Applying for competitive fellowships and scholarships may seem daunting, but major awards are not out of reach for dedicated students.
Gettysburg College students have earned Rhodes, Marshall and Goldwater scholarships, Fulbright grants and teaching assistantships and National Science Foundation fellowships, as well as other awards.
As part of its scholar development program, Gettysburg College makes it a high priority to assist students who are willing to put forth the time and effort required to craft a strong application.
Assistant Provost for Scholarship Maureen Forrestal (firstname.lastname@example.org), 717-337-6835, is ready to mentor students as they brainstorm with faculty members about feasible projects, reflect about who they are and what they really want to do, research their topic and work through the inevitable rewrites of their applications.
Gettysburg College encourages students to be active partners in the learning process.
Our scholar development model pairs students and faculty mentors. Together, they design and complete projects, share results with the campus and professional communities, and reflect on what they have learned. The goal is not only to gain academic knowledge, but also to develop life-long skills.
Students who excel in these learning partnerships gain a competitive advantage in graduate school admission and in seeking prestigious scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright.
Few colleges offer students as many opportunities to collaborate with professors on research and original creative work. Recent topics hint at the spectrum of possibilities:
· Immigration policies
· Landscapes in Bali
· Acid mine drainage
· Latin prose
· DNA sequencing
· Traditional Chinese medicine