We’re excited to start a new series on our blog featuring scholarship winners! Our first guest interview is by Caleb Ndaka, who was recently awarded the Chevening Scholarship. Learn more about Caleb and his work here. Tell me a little bit about yourself and what you do. My name is Caleb Ndaka, and I run … Continue reading SCHOLAR PROFILE: Caleb Ndaka & Chevening Scholarship Application
We’re so excited to have a guest post today by Ruth Nyakerario, who was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 2018 for graduate study at the University of Oxford. The article below was presented as a talk in a motivational talk and scholarship event hosted by Iluu. How much easier would life get? They’re asking you … Continue reading GUEST POST: My Stellar Personal Statement
We’re excited to be hosting our first ever workshop on August 1-2nd, 2020. If interested, please apply using the details below. It’s a very short application, and the deadline to apply is 26th July, 2020. APPLY HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclqNZgvGEIegeNDQRe-Pu7U0adwCAlkGm8FufIfs8IS7qbcw/viewform
Recommendations or references are an important part of the scholarship application. This is a chance for others to share about you, so it’s important to make sure you are getting strong recommendations. Here are a couple of tips to help you as you work on your recommendations. 1) Ask someone who knows you The best … Continue reading How do I get recommendations/references?
Last weekend, we partnered with ILUU, a women and girls empowerment organization in Kenya, to host an online Motivational Talk and Scholarship Event. We had over 50 participants and received some excellent questions about scholarships. We did not have enough time to answer all the questions, so we are doing a special blogpost dedicated to … Continue reading Answering your questions
So you have finally written the first draft of your personal statement. How do you go about rewriting it? Here are several tips to consider as you rewrite your statement: Have I addressed all the questions asked in the scholarship essay or personal statement prompt? Look through the prompt of the scholarship essay. If the … Continue reading PERSONAL STATEMENT: How do I rewrite my draft?
In our last post, we talked about how to generate ideas for your personal statement by asking the question, “How do I answer the questions that keep me up at night?” The good thing about questions that keep us up at night are that they help us consider the things that we find most meaningful … Continue reading PERSONAL STATEMENT: How do I write my first draft?
For many scholarship and graduate school applications, a personal statement (referred to by other names such as statement of purpose, scholarship essay) is a key component of the application. Some applications might require you to write one long essay. Others might expect you to answer two or three questions in a set number of words. … Continue reading PERSONAL STATEMENT: How do I get ideas for writing a personal statement?
Choosing where to study is a deeply personal choice, but here are four factors you can consider before choosing your graduate program. Field of study – Before choosing a graduate program, it’s important to first consider how what you want to study links to a future career. Maybe an MBA is good for you, but … Continue reading How do I choose my graduate program?
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