Navigating Your Web Search

Students report that web searches can also be useful for discovering what past applicants have said about the experience of applying for a national or international fellowship.  The resources on the web are plentiful.  And as savvy internet users, keep in mind that your search may also turn up opportunistic sites who offer "winning essays" for a fee.  Steer clear!  And always consult with our office as you have questions along the way. 

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Online Resources

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Academic Fellowships provides writing guidance to all students applying for a fellowship: we especially read for feasibility, the coherency and details of your project, and any areas that may raise concerns on a committee.  However, we do not "proofread" your essays.  Proofreading and editing is an important responsibility for all applicants.  

The following online resources are also well worth exploring for a range of approaches to writing fellowship essays.  Some of the major fellowship sites, such as the Truman and the Fulbright, contain excellent tips on proposal-writing that can be useful for all kinds of applications. We also encourage you to conduct your own searches for further resources.

Fulbright
(go to the U.S. Student Program portion of the site)

Truman

Personal Statements and Essays

Writing Guidance, Brown University

Writing Guidance, Yale University