- President's Engagement Prizes
- President's Innovation Prize
- Fellowship Advising
- Fellowships Directory
- Endorsement Process for Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell
- Information Sessions and Workshops
- Learning Outcomes
- Letters of recommendation for fellowships
- Past Recipients
- Other Funding Resources
- UK Programs
- Records Access and Confidentiality Statements
Fellowships 101 sessions cover the basics of postgraduate fellowships -- what they are and how you can apply for them. We will give special attention to major post-baccalaureate international fellowships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, Churchill, Thouron, Fulbright) and describe the timeline and requirements for application to each.
This session will also provide undergraduates with strategies for deepening your engagement at Penn and in your extracurricular activities to help you understand the broader context of the application process.
Although you will decide which specific degree programs best suit your interests at the start of the application process, this session should also help you understand the importance of focusing on specific programs that will help you attain your personal and professional goals.
Perhaps most importantly, there will be ample time for you to ask questions about any aspect of the fellowship process and hear from at least one former fellowship winner.
Fellowships 201 is our “next level” Fellowships session, open to all, but we prefer if you have already attended one of our Fellowships 101 sessions or watched the presentation online. (Fellowships 101 sessions cover the basics of postgraduate fellowships -- what they are and how you can apply for them, and the timeline and requirements for application to each) In our Fellowship 201 sessions, CURF staff will answer your questions about major post-baccalaureate international fellowships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, Churchill, Thouron, Fulbright) and get into the details of what makes a strong candidate, how to think about presenting your accomplishments, what you need to do to prepare, and discussion of the next several months, working with your fellowship advisor, and some preliminary tools for thinking about your personal statements, short answers, and lists of activities / resume. You’ll have time to ask specific questions about YOUR situation. We will also discuss specific programs that will help you attain your personal and professional goals. We hope students will attend both Fellowships 101 and 201 before scheduling an individual fellowships consultation with Dr. Wallace Genser at CURF.
Should you decide to apply for post-baccalaureate fellowships, this session will be your first stop in gathering information on the opportunities available and the application process. Students are asked to attend a Fellowships 101 session before scheduling an individual fellowships consultation with Dr. Wallace Genser at CURF.
Sessions will be held in CURF’s Fireside Lounge on the 2nd floor of the ARCH building (3601 Locust Walk).
Wednesday, January 27, 5:00pm-- Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session-- Info Session with Schwarzman Scholars Admissions Director and 2016 Penn Schwarzman Scholar Aaron Goldstein (WH 2016)
Thursday, January 28, 5:00pm-- Fellowships 101 (Fellowships Overview)
Friday, February 5, 3:00pm – Fellowships 101- (Fellowships Overview)
Friday, February 5, 5:00pm – CURF Research Week- Meet 2016 Penn Mitchell Scholar Carla Winter (SEAS 2016)
Thursday, February 11, 5:00pm – Meet 2016 Penn Rhodes Scholar Debi Ogunrinde (WH 2016)
Wednesday, February 17, 5:00pm – Meet 2016 Penn Mitchell Scholar Phillip Cohen (MED)
Friday, March 18, 3:00pm – Fellowships - Crafting a Personal Statement
Wednesday, March 23, 5:00pm – Meet 2016 Penn Rhodes Scholar Jenna Hebert (COL 2016)
Friday, April 1, 3:00pm – Fellowships 201 - Building Your Application
Thursday, April 7, 5:00pm – Fellowships 201 - Meet 2016 Penn Schwarzman Scholar Angela Chen (WH 2016)
Wednesday, April 13, 5:00pm – Fellowships 201 - Building Your Application
Thursday, April 14, 6:00pm – Fellowships Summit 2016: “Fighting the World’s Fight” - A moderated discussion with recent Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates alumni from the Penn community. A reception with light refreshments will follow.
Wednesday, April 20, 6:00pm – 2016 Fellowships Recipients panel - A panel featuring Penn students who have received major fellowships in 2015-2016
Tuesday, April 26, 5:00pm – Fellowships 201 - Building Your Application