Securing Graduate and Postdoc Fellowships, lunch workshop, Oct. 20

October 16, 2015

igrad financial literacy

The next workshop in the ODGE Financial Literacy for Graduate Student series is fast approaching. On October 20 from 12-1:30 pm, in 68-180 Scott Tirrell, Manager of Graduate Fellowships will lead a workshop on securing fellowships.

During the workshop he will walk through the application process, provide tips on personal statements and research proposals, and give an overview of the types of resources available. Students who have received fellowships will also be available to discuss their own experiences. And there will be time for answering participants’ questions as well. October–November is fellowship deadline season, but this presentation is not just for those looking for funding now.  Those who are planning for the future are also welcomed and encouraged to attend.

 It is suggested that interested students RSVP here (Free pizza!).  More information on the ODGE Financial Literacy Initiative can be found here.

The workshop will also be a chance to learn about the iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered by the ODGE in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union). Customized for MIT with videos, articles, games,  job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending-smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. More information can be found at

The full list of upcoming Fall Financial Literacy Lunches follows:

  • 12:00-1:30 Tuesday, October 20 (68-180): Securing Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • 12:00-1:30 Monday, November 16 (W20-308): Navigating Credit and Debt: From Student Loans to Credit Cards
  • 12:00-1:30 Tuesday, December 1 (W20-308): Personal Budgeting for the Uninitiated and Overwhelmed

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