Honors Scholar Jiexi Liao
Honors Scholar Jiexi Liao (Biochemistry, 2014) is the first KSU student to win a Goldwater Scholarship.  She completed a Research Experience for Undergraduates appointment at MIT and is conducting research in bio-molecular science.

Kennesaw State University is pleased to count several distinguished scholarship recipients among its current student and alumni populations. Dr. Michelle Miles, KSU’s Director of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships, is housed in the Honors College and is pleased to assist current and former KSU students in their respective application processes for prestigious undergraduate and postgraduate awards.

Dr. Michelle MilesEach term, Dr. Miles offers information sessions on subjects ranging from how to discover, select, and apply for scholarships, craft successful personal statements, structure a curriculum vitae, and tips on composing an academic portfolio. The sessions are open to the university public, and Honors students, in particular, are encouraged to attend. Click here for answers to some of the frequently asked questions in these workshops.

As successful scholarship winners will attest, the process of composing a competitive application takes several months of thoughtful and active preparation. While the timetable of each scholarship as well as the particulars of each application will vary, students should identify the awards for which they plan to apply well in advance and schedule individual appointments with Dr. Miles (via email @ mmiles18@kennesaw.edu) to discuss the particulars of their application process and to construct a personalized timeline to completion. As certain awards will require university nomination and/or endorsement and potentially include a campus interview, national deadlines are often preceded by internal ones. Please contact Dr. Miles for specifics.


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