Office of Scholar Development (OSD) Day of Workshops

Day of Workshops - Spring 2013

Day of Workshops provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn about different national scholarships programs and application processes with the Office of Scholar Development advisors: Dr. Audra Jennings, Ms. Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, and Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith.

On Thu, Sep 12, 9-4, in Helm 100, the following programs will be discussed:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (top of the hour)
  • Summer research in STEM fields (quarter past the hour)
  • Postgraduate international service fellowships (half past the hour)
  • Critical language study abroad (quarter to the hour)

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Thursday (Sept. 12) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development.

Held in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn about the programs and application processes while interacting with WKU’s fellowship advisors, Dr. Audra Jennings, director of the Office of Scholar Development; Dr. Melinda Grimsley-Smith, coordinator of international scholarships; and Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, coordinator of nationally competitive opportunities.

Rotating 15-minute workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program – at the top of the hour,
  • Summer research opportunities in the sciences – on the 15s,
  • Postgraduate international service fellowships – at the halves, and
  • Opportunities for Critical Language study abroad – at 45 minutes past.

“The Office of Scholar Development seeks to make nationally competitive scholarships accessible to students looking for opportunities to realize their big dreams,” Dr. Jennings said. “We are delighted to share what we do with the entire WKU community and to reach a greater number of students through these brief information sessions.”

The schedule of “Day of Workshops” was devised to address scholarships with upcoming deadlines and fit the schedules of the many successful students of the university who are taking numerous courses and are involved many extracurricular activities. It is not necessary to stay for the entire event; each 15-minute session provides a full discussion of the topic at hand.

For more information about “Day of Workshops” connect with OSD on Facebook and @WKU_OSD on Twitter.

About the Office of Scholar Development: The Office of Scholar Development is committed to helping WKU students in all majors and degree programs develop the vision, experience and skills to be independent, engaged scholars. OSD welcomes the opportunity to work with students interested in national or international scholarships.

Contact: Cheryl Kirby-Stokes, (270) 745-5043.

(Source: WKU News, Sep 6, 2013)

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