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PLEASE NOTE: DFC is not formally affiliated with any competitive scholarship program. We are simply a network of current scholarship recipients and alumni who hope to share our informal advice with underrepresented applicants.
Competitive scholarships can be a crapshoot at the best of times, even for stellar applicants, but having insider knowledge about the application process from those who applied before you can give students a crucial leg up.
However, this information tends to be kept internally within universities - meaning that some students have access to information from decades of past scholarship winners, while others who are among the first from their school to apply to a given scholarship might not have the same resources.
DFC seeks to democratize this sort of “insider info” in two ways: by creating scholarship guidance documents with
tips and tricks from past scholarship recipients and by pairing underrepresented applicants with mentors from these scholarships who can help guide them through the application process.
Below is a list of all the scholarships for which we currently offer mentorship and/or application guides. If the scholarship you’re interested in isn’t listed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll check our network to see if we can connect you with resources.
NOAA Hollings Scholarship
Fulbright US Student Program
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
Schwarzman Scholars Program