Beyond Winning: National Scholarship Competitions and the Student Experience

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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 is a valuable one that is more about learning and service than it is about winning.

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Reconnection Responsibility and Renewal The Rhodes Trust and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation
The Rhodes Scholarships Looking Forward From One Hundred Years
Marshall Scholarships Moving into the Twentyfirst Century
Victorys Incognito Arrival
Having a Winner Every Time in the Truman Scholarship Competition
Scholarships Reward Opportunity Obligation?
Are You Comfortable Making the Call?
Elocution Lessons? An Ethical Approach to Advising
The Rhodes to Perdition Mapping A Detour Around Professional Potholes
Strengthening Nationally Competitive Scholarships Thoughts from an International Conference in Bellagio
Keys To The United Kingdom
Surveying the Profession A Guide To National Scholarship Advising

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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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