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Roads Less Traveled and Other Perspectives on Nationally Competitive Scholarships
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Applying for nationally competitive scholarships can be a daunting process for students. Thousands apply each year for scholarships with familiar names like the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Schwarzman, Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, and Madison, or for one of many STEM opportunities like National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships or National Defense Science and  Engineering Fellowship.  

For many, the applications present an unfamiliar territory, so students seek out informed advisors who can help them navigate the terrain. This volume of essays is a great way for anyone advising students through an application to become an expert. Roads Less Traveled and Other Perspectives on Nationally Competitive Scholarships provides critical information from scholarship foundations about the best ways to guide students—from considering a career path, to completing the application, to preparing for an interview. Experienced advisors also share helpful tips on practical topics like writing letters of endorsement or assisting those who want to study abroad, and they provide programmatic advice on how to broaden the pool of applicants, address those with financial needs, and make all who apply feel the process has value beyond winning. Roads Less Traveled and Other Perspectives on Nationally Competitive Scholarships is a must for anyone advising students on scholarships.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. x-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. I. Foundations
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. 1. Public Service, Power, and the Challenges Facing Millennials
  2. Andrew Rich
  3. pp. 11-18
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  1. 2. The Goldwater Scholarship Program: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  2. John Mateja
  3. pp. 19-30
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  1. 3. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation: Transforming Outstanding Undergraduates into Teachers of the Constitution
  2. Claire McCaffery Griffin
  3. pp. 31-40
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  1. 4. Suspenders and a Belt: Overpreparation and the Overachiever
  2. Tara Yglesias
  3. pp. 41-50
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  1. II. Serving Students
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. 5. Student Engagement: A Road to Travel More
  2. Karna Walter
  3. pp. 53-64
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  1. 6. Scholarships as a Pathway to Government Service
  2. Gihan Fernando
  3. pp. 65-74
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  1. 7. Advising Students on the Many Roads of Study Abroad
  2. Richard Montauk
  3. pp. 75-90
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  1. 8. Bela Karolyi’s Handstand: The Whys and Hows of Letters of Endorsement
  2. Doug Cutchins, David Schug, and Mary Denyer
  3. pp. 91-106
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  1. III. Expanding Opportunity
  2. pp. 107-108
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  1. 9. Widening the Pool: Assessing Campus Diversity and Making Fellowship Recruitment More Inclusive
  2. Jennifer Gerz-Escandón
  3. pp. 109-120
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  1. 10. Belonging, Impostor Phenomenon, and Advising Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds
  2. Brandy Simula
  3. pp. 121-134
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  1. 11. “Thank Goodness for Gilman”: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Balance of Resources for Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships
  2. Barbara Stedman
  3. pp. 135-142
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  1. IV. On the Profession
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. 12. Writing Self-Efficacy in Postsecondary Fellowship Applicants: The Relationship between Two Types of Feedforward Treatments
  2. Lauren Tuckley
  3. pp. 145-160
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  1. 13. Reflections on the Value of Being in the Room Where It Happens
  2. Elizabeth Vardaman
  3. pp. 161-170
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  1. Appendix A: Survey of the Profession 2017
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. Appendix B: The National Association of Fellowships Advisors Executive Board and Foundation Members
  2. pp. 183-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-199
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