Empowering students to compete for national fellowships and scholarships
The Emerging Scholars Project is a FREE, one-day informational conference designed to empower students with the tools they need to compete for the nation’s most sought-after fellowships and scholarships that will help advance their academic and personal development.

We are committed to encouraging minority, first-generation and other underrepresented students to apply for these opportunities because we believe that exceptional and deserving students emerge from a diverse spectrum of universities and backgrounds. Unfortunately, recipients of the most prestigious national fellowships and scholarships including, but not limited to, Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright have been traditionally drawn from a relatively small number of private U.S. universities. Students enrolled in public institutions, and minority students to a greater degree, are far too scarce.

The Emerging Scholars Project will expose students to life-changing educational opportunities through a series of informative, stimulating and interactive seminars. The event will feature presentations by accomplished fellowship recipients and experienced college advisors, with each seminar geared towards providing insight into the selection criteria and application process for these competitive programs. Our goal is to ensure students leave feeling empowered, armed with the confidence and knowledge they need to apply and ultimately become a qualified candidate for these coveted fellowships and scholarships.

The Emerging Scholars Project will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. For more information on how you can register to participate, please follow the instructions provided in sections below.

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Who Should Attend?
Emerging Scholars Project is looking for a gifted, diverse group of young leaders – especially focusing on underrepresented students – from all academic disciplines. Potential and ambition to achieve are valued equally to a perfect GPA and CV. Yes, we are looking for the “senior superstar” who is ready to apply for a Rhodes scholarship, BUT we also want to mentor the sophomore or junior who may be a “diamond in the rough.”

We are targeting applicants entering their sophomore, junior or senior year from all schools within the Florida State University System, as well as any student attending an accredited, four-year institution of higher learning in the state.

Guidance for Students and Academic Advisors
Post graduate fellowships are challenging to obtain, yet not impossible. Here are 10 tips that can aid a potential candidate in pursuit of said award. The candidate should:

  • Possess a competitive grade point average
  • Be in good standing with the university’s code of conduct
  • Be a model citizen within the community
  • Have varied sources to vouch for your personal character
  • Be able to elucidate opinions verbally and in written prose
  • Have knowledge of the desired scholarship and what the application entails
  • Be actively involved in community service initiatives
  • Project a professional demeanor
  • Assess the academic program(s) offered through the pursued scholarship
  • Demonstrate potential for future achievement through a track-record of previous and ongoing leadership efforts

Conference Information & Agenda
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

10:00am – 11:00am – Salon Discussion: State of the World
11:00am – 11:50am – Socrates and the Un-examined Life
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Luncheon Keynote Address with Special Guest Speaker
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Application and Personal Statement 101
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Surviving and Thriving: Making it through the interview process

Got Questions or Want to Help?
If you have any questions regarding the event, application or have difficulty registering, please contact us via email at scholarships@myronrolle.com. You will receive a response within 48 hours.
Sponsors interested in partnering with the Emerging Scholars Project should contact Wendy Grant at wendy@wendolyngrant.com, or submit inquiries to:

The Myron L. Rolle Foundation
c/o Emerging Scholars Project
P.O. Box 284
Princeton, NJ 08542

The Myron L. Rolle Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Tax Identification Number 26-4488777.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Register today. All materials are due Thursday, June 30, 2011

Registration is closed. Please email scholarships@myronrolle.com for more information.

* The requested documents can also be mailed and should be addressed to the following:

Emerging Scholars Project
4007 Terrace Drive
Annandale, Virginia 22003