LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS
Applicants learn to:
- Conceptualize and explore their goals, values and purposes for the long-term and then can better understand their immediate purposes in applying for fellowships.
- Seek out and use appropriate resources, and as part of that, articulate their fellowship goals and purposes.
- Define fully specific academic or other projects for which the fellowships can be used.
- Write, evaluate and revise essays and other written materials.
- Practice thoroughness, accuracy and timeliness in executing these applications.
- Be active participants in their own development.
- Engage with faculty, deans and other referees in a timely manner.
- Serve as positive ambassadors for Penn and for the US.
- Respect peer and staff time by meeting deadlines, keeping appointments and completing requirements.
Candidates’ expectations of CURF:
- The opportunity to discuss their plan with an advisor who will guide critical reflection, goal-oriented activity and thoughtful program selection.
- Support throughout the application process and during the experience.
- One courtesy reminder to complete requirements.
- A culture of mutual respect for student and staff time.