About Us

OCF Mission Statement

The Office of Competitive Fellowships' mission is to serve FGCU student body by fostering intellectual and personal growth through the competitive application process. We provide support and guidance including recruitment, advising, campus endorsements, practice interviews , and post-application mentorship. Our goal is to empower student to pursue their dreams and passions.

Please note: The OCF is specifically for external scholarship opportunities, for internal awards please see Financial Aid.

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Office of Competitive Fellowships Staff

Headshot of Dr. Terumi Rafferty-Osaki

Dr. Terumi Rafferty-Osaki, Office of Competitive Fellowships Director
Reed Hall, 153
239-745-4570 | traffertyosaki@fgcu.edu

Hailing from New Jersey, I received my BA in history and political science from Boston College. I then graduated with my Master of Arts in Holocaust and  Genocide Studies from the Richard Stockton University. Recently, I earned my Ph.D. in History from American University. It was at AU where I fell in love with fellowship advising. I moved to Florida in 2017 where I served as the Assistant Director for External and Competitive Scholarships at Rollins College. Now, I am excited to take on this new role as Director of Competitive Scholarships at FGCU. Aside from my academic pursuits, I am a runner, classically trained singer, board game enthusiast, and globally ranked Pokémon Go trainer.