Two Workshops on Funding for Graduate School

August 26, 2003

The Graduate School is sponsoring two workshops 

Both workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate students.  The first workshop reviews the basics on how to finance graduate school.  The second workshop specifically addresses how to make your applications competitive for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship.

Because space is limited, registration is required.

To register, please send an e-mail to the attention of < that includes the following:

-your name,

-e-mail address,

-year (freshman, sophomore,junior, senior or year in graduate school),

-department/program,

-citizenship (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or international student),

-the workshop (or workshops) for which you would like to register.

WORKSHOP 1: "Financial Support for Graduate Education"

This workshop addresses the basics on how to secure funding for graduate school.  It will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 on Wednesday, September 10 in the Ballroom of the Talley Student Center.

Representatives from the Graduate School, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Cooperative Education Program and the Career Center will discuss financial support--- including assistantships, fellowships, loans, Co-Op opportunities, and internships. Plenty of time will be set aside for questions.

WORKSHOP 2: This workshop will focus specifically on applying for a National Science Foundation Fellowship

The NSF workshop will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 3:30 to 5:00 in the WITHERSPOON Student Center Cinema.

The workshop will feature Mary Anthony from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU administers the national NSF Fellowship competition. Eligibility for the NSF Fellowship is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens of the United States.  It is intended for students who are at or near the beginning of their graduate degree programs. The NSF Fellowship is a prestigious award that provides a stipend of $27,500, and covers tuition, fees, and health insurance.  Juniors, seniors, and beginning graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Complete information on eligibility for the NSF Fellowship (including fields of study supported) is available at www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm.
If you have any questions or need additional information on the workshops, please feel free to contact Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean, at the phone number or e-mail address listed below:

E-MAIL: DAVID_SHAFER@NCSU.EDU
PHONE: (919) 515-2873

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Graduate School "Fellowship Information" Page on the Web:

http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/grad/funding/fellows.htm

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