Applications for fellowships, scholarships, or graduate school admission have several common components. They nearly all require a personal statement, letters of recommendation, activities lists, transcripts, and an entrance exam (such as the GRE). The most competitive fellowships often have interviews as part of the selection process. The information below provides advice that should help you to prepare a strong application.

It is important to remember that the process of applying for a fellowship is incredibly valuable. The time each applicant spends reflecting, writing, and strengthening skills and relationships is invaluable. Each part of the process aids students in understanding themselves and their goals better.