ProFellow’s 10 Year Anniversary Giveaway: Call for Testimonials

Nov 14, 2021

By ProFellow Founder, Dr. Vicki Johnson

10 years ago, we founded to make fellowship and funding opportunities easier to find and to share advice on the competitive application process. Before our founding, fellowships and grants for individuals were primarily shared by word-of-mouth within privileged circles. Our goal is to make funding knowledge accessible to everyone, globally – and we have been meeting that mission since 2011! is now the world’s leading online resource for information on professional and academic fellowships, with more than 185,000 registered users and more than 100,000 unique visitors every month. We offer our readers a free fellowships database where you can search and bookmark more than 1,300 fellowships and funding awards for individuals. We also publish articles with application tips written by fellows, features, and interviews with current and former fellows, and fellowship calls for applications. In 2018, we also founded ProFellow Academy, a free private network where people can ask questions and access free courses on finding and competing for awards. Learn more about ProFellow’s History, Mission and Values here.

To celebrate ProFellow’s 10 Year Anniversary, we want to connect with our readers and learn from you how ProFellow and our resources have helped or inspired you to “do something exceptional”!

We are collecting testimonials from readers who have won a fellowship, award or graduate school acceptance from an opportunity discovered on our website or newsletter, and/or through application guidance and tips from our articles, workshops, course and events.

All entrants will be entered into a Giveaway* in December 2021 for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages, each worth $300!

Each prize package includes:

  • An opportunity to meet four-time Fellow and ProFellow Founder Dr. Vicki Johnson in a virtual coffee chat
  • One (1) free workshop registration to any ProFellow workshop on offer in 2022 ($150 value)
  • A paperback copy of one of Dr. Johnson’s favorite books, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks ($20 value)
  • A ProFellow t-shirt, notebook and inspirational magnet

All entrants will automatically receive an invitation to join ProFellow’s International Fellows Network, a global network of former and current fellows, including live and virtual events and speaking opportunities.

The Giveaway is now closed!

Thanks to all who entered. The winners are:

  • Kavita Malstead
  • Eliana Lozano
  • Abraham Akhter Murad

Official Rules


1.  PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The ProFellow 10-Year Anniversary Giveaway  (\”Giveaway\“) begins on November 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM EST and ends on December 1, 2021 11:59 PM EST. (the \”Promotion Period\”).

The sponsor of this giveaway is ProFellow, LLC (“Sponsor”). By participating in the giveaway, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the giveaway. 

2.  ELIGIBILITY: Open to people who are at least 18 years old at the time of submission (the \”Entrant\”). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \”Promotion Entities\”), are ineligible to enter the giveaway or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

3. PRIZES: Grand Prize: Three (3) winners will receive a meeting with four-time Fellow and ProFellow Founder Dr. Vicki Johnson, one (1) free workshop registration to any ProFellow workshop on offer in 2022 ($150 value), a digital or paperback copy of The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks, a ProFellow t-shirt, magnet, and notebook (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $300).

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
4. HOW TO ENTER: Enter the giveaway during the Promotion Period online by filling out the entry form, which can be found on the following website at

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/giveaway subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this giveaway.
5. WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted about two weeks after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately two weeks after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 60 days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \”the Prize Claim Documents\”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

7. PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at By entering the giveaway, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other giveaway Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this giveaway; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the giveaway; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the giveaway or download of any materials in the giveaway.

If, for any reason, the giveaway is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this giveaway, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the giveaway in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the giveaway.

9. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to ProFellow LLC; 9550 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 130 – Unit #2011, Bend, Oregon 97703, United States. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than one month after the Promotion Period has ended. For accessing a Winner List online, visit The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

10. SPONSOR: ProFellow, LLC.


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