Scholarship Night - Identifying and Applying For Scholarships


Thursday, August 29
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Add to Calendar 2019-08-29 17:00:00 2019-08-29 19:00:00 Scholarship Night - Identifying and Applying For Scholarships ITTC Lab 2 at the D. H. Hill Jr. Library


Workshop Description

Did you know that 100 million dollars of scholarship funding goes unclaimed in the United States every year? Led by Morgan DiCarlo, a seasoned scholar who has received more than $120,000 in merit-based aid, attendees will identify and draft an outline for at least one scholarship application during the session. The workshop will cover every detail of applying, including identifying awards programs for which you are a strong fit, drafting requests for recommendation letters and creating a stand out personal statement. Attendees will learn about different types of scholarships, federal, private and local, and receive in-person feedback on any essay drafts. Refine your application with insights from a recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, Discover Bank, American Society of Civil Engineers, and more. By the end of this session, you will have started a scholarship application. Bring along your laptop or hard copies of your resume!


Speaker Biography: Morgan DiCarlo graduated with a B.E. in Civil Engineering from Stony Brook in 2016 and her M.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2018. She is passionate about water systems and STEM engagement, and founded an engineering curriculum that has graduated more than 70 high school women. DiCarlo was named one of America's New Faces of Civil Engineering (2014) and selected for Nature Magazine's Innovating Science longlist (2018) for her commitment to outreach. DiCarlo is a TEDx speaker, former NASA intern and a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which supports her PhD studies at NC State.

Contact Information

Shaun Bennett

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