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Who should apply?

Evaluate yourself as a candidate:

  • Are you highly motivated?
  • Do you have a vision for yourself and our society?
  • Are you enthusiastic about and committed to the process of applying?
  • Are you ambitious?
  • Do you read widely, both in your field and beyond?
  • Do you stay abreast of what is happening in the world?
  • Have you studied a second language?
  • Are you interested in graduate work?
  • Do you have a strong GPA in challenging courses?
  • Are you willing to invest a great deal of time and energy in the application process?
  • Are you persistent and not easily discouraged?
  • Can you take criticism and suggestions (which are not always consistent) from many different people?
  • Have you developed a Plan B?

If you answered yes to most of the above questions, you should consider exploring the scholarship and fellowship opportunities on this site.