At the conclusion of working with ONSF on a scholarship or fellowship application, regardless of the outcome, students should be able to answer the following questions with confidence:
- What is my future career trajectory? (If more than one, you should be able to talk about the options and relative weight you attach to each.)
- What impact do I hope to have in my future career? What problems will you solve, important issues will you advance, people and communities you will benefit?
- How do these aspirations represent my core values? In other words, my personal good, the common good, and the public good?
- What does leadership look like in my future career? Who are some examples of leaders that I consider heroes or role models?
- How is my U-M undergraduate curriculum (my degree, major(s), minor(s) and important courses) preparing me for this future trajectory?
- How are my U-M undergraduate co-curricular activities (research, internships, student organizations, community service, global opportunities, leadership development) preparing me for this future trajectory?
- Who are some mentors to whom I can ask questions?
- Who are at least three people that I can ask for letters of recommendation to support future applications?
- What are my next concrete steps in preparing for my post graduation goals?