Events and Programs

Louis Blair Success Seminar

Louis Blair is the former head of the Truman Foundation. At his annual success seminar on the UA campus, Dr. Blair hosts workshops for students applying for prestigious awards including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates-Cambridge, Truman, and Pickering. Additionally, he holds an information session on service learning opportunities like Teach for America and AmeriCorps.

State and National Awards Reception

Each spring, The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards recognizes state and national award recipients and their mentors at an annual reception of UA faculty, staff, and students.


The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards conducts workshops on various application concerns, ranging from letter writing workshops for faculty to student informational meetings on scholarship programs.


Our office is a member of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors. Find information about upcoming and past workshops at