Leading the Way

Leading the Way

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Here are eleven essays addressing various aspects of the application process: building an office, engaging students in research, connecting them to internships and other special opportunities, embracing diversity, defining leadership, involving faculty, and preparing for an interview. There are also realistic assessments of the odds of winning a scholarship. Three of the essays are by directors or presidents of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. The essays are a result of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors conference, NAFA in Washington: Scholarships in a National Context, held in Washington, D.C., in July of 2007. The collection is a valuable resource for faculty, advisors, and administrators who want to provide opportunities for student engagement and to use the process to help shape tomorrowa€™s leaders. The book also includes two appendices: a€œNAFA Foundation and Institutional Membershipa€ and a€œCompetitive Scholarships, Opportunities, Internships, and Programs at a Glance.a€These essays not only fail to explain how the student can be a leader, but they also tend to be a red flag that ... his or her professional career is always more compelling than a piece on the importance of a balanced student government budget.

Title:Leading the Way
Author:Suzanne McCray, National Association of Fellowships Advisors
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2009-07-01


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