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Information Session on Opportunities for International Exchange Grants, Fellowships, and Programs for your (Underrepresented) Student Mentees

Information Session on Opportunities for International Exchange Grants, Fellowships, and Programs for your (Underrepresented) Student Mentees 

Do you know, mentor, or work with underrepresented and underserved students (Pell Grant recipients, students of color, first-generation college attendees, and veterans) who may be interested in securing competitive international grants or fellowships? 

You are invited to join us for a workshop on how to enhance the competitiveness of student applications for nationally and internationally recognized grants and fellowships to participate in International Exchange Programs such as the US Fulbright program, Gillman Scholarship and Truman Scholarship. 

The application and success rates of CSULB for competitive programs promoting international exchange are currently low. Such programs have historically favored applicants from R1 institutions. In the last decade, enormous efforts have been made to recruit applicants from underrepresented and underserved student populations at minority-serving institutions. Helping CSULB students who might be thinking “this isn’t for me” secure these opportunities is a life-changing form of mentorship. 

The purpose of the workshop is to acquaint faculty with information and strategies that will be beneficial to their student mentees in completing successful applications. Three main topics will be covered: 

  1. Overview of opportunities: 
    • What are these grants, fellowships, and programs? 
    • Where can I find information on these opportunities? 
    • How do these opportunities help students? 
  2. Student applicant profile: 
    • Which opportunity is right for which student? 
    • Eligibility basics 
  3. Mentorship tools: 
    • What do I need to know as a mentor? 
    • What general guidance should I provide my mentee? 
    • What are some practical tips I can give my students?