Who Qualifies For a Fellowship?

Who Qualifies For a Fellowship?

‌Fellowship foundations want to support those talented students most capable of and motivated to improve society with a track record of achievement at a high level. Foundations seek those who stand out, whose accomplishments are normally achieved by older students, a leader who produces results in her world. More specifically, the ideal candidate is one who:  

  • Understands the art of self-presentation
  • Can contribute to society and make a difference in the world.
  • Possesses strong character exemplified especially through community service and extracurricular initiatives in addition to high or solid academic achievement
  • Is an interesting and interested student involved in life, takes moral stands or sensible risks, pushes the envelope, expands his or her horizons, and embraces ever bigger challenges.

The process of applying for a fellowship is an accomplishment in itself and the product of this effort will be useful for graduate school and other applications. Moreover, garnering a fellowship is a distinction that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life. Click on the tabs to the left to learn more about how the process of applying for fellowships can enrich your life. Also, be sure to download the Fellowships Chart to quickly locate opportunities that are right for you.