How Do I Start?

Getting Started on Your Scholarship Process

Your personal statement and letters of recommendation are the two most vital components of any scholarship application.  These documents relate your story, both academic and personal, to the members of the selection committee and must convey a compelling portrait of you as an individual and as a scholar.  As such, it is crucial that you work closely with your faculty mentors both to compose your personal statement and provide the necessary information for securing letters of recommendation.  CFSA provides advising and guidance on the requirements and expectations of particular scholarship competitions; both students and faculty will find a number of useful guides here.