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Applications for Fall 2015 British Scholarships

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For those students and alumni continuing with the British scholarship nomination process (and this means you were interviewed by the British scholarship committee in April/May 2015): I wanted to review instructions for our Aug 15 deadline for submitting your British scholarship application(s) for review for nomination. Please read through carefully. 1. If you have changed […]

Yenching Academy Scholarship

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Here’s another relatively new opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in China: http://yenchingacademy.org/  . Based at Peking University, the program is open to students of all citizenships, and does not require previous study of Mandarin. The online application opens on 9/1/2015; the deadline for submission of materials is 1/31/2016. If you are interested in applying for this […]

Fulbright Webinars for Applicants

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Upcoming Fulbright Webinars *Newly added* *Thursday, July 30: Study/Research (including Arts) General Q&A* Tuesday, August 4: Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, Introduction & Application Overview *Thursday, August 6: English Teaching Assistant General Q&A* Thursday, August 13: Polishing & Finalizing Your Application For a full list of upcoming webinars, please visit the Information Sessions section on the Fulbright website. Past webinars are […]

Rhodes Foundation Encourages 2nd BA as Option

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For students thinking about degree options through a Rhodes scholarship, the foundation continues to support second BA programs. This used to be a more common degree choice, and the foundation still feels it is an excellent choice, worthy of consideration. In choosing the second BA, students experience Oxford’s tutorial system–one of the institutions great strengths. […]

The personal essay: pitfalls and tips to get started

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This is the first of a few posts about writing the personal essay for your fellowship application.  These comments are most germane to the personal essay, as opposed to the project proposal or other more focused questions.  I’ll talk about those in a separate post.  These comments are geared toward those amorphous intellectual autobiography kinds […]

Letters of Recommendation

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Excellent letters of recommendation are critical for successful fellowship applications.  I can’t stress this enough; without strong letters, you will not win a fellowship or scholarship.  The readers of fellowship applications depend on these letters to give a fair evaluation of your achievement and your potential in the context of their professional experience.  I once […]

Affiliation Letters for Study/Research Fulbrights

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This is a frequent question from Fulbright applicants: what should a letter of affiliation say? Here are some guidelines: 1. Review the country-specific information about affiliations. A majority of Fulbrighters will affiliate with universities, although in some countries it is possible to affiliate with other types of organizations, such as research institutes or government ministries. […]