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"Stephanie A. Barnett" <[log in to unmask]>
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Stephanie A. Barnett
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:10:05 -0400
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Personal Statement Workshop TONIGHT - Monday, October 26 from 7:00PM - 
9:00PM in Thompson 138*

Judith Adkins, the Personal Statement Specialist for Mason's Postgraduate 
Fellowships and Scholarships Program, and for the Writing Center, will 
offer a Personal Statement Workshop. The first hour or so will focus on the 
nuts and bolts of writing personal statements (personal essays for 
application to graduate school, professional school, fellowships, and 
scholarships). The second part of the session will consist of a free-
writing exercise to help students begin generating material for a personal 
statement. The event is free and open to the Mason community.
*Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Information Session - Wednesday, October 
28 from 7:30-9:00PM in the JC Room G*


Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to 
study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, 
Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The 
countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are 

The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to 
study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. 
Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.

The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important 
international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren 
Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000. Masonís campus deadline is December 
15^th .

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields 
of study and application procedures can be found at 


If you have any questions about either of these opportunities please 
contact Deirdre Moloney at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.