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Selection Criteria

Although each fellowship opportunity has its own unique emphasis, certain characteristics can make students compelling candidates for any award.

UREF can assist students in displaying these characteristics in the best possible way on their applications and in interviews. Information about each fellowship's general criteria can be found on the Fellowships page. There are many different opportunities, and there is likely to be one that is a good fit for you depending on your academic interests and future goals.

Consider how you might demonstrate the following abilities in your application: 

  • Initiative, drive, and a motivation to see things through, even in the face of adversity
  • A considerable degree of maturity, self-discipline, and resourcefulness
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Creativity
  • The potential to put your knowledge and experience to good use in a way that contributes to the wider community