The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Major Fellowships helps students explore post-graduate opportunities and develop strong applications for fellowships, scholarships, or professional studies in law, medicine, and other fields.  We help students:

  • Uncover possibilities and develop plans for post-graduate study
  • Identify fellowships, scholarships, and professional schools best suited to their goals
  • Prepare competitive proposals and applications, including personal statements and research interests

The office also coordinates several scholarship opportunities for Lawrence students to pursue research, internships, or other activities.

 

Post-Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Major fellowships are highly competitive, prestigious awards that fund graduate study, teaching abroad or in the United States, research, federal employment, or public service.  Our office can guide you through the process of applying for a Watson, Fulbright, Rhodes, or other fellowship. 

For deadlines and more information, click here.

 

Considering going to law school, medical school, or another professional school?

We can help you prepare by:

  • Bringing professional alumni and admissions representatives to campus to meet with interested students
  • Pointing students to test preparation resources for the LSAT or MCAT

  • Helping students enroll at Fox Valley Technical College for the certified nursing assistant (CNA) accelerated course during December term and spring term

Visit the Pre-Health Website for more information on pre-health careers and preparing for medical schools and other health allied schools.  Look for the Pre-Law Website coming soon.

For Pre-Health volunteer opportunities, click here

 

Scholarships for Lawrence Students

Each year, current Lawrence students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and awards to help cover costs associated with projects, conferences, summer research or internships.  Four opportunities coordinated by this office are listed below.

Additional scholarships can be found here.

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Lawrence Students

The Sara A. Quandt and Thomas A. Arcury Endowment for Experiential Learning and Research in Public Health: Provides funds for travel expenses, stipends for work or summer research, independent study or Senior Experience projects, books, supplies, or any other aspects that would broaden and provide in-depth understanding of public health. Awards range from $500 to $4,000. Application is due in late March. To apply, visit here for Funding Applicaiton.

The Mita Sen Award for Societal Impact: Given to a student whose project has the potential to impact society by addressing the demonstrated needs of individuals, families, or the community at Lawrence, in the Fox Cities, or beyond through volunteerism, entrepreneurship, or artistic or scholarly activities. Funds can be used to cover costs associated with Senior Experience projects, program fees, books or materials, or travel. For Lawrence juniors only. Award: Up to $5,000. Application is due in late March. To apply, visit here for Funding Application.

The Harold B. Zuehlke and Richard W. Zuehlke Research Fund for Physical Science: Provides students with a wide range of academic opportunities that can include Senior Experience projects, field research, conferences, lectures, symposia, interdisciplinary endeavors, and off-campus study in the physical sciences (chemistry, geology, physics). Funds can be used for travel, books, supplies, equipment and other needs as appropriate. Award amounts vary, depending on the level of the fund. To apply, visit here for the Senior Experience Application form.

The Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend: Lawrence University is pleased to announce the availability of the Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend, established in 2000 in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis Huebner ’96. The stipend can offset or cover expenses related to exploring or pursuing opportunities related to a career in the legal profession. The amount distributed is typically $500 to $2000, depending on the nature of the funding request.

The minimum eligibility requirements are junior standing, a 3.0 Grade Point Average and the desire to pursue a law degree. Applicants can request funding to help cover and/or offset the costs of a variety of expenditures, including:
• Law School Admission Test (LSAT) fees
• Law School application fees
• Supplemental living expenses for a summer legal internship
• Projects that will further your preparation for the professional study of law

Submit the following:
(1) Maximum 500-word statement of purpose that explains your interest in the legal profession
(2) A current resume that details extra-curricular activities and awards
(3) Proposed budget listing projected expenditures
(4) Two faculty letters of recommendation
(5) Current transcript
Submit completed applications via e-mail or in person to Kia Thao in the Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement located in Chapman Hall, on the 2nd floor, by March 1, 2019. For additional information, please contact Kia Thao.
Note: Students who receive Huebner Awards are required to provide a written assessment of the value of this award in enhancing their preparation for and interest in enrolling in law school. This assessment must be sent to the Kia Thao via email by the end of Term I, following the summer award.

Coordinator

Kia Thao

Kia Thao

Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement, Alice Chapman Hall, 209
920-832-7401
kia.thao@lawrence.edu

Upcoming Events

Concordia University School of Pharmacy -  Representatives will be on campus on April 2, 2019. There will be an info table from 5:00-6:30 p.m. by Andrew Commons, 15 minute one-on-one chats (sign up on Handshake), and a pharmacy careers presentation from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Runkel Room. 

Fulbright Representatives Visit & Info Session - Representatives will be on campus on April 4, 2019. Times for the visit and info session will be updated as they become finalized. 

Upcoming Deadlines

Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend applications are open! Campus deadline is March 1, 2019. 

Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend Info

Lawrence University is pleased to announce the availability of the Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend, established in 2000 in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis Huebner ’96. The stipend can offset or cover expenses related to exploring or pursuing opportunities related to a career in the legal profession. The minimum eligibility requirements are junior standing, a 3.0 Grade Point Average and the desire to pursue a law degree. Contact Kia Thao for application.

Graduate School Exploration Fellowship - Applications due March 1, 2019 to Kia Thao in the CLC. Contact Kia Thao for application details. 

GSEF Info

The Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF) provides an inside look at what it takes to pursue a career in teaching and scholarship at a college like yours! Wondering what it takes to become a faculty member?
ACM.edu/GSEF
• Engage in summer research projects in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, or the arts at a major research university.
• Receive a $3,500 stipend (plus housing and transportation), funding for graduate school visits, and year-round mentoring.

Students with sophomore standing from underrepresented backgrounds in academia are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Udall Scholarship applications are open! Campus deadline is February 18, 2019. National deadline is March 7, 2019.

Udall Scholarship Info

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Contact Kia Thao, Campus representative, to register for the online application.

Leopold Fellowship applications are open! Applications are due March 10, 2019. 

Leopold Fellowship Info

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking recent college graduates or soon-to-be graduates for the Future Leaders Program. Join us to build the skills and experiences needed to kick-start a career in conservation! Fellows specialize in Education & Communication or Land Stewardship, and 20% of the fellowship hours are dedicated to professional development. Learn more and apply at www.aldoleopold.org.

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