Beyond Winning: National Scholarship Competitions and the Student Experience : the National Association of Fellowships Advisors 2003 Conference Proceedings

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University of Arkansas Press, 2005 - Education - 132 pages
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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 support. Many universities have created an office or designated part of an office to assist these students, which has provided greater access for students who may not have applied previously 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 focus on the advising and application process from successful advisors at various universities, how the U.K. higher educational system differs from that in the United States, and the key issue of ethics in the application process. All the essays demonstrate that the scholarship application experience itself a valuable one that is more about learning and service than it is about winning. This publication was made possible by the University of Arkansas Honors College.
 

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Contents

Reconnection Responsibility and Renewal The Rhodes Trust and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation
xvii
The Rhodes Scholarships Looking Forward From One Hundred Years
11
Marshall Scholarships Moving into the Twentyfirst Century
19
Victorys Incognito Arrival
25
Having a Winner Every Time in the Truman Scholarship Competition
31
Scholarships Reward Opportunity Obligation?
39
Are You Comfortable Making the Call?
43
Elocution Lessons? An Ethical Approach to Advising
49
The Rhodes to Perdition Mapping A Detour Around Professional Potholes
57
Strengthening Nationally Competitive Scholarships Thoughts from an International Conference in Bellagio
63
Keys To The United Kingdom
87
Surveying the Profession A Guide To National Scholarship Advising
107
Notes
119
Index
125
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Suzanne McCray is the associate dean of the Honors College at the University of Arkansas and also directs the Office of Post-Graduate Fellowships. She was the vice president of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors and is currently its president.

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