The Writing for National Awards Initiative (WNAI) is a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (OURF) and the Writing Studio to provide national award applicants with tailored writing assistance. Through the initiative, the Writing Studio provides dedicated writing tutors to assist students who are submitting applications for national scholarships and fellowships. We encourage applicants to work with both URF and the Writing Studio to produce a strong application.
Here are the steps:
- Meet with an OURF advisor
- Review our OURF Tutor profiles
- Schedule your Appointment with a OURF Tutor
Not Sure What To Write or How to Get Started?
- 2020 Personal Statement Workshop Slideshow | Tips and Tricks for Drafting Personal Statements
- Honors College | Personal Statement Writing Process and Approach
Here are additional links to help you get started:
Are you in the process of completing an application for a national award or research fellowship? Our tutors are trained to help. Throughout the month of February, our trained tutors are offering designated time to work with tutees on these exact applications. Interested?
Step 1: Head over to www.mywconline.net and sign in with your GSU Writing Studio account information. If you do not have an account, select “Register”
Step 2: The schedule will automatically open to the “Spring 2021” Click on the dropdown menu on the top, center of the screen and change it to “WNAI Tutors”
Step 3: Select an appointment with one of the tutors available. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email.
Step 4: When the time/day of your appointment comes, return to this page, click your appointment, and select “Start or Join Online Consultation.” Sessions will not occur in WebEx.
At any step of the process, if you have questions, let us know via email to email@example.com!
For more help regarding making and accessing your session, visit our website and watch our “How To” tutorials: https://writingstudio.gsu.edu/appointment-info/
To learn more about our Writing For National Awards Liaisons, read their bios here: https://writingstudio.gsu.edu/writing-for-national-awards-initiative/
Personal Statements Workshop Series – Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and the Writing Studio
Personal Statements 101 - June 15th, 2021 @ 12:30 - 2:00
Are you having challenges fitting your internship, research, or work experiences into a 300-word limit prompt? Trying to decide which accomplishments and experiences would be of most interest to a scholarship selection committee?Unsure how to tie your extracurricular activities anecdote into your interest in graduate school? We’re here to help! The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (OURF) and the Writing Studio at Georgia State invite you to join us for “Personal Statements 101.”
In this workshop, students will work with Writing Studio tutors and OURF staff to learn how to define the personal statement; identify personal statement do’s and don’ts; identify which writing process works best for them when constructing a personal statement; and start drafting (or revising!) their own personal statements. Students at any stage of the writing process are welcome!
June 15th Workshop Meeting link: https://gsumeetings.webex.com/gsumeetings/j.php?MTID=m476fe6267530e6bebf878f52d3bdf363
Meeting number: 120 846 6065. Password: writing
Personal Statements 205 - July 15th (Time TBA)
Our second workshop on personal statements is for students who have identified an opportunity to apply for and want to know how to take the next step. If you have a draft or are just getting started on one, this session is for you! We will dedicate most of our time to smaller, break out groups built around discussion, writing time, and guidance from session leaders—staff of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (OURF) and tutors from the Writing Studio. This 90-minute session is ideal for students thinking about Fulbright U.S. Program, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and other fall-deadline scholarships and fellowships.