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?

Contact the Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement!

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

For more information about the Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement, 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 Claire Kervin in the Thomas Steitz Hall of Science, Room 131, by March 1, 2019. For additional information, please contact Claire Kervin.
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 Claire Kervin via email by the end of Term I, following the summer award.

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