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Reasons to Apply

Students who applied for nationally competitive awards but did not receive them, have nevertheless articulated numerous benefits to submitting an application:

  • Learn how to submit a nationally competitive award application
  • Prepare for the graduate school application processes
  • Develop parallel plans or new future options
  • Define career and educational goals
  • Discover one's purpose and realize one's potential
  • Dream bigger and reach new heights
  • Build confidence and personal motivation 
  • Apply for more nationally competitive awards
  • Pursue greater opportunities once never thought possible
  • Discover strengths and skills within yourself 
  • Practice writing personal statements
  • Build relationships with faculty