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Travel Scholarship

Minority and Friends Network/James M. Chitwood Travel Scholarship

The Oshkosh Placement Exchange is committed to offering candidates a high quality, affordable, national placement exchange experience. The Minority & Friends Network/James M. Chitwood Travel Scholarship Fund was established to provide an annual financial award to recipients in support of that goal.

The Minority & Friends Network/James M. Chitwood Travel Scholarship selects up to ten (10) OPE candidates to receive an award of $200 to cover job search expenses. We know a successful job search rarely ends at OPE; that's why this travel scholarship can be used in support of any job search related expense, not just OPE expenses.

In 2018, we will award twelve (12) scholarships; eight (8) for Bachelors level professionals and four (4) for Masters level professionals.

These awards are available to any OPE Candidate!

To be eligible to apply, you must

  • Be a registered candidate for OPE;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (Bachelors)/3.0 (Masters);
  • Possess broad student affairs experience.

Each applicant will submit the following to ope@lists.uwosh.edu by Monday, February 5, 2018:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter. The cover letter should address the following: 1) Why you are choosing a career in Student Affairs; 2) How you will continue to encourage student engagement in the field of student affairs; 3) How receiving the award would impact you.
  • A letter of support from a supervisor. This letter should focus on why you are a worthy candidate to receive the candidate fund scholarship, as well as outline your residence hall experience.
  • Unofficial transcripts

Application materials are due by Monday, February 5, 2018.  If you are awarded one of the travel scholarships,you may be asked to write a short bio to be displayed on the OPE website.


**Submit application information as an attachment to ope@lists.uwosh.edu with a subject title of Travel Scholarship**


***Jim Chitwood receives the ACUHO-I Award in part for his contribution to the

Oshkosh Placement Exchange.  Check out the video here!***