BEFORE - Be Familiar with the Steps of the Application Process
Be aware of special programs and information sessions offered by the Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Offices regarding fellowships and scholarships.
Some scholarships require you to go through a preliminary application process at Case. For some scholarships, there may be a limit on the number of students that can be nominated from Case.
Don't procratinate. Begin working on your applications early! Applying for fellowships and scholarships can be very time consuming, yet extremely worthwhile and fulfilling.
Be aware of internal and foundation deadlines
This is important for application completion as well as GRE and other standardized test deadlines
Verify deadlines times- are the deadline for materials to be post-marked or received at the foundation.
Ensure your application is complete
Make a checklist of all the materials and signatures that are required for a complete application. Make sure all is complete, whether you are submitting applications to the Undergraduate Studies Office or directly to the foundations.
Some fellowships and scholarships require yo to be nominated by Case. Some require you to apply directly to the foundation.
The Undergraduate Studies Office and select faculty and staff members will provide you with a mock interview, if you are notified that you are a finalist for a fellowship or scholarship
Interviews at the foundation or phone interviews by the foundation
Some foundations require in person interviews. Some will rquire interviews and some will base its decision solely on your written application. If an interview is required, mark the dates of the interviews in your calendar early. Most places publish the timeframe of when the interviews will take place.
Enjoy the outcome of your hard work!