Beyond Winning: National Scholarship Competitions and the Student Experience

Each year thousands of students apply for competitive national and international scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, and Fulbright. The competition for these awards is intense, and students look to scholarship advisors for strengthen. Many universities have created an office or designated a part of an office to assist these students, which has provided greater get right of entry to for students who won’t have applied prior to now or successfully. It has also increased the competition. The twelve essays in this collection from the 2003 National Association of Fellowships Advisors Conference held at the University of Denver. Essays by the heads of the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, and Truman Scholarship foundations provide a sense of the philosophy and direction of their programs. The essays provide information on new initiatives, insights into the history and significance of the programs, and insider tips for application and interview preparation. Other essays center of attention on the advising and application process from successful advisors at quite a lot of universities, how the U.K. higher educational system differs from that in america, and the key issue of ethics in the application process. The entire essays demonstrate that the scholarship application experience itself is a valuable one that may be more about learning and service than it is about winning.
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