Fellowships, scholarships, and national awards fund study, travel, or research relevant to your personal interests, academic pursuits, and career goals. They provide a wonderful opportunity for exploration of your educational development. The awards are prestigious, national, merit-based fellowships and scholarships that are highly sought after and extremely competitive.
Who should apply?
Students with a strong record of academic achievement who have accomplishments beyond the classroom, including but not limited to leadership, service, community activism, on-campus involvement, research, and other specific award eligibility criteria (i.e. language ability, vigor/athleticism, etc).
What is the process like for applying?
Each award has its own specific application process, and requirements may include a research or study proposal, personal statement or essay, financial information, transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation or interviews. Students may apply for some awards directly, but most awards require the College to nominate or endorse one or more candidates. Occidental has a committee process for reviewing applications and nominating students for these awards, and each award has a designated faculty advisor. There is usually an internal Oxy deadline as well as the national deadline for an award. Students need to be aware of both.
What resources are available to assist students applying for national awards?
In addition to the Office of Fellowships Advising, there are other campus resources to assist students in the application process: faculty advisors for each award, Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) writing instructors, Career Development Center (CDC), departmental faculty, and academic advisors. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources.
Note: Applicants must adhere to both internal Oxy deadlines and national deadlines.
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