Central is a place where, as a high-achieving student, you will receive personal attention. You will work one-on-one with advisors and mentors to set and achieve goals, and your extraordinary achievements are recognized.
Every year, Central students receive stipends and fellowships to conduct research on campus and off; to teach, work and study abroad; to participate in specialized workshops; and to attend graduate programs in anything from accounting to zoology. Grants are available at every level, from freshman to senior year, and both Central students and alumni may apply for awards of all kinds. Central Students have won some of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and awards for academic achievement and leadership. In 2020 Central students Katelyn Wang ’21 and Elizabeth Sheldon ’21 brought home a Goldwater Scholarship and a Udall Scholarship, respectively.
The Faculty Fellow for Graduate Fellowships and Awards, Associate Professor Maria Snyder, is available to assist you in deciding which grants are right for you and in completing the application process. Check the campus calendar for workshops and information sessions, too.
Elizabeth Sheldon, a member of the Class of 2021, has received the highly competitive Udall Scholarship.
Central’s Faculty Fellow for Graduate Fellowships and Awards, Associate Professor Maria Snyder, is dedicated to helping you find the right opportunities at the right time.
Information sessions and workshops at Central guide you as you take the first steps in finding graduate programs or applying for scholarships. Check for updates on the Central Calendar!
The Emerging Scholars Program and the Honors Director connect you with opportunities for in-depth study and mentors, helping you become a top candidate for awards.
Central faculty identify high-performing students each year, offering personal guidance as you apply for grants and consider graduate programs.