – Friday, August 18th 

The National Scholarship Office will be at the Singleton Performing Arts Center during Graduate Student Orientation to speak to you about scholarship opportunities and studying abroad. Visit us from 10 a.m. to noon!

VCU Library Grad Fest – Wednesday, August 23rd

Come drop in to this open house, where graduate students can gain an overview of all the research services available to them. Tours of the library will be offered and refreshments will be served. Come visit the NSO between 2 and 4pm!

SOVO Fair – Friday, August 25th 

Learn about exciting volunteer and student organization opportunities on campus at the SOVO Fair, held in the Singleton Center. The National Scholarship Office will be there!

Study Abroad Fair – Wednesday, September 27th

The Global Education Office is holding their fall fair for students interested in studying abroad! From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be study abroad program providers and Education Abroad staff in the Commons Plaza to help you learn about study abroad opportunities offered through VCU.

 

March 31, 2017

Last Chance for Fulbright Info Sessions!

The last of the National Scholarship Office’s Fulbright Information Sessions are happening this week! We hope you’ll join us for one of these and, if you can’t, that you’ll make an appointment to meet with one of us to discuss your Fulbright ideas!

 

Thursday, April 27
@ 12:30pm – FULBRIGHT – Hosted by the Wilder School, Scherer Hall (923 W. Franklin St.), Room 401

Friday, April 28
@ NOON – FULBRIGHT – Hosted by the Graduate School, held at the Honors College (701 W. Grace St.), Room 1303
@ 2pm – FULBRIGHT – Hosted by the School of the Arts, Pollak Building Room 201

March 17, 2017

Upcoming Information Sessions

Are you interested in national scholarship opportunities for study or research? General information sessions will be held on:

Thursday 3/30,12:30pm, Honors College 1303

Friday 3/31, 2pm, Honors College 1303

Monday 4/17, 2pm, Globe (830 w. Grace Street) Room 1030J

Want to learn about ways to fund your post-graduate program? Information sessions for International Post-Graduate Fellowships will be held on:

Wednesday 3/22, 3pm, Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) Room 1302

Thursday 3/23, 2pm, Honors College Room 1210

Have you ever thought about studying abroad to teach English or conduct independent research? Learn about the Fulbright Scholarship and similar opportunities at an information session held on:

Thursday 4/20 – throughout the day in the Forum Room (Commons)

March 13, 2017

VCU named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students

VCU is among the “Top Producing” Institutions of Fulbright U.S. Student Scholars, as mentioned in the February 19 online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Eleven VCU students and alumni received Fulbright awards for 2016-2017, the highest number of grantees from a Virginia college or university. The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department, which sponsors the Fulbright Program, congratulates VCU. To read more, visit Patrick Kane’s article at VCU News.

To learn more about VCU’s 2016-2017 Fulbright grantees, please see the Honor’s College blog post.

For more information on the Fulbright Program, click here or check out VCU’s National Scholarship Office. 

Post-Graduate Study Abroad Opportunities for 2018-2019

VCU’s National Scholarship Office (NSO) would like to announce five upcoming scholarship opportunities. With some exceptions, these are open to current juniors who will graduate by August 2018, seniors who will graduate in 2017, and recent alumni who graduated in 2016.

  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is a full-cost scholarship to the University of Cambridge funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Candidates apply independently to their preferred graduate program no later than October 15 and indicate that they want to be considered for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. If they are admitted to their graduate program, then they are considered for the scholarship. One hundred Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded annually–forty to US citizens and sixty to citizens of countries other than the US or UK. Candidates are encouraged from any field of study available at the University of Cambridge. To learn more visit the Gates Cambridge Scholarship website (http://www.gatescambridge.org/).
  • The Marshall Scholarship was created as an enduring gesture of thanks for assistance received by the British people from the U.S. in the aftermath of W.W.II. This scholarship is open to undergraduates who will complete the bachelors degree by August 2017 and alumni and graduate students who completed their bachelors degree in 2015 or 2016. Students attend a U.K. university for 2-3 years. Marshall applicants must be U.S. citizens and should have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Candidates can come from any field of study and must be nominated by their current university. This award covers a personal allowance for cost of living, an arrival allowance, tuition, fees, books, daily expenses, approved travel, thesis preparation and fares to and from the U.S. To learn more visit the Marshall Scholarship website (http://www.marshallscholarship.org/).
  • The Mitchell Scholarship was created as an enduring gesture of thanks for the role former Senator George Mitchell played in the peace process in Northern Ireland. This scholarship is open to undergraduates who will complete their bachelors degree by August 2017 and graduate students and young alumni who are not yet 30 years old. Scholars complete a one year masters degree at any university in Ireland. Mitchell Scholarship applicants can be from any field of study, must be U.S. citizens, and should have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Candidates must be nominated by their current university. To learn more visit the Mitchell Scholarship website (http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/).
  • The Rhodes Scholarship seeks exceptional young men and women with strong leadership potential from any field of study. Candidates must be under the age of 25 on October 1 of the year they apply and have to be nominated by their current university. Rhodes Scholars attend Oxford University with peers from around the globe. Rhodes Scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens (or citizens of another former British colony) and should have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.7. To learn more visit the US Rhodes Scholarship website (http://www.rhodesscholar.org/).
  • The Schwarzman Scholarship seeks to identify the next generation of leaders and develop in them a deep understanding of China’s culture, people, economy, and governance model. Successful candidates will pursue a one-year graduate degree in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international relations. Tsinghua University in Beijing–one of China’s most prestigious universities–will be the host institution. Schwarzman Scholars will come from the US, China, and around the globe. They will live and study together at Schwarzman College, in facilities that have been constructed specifically to house the Schwarzman Scholars. The first class of one hundred Schwarzman Scholars was selected in 2015 and will start in the summer of 2016. Eventually, two hundred Schwarzman Scholars will be selected annually. Candidates for the Schwarzman Scholarship should be at or near the top of their class academically and have demonstrated significant leadership skills and potential. Candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree in any field of study no later than May 2017 and be between the ages of 18 and 27 on June 30, 2017. To learn more visit the Schwarzman Scholarship website (http://schwarzmanscholars.org/)

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All of these opportunities will require extraordinary academic preparation and leadership experiences. All scholarship selection committees look for an open mind capable of thinking about the most challenging issues facing our world from various perspectives.

The NSO encourages you to determine which scholarship(s) best fit your interests and future plans. To aid you in exploring these options, Mr. Jeff Wing, Director of the NSO, will discuss these opportunities at two upcoming information sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 22, 3p, in the NSO Conference Room (1210) at the Honors College (701 W. Grace St.); and
  • Thursday, March 23, 2p, in the NSO Conference Room (1210) at the Honors College (701. W. Grace St.).

If you are not able to attend either information session, you can make an appointment to meet with Mr. Wing by visiting the NSO website (http://nso.vcu.edu). Questions should be directed to Mr. Wing (jawing@vcu.edu).

October 17, 2016

National Scholarship Office: Fall General Information Session

The National Scholarship Office (NSO) will host two general information sessions to introduce VCU students to the range of national scholarship opportunities available at all stages of their educational career. All VCU students–graduate and undergraduate–are invited and encouraged to attend. Students new to VCU are especially encouraged to attend. Both sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) on Friday, October 28, at noon, and Tuesday, November 1, at 2p. Questions can be directed to natlscholar@vcu.edu..

September 26, 2016

Stop by the VCU Study Abroad Fair!

Are you considering studying abroad?

The Global Education Office is hosting a Study Abroad Fair this Wednesday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Commons Plaza.

Stop by to learn more about a variety of study abroad options. The National Scholarship Office will have a table and staff will be available to speak with you about opportunities to do research or travel abroad.

“Students who visit the fall fair will have the chance to meet study abroad program providers, students who have studied abroad, Education Abroad staff, and travel agencies. The fair will also offer students the opportunity to connect with VCU offices that assist with the study abroad process.”