Identifying and Supporting Potential Fellowship Applicants

URFM is always looking for students who have a sense of what they aim to accomplish with their lives and who have begun to take the first steps necessary to reach those goals. We rely on mentors to help us identify these agents of change students who can not only identify a problem, but also work to find and implement a solution.

A student’s grades should not be at the forefront of your mind when you identify potential fellowship applicants or when you recommend someone to the office. Although it is true that many fellowship opportunities look for applicants with strong academic records, it is more important that a student aligns with the selection criteria of a given fellowship, as well as demonstrates intellectual growth and potential for success. 

If you can think of someone who should be encouraged to apply for a fellowship, please fill out the form below, and we will invite them to meet with URFM Director Caitlin Ting. You may also recommend students apply for the Spark Program, which we offer to select first- and second-year undergraduates. For more information, please visit the Spark Program page.