How should I prepare for applying to prestigious fellowships?

During the application process, you should

  • read the advice on this website;
  • meet with your faculty mentors and Honors College in the semester before the applications are due;
  • begin reading regularly an in-depth national newspaper, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or the Christian Science Monitor, if you are not already;
  • start working on the application at least two or three months before it is due.