Opportunity to Work with NCS!

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships seeks a graduate assistant to support our work in advising students and recent graduates interested in applying for national fellowships and scholarships such as Fulbright, Gilman, CLS, Boren, and others. The ideal candidate will bring a combination of research, writing, and analytic skills to the position, with a strong focus on outreach, promotion, and event planning.

We encourage our GA's to take advantage of the opportunity to work with NCS. You may, as others have before you, find a fellowship to apply for!

Specific Duties:

  • Develop fluency in the mission, history, candidate profile, and other details of each scholarship/fellowship in the portfolio
  • Develop and maintain current information on fellowships, including requirements, deadlines, past history of applicants, and the on-campus application process
  • Design and produce outreach materials for specific scholarships and research additional opportunities
  • Assist in coordinating on-campus interview committees for a range of awards
  • Manage the Office of NCS website and NCS email account
  • Maintain a database of prospective and current applicants and track applicants throughout each application cycle
  • Schedule and participate in NCS Advisory Meetings
  • Draft press releases in coordination with UComm
  • Assist in planning events, including outreach/promotion, room reservations, materials prep, and facilitation
  • Identify campus partners (departments, professors, student groups) whose goals match each fellowship and facilitate recruitment of potential applicants
  • Contribute to the annual report by collecting data related to advising activities and analyzing data to identify office trends, successes, and areas in need of improvement
  • Other duties and projects may be added as agreed upon between the student and supervisor


  • Enrolled full-time graduate student for the 20/21 academic year
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a small team setting
  • Excellent communication (particularly writing) and organizational skills
  • Experience with basic website maintenance and other tech platforms
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Preferred, but not required: Previous experience applying for competitive fellowship applications such as Gilman, CLS, Boren, or others.

Hours and Compensation: 10 hours a week, $15 per hour, beginning August 2020.

If interested, apply by June 8th for full consideration by submitting a cv/resume and cover letter to ncs.appstate.edu.

Joanie Andruss
Assistant Director

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Published: Jul 18, 2019 12:06pm