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Fellowship essays

NSFGRF: [Personal Statement] – [Past Research] – [Research Proposal]

NDSEG: [Research Goals]

These are essays that I wrote for the 2009 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSFGRF) application as well as the Nation Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship. I was fortunate enough to receive both of these fellowships, and I am tremendously grateful to those who shared their fellowship essays with me as well as those who helped with editing.

Some of the best resources I had when writing my essays were previous applicants’ essays, and I am posting these here in hopes that others may find these useful when writing their own fellowship essays.