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Fellowships Office

Essay Writing

Proofing your Fellowship or Scholarship Essay

Proofread, proofread, proofread. Do not rely on the spell-checker in your word processing program. Review meticulously for correct grammar and usage. Look carefully at punctuation and spacing. Check for consistency in style and formatting. Presentation is critical.

Before Submitting your Essay:

  • Make copies of the essay, if needed. Remember to make an extra copy for yourself.
  • Follow the instructions from the fellowship sponsors as to signing, dating, and certifying the essay. (Each fellowship differs in this regard.) You may need to sign, date, and certify each copy separately.