Presidential Mentoring Scholarships
Eligibility: For Sophomore and Junior Students planning to apply for any prestigious external scholarship (i.e., Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, etc).
Purpose: To better prepare Creighton students for applying to prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships (i.e., Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, etc), this competitive tuition scholarship will be awarded to sophomore and junior students who are planning to pursue said scholarships and fellowships in their junior or senior year. It will apply to the studentís junior or senior year tuition.
Application Process: The application will mirror the application process for most national and international scholarships, thus helping to prepare the applicant for later efforts.
Students should first research and identify those scholarships/fellowships that they plan to apply to during their senior year (or earlier, if they are planning to pursue a Goldwater or Udall, for instance). For more information on which scholarships might be suitable students should consult Creightonís website:
Students must download and complete the application form. The due date is December 7, 2012. References are also due December 7, 2102. These can be emailed to Dr. Bridget Keegan, Department of English (email@example.com) or submitted in signed sealed envelopes with your application when you turn in your full application to the career center office. Please also provide the following materials:
- Personal Statement (500-750 words). This will describe the studentís background, interests, and future plans.
- Research Plan or Proposal (250 words). This will describe the studentís current research project or a proposed research project.
- 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members or other individuals qualified to evaluate the studentís intellectual and leadership abilities.
Finalists will undergo an interview with the selection committee.
The selection committee will be comprised of the Creighton faculty advisors for National and International Scholarships and Fellowships. The committee will then make recommendations to the AVP and the President who will make the final decisions.
Deadline: December 7, 2012 - Applications are due to the Career Center, Harper 2015, by 4pm.
Amounts: one (1) $2,500 award and five (5) $1,000 awards. The award is non-renewable.
Questions/Contact: Dr. Bridget Keegan, Fellowships and Scholarships Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org