Assisting the Fellowships Office
Serving on campus selection/nominating committees
We strive for selection committees that mimic those at the national/regional levels, so we invite you to participate because of your particular expertise (among other attributes). We greatly appreciate your considering taking the time to review and rate the applications, and to participate in this important endeavor.
This is a unique opportunity to work with colleagues with whom you may not regularly interact. We value everyone’s input, and our group decisions are made to best serve the students and the university.
Reading applications, interviewing potential nominees, and guiding multiple revisions allows us to get to know some exceptional students-- their triumphs and struggles, their dreams and aspirations-- and this has proved to be incredibly rewarding for all involved.
Serving on mock interview panels
Mock interviews provide our finalists an experience that approximates the regional/national interview. Again, we invite you to participate because of your particular expertise (among other attributes).
We provide information on the length, tenor, and scope of each interview based on the experiences of past interviewees and guidance from the scholarship representatives. Some mock interviews are designed to expose the applicant to as many potential questions as possible, while others are designed to highlight the strengths—and weaknesses--of the candidate’s application.