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  • Fellowships Office - San Francisco State University
    faculty and other mentors to have confidence in you as a mature person to be enthusiastically recommended to the academy future employers and fellowship foundations Consider sending an appreciative follow up email or note for a helpful reference or an insightful meeting with a professor Remember too that when you ask for letters of reference courtesy demands that you explicitly thank your recommenders after they have submitted letters on your behalf and that you keep them informed about the status of your applications Expand Your Knowledge of the World Enrich your perspectives on people places and events Consider undertaking travel and study abroad Resources For study abroad opportunities see the Fellowships Office s Study and Internships Abroad list In researching study abroad opportunities consider attending a Study Abroad Information Workshop sponsored by the University s Office of International Programs Calendar of Study Abroad Events or meeting with an OIP counselor or peer advisor Study Abroad Advising Hours to discuss which study abroad opportunities are a good match for a student with your profile and interests See also OIP s index of study abroad opportunities by major and country as well as its resources on financing study abroad under its Horizons programs and applications database find Search Scholarships on the main menu Equally important is to entertain fresh viewpoints by participating in intercultural events attending lectures Calendars of Lectures at SF State UC Berkeley and Stanford following the news and reading broadly Recommended Texts and Dictionaries Read scholarly and professional journals in your field of interest Resources To find the top journals in your field consult with your faculty for recommendations and then consult a librarian for how to gain access to these journals Journals in your field may be accessible on our library s website SF State Library Articles Search Ensure that journals you are consulting are peer reviewed or refereed academic journals Your faculty will be able to verify this as would a reference librarian in your field SF State Librarians by Discipline Conduct Research in Your Field Whether you are working on an independent research project or as part of a team as a researcher you are positioned to be an active contributor to knowledge in your field rather than merely a recipient of knowledge In the process of conducting research and writing about your ideas and findings you will gain an understanding of your field and its methods far and above what you could gain by classroom experience alone Consider also sharing your findings at undergraduate research conferences which will give you experience communicating your research to peers and faculty in your discipline Resources Consult with your faculty for research opportunities at S F State and elsewhere in your major In addition see these links to Undergraduate Research Opportunities many of which require students to write or speak about their research at the close of the summer research experience See also these lists of Undergraduate Research Conferences Gain Experience Fellowship boards want to know that you not

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  • Welcome to Fellowships Office - San Francisco State University
    the path towards the terminal degree in your field Tell them a little bit about your life history and the evolution of your academic artistic or public service ambitions Share your academic passions with your professors and ask for recommendations to readings that will help you become smarter and better informed about your areas of interest Read the texts they recommend Engage with the great debates in your field Read scholarly and professional journals and new scholarship in your areas of specialization or interest When you find a classic theorist you admire find out how contemporary theorists are using resisting or revising his or her work or theories In gaining a sense of the counter arguments to the theories nearest and dearest to your heart you will gain intellectual flexibility and evince yourself to be a critical thinker rather than merely an enthusiast in relation to scholarship in your field Resources To find the top journals in your field consult with your faculty for recommendations and then consult a librarian for how to gain access to these journals Journals in your field may be accessible on our library s website SF State Library Articles Search Ensure that journals you are consulting are peer reviewed or refereed academic journals Your faculty will be able to verify this as would a reference librarian in your field SF State Librarians by Discipline Discuss with various faculty the questions or problems that are of special interest to you in your field Seek exposure to and conversation with a diversity of disciplinary viewpoints and ideological perspectives The more you seriously consider and attempt to account for contradictory ideas the greater your intellectual maturity This growth will inevitably show up in your writing and speaking Attend lectures by faculty and other experts on our campus as well as nearby campuses Calendars of Lectures at SF State UC Berkeley and Stanford Seek out interdisciplinary approaches to your research questions or areas of academic interest Take intellectual risks For students in the arts humanities and social sciences strive to make ambitious arguments that will stimulate your growth as a writer and thinker For students in the sciences invite yourself to think innovatively about how the questions you are pursuing might be investigated Your faculty will perk up at the vitality of your intellectual engagement Advocacy and Analysis in Writing and in Person Strong fellowship candidates are able to explain not only their own area of interest they are able to engage the larger world and the relationship of their area of study to that world So read broadly both within and outside your field Recommended Texts You don t have to master everything you read The more you read the more you will understand what you read Over time you will make connections among readings and your map of the world will expand When reading resolve to never again skip over a word you don t know especially terms of art in your field Discipline Specific Dictionaries Handbooks

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  • What to Bring – Graduate Fellowships – - Fellowships Office - San Francisco State University
    Research Opportunities Study Intern Abroad Opportunities Artist Residencies Scholarships Resources Applicants Share Their Experiences Becoming a Strong Candidate FAQs Admitted Students Scholarships Search Strategy Deadlines Workshops Meet Our Fellows Contribute to This Site Quick Links Intake Questionnaire California Pre Doctoral Program Financial Aid Scholarships Search Transcripts Undergraduate Fellowships Graduate Studies Fellowships Office Contact Information Last Update July 14 2014 What to Bring to Your Appointment To schedule an appointment please call the Advising Center 415 338 2103 or drop by the front desk ADM 211 Reception staff will direct you to fill out and submit an online Intake Questionnaire by the morning of the appointment Please reserve at least an hour to complete the questionnaire Please bring the following materials to the first appointment Unofficial transcript s preferably for all institutions you have attended A current resume or C V In addition to contact information please include the following as applicable Education GPA Honors and awards Publications any work you ve published Conferences at which you ve delivered papers Research Experience formal or informal Teaching Experience including teaching assistantships and tutoring Volunteer Work Academic Service or Public Service Activities Foreign Languages languages you speak and your level Employment or Internships

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  • Goldwater Scholarship – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University
    Resources Applicants Share Their Experiences Becoming a Strong Candidate FAQs Admitted Students Scholarships Search Strategy Deadlines Workshops Meet Our Fellows Contribute to This Site Quick Links Intake Questionnaire Graduate Fellowships California Pre Doctoral Program Financial Aid Scholarships Search Study Abroad Financing Study Abroad Transcripts Career Center Fellowships Office Contact Information Last Update July 14 2014 Goldwater Scholarship Please consult the program website to confirm program details including applicable deadlines Program Website Program Purpose The Goldwater Scholarship was created to foster excellence in mathematics the natural sciences and engineering and to encourage outstanding students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields Program Description In awarding 300 scholarships annually the Foundation considers applicants career objectives and extent of their commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to their fields Successful applicants will intend to pursue a research track terminal graduate degree that is the Ph D as opposed to an M D Supported Fields Eligible fields include but are not limited to aerospace engineering applied science aquatic resource management astronomy astrophysics biochemistry biology botany chemical engineering chemistry computer science electrical engineering environmental engineering environmental science geology mathematics microbiology natural source management mechanical engineering microbiology molecular genetics neurobiology nuclear engineering physics quantum mechanics zoology Benefits Scholarships cover up to 7 500 annually for tuition fees books and room and board Sophomores with two remaining years undergraduate study are eligible for 2 years of support Juniors with one remaining year of undergraduate study are eligible for 1 year of support Scholars may opt to study abroad but Goldwater funding will be based on their U S institution s budget Applicant Profile Strong candidates are likely to have competed for and been awarded research or internship experiences although individuality and intellectual intensity in a field may be demonstrated in other ways through

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  • Truman Scholarship – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University
    scholarships to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government the nonprofit or advocacy sectors education or elsewhere in public service Program Description and Benefits Scholars receive up to 30 000 for graduate or professional school in the US or abroad as well as funded participation in the Truman Scholarship Week The mandatory Scholarship Week introduces Scholars to the Foundation s services and the many public service pathways Scholars participate in seminars and workshops with distinguished Truman alumni and other public service leaders a policy analysis project community service events and a graduate school and career fair with representatives from the schools and programs most attended by Truman Scholars Truman Scholars are also invited to participate in the Summer Institute and Truman Albright Fellows Program About the Summer Institute The summer following graduation from college Scholars have the opportunity to participate in a 10 week Summer Institute in Washington DC The Foundation arranges internships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations as well as seminars meetings with Washington policymakers and Truman alumni and provides community building opportunities among Scholars About the Truman Albright Fellows Program After the Summer Institute 24 Scholars are selected to stay on in Washington DC for a full year in the Fellows Program Fellows are placed in public service jobs usually with the federal government while participating in a graduate level public policy course meetings with Washington policy experts and a community service program of their own design Supported Fields The public service related degrees supported by the Foundation encompass many fields of study including agriculture biology engineering environmental management physical and social sciences and technology policy as well as traditional fields such as economics education government history international relations law nonprofit management political science public administration public health and public policy

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  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University
    Fellows Contribute to This Site Quick Links Intake Questionnaire Graduate Fellowships California Pre Doctoral Program Financial Aid Scholarships Search Study Abroad Financing Study Abroad Transcripts Career Center Fellowships Office Contact Information Last Update July 14 2014 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program Please consult the program website to confirm program details including applicable deadlines Program Website Program Purpose The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States Founded in 1910 its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results Program Description The Carnegie Endowment is pioneering the first global think tank with flourishing offices now in Washington Moscow Beijing Beirut and Brussels These five locations include the centers of world governance and the places whose political evolution and international policies will most determine the near term possibilities for international peace and economic advancement Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment s senior associates Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books co author journal articles and policy papers participate in meetings with high level officials contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars activists journalists and government officials Benefits Positions are paid full time positions for one year Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of 36 000 per year plus a full benefits package Applicant Profile Relevant foreign language proficiency may be required for positions specializing in certain topics or geopolitical regions Some positions require applicants to have majored in particular disciplines Selection Criteria The Junior Fellows Program is highly competitive with about 5 of applicants ultimately being selected Applications are judged on the quality of the written essay related academic study and or work experience grades recommendations and personal interviews

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  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University
    Fellowships California Pre Doctoral Program Financial Aid Scholarships Search Study Abroad Financing Study Abroad Transcripts Career Center Fellowships Office Contact Information Last Update July 14 2014 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Please consult the program website to confirm program details including applicable deadlines Program Website Program Purpose Established to honor Congressman Morris Udall s 30 year legacy of public service the Udall Scholarship aims to educate a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their heritage through environmental studies and Native American health and tribal public policy The Udall Foundation seeks to foster greater recognition of public lands and resources to identify critical environmental issues and to promote the principles and practices of environmental conflict resolution Program Description Each year Congress funds approximately 80 merit based scholarships and 50 honorable mentions to sophomores and juniors in 3 categories 1 students who have demonstrated commitment in careers related to the environment Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to 2 tribal public policy or 3 Native health care Benefits The Udall Scholarship provides up to 5 000 for tuition and other educational expenses plus attendance at a 4 day Udall Scholars conference in Tucson Arizona to meet with other Scholars elected officials and environmental and tribal leaders Applicant Profile Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to shaping environmental or tribal public policy or Native American health care issues whether through scientific advances public or political service or community action Innovative students in all majors are invited to apply Characteristics of a strong candidate include leadership a desire to make a difference and general well roundedness Application Process Applicants enrolled at S F State must submit completed applications to S F State s Fellowship Advisor by the campus deadline San Francisco State may nominate up to

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  • CSU: Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award – Fellowships Office – S.F. State University
    Workshops Meet Our Fellows Contribute to This Site Quick Links Intake Questionnaire Graduate Fellowships California Pre Doctoral Program Financial Aid Scholarships Search Study Abroad Financing Study Abroad Transcripts Career Center Fellowships Office Contact Information Last Update July 14 2014 CSU Trustees Award Program Website Program Purpose The CSU Trustees Award recognizes students who have overcome adversity demonstrated financial need and have attributes of merit including superior academic performance significant personal achievements and exemplary community service Benefits The award is for 6 000 The award amount will be greater for the highest scorer usually 10 000 Selection Criteria Each year S F State may nominate up to two students for this award Application Process Applicants must submit the following materials to S F State s Fellowship Advisor by the campus deadline a complete application including personal statement transcripts from each institution the student has attended a written version of a 3 minute speech a video recording of the 3 minute speech see the application for format rrequirements and a short biography For examples of what the biography should contain see the biographies of last year s CSU Trustees Award awardees http www calstate edu foundation trusteesawards For the campus deadline the video recording of the 3 minute speech does not need to be polished in terms of its production values The nominee s speech will be recorded again for a polished result For the campus deadline students who do not have a means to record their 3 minute speech may contact Dr Viveros to schedule an appointment to have their speech recorded Applicants must be able to document financial need U S students must be receiving financial aid International students should consult S F State s Fellowship Advisor for information about how to document financial need Click here to download this

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