Advising News and Tips

Spring 2019—Exam Week

June 10, 2019

ADVISING TIP OF THE WEEK

  • Advising reminder for next fall

If you are graduating this spring or summer, congratulations!  However, if you’ll be back on campus in the fall, please look for an email from the Director of Advising during week 1 of fall term that will include important announcements and a reminder about your CHC advising assignment for 2019-20. Have a great summer!

CHC DATES & DEADLINES

UO DATES & DEADLINES

 

SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Fulbright US Student Program

Application deadline (UO internal deadline): Mid-September 2019
The Fulbright program promotes mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange.  Students study, research, engage in creative arts practice, intern in public policy, study contemporary music and document their research in multimedia formats, or teach English and U.S. American culture in more than 150 countries.  Awards are for graduating seniors, current graduate students, and alumni (U.S. citizenship required).  Alumni are eligible to apply through the UO for up to three years beyond graduation, unless you have subsequently matriculated at another US university.  Please note that all currently enrolled students (as of the fall term in which the deadline falls) must apply through the UO by the internal deadline, and that all items are due at this date.  For more information, visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Rhodes Scholarships

Internal application deadline: Early September before your fourth year of study
External application deadline: Early October of your fourth year of study
Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.  The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.  Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.  All educational costs, a stipend, and travel to and from Oxford are paid by the program.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Rhodes Scholarship advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu).  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Internal application deadline: Early September before your fourth year of study
External application deadline: Mid-October of your fourth year of study
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.  The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside of the United Kingdom on the basis of the candidate's academic excellence, a good fit between the scholar and the university, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Rhodes Scholarship advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu).  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Marshall Scholarships

Internal application deadline: Early September (immediately before your fourth year of study)
External application deadline: October of your fourth year of study
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.  Up to 40 scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.  The scholarship allows the scholars, who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers, and decision-makers in their own countries, to gain an understanding and appreciation of British values and the British way of life. It also establishes long-lasting ties between the peoples of Britain and the United States. Each scholarship is held for one to two years. Award covers university fees, tuition, books, a thesis grant, research, and daily travel, plus fares to and from the United States. Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Marshall Scholarship advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu). More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Mitchell Scholarships

Internal application deadline: Early September (immediately before your fourth year of study)
External application deadline: Late September of your fourth year of study
Mitchell Scholarships named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.  Up to 12 Mitchell scholars who may be seniors, alumni, and graduate students who are U.S. Citizens no older than 30, are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Award covers tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and international travel.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Marshall Scholarship advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu). More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Application deadline (UO internal deadline): TBA (early September 2019)
The DAAD is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany.  The DAAD supports more than 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year.  It also promotes internationalization efforts at German universities, helps developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and supports German Studies and German language programs abroad.  Grants and scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty in all fields of study.  For more information, contact the UO’s Office of Distinguished Scholarships.

  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application deadline: TBA (early October 2019)
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington, D.C.  Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.  Open to U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizen (regardless of country of residency) living in the U.S., provided you obtain the proper work visa.  For more information, visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

Application deadline: TBA (early October 2019)
Are you interested in studying abroad in Winter, Spring, or Summer 2020 and are looking for scholarship opportunities to support your plans?  The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship that is awarded to over 2,300 students each year who are studying abroad and are currently receiving the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid package.  The Gilman Scholarship is up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 for those studying a critical need language while abroad). For more information, visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Internal application deadline: October 9, 2019
Each year, up to 100 high-achieving students who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford University.  Knight-Hennessy scholars may pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD. programs.  Full funding includes tuition, stipend, and graduate program and related academic expenses.  Must submit a separate application to Stanford University; award of the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance to Stanford.  The program is open to all nationalities.  Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree within the past four years.  Students who wish to apply should contact UO’s Knight-Hennessy Scholarship advisor, Dr. Josh Snodgrass (dsinfo@uoregon.edu).  More information about the scholarship can be found on UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Campus Deadline: TBA (typically, November or December of your sophomore or junior year)
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a distinguished award for juniors and seniors who plan to be scientists, mathematicians, or engineers.  Up to $7,500 annually to help cover tuition, fees, books, room, & board for junior and/or senior year(s). Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national and a sophomore or a junior at the time of application with a minimum “B” grade point average.  For more information, visit UO’s Distinguished Scholarships website.

INTERNSHIP, JOB, STUDY ABROAD, VOLUNTEER, RESEARCH, & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 1-2 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for environmental (glaciers, water, climate change, natural disasters) research

Job Description: Interested in doing research on a National Science Foundation funded grant focusing on environmental issues -- particularly related to glaciers, icebergs, climate change, water, and natural disasters?  Do you like interdisciplinary research that links the natural sciences and social sciences?  Would you like join a lab group exploring a variety of environmental topics?  Professor Mark Carey of the Clark Honors College is looking for responsible, self-motivated undergraduates to serve as research assistants for summer 2019, working approximately 20-30 hours per week. Research projects will focus on glaciers/icebergs and society in the Polar Regions, including Greenland and Antarctica, as well as mountain regions, particularly the Andes, Alaska, and Cascades. Successful research assistants may be invited to join the Glacier Lab on a longer-term basis, including during the academic year beginning in fall 2019. Past research assistants and Lab members have co-authored published articles, gone on research trips (even to Peru), won grants and fellowships, and gotten into excellent graduate programs after graduation. Work in the Glacier Lab alongside Professor Carey and an array of MA and PhD graduate students helps advance professional training in ways far beyond typical UO or CHC coursework. For application directions, click here.