Applicants are expected to have a strong record of academic achievement and a clear sense of purpose. Early preparation is critical. Fellowships differ; however, the following criteria commonly serve as guidelines in the selection process:

Top Grades

Take challenging courses and do your best in every class you take. Every grade and course evaluation matters.

Strong Faculty Recommendations

Get to know several faculty members as well as academic advisors who will be able to write recommendations.

Defined Career Goals

Consider how you plan to use your education.

Leadership Skills

Become involved in extra-curricular activites and seek leadership roles.

Campus and/or Community Service

Participate in community service opportunities within your field.

Independent Research

Seek opportunities to engage in independent reasearch within your field.

Internship Experience

Seek internship and work experience within your field.

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