Major Fellowship & Scholarship Advisement
Pam Newton, our Major Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor, recruits and advises student candidates and ensures that they get the support they need as they apply for major awards. She also keeps faculty up to date on major award opportunities and guides them in identifying strong student candidates for these awards. Once they begin the application process, student candidates receive regular assistance from the Advisor, the Center for Writing, the Center for Career Development, and any faculty interested in serving in an advisory or consultant role. See the list of supported major fellowships and scholarships.
Students interested in pursuing an award and faculty wishing to recommend a promising student candidate should contact Pam Newton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the following:
- Full name
- Current year of study
- Brief summary of qualifications
- Academic background
- Award(s) being sought
What makes a promising candidate? Every award is different and emphasizes different skills and interests in its applicants; however, there are certain qualities that will increase a student’s chances of success across the board. The ideal student applicant can demonstrate:
- Academic achievement
- Ambition to pursue further research and/or study
- Creative and original thinking
- Strong writing skills
- Leadership skills, including organization, initiative, and clear communication.