Welcome to the final month of Carnegie Hacks!
After over a year of tips and distinctions, we'll soon be turning our attention completely to helping review applicant drafts. And January is the last month to reserve a spot in the draft review cycle.
Last month we heard from lots of folks confused about the multiple questions requesting scholarship examples in the application. This month, we'll parse them out and prepare you to answer them.
These 4 questions on the application address scholarship examples:
First time applicants:
Section III Categories of Engagement
Questions C. 1-3, D. 4
Section II Categories of Engagement
Questions 5. 1-3, 6. 4
To responding to these questions, follow these 4 steps:
Compile scholarship generated by your campus that has anything to do with "the community"
Sort through your scholarship examples
Funnel each example into the best answer for you
Select the best strategy for each question response
Over the course of this month, we'll work through each step.
Step 1 - Compile scholarship generated by your campus that has anything to do with "the community"
Here are some places to look for community-related scholarship. Please note, your campus may not collect all of these or some may be confidential.
External Funding or Sponsored Research Office
Faculty CV updates
College newsletters listing faculty scholarship
Internal grant applications, fellowship applications
Library database of faculty publications
Word of mouth
Next week, we'll start making sense of the pile of examples you've collected. See you then!