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:
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.
Become involved in extra-curricular activites and seek leadership roles.
Campus and/or Community Service
Participate in community service opportunities within your field.
Seek opportunities to engage in independent reasearch within your field.
Seek internship and work experience within your field.