Applying for an education fellowship takes time, effort and discipline. The earlier you start your application, the better. This gives you more time to research and find a fellowship that’s right for you and gives you ample time to put together a strong application.
In general, grants, awards, scholarships and fellowships have varying submission dates, and you’ll have to keep an eye on deadlines. Start early and have your applications ready to go before the deadlines.
A typical application process may look like this:
- Research and identify fellowships to apply for (1-2 months)
- Gather materials and write essays (1-2 months)
- Submit application (3-4 weeks)
- Receive decision (3-4 weeks)
The process of applying for education fellowships can take several months and attempts. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare strong applications and be persistent.