Ideal Candidates

While many fellowships and rewards require a grade point average ranging from A- to A, selection committees are more impressed by applicants that demonstrate passion and commitment. Therefore, the best fellowship candidates are those who, regardless of their year in school, already possess a fairly well-defined sense of what they want to accomplish with their lives, either intellectually or professionally, and most likely have already begun to take the firsts steps necessary to reach those goals. They are not simply a joiner, but rather are a hard-working and creative leader, an agent of change who identifies a problem then sets off to find its solution themselves.