Resources for Applicants
Interesting Articles about Fellowship Programs
- NYTimes Article titled “How to Win a Rhodes”
- Chronicle of Higher Education Article titled “Ambitious Colleges End the Ivy Lock on Prestigious Fellowships”
Writing a Personal Statement: Writing your first personal statement can be a difficult experience. Click the above link for a resource from the NAFA Journal to help you get started.
Requesting Letters of Recommendation: At this link, you can download a template that you can use to request your letters of recommendation along with annotations explaining why certain decisions were made.
Skype Interview Tips: For some of these fellowships, a Skype interview is the first interview in the selection process. Many students aren’t sure how to do an interview on Skype. These two articles will be helpful at getting you started.
- Time video article titled “How to Ace a Job Interview on Skype”
- Huffington Post article titled “7 Deadly Skype Interview Sins”
Be sure to check out the websites of the individual fellowship program to which you are applying. They often have explicit tips and guidelines to help you get started and to ensure your personal statement fits their guidelines.