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National Scholarship Competitions

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NYU students have been awarded many of the nation's most prestigious and competitive scholarships, grants and awards.

The NYU Office for National Scholarships guides students to a diverse catalog of prestigious scholarship contests, advises interested students through the application process and can point to other scholarship resources to help students meet their needs.

If you are interested in and eligible to apply for prestigious awards including the J. William Fulbright Grant, Gates Cambridge Trust, Marshall Scholarship and George J. Mitchell Scholarship, please contact the Office for National Scholarships by April 15, 2014. They will answer questions you have and assist you in the application process.

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Writing the Personal Essay for Scholarship Applications
This is a two-hour workshop designed to end any writer’s block you might have in beginning or drafting a personal essay for scholarship applications. We will be considering the role of the personal essay in your application overall, the question of tone and focus, and through a series of brainstorming exercises, you’ll work on identifying key characteristics and traits of yours, exploring how they might be conveyed to your reader, and considering how these details might build to an essay (with an idea in it) rather than remaining simply a story. You’ll leave the workshop with notes for a complete draft.

This workshop is taught by Jenni Quilter, Senior Language Lecturer at the Expository Writing Program, and Assistant Director Leadership Curriculum and Fellowships. She is a former Rhodes Scholar from New Zealand. You can contact her at

Space is limited in each session. To RSVP (and to check to see if spots are available) sign up using the following links: April 10th (Limit 40 people) and April 17th (Limit 30 people)

White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
Application deadline: April 13, 2014
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Gates Cambridge Trust
This scholarship provides fully funded graduate study at the University of Cambridge for intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. If you are interested in applying, please contact NYU's Office of National Scholarships by April 15th, so we can work with you on your application over the summer.
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