I want to welcome those of you have have been through Orientation this summer and those of you who have yet to attend. I hope you will come here excited and ready to try new things and take advantage of opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions about the University or Honors College. We will be communicating with you over the summer, providing more information which we believe will be helpful.
The annual Honors College Freshpeople Procession and Convocation has become a USF tradition. Typically, 400 students march from ADM to the Marshall Center, led by faculty, administrators and the College of the Arts trumpet group. Academics wear Regalia and the Procession is a wonderful event. Once at the Marshall Center you will be welcomed to the University and inducted into Honors.
This year the Procession/Convocation will be held on Friday, August 26. Convocation is required for all new Honors College Freshpeople; it is the only required event we have and will count towards the Freshpeople 5 requirement. Please note that if you have a class during Convocation you are excused.
We will gather on the south side of the ADM at 12:45 and begin our march at 1PM promptly. We should be finished no later than 3PM (2:30 is probable). If you have a class that ends during Convocation, come late; if you have a class that starts during Convocation, you may leave early.
All of us at USF and in The Honors College look forward to greeting you on August 26!
To our old-timers, I hope your summer is going well and that you are leaning and having fun.Â I do look forward to greeting you in August. Â
Health Professions News
Check out the Honors College Health Professions blog for many updates this week including: University of Florida College of Medicine letters of recommendation, an important article on the rise of Osteopathic Medicine, USF College of Pharmacy application updates, and a shadowing matching program for Podiatry.
Link: USF Honors College Health Professions Blog
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Rising seniors get started now
If you will be a senior this fall, the time has come for you to consider your next step if you haven''''t already. Perhaps you would like to go to graduate school or take a gap year to study, research, or teach English. There are a number of scholarships, fellowships, and grants that can help fund your dreams. Come see us to talk about your plans.
-Go to our website, http://ons.usf.edu, and take a look at these or see the next entry for links:
Javits, Truman, Rangel, Pickering, Hertz: Graduate Study in the US
Marshall, Rhodes, GatesCambridge: Graduate Study in the UK
Mitchell: Graduate Study in Ireland
Fulbright: Teach, research or study in another country
Link: ONS Website
Upcoming Deadlines Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Fulbright, Javits, Gilman, GatesCambridge and Hertz
Deadlines for the following scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.
Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe
Marshall - Graduate Study in the UK
Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland
Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford
Here are additional deadlines:
Sep 1 - Javits - Arts, Humanities, Social Science graduate study
Sep 9 - Gilman - Study abroad, for recipients of the Pell grant
Sep 15 - Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge
Sep 15 - Hertz - Science graduate Study
Fulbright Canada not just for seniors
Canada also offers a wide range of opportunities for students at all levels and in almost all disciplines! From our Killam Fellowships Program (www.killamfellowships.com) for undergraduate students (junior year abroad), to our Fulbright student program (www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students.html), there is something for everyone. We are especially excited about our new Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Awards! We are offering American STEM students the opportunity to complete a PhD in Canada. The award is valued at approximately $120,000 over three years (including tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, health insurance, and other benefits). (For more information, go to: www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students/STEM_program.html)
Be one of the few Undergraduate Scholar Award winners
The Undergraduate Scholar medallion is awarded to students who have had significant global, research, and service experience. If you are interested in the program and graduating this Summer, please contact Ms. Carlton for the requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must proclaim your intent to apply to Ms. Carlton. Please let her know right away if you are interested!
Upcoming Workshops for Seniors, Sophomores and Juniors, Gilman, and Fulbright
We will be holding a Gilman general information workshop on Tuesday, July 19 at 9-10 AM in ADM 252. Feel free to attend and bring your friends! Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.
We will be holding another Fulbright general information workshop on Tuesday, July 19 at 2- 3 pm in ADM 252. Free to attend and bring your friends! Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.
An application and essay review workshop for Fulbright will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 34 pm in ADM 252. The purpose of this workshop will be to get more in depth with your applications and essays. Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.
We encourage you to visit our website http://ONS.usf.edu , and search for opportunities that are available to youï»¿.
ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Carlton.
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Peer Leaders Needed for General Chemistry
If you earned an A or B in General Chemistry (CHM 2045 or CHM 2046), have some time on Friday mornings, and would like to help other students in a unique leadership practice, then Peer Leading for Chemistry (CHM 4932) may be for you. CHM 4932 will enable you to guide students to success in Gen Chem I, give you tools to raise questions about the teaching of chemistry, and help you to improve your oral and written communication skills. This course is also an excellent opportunity to review fundamental concepts needed for big examinations, such as MCAT, PCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.
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