University Fellowships Office information sessions set for Oct. 17

Penn State Altoona will present two information sessions on fellowship opportunities on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel. The sessions will be lead by Dr. Caitlin Y. Ting, interim director of the University Fellowships Office (UFO). The first session, geared towards faculty and staff, will take place at 1:00 p.m., while a student session will be held at 2:30 p.m. Each session will consist of a brief overview of the services provided by the UFO followed by a Q&A session.

The UFO assists students from all campuses and disciplines in learning about fellowship opportunities during their undergraduate careers and beyond. The UFO also provides assistance with the fellowship application process, as well as feedback related to written materials. Briefly stated, a fellowship is an award given by an organization or institution to fund education-related expenses, such as tuition, research, or travel.

The UFO routinely assists more than 150 students annually as they apply for highly competitive national and international fellowships, including Astronaut, Churchill, DAAD Study/Research, DAAD Rise, FLAS, Fulbright, Gilman, Goldwater, Marshall, NIST SURF, Rhodes, and Schwarzman. Demonstrative of the quality of service provided by the UFO, more than 50 Penn State students are recipients of these fellowships each year.