Ever heard of a national merit scholarship? Do you know how it can propel you to be a cultural ambassador, contribute to national interests, and achieve your academic and international travel goals? Wondering what minimum GPA or major you need to be a viable candidate? Or how you can make yourself stand out as the extraordinary candidate you are?

Join us for the National Achievement Scholarship informational session. We'll discuss how you can work with the UGR and merit scholarship committee and start planning now to craft competitive applications. We'll go over several major awards, including the Fulbright, Boren, Goldwater, Udall, and others that you can apply for—no matter your major!

We'll have snacks, gift cards, door prizes, and attendance vouchers on site! Learn about how you can win thousands of dollars to support your education, global interests, and international travel goals.

Mark your calendars. You can join us in person or via Zoom (99102730058) for these events. The full series includes:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3:00 p.m. (HUB Monongahela): 
    National Achievement Scholarships Informational Session

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:00 p.m. (210 Stabley): 
    Crafting Statements of Grant Purpose and Personal Statements (co-hosted with JWWC)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3:00 p.m. (HUB Monongahela):  
    What is an IRB? (co-hosted with IRB)

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3:00 p.m. (HUB Monongahela):  
    What is Qualtrics? (co-hosted with ARL)

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at undergrad-research@iup.edu or stop by our office at Stright 103 with any questions. If these awards don't quite match your interests, we can help you identify the most appropriate opportunities for you.