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Rebecca S. June 28, 2020

How to Win Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

On June 28, Acakid delivered a course “How To Win Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships” presented by our instructors Agnim Agarwal and Suchet Taori. You can watch the full video below.

About Our Instructors:

Agnim Agarwal

I am an incoming freshman at the California Institute of Technology. I have experience with applying to several scholarships as part of the college application process. This past year, I was selected as semifinalists for the Park and Robertson Scholarships, full scholarships to North Carolina State University and Duke University, and received a partial scholarship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was also selected as a semifinalist for the Coca-Cola Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for graduating high school seniors, and a finalist for the Modeling the Future Challenge, a mathematical modeling competition for high school students offering numerous scholarships as the prize for challenge winners.

Suchet Taori

I am an incoming third-year student at the University of Virginia (UVA). Throughout my time at UVA, I have been involved in research and have been fortunate enough to receive six independent research grants/fellowships (Ingrassia Family Echols Scholars Research Grant [2019, 2020], Raven Society Fellowship [2020], College of Arts and Sciences Small Travel and Research Award [2019, 2020], and the Minerva Scholars Award [2019]) to support my work. At UVA, I was also selected as an Echols Scholar, College Science Scholar, and was a recipient of the HCA Healthcare Scholarship. This past year, I was a national finalist for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Course Structure:

The course will be a single 2-hour session. During this session, we divided into following structure:

1. How to find scholarships – this includes which resources for both college and high school students, how to determine if a scholarship is right for you, and what other programs are available outside of the typical scholarships.

2. How to win scholarships – this includes tips on how to approach potential letter of recommendation writers, how to write essays, and how to get your application reviewed.

3. Question and Answer Session – this provides the opportunity for students and parents to ask any questions they may have and for us to touch on any topics we may have missed during the session.

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