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Center for Undergraduate Excellence

External Fellowships and Scholarships

» External Fellowships and Scholarships

It is never too early to begin exploring the many prestigious nationally competitive grants, scholarships, and fellowships available to support your research and creative activity while at Chapman or to continue post-graduate opportunities and graduate school funding.

CUE is here to guide you in all phases of the application process from start to finish. Beginning with an individual meeting to find the best scholarship match for your interests, abilities, and career goals, to attending workshops, one-on-one assistance in crafting essays, grant proposals, and personal statements, tips on securing strong letters of recommendation, and ensuring your application is completed on a timely basis; CUE will work with you.

As these scholarships are very competitive, you should plan to invest a significant amount of time and work. Most applications require essays, personal statements, research proposals, and letters of recommendation. In order to be a competitive applicant, you must start the process early and be prepared to go through multiple drafts of your essays. Though time-consuming, you will learn a lot about yourself in the process. Past students who have worked with our office remark that the application process was highly rewarding whether or not they won the award. Scholarship essay writing helps you develop skills that will be useful in many future aspects of your life.
In recent years, Chapman students have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, Fulbright US Student Scholarships, Critical Language Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, Gilman Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships, National Science Graduate Fellowships, and many others. These distinguished awards have allowed them to take their education around the world and become more enriched global citizens. 

To schedule an advising appointment

To schedule an advising appointment, contact Dr. John Hunter, Faculty Ambassador for Distinguished Scholarships.

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