Fellowship for the Future
Qualities we look for
We aim to assess applications in a comprehensive way and appreciate the unique qualities of each candidate. In addition to two essay questions, the application provides ample opportunity for candidates to describe their experiences and allow us to get to know them. Below are some qualities strong candidates have which can help you in preparing your application. Our advice is to be candid and to share with us accomplishments you are proud of and in which you held a substantial role.
There is no minimum grade point average (GPA) required to apply. However, we look for evidence of strong academic skills and the commitment to excellence required for advanced academic study. Candidates' transcript(s) and at least one academic reference are required as part of the application. In addition, candidates can demonstrate their academic excellence through, for example, awards, coursework completed outside of the regular curriculum, publications, independent study and/or student teaching assistantships. Standardized tests are another way candidates can demonstrate academic skills, both in their Fellowship for the Future application as well as in their application to U.S. schools.
We consider leadership to be the ability and willingness to take initiative and assume roles of responsibility and service. Our scholarship program supports individuals who demonstrate such qualities and who would further develop their ability for impact by interacting with peers and faculty from all over the world. We are looking for substantial engagement in activities and projects related to the candidate's field, wider community involvement, volunteering, internships and work experience.
The Fellowship for the Future aims to help individuals who will help Croatia in the future. We believe the Fellows for the Future should be dedicated to positive changes in their community and should strive to play a role in bringing such changes about. Whether the candidate is interested in studying law, public health, communications, architecture or any other field, we believe that in today's interconnected world it is essential for young leaders to be aware of wider social needs and to strive to have a positive impact on the community as a whole. We are seeking to support individuals who wish to be such opinion-makers in Croatia.
We try to get to know the candidates better through the personal interview and to assess their motivation and fit with the program goals. We are looking for evidence of dedication, professionalism, creativity, critical thinking, confidence and maturity.
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