He has led public health research in Harbin, China studying diabetes in rural to urban migrants. Locally, he is a Community Outreach Fellow, where he is working on changing the Texas Family Code to empower homeless youth through healthcare. Benjamin is also interested in the intersection between finance and healthcare, working at Peregrine Investments as the healthcare analyst.
Both these things seem unfair to me. Obviously, I am not an expert and my experience is only one datapoint. This advice is specific to the scholarships named in the title, which I applied for and received; it may be applicable to other competitions as well.
I also applied for the Gates, which had a similar process, but withdrew my application when I decided to go to Oxford.
If you use the materials, please respect the fact that I am providing you with personal information for your benefit; do not plagiarize, redistribute or talk to me about my essays.
If you have questions which are not answered here and which you think would be useful for many applicants to have answered, feel free to contact me and I will update this post if necessary! I am, unfortunately, probably not going to answer questions about specific applications.
I think the answer to this question varies by scholarship. Has a reputation for being more academic than the Rhodes; see this Wikipedia entry which I suspect is written by a Marshall Scholar.
If you think you might conceivably be interested in studying in the UK and have a reasonably strong academic record minimum undergraduate GPA is above 3.
Update in the interest of balance: There were no cocktails at mine. Advice for all scholarships: Some people start writing their Rhodes essays 6 months ahead of time I started in July for the September deadline, but I also took ideas from writing I had done much earlier.
Some candidates describe the essay-writing process as one of self-discovery: This takes time and multiple drafts. This combination made me uncomfortable rereading my essays, I feel like a bit of an asshole and you may feel the same way.
It is okay to be honest about why you are an impressive candidate; just try not to sound too arrogant.
That said, if your academic and personal lives are entwined, by all means incorporate that. The Rhodes, Marshall, and Hertz involve interviews the Hertz has two rounds.
This happened to me in both the Rhodes and Hertz interviews. I know successful candidates who thought their interviews were disastrous. A good way to prep for interviews is to have debaters read your application and ask you questions -- or, if you are lucky enough not to know any debaters, smart, obnoxious, argumentative people.
I provide a complete list of my interview questions in the Rhodes and Marshall folders; here are some Hertz interview questions. In my Hertz interview, I was asked what would happen if a car with a helium balloon tied to the floor suddenly stopped on the highway.
Another candidate was asked to name every way he could use common kitchen implements to distinguish between salt and sugar. Google is your friend for practice interview questions. Candidates who claim they spoke a foreign language have been addressed in that language.
I was asked to recite an equation from a paper I wrote.
Show up really early. The Rhodes and Marshall will require knowledge of current events. Research your interviewers you will often know their names so you can tailor your answers to their level of knowledge. Prior to my final round Hertz interview, I wrote up a short statistical analysis of previous Hertz candidates and presented it to my interviewers.
The New York Times tells me that people start preparing to apply for these scholarships freshman year. I also like that article because it makes Harvard sound evil. That is definitely not always true; certainly no one sent me the memo although maybe Stanford does for some people. That said, winning any of these scholarships will require you to have done things before your senior year -- and those things are worth doing anyway.
This helps in two ways. First, all these scholarships require at least 3 letters of recommendation the Rhodes requires 5 - 8. I had done research or one-on-one work for most people who wrote my Rhodes recommendations. Second, most professors are way smarter than their students.INDEX OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR U.S.
STUDENTS Directions: Click on one of the scholarships, fellowships, or grants below to read more about it. Aegean Center for Fine Art Scholarships Agris Memorial Scholarship.
Where to Start if You Want to Be a Rhodes Scholar If you're a college student wondering what the Rhodes Scholarship is all about, here are the facts. The first Rhodes Scholars arrived at Oxford in and the first U.S. Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in This website provides information about the annual competition for the Rhodes Scholarships available to United States citizens and lawful permanent residents, and is an introduction to the community of U.S.
Rhodes Scholars. The latest breaking news on Odessa NY and Schuyler County, including sports, business, government, and people, with calendar of events and classified ads. Jul 23, · Advice and Sample Essays for Prospective Rhodes, Marshall, NSF, NDSEG, and Hertz Applicants When applying for graduate scholarships, you have an advantage if you’re from a school that’s had many previous candidates: you can read decades of essays from successful applicants, be groomed by scholarship advisors, and so on.
International students often need to apply for scholarships to study in the US, here are some sample scholarship essays for students studying in the US. As a junior high and high school student, I attempted to read scholarly articles on manatees from scientific journals.
I annoyed my friends and family with scientific facts about manatees.