Achievement Fund Proposals Now Being Accepted for Summer/Fall 2019

If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment for the Summer or Fall of 2019, we are running another round of achievement application reviews. If you are unsure about something that interests you or just need help with elements of the application or essays, contact me at kevinb@iup.edu.

DEADLINE: Monday, March 4, 2019

Achievement Application Components:

1. Cover Sheet

2. Signature Page

3. Personal statement

This is an essay that puts forth a narrative explanation of who you are as a person, what motivating factors drive you, how you come to be who you are, where you are going, what is important to you, what thinkers you admire, what philosophy informs your life, and how your goals, dreams and career objectives emerge from them.  Keep these things in mind as you draft your narrative:

Since it’s your story, use “I” to start your sentences.
Include vivid imagery and lots of sensory details.
Weave your emotions into your narrative.
Find perfect words and expressions.  Find the perfect opening sentence.
Read it aloud many times.  Hear what you are saying and revise where wordy, stilted, redundant or impersonal.

4. Proposal including:

  • Detailed description of the achievement experience
  • Justification for this specific experience at this point in time relative to your academic, professional goals and personal goals
  • Breakdown of costs in table form with an explanation of need
  • Status of Arrangements including application status, pending inquiries, preliminary arrangements, deadlines for participation, dates for funding, etc

5. Resume/Vita (see Kevin) I have some good resources to help you spruce up your last effort at a resume.

6. Four Year Plan –  4YP Template

For sample application see: AF Application Sample

JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards (application included)

Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers

The JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards

PennACE would like to recognize the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or co-op assignment. The JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards were created for this purpose in honor of a career development professional. There are four categories, each awarding $250.

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Achievement Applications Being Reviewed for Summer and Fall 2016

If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment for the Summer or Fall of 2016, now is the time to act. If you are unsure about something that interests you or just need help with elements of the application or essays, contact me at kevinb@iup.edu.

Deadline for Achievement Fund Applications:  February 22, 2016

 Achievement Application Components

  1. Cover sheet and Signature page
  2. Personal statement (the resources below are very useful)
  1. Proposal for how funds will be used.  This includes:
  • A description of what the enhancement experience will be
  • A justification for this specific experience, why it is the next thing you should do beyond the classroom
  • A breakdown of costs in table form
  • Explanation of other funding sources that you have applied for
  • Status of arrangements: Admission status, whether preliminary arrangements have been made, deadlines, dates for funding, etc.
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Four-year plan

FIUP Community Service Volunteer Service Award

Dear University Friends,

Please share with students.  The deadline to apply for the Foundation for IUP Community Volunteer Service Award is Friday, April 3, 2015.

This award honors the volunteer spirit demonstrated by students at IUP who demonstrate outstanding volunteer service that reflects positively on the university and makes a difference in the lives of community residents, and society as a whole.

To apply, please print the application (below) and complete sections A, B, and C on the reverse side of the form and return to:

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Women’s Leadership Award – Deadline March 6

Women’s Programs will begin accepting applications for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Award.  If you are accomplished in the following areas, you should seriously consider submitting your application.   Candidates will be judged on:

(1)   Strong academic achievement

(2)   Co-curricular activity and community service

(3)   Leadership Skills

Applications for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Awards will be available online at www.iup.edu/womensleadership.

All applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on Friday, March 6, 2015.

A private reception will take place for nominees and recipients on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

For more information, contact Women’s Programs at 724-357-4799 or womens-programs@iup.edu