Fellowship Draft 2
Currently I am doing Master of Arts in Internationl Crime and Justice and Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Stories (ACTOCS)
In the future I would like to apply to Forensic Accounting, Advanced Certificate
2. MPA in Inspection and Oversight
3. Master of Public Administration: Public Policy and Administration
4. MPA-MS in Public Policy and Protection Management
Question – Tell us about your current and near-term career-related activities and goals, as well as why you decided to pursue the specific graduate program(s) and school(s) that you have. (?)
The second essay is similar to a traditional graduate school admissions essay. This essay is more focused on your academic and/or professional work, as well as your field and interests. You don’t need to include a perfectly laid out twenty year plan—the selection team understands that plans change and that graduate school presents a myriad of opportunities and choices that may lead you in different directions. That being said, it is important for the selection team to understand how you and your work stand out. If you are already in the graduate program that you are seeking funding for, you might highlight why you selected it and how it fits into your goals. If you are unsure of what graduate program you will be going to then perhaps you might explain what you are most looking for in your graduate education.
You, the applicant, must write the essays and they must be in your voice and accurately represent you, your ideas, and your experiences. At the same rate, you are welcome to set up a meeting with your undergraduate or graduate school campus fellowship advisor and go over your essays with them. If your campus doesn’t have an advisor, then ask friends, mentors, professors, or colleagues to go over your essays with them. Ask them to summarize the main points and takeaways from your essay for you—are those the main points you wanted to make? Remember, your essays form the overarching narrative that brings your resume and transcripts to life. If you do receive an interview all of the panelists will read your essays so you will need to be comfortable with that as well.