Our office can assist students in displaying these characteristics on their applications and in interviews.
Although each scholarship or fellowship has a different emphasis, certain characterists are desirable for candidates for any award.
- A commitment to society.
- A commitment to self.
- A commitment to career.
- A considerable degree of maturity, self-reliance, self-discipline, and resourcefulness.
- Initiative, drive, and a willingness to see things through to the end.
- The potential to become leaders, opinion formers, and decision makers.
- Strong preparation for the proposed course of study or research.
- An outstanding track record of academic and non-academic involvement.
- A commitment to community.
- An intellectually well-rounded and broad set of interests.
- An outward-looking disposition and engaging personality.
- A social life (bookworms, recluses, and couch-potatoes are frowned upon).
- Critical thinking skills.
- Outstanding communication skills.
- How and why a particular course of study, research project, or internship will enhance their career goals.
- The potential to put the experience to good use.
- The potential to act as an ambassador and positive representative for the scholarship awarded.