Presumably, by the time you get to this part of your process you will be well aware of the fact you could not have gotten this far on your own. Hours of time and vast amounts of belief have gone into supporting your efforts, not only through the immediate scholarship process, but with all of the things that have gone into building your exceptional undergraduate experience. Of course, it all began with your passions, your attitude, initiative and hustle. But, you should take a moment to extend your sincere gratitude to the professors, advisors, mentors, and colleagues who have helped you along the way. And, by all means, make a point of actually hand writing a thank you note.
Say ‘thanks’ to:
- Those who wrote your letters of recommendation or affiliation letter (Fulbright) including faculty, staff, and advisors;
- Those who gave you feedback on your personal statement and/or project proposal;
- Members of your interview committees and those who contributed to your mock-interviews;
- Family and friends who may have helped you through the writing process.