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Applications & Essays

Are you applying for national scholarships? Many great applications begin with strong essays. Whether the program you're interested in calls for personal story-telling, a leadership essay, or commentary on personal events, ONSF is here to help! 

More in-depth information about personal statements and application essays can be found on this website, which also provides additional guidelines and tips for numerous scholarships including:

Additional student essay tips, including helpful information about what to do after you've submitted them, can be found here.  

TIP: Be mindful of commonly misused words and phrases!

Applications for Programs that Require U-M Nomination

As you explore the ONSF website you may notice scholarship or fellowship programs that require U-M Nomination. Students who wish to apply to these programs typically submit application materials such as essays or letters of recommendation directly to ONSF.

Remember to pay attention to specific program application requirements and, as always, if you have questions please email