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Faculty engagement is key for successful national fellowship and scholarship candidates. Use our form to refer students, and contact Dr. Anne Wallen at annewallen@ku.edu to get more information about some of the other ways to get involved.

Refer Students and Publicize Opportunities

Getting a nudge from an admired faculty member leads many students to apply for fellowships and scholarships. You can schedule a classroom visit to promote specific fellowship opportunities to your students or request information to share with them directly.

Serve on Selection Committees

The campus selection committees for fellowships and scholarships that require endorsement perform very important service for the wider university community.

One committee oversees campus nomination for the major UK and Ireland awards (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill), and individual campus committees meet for each of the other fellowships and scholarships requiring KU nomination. Many faculty members really enjoy this service experience, as it gives them an opportunity to get to know outstanding students from a variety of disciplines across campus.

Participate in Mock Interview Panels

Many fellowships and scholarships have interview components. The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships arranges for mock or practice interviews for students. These are most helpful when they faculty from a wide variety of fields as well as experts from the student's own discipline. There are usually opportunities to help with mock interview panels in both fall and spring semesters each year.

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