Graduate Fellowship Information. Department of Mechanical Engineering. v1.1 – 10/26/2011. Agenda. Who pays for your graduate education? How do they decide? What fellowships are available? What do I have to do to apply for a fellowship? Extra help Clemson offers FAQs.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
v1.1 – 10/26/2011
Money is important, but it is also about the prestige
To make a compelling case in items 3, 4, 5 and 6, research experience is particularly useful !
just google “NSF fellowship”
a warm and fuzzy letter is easy – and often useless
(john is a hard-working student, he has a GPA of 3.9, he pays attention to details, he has an interest in xx subject, bla bla bla, …)
a compelling letter is difficult –but it is entirely up to yourself
(I have personally seen john’s growth in both academic study and research in the last three years. With keen interest, he independently invented a new algorithm to perform ABC. His hard work paid off as leading authors two journal papers and one conference presentations. … What impressed me the most is his determination when challenged with tough problems, for example, … )
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