Dear faculty and staff colleagues: Connecting students to fellowship opportunities requires enthusiastic support from partners across the University, and I hope you’ll consider getting involved as well. Here are some ideas:
Encourage a Student
One of the most important things you can do is to encourage a promising student to pursue fellowships and refer them to the Student Fellowships unit. Students are much more likely to consider fellowships when they’ve been encouraged by a trusted mentor. I am looking for students with ambition and passion in areas such as community engagement, research, campus leadership, public service, environmentalism, or language study.
Students who’re applying for competitive fellowships benefit tremendously from faculty and staff support. If you can, consider mentoring a student, providing feedback on an application essay, writing a letter of recommendation, or connecting them with an international collaborator of yours.
Serve on a Committee
Many nationally competitive fellowships require that candidates be nominated or interviewed by a campus committee. If you’d like to serve on one of those committees, please let me know.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you, and I look forward to working with you.