Planning for Post-Graduate Success How to Make the Most Of Your Senior Year How Do You End Up Where You Want to Be at the End of Senior Year? PLANNING! Deadlines, Drafts and Delays… Many scholarship and program deadlines occur early in the fall You may be able to use the same core essay over and over with slight changes, but maybe not Good essays require 5-20 drafts Recommendation writers need you to be organized Summer is a GREAT time to plan ahead How to Get Organized…in 6 Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Research what you are applying for Know your deadlines Know the applications (number of essays, special items to submit, like portfolios) Know how many references you need and what type Create a spreadsheet, list or other document to keep yourself on track Prioritize Examples of Spreadsheets Student Thinking of Teaching/Service Name Fulbright ETA Teach for America Peace Corps USA Today All-American Team Junior Fellows Program Carnegie Endowment Critical Languages Scholarships SAUIC-Riddle, etc. Jefferson/Bates MA in Youth Development Undergrad Res. Symposium Americorps VISTA Due Date Sept. 12/Oct. 20 (08) September 19 (later dates) rolling but 9-12 mo. In advance November 30, 2009 January 5, 2009 February 15, 2009 February 20, 2009 April 1, 2009 rolling Program Name teaching English 3 Location Korea Type scholarship writing app/ps/proposal interviews defer campus no teaching 3? U.S teaching app/res/ltrofintent/essay ph/regular yes education/service 1,2,3 abroad teaching app/res/motivstmt/ccessay yes award 3 US scholarship extended res/short essay no research Program in DC summer language study senior awards service recognition -need 15-Feb nom 15-Mar masters to develop youth research presentation service in education recs DC 2 3 2 Korea UIC 1 3 UIC UIC UIC IL ? ssp/internship scholarship shortps/opinion piece scholarship app/short essays res/essay recognition grad school presentation service give info to Beth app/goalstmt/GRE application online application finalist no no no no no ? ?? NA no no NA NA ?? NA yes Pre-Med Student Name AMCAS ($160++) Secondary med. apps. (fees) Rhodes Marshall Fulbright DAAD Merage Soros NIH Phi Kappa Phi Urban Health conference Undergrad Res. Symposium General Assembly Tylenol Due Date May:avail, June: submit Fall-January UIC 9/11; natl 10/5 UIC 9/11; natl 10/5 UIC 9/11; natl 10/20 November 15, 2009 UIC 11/15; natl 12/15 November 1, 2009 UIC 2/15; natl 3/1 early April April 1, 2009 spring Program Name med school main application med school additional apps Oxford MSc in biochemistry Oxford MSc in biochemistry Oxford Mphil in neuroscience MA Int. Health, Heidelberg U immigrant award immigrant award 15-Dec MD/PhD award Oxford/US. Univ graduate award conference research presentation graduate award 15-May graduate award recs depends varies 8 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 0 ?? 3? Location US US UK UK UK Germany US? UK? US US/UK US UIC UIC IL US Type prof school prof School grad fellowship grad fellowship grad fellowship grad fellowship grad fellowship grad fellowship grad fellowship grad fellowship conference presentation grad ssp grad ssp writing app/ps essays/various app/ps app/psproposal app/ps/proposal/affil app/res/proposal/affil app/ps/budget app/ps/essay/3essay app/resume/ps app/ps NA application app/resume/ps unsure interviews no Yes/spring yes/ Nov. yes/ Nov. campus campus cam/ph yes/Feb yes/Feb no NA no yes no defer NA yes no no no 6 mo NA NA ? no NA NA no no Scholarships…What’s Out There? British Scholarships International Awards U.S. Graduate Study Fellowships Graduate Fellowships in International Affairs Other Scholarship Awards British Scholarships UIC Deadline: September 11 Rhodes – Oxford www.rhodesscholar.org Marshall – any UK university www.marshallscholarship.org Gates Cambridge – Cambridge www.gatesscholar.org Mitchell – any Irish university www.us-irelandalliance.org Fulbright – any UK university www.fulbright.co.uk International Awards Fulbright – research, study or teaching English UIC deadline: September 11 www.iie.org/fulbright Rotary – graduate study abroad Annual deadline: Cycle begins in spring www.rotary.org DAAD – research, intern or study in Germany Annual deadline: January 31 www.daad.de Fellowships for U.S. Graduate Study NSF – graduate study in math, science, engineering and the social sciences Annual Deadline: early November www.nsf.gov Javits – graduate study in the humanities and some social sciences Annual Deadline: early October www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits Jack Kent Cooke –graduate/professional study in any field UIC Deadline: February 15 www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships Graduate Fellowships in International Affairs Pickering – graduate study, internships, mentoring in international affairs Enter Foreign Service upon completing graduate degree Annual deadline: early February www.woodrow.org/fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad Rangel – graduate study, internship, mentoring in international affairs Enter Foreign Service upon completing graduate degree Annual Deadline: late January www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram Other Graduate Awards For Immigrants… Soros – for “new Americans” in any field of graduate/professional study www.pdsoros.org Annual Deadline: November 1 Merage – for immigrants in any field of graduate or professional study/development www.meragefoundations.com/mfad UIC Deadline: November 15 For Social Studies Teachers… Madison – supports graduate study for high school social studies or history teachers www.jamesmadison.com Annual Deadline: March 1 And Even More Awards! Critical Languages – fully-funded summer language study abroad www.clscholarship.org Annual Deadline: mid-November McKelvie –supports students planning careers in government http://polisci.unl.edu/undergrad/undergrad_scholarships Annual Deadline: April 1 J.W. Saxe – supports service projects, and no or low-pay internships www.jwsaxefund.org Annual Deadline: March 15 Post-Graduation Teaching Programs Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Teach for America Math for America Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowships Mississippi Teacher Corps Teaching Programs Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Teach in one of 38 countries, various levels http://us.fulbrightonline.org/thinking/thinking_teaching UIC Deadline: September 11 JET – teach English in Japan for 2 years Annual Deadline: late November www.us.em-japan.go.jp/JET/ Contacts – Consulate General of Japan, Chicago 312.280.0428 or firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Teach for America – teach 2 years in underserved areas of the country Annual Deadlines: 4 yearly (Sept., Nov., Jan., Feb.) www.teachforamerica.org Contacts – TFA Chicago office, 312.254.1000 More Teaching Programs Math for America – teach math in public schools in NYC, San Diego, LA or DC 5-year commitment ending in master’s degree or teaching certificate www.mathforamerica.org Annual Deadlines: Vary by city applying to Contacts: NYC – Jonathan Schweig, 212.206.0053 San Diego – Susan Millen, 858.822.6284 LA – Pam Mason, 213.740.6740 DC – Bianca Abrams, 202.939.1135 And Finally, More Teaching Programs! KSTF Fellowship – teach physical science, biological science or math in secondary schools 5-year commitment beginning with master’s degree in teacher education program www.kstf.org Annual Deadline: mid-January Contacts: Nicole Gillespie, Senior Program Officer, Teaching Fellowships, firstname.lastname@example.org, 856.608.0001 Mississippi Teacher Corps – teach in critical-need public schools in Mississippi (rural and urban) 2-year commitment ending in master’s degree in education from Ole Miss www.olemiss.edu/programs/mtc Annual Deadline: 4 yearly (Oct., Nov., Jan., Mar.) Contacts: Ben Guest, Program Manager, email@example.com, 662.915.5224 Post-Graduation Job and Volunteer Programs Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship Peace Corps Coro Fellowship AmeriCorps (VISTA) City Year Job and Volunteer Programs Carnegie Fellowship – spend a year in DC as paid Junior Research Fellow in int’l. affairs (www.carnegieendowment.org) UIC Deadline: November 20 Peace Corps – commit to 2 years working in a developing country (www.peacecorps.gov) Annual Deadline: Rolling Application Contacts: Chicago Regional Office, 312.353.4990, firstname.lastname@example.org Coro Fellowship – full-time, 9-month leadership training program in public affairs (www.coro.org) Placements in LA, NYC, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis Annual Deadline: mid-January Contacts: Coro Leadership Center – St. Louis, email@example.com, 636.827.9805 More Job and Volunteer Programs AmeriCorps (VISTA) – commit to one year in same community helping to fight poverty there (http://americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp) Education award or stipend upon completion Annual Deadline: Rolling Application Contacts : National AmeriCorps center, 800.942.2677, firstname.lastname@example.org City Year – commitment to one year of full-time service either in schools or community orgs. (www.cityyear.org) One of largest AmeriCorps programs (ed. award/stipend apply) 18 U.S. locations and Johannesburg, South Africa Annual Deadline: 4 yearly (Nov., Feb., Apr., May) Contacts: Can specifically contact city you are interested in applying to (http://www.cityyear.org/contact-recruitment.aspx) Special Scholarship Programs We are here to help… What We Provide Students Applying for Nationally-Competitive Awards Talk to you about your plans IN THE SUMMER!!! Phone, in-person, email Advise you on the application processes Integral to Fulbright, British, Merage processes (and others that require official nominations) Help with essays, resumes, references Assistance with mailing, and All the moral support you need! Where You Can Find Us… Office of Special Scholarship Programs 2506 University Hall Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:45PM, open during the school year, over breaks and in the summer Phone: 312-355-2477 Email: Beth – email@example.com; Amanda – firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp QUESTIONS??? THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!!!!!