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National Scholarships and Fellowships Series

Winnie Tsao – February 10th, 2016

There are awards for students at all stages (undergraduate, graduate, professional) – and even alumni. It is never too early to start learning about these opportunities.

February 15th:  UK Awards (Churchill, Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes)
Open Grounds

A number of excellent graduate school opportunities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Come learn what they are, what it takes, and how the University of Virginia can support you. Interested but not sure if you are qualified, come find out for sure. 

School of Engineering Extern Program

Callie Uffman – February 9th, 2016

Second-year students--consider applying for the new School of Engineering Extern Program.

Externships are short-term career exploration opportunities that provide valuable exposure to a professional field of interest. Apply to have an opportunity to be matched with an employer, who you will observe and shadow for one week, March 7-11, 2016.

Capital One 2016 Modeling Competition

Callie Uffman – February 9th, 2016

Are you a problem solver? Do you have innovative ideas? Are you ready for a challenge? Join the 2016 Capital One Modeling Competition.

In this competition, you will use your creativity and analytical problem solving skills to develop an innovative analytic tool that helps a bank identify fraudulent transaction behavior. Your task will be to leverage these insights and tools to develop a strategy to optimize Capital One's transaction fraud prevention strategy for the Credit Card business.

Your goals will be to:

World Tank Competition

Nicole Schneiter – February 9th, 2016

Wonk Tank is a competition platform for students (undergraduate and graduate) around the United States studying in all disciplines to pitch their foreign policy ideas directly to the U.S. Department of State. Students identify a foreign policy problem, propose a solution, and address potential pitfalls while including a link to a brief YouTube video presenting their pitch.


Astronaut Scholarship

Nicole Schneiter – February 9th, 2016

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation will award a $10,000 scholarship to a qualifying UVa undergraduate student.  Scholarship candidates must be majoring natural or applied science, engineering or mathematics with intentions to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degrees.   Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship. Candidates must be U.S.

Charlottesville Sustainable Agriculture Internship

Christie Julien – February 9th, 2016

Charlottesville Sustainable Agriculture Internship 2016

The UVA Community Garden is offering two paid summer internship positions focusing on sustainable farming and community gardening through active engagement. Interns will gain practical skills as well as a greater understanding of food systems by managing the UVA Community Garden and apprenticing at Bellair Farm, a local farm growing 30 acres of organic vegetables. Email with questions, applications due Wednesday, February 17.

STEM Diversity Career Expo

Nicole Schneiter – February 8th, 2016

EOP, Equal Opportunity Publications, is hosting their Annual Career Expos with Fortune 500 Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. The career expos target diverse students interested in the science and engineering fields, and are taking place in the following locations:


March 9- Dallas, TX

June 3- Washington, DC

September 23- New York , NY