OHSD: Scholar Development Workshops

Office: 2nd Floor, Carnegie Building (202) 806-4029

Scholar Development Workshops provide information, training and discussion on topics related to undergraduate research, preparation for prestigious merit awards, and overall understanding of a wide-range of funding opportunities and resources for high-achieving undergraduate students.

OHSD offers information sessions and workshops throughout the year to promote awareness and preparation for prestigious national scholarships and merit awards. Participating students receive advising and guidance for numerous competitions, including the Fulbright Program, the Rhodes Scholarship, academic summer institutions, and other national and global opportunities.

Check the OHSD event calendar, or sign-up for e-mail announcements for information on upcoming workshops and information sessions.

OHSD Workshop Descriptions

HUF Scholar Seminar: Intro to Merit Awards

This meeting is specifically for Howard University scholarship recipients of all classifications (includes Legacy, Capstone and Presidential Scholars). This interactive forum will give HUF Scholars an opportunity to collaborate and network with each other, while learning about specific merit award opportunities for which they are uniquely qualified.

Freshman Workshop: Merit Award Preparation

This session will provide an overview of national and international merit award opportunities available for Howard University students. The freshman workshop will focus on how to pre-plan and design an undergraduate experience that will provide a competitive advantage for merit award applications in the Junior and Senior year. Topics of discussion will include exploring Howard opportunities for study abroad, community service, leadership development, internships, domestic exchange and undergraduate research.

Sophomore Workshop: Merit Award Preparation

This session will provide an overview of national and international merit award opportunities available for Howard University students. The sophomore workshop will help students reflect on how each student's undergraduate experience is developing, in order to create a competitive profile for merit award applications submitted for the Junior and Senior year. This workshop will focus primarily on planning for study abroad or other international opportunities.

Junior Workshop: Merit Award Preparation

Workshop will provide information on competitive merit awards due during the Senior year, including the Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships. We will develop a personal plan and calendar for maximizing their time during the summer, to create competitive applications for the upcoming October deadlines.

Undergraduate Research and Funding Opportunities

Humanities: Session will provide basic information on several prestigious awards, including the Beinecke Scholarship for research in the arts and humanities, the Humanities in Action Fellowship, and the Leadership Alliance, among others. Topics of discussion will include identifying faculty mentors, understanding university resources for research and shaping your academic research agenda and intellectual inquiry as an undergraduate student.

Social Sciences: Session will provide basic information on several prestigious awards, including the Beinecke Scholarshp, the Scoville Peace Fellowship, the Leadership Alliance, and many others. Topics of discussion will include identifying faculty mentors, understanding university resources for research and shaping an academic research agenda as an undergraduate student.

Public Policy and International Affairs: Session will provide basic information on several prestigious awards, including the PPIA Fellowship, the Truman Scholarship, the Pickering Fellowship, the Rangel International Affairs Program, the Payne International Development Fellowship, and many others. Topics of discussion will include identifying faculty mentors, understanding university resources for research and shaping your academic research agenda and intellectual inquiry as an undergraduate student.

STEM: Session will provide basic information on several prestigious awards, including the Goldwater Scholarship and the Boren-STEM initiative. Topics of discussion will include identifying faculty mentors, understanding university resources for research and shaping your academic research agenda and intellectual inquiry as an undergraduate student.

The mere imparting of information is not education.
Above all things, the effort must result in making a man think and do for himself.
Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro, 1933