Office of Awards and Fellowships

Receive information on national and international scholarships, fellowships, research awards, and more! Our office looks forward to assisting you with finding the right opportunity and guiding you through the application process.

Not sure where to start? Email to schedule an appointment or fill out our interest form.

Our Mission

Established in 2019, the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships provides holistic advising and support to currently enrolled Embry‑Riddle undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni applying for the nationally and internationally competitive scholarships, fellowships, and awards from our curated list of opportunities we believe meet the needs of our population. We inform the ERAU community about opportunities and work closely with faculty and staff to help identify and match our students’ talent to award criteria. We strive to teach our Eagles how to develop as strong candidates for fellowships and awards.

The ERAU Office of Prestigious Awards & Fellowships is a member of The National Association of Fellowship Advisors and adheres to the organization’s values and code of ethics in fellowship advising.

Our Vision for Student Success

The Office of Prestigious Awards & Fellowships aims to contribute to the overall success of ERAU students and alumni by offering value-added services of individualized coaching, group advising, and workshops designed to help students learn to:

  • Articulate, verbally and in writing, their academic and professional goals.
  • Define personal life experiences that shaped their professional journey as written personal statements.
  • Develop soft skills necessary for industry success.
  • Engage in co-curricular, interdisciplinary activities to promote holistic personal, academic, and professional development.

Whether or not you win a competitive scholarship or fellowship, the valuable skills listed above will be beneficial as you progress in your academic and professional journey.

Working with Our Office

What do we do? We have two main roles. First, we get to know you and learn about your current accomplishments and future goals to help you find life-changing opportunities. Then, we guide you through the application process for those opportunities so that you submit applications you're confident in to maximize your success.

Here are some of the things we do:

  • Share what opportunities are available through information sessions, presentations in classrooms and at student organization meetings, on social media, and in our newsletter.
  • One-on-one meetings in-person or virtually.
  • Provide step-by-step guidance through the application process from identifying the opportunity to hitting submit on your application.
  • Workshops and events to help you develop your essays and other application materials.
  • Conduct mock interview sessions to help you prepare for interviews.
  • Offer resources to help with building relationships with mentors and obtaining strong recommendation letters.

Types of Funding

Applicant Resources

Members will receive direct communication from the Office about opportunities and upcoming events. Click any topic below to find out more! Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Recommendation Letters

Tips, tricks, and helpful advice regarding your rec letter for both students and faculty!

Essay Writing & Personal Statements

Helpful input about how to better your essay when applying for an award!

Key Tips

Advice and tips to submit your best application!


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Our Team

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Jennifer Schaeffer

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