Upcoming Info Sessions and Workshops
The Office of National Scholarships Advisement regularly hosts information sessions and writing workshops as a resource for ASU students and recent graduates who are interested in applying for a range of national scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
Unless otherwise noted, the events require prior registration via the links provided. You may also contact ONSA via email at email@example.com or phone at 480-727-8204.
Spring 2023 Sessions
Starting March 31, ONSA will be hosting 'Fulbright Fridays,' which are special topic webinars for aspiring Fulbright applicants. Don't miss this opportunity to meet ONSA advisors, receive advice from ASU Fulbright alumni, and ask questions related to your grant type! Please note: Prior to attending a webinar, all students should watch the Getting Started Series to familiarize themselves with the ASU Campus Process and Fulbright grant types.
Conceiving a Project for Research & Arts Projects
Interested in the Fulbright Research Grant or Arts Grant? This special topics webinar will cover all that Fulbright applicants need to know about conceiving a strong, cohesive project for the Study/Research awards and the Creative & Performing Arts awards. Expect to discuss productive writing habits, advice on writing a strong research question, and guidance from some past ASU Fulbright winners.
|Friday, March 31||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Recording of Session|
Strategies for Selecting an International Graduate Program
Considering a Fulbright Graduate Degree Award? This special topics webinar will cover the different graduate awards available through Fulbright, the role of graduate training in your long-term goals, and how to choose a program.
|Friday, April 7||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Recording of Session|
English Teaching Assistant Award: Strategies for All Majors & Careers
Interested in Fulbright ETA but unsure how teaching fits in with your long-term plans? This special topics webinar will cover the Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Award) for applicants who are pursuing majors and/or careers outside of teaching. Expect to discuss the benefits of the ETA award for a variety of majors, how you can leverage your skillset and experiences, and receive guidance from past ASU Fulbright ETA winners.
|Friday, April 21||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Recording of Session|
Study/Research Projects Part 2: Writing Process
Interested in the Fulbright Research Grant or Arts Grant? This special topics webinar will cover productive and helpful writing habits. Before this session, students should already have conceptualized their projects and where they would be best served in carrying out their project.
|Friday, April 21||1:00pm to 2:00pm||via Zoom||Recording of Session|
Cultivating Your References
This special topic webinar is open to all potential Fulbright applicants who want to strengthen their knowledge of letters of recommendation. Expect to discuss the best ways to cultivate your reference pool, how to ask for references that will enrich your applications, and receive guidance from those who have experience in writing letters of reommendation.
|Friday, April 28||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Recording of Session|
NSF-GRFP Information Session
This information session will provide an overview for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a fellowship that provides up to three years of support for graduate students conducting research in STEM, the social sciences, and STEM education. Ideal for seniors and alumni applying to Master’s and PhD programs, Master’s students applying to PhD programs, and first and second-year PhD students.
|Tuesday, April 25||2:30pm to 3:30pm||via Zoom||RSVP|
Fellowships for Graduate Study in STEM and the Social Sciences
This information session will provide an overview of fellowships that can support graduate study in STEM and the social and behavioral sciences. Major awards covered will include the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, GEM fellowships, the Quad Fellowship, and the Hertz Fellowship. Ideal for undergraduate juniors and seniors applying to graduate research programs in STEM and the social and behavioral sciences.
|Thursday, April 27||2:00pm to 3:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
Spring 2023 Completed Sessions
The sessions below have already been completed. Some sessions via Zoom are recorded and students can find links to the recordings below. If there is a session that you are interested in that has already passed, we encourage you to either find a similar upcoming session or ask that you reach out to our office for more support.
General ONSA Information Sessions
Not sure where to start? Our general information sessions are the best starting point for ASU students to begin learning about national scholarships and fellowships. At these sessions, we will provide an overview of our office and the services it offers, a general introduction to "national scholarships," and broad tips for getting yourself prepared to be a competitive applicant!
|Tuesday, January 17||4:00pm to 5:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
|Friday, January 20||12:00 to 1:00pm||MU 246 - Coconino Room|
|Wednesday, January 25||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom|
Critical Languages Learning Opportunities
Studies have shown that the learning a second language is not only useful for accelerating career growth but also can improve brain function. In this session, the Office of National Scholarship Advisement and The Melikian Center will provide details on Foreign Language and Area Studies(FLAS) awards, Critical Language Scholarship(CLS), and summer language learning opportunities through the Critical Languages Institute(CLI). Additionally, participants will receive tips and tricks for using different types of language and culture fellowships to build towards larger scholarship opportunities such as the U.S. Fulbright Program, Boren Awards, and other nationally competitive scholarships.
|Friday, January 13||12:00pm to 1:00pm||Honors Hall 242||No Recording|
Fulbright UK Summer Institute (FUKSI) Workshops
These sessions are for students who are currently working on FUKSI (Fulbright UK Summer Institute) applications. These workshops are to get students geared up for writing their applications.
|Thursday, January 19||3:00pm to 4:00pm||Honors Hall, Room 242||No Recording|
|Friday, January 20||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom|
Gilman Scholarship Information Sessions
The Gilman International Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students who have been underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, first-generation college students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, those in underrepresented fields of study such as STEM, students with disabilities and students of non-traditional age.
|Thursday, January 26||12:00pm to 1:00pm||MU, Room 225||No Recording|
|Tuesday, January 31||4:00pm to 5:00pm||via Zoom|
Introduction to Post-Graduate Fellowships
This session will provide a broad introduction to a variety of major fellowships that provide funding for graduate or professional study, both domestically and abroad. Key programs include the Marshall, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, and Knight-Hennessy Scholarships, among many others. Ideal for current juniors or graduating seniors, but open to any current ASU student or recent graduate.
|Friday, February 3||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
FUKSI Drop-In Essay Polishing Workshops
These drop-in workshops are a follow-up to the earlier FUKSI workshops offered, to finalize applications immediately before the application deadline. These workshops are drop-in style, which means participants can enter and leave at any time.
|Thursday, February 2||3:00pm to 4:00pm||Honors Hall, Room 242||No Recording|
|Friday, February 3||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom|
Introduction to Gap Year Opportunities
This session will provide a broad introduction to “gap year” programs, or competitive opportunities for recent graduates that are of limited duration, such as Teach For America, Fulbright, or the Peace Corps, among many others. Ideal for current juniors or graduating seniors, but open to any current ASU student or recent graduate.
|Friday, February 10||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
Introduction to Major STEM Fellowships
This session will provide a broad introduction to fellowships for students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Discussion will include awards for both postgraduate study and undergraduate study. Key programs will include the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Goldwater Scholarship, DAAD-RISE, Hertz Foundation Fellowship, and many more. Ideal for all STEM majors.
|Friday, February 17||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
Introduction to Global Fellowships
This session will provide a broad overview of fellowships that support international travel, both for undergraduates and for postgraduates. Key awards include Fulbright, Boren, Luce, Schwarzman, and many others. Ideal for any student who aspires to study, research, or teach abroad.
|Friday, February 24||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
Introduction to Graduate Fellowships and Grants
These information sessions are a general introduction to finding competitive fellowships and grants that support graduate students’ development as researchers and scholars. Attendees will be introduced to resources and tools to locate awards and will be expected to participate in interactive activities with those tools. Ideal for early graduate students plus senior undergraduates and alumni planning to apply to graduate school.
|Tuesday, March 14||1:00pm to 2:30pm||MU 246 - Coconino Room||No Recordings|
|Friday, March 17||2:30pm to 4:00pm||via Zoom|
Introduction to Dissertation Fellowships
This session will provide a broad introduction to fellowships for writing and completing a dissertation as part of a PhD program. Key programs will include Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, AAUW American Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship, among many others. Resources will also be provided for locating dissertation fellowships in various fields and disciplines. Ideal for PhD students within the first three years of their programs.
|Tuesday, March 21||1:00pm to 2:00pm||via Zoom||No Recording|
British Scholarships - An Afternoon Tea
This event will feature a panel of ASU faculty who are alumni of the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. Students and recent graduates are invited to enjoy light refreshments and learn about opportunities for post-graduate study in the UK and Ireland.
|Wednesday, March 22||3:30pm to 5:00pm||MU 202 - Alumni Room||No Recording|
Prestigious British and Irish Scholarships Information Session
This session will provide an overview of prestigious British & UK scholarships.
|Friday, March 24||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||Youtube Link|
Google PhD Fellowship Information Session
This information session will provide an overview of the Google PhD Fellowship, a three-year fellowship that supports PhD students conducting research related to computer science. Ideal for PhD students who will complete their course work before Fall 2023; the award is open to both domestic and international students.
|Tuesday, March 28||2:30pm to 3:30pm||via Zoom||No Recording|
Foreign Service Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session
These sessions will explore federal fellowships for those who aspire to careers in the US Foreign Service, including the Pickering, Rangel, and Payne Fellowships, as well as the Boren Awards, Critical Languages Scholarship, and Fulbright US Student program.
|Tuesday, March 28||12:00pm to 1:00pm||via Zoom||No Recording|
Fulbright Day at ASU
Have you ever thought about applying for a Fulbright? If so, make sure to attend Fulbright Day! Faculty, staff and students can learn about different program options and best strategies for applying. This years event will be a hybrid style event - those unable to attend in person should be able to tune in and join virtually via Zoom
|Wednesday, March 29||3:30pm to 5:00pm||Hybrid - via Zoom or MU room 230 - Pima Auditorium||Youtube Link|
ACLS/MellonDissertation Innovation Fellowship Information Session
This information session will provide an overview of the new ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Innovation Award, which supports PhD students in the humanities and social sciences in developing a research agenda on their dissertation topic. Ideal for early graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are completing their coursework or have just completed their coursework; the award is open to both domestic and international students.
|Tuesday, April 4||2:30pm to 3:30pm||via Zoom||No Recording|
GEM Fellowship Program Information Session
This information session will provide an overview of the GEM Fellowship Program, a foundation fellowship for increasing traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM fields. GEM Fellowships for MS and PhD programs provide financial support and access to career pathways with participating GEM employers. Ideal for seniors and alumni applying to Master’s and PhD programs, Master’s students, and PhD students.
|Tuesday, April 11||2:30pm to 3:30pm||via Zoom||No Recording|
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Information Session
Take Stanford graduate school to a new level. Join Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a community of change-makers. Be shaped by their diverse perspectives. Moved by their courage. Inspired by their passion for contributing to the greater good. If you earned your bachelor’s degree in 2017 or later, you’re invited to join us at an upcoming information session to learn about Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University, a multidisciplinary and multicultural graduate program that provides students with financial support and leadership development opportunities.
|Monday, April 17||12:00pm to 1:00pm||Vista Theater||No Recording|
Quad Fellowship Information Session
This information session will provide an overview of the Quad fellowship, an initiative founded to instigate collaborative research in STEM between India, Japan, Australia, and the U.S. The Quad fellowship provides financial support, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to conduct research with high-achieving students from the Quad countries. Ideal for seniors and alumni applying to Master’s and PhD programs, Master’s students, and PhD students; the award is open to citizens of India, Japan, Australia, and the U.S.
|Tuesday, April 18||2:30pm to 3:30pm||via Zoom||No Recording|