Winner Testimonials

Kashay-Sanders“I got in!! I just found out today that I was accepted to be a New York City Urban Fellow. Your guidance helped me tie together some of the most crucial points of my story in relation to the program. In particular, your interview tips helped give me an edge in an extremely competitive candidate pool.”

Kashay Sanders, 2013-4 NYC Urban Fellow, Dartmouth College Class of 2011



“ProFellow’s insightful, engaging tips and strategies played a crucial role throughout my fellowship application process. From the steps to combat writer’s block to personal statement opening examples, the tools further activated my talents and increased my potential to new, unprecedented heights. I received the news this month that I was selected as a Public Policy & International Affairs Fellow!”

Khalil Markham, 2018 Public Policy & International Affairs Fellow, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Class of 2017


Hanna Cody ProFellow“For the past five years, ProFellow has been my go-to site for identifying and preparing for competitive fellowships. Through the site, I was able to learn about the UNICEF USA Global Citizenship Fellowship as well as the New York Urban Fellows Program (among many others). Being awarded both fellowships in 2017 was the best difficult decision I ever had to make, but I know I never would have applied for either without ProFellow.”

Hanna Cody, 2017 UNICEF USA Global Citizenship Fellowship & 2017 New York City Urban Fellow (declined), Rollins College Class of 2016


“ProFellow is amazingly helpful for aspiring students and young professionals seeking fellowships. My first and only recommendation is go to ProFellow! I used many of the  application tips provided by ProFellow and I am now completing one of the most prestigious Fulbright fellowships in the field of journalism at Arizona State University.”

Kazi Mohua, 2017-18 Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellowship from Bangladesh



“During my senior year, I first learned about the Running Start Star Fellowship. I thought I was a long shot for the program, but I utilized ProFellow application tips, such as, to specifically include leadership and relevant academic experiences on my resume. I restructured my resume to include time I spent on leadership councils. I also followed up my application with a copy of my thesis on political rhetoric and we actually discussed it in-depth during my fellowship interview. I was accepted into the program for the fall of 2015! ProFellow continues to be a wealth of information that I still utilize as I move forward in my career.”

Megan Lehman, 2015 Running Start Star Fellow


Albert Appouh ProFellow“I did a search for STEM fellowships on ProFellow and I came across the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I utilized the tips on how to maximize my chances of winning the fellowship, particularly on writing the essays, streamling my resume, and obtaining letters of recommendation. To my happy surprise, I was one of the lucky few selected for this prestigious fellowship. Thank you, ProFellow!”

Albert A., 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellow


Sheila Xu ProFellow“ProFellow was extremely useful for discovering and bookmarking fellowships. Also, ProFellow’s articles on Fulbright application tips were crucial to me winning the Fulbright grant to Italy. I was pleased to have the opportunity to write an article for ProFellow to give my own advice and tips for deaf applicants who are preparing applications for the Fulbright grants.”

Sheila Xu, 2016-17 Fulbright Grant for Study/Research in Italy, MIT Class of 2014



Rosalie A. Molina - Aquino“I searched the internet for information on the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. I was so delighted to learn about it on ProFellow. I utilized the application tips and advice of the alumni interviewed by ProFellow. Because of these resources, I had the confidence to apply, and I won it!”

Rosalie Alejandro Molina, 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program: Economic Empowerment



“Without ProFellow, I would not have stumbled upon the Global Health Corps fellowship. Just last year I was juggling 4 jobs as a consultant, but once I found this opportunity, I gained a stronger focus. ProFellow’s application tips changed my approach to the application process. Today, I am working as a Global Health Corps Fellow in Malawi, Africa and following my passions.”

Dominique Wilson, University of Illinois Springfield Class of 2016, now a 2017 Global Health Corps Fellow in Malawi


“I’m grateful for ProFellow’s interviews with fellowship winners. Through ProFellow, I learned about the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship experience in an article by alumnus Gagan Gupta. Also, ProFellow’s Fellowship Application Guide helped me get organized when I applied for the fellowship. Thank you ProFellow!”

Funke Aderonmu, 2017-18 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, University of California Davis Class of 2017



“The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship. Knowing this, I used ProFellow’s application tips to strengthen my application. I’m pleased to report I was selected for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship from among 540 applicants globally! Through the fellowship, I received a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s at the International Christian University Rotary Peace Center in Tokyo, Japan. The scholarship covers tuition, travel, living expenses, plus books and materials for up to 2 years and is estimated to be worth around $100,000. Thank you ProFellow for providing me the tools needed to win this life-changing opportunity.”

Saeed Jama Abdi, 2017 Rotary Peace Fellow, CEO & Founder at CEDS-SOMALIA


“ProFellow was very helpful in writing my fellowship application. Advice from successful fellows helped inspire my writing and guided me during the application process. I’m pleased to share that I was accepted into the NYC Service Fellowship. This opportunity was perfect because it placed me at a city government agency while allowing me to put my AmeriCorps experience into practice.”

Christopher Frye, 2017-18 NYC Service Fellow, University of Maryland College Park Class of 2016


“I applied twice, unsuccessfully, for the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) Conference Fellowship. The third time I applied, I used tips from ProFellow on how to enhance my resume and tell my story through my personal essay. This time, I won the fellowship! With this opportunity, I was provided funding to attend the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists.”

Jasmin Moli of Bangladesh, 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) Conference Fellow


“I am writing to sincerely thank you for the application tips you provided that helped me throughout New York City Urban Fellows selection process. I just received a great news that I got into the program. I am so excited for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you again so much for offering your generous advice!”

Rentsenkhand “Handaa” Enkh-Amgalan, 2016-17 New York City Urban Fellow, formerly an international student from Mongolia at East Tennessee State University



“The application tips from ProFellow were invaluable in helping me to fill out my fellowship application, follow up properly with staff, and in knowing how best to respond during my interview. I have been involved with one or more fellowships every year, for the last four years, in large part thanks to the resources provided by ProFellow. Thank you!”

Aaron Lloyd Wright, 2016-17 NewGrounds Professional Fellowship




“I applied for a number of fellowships via ProFellow and was awarded both a Fulbright ETA and a WorldTeach Fellowship. The advice I gathered from ProFellow’s articles made the process so much easier. Finding ProFellow also inspired me to look in unconventional spaces and directions in order to make opportunities possible, like the one I just had in Vietnam via the Christianson Grant. I plan to apply for fellowships and graduate programs down the line, and will keep using ProFellow to navigate those processes.”

Jennifer Tran, The University of Texas at Austin Class of 2015


“Thanks to ProFellow’s application tips, I was able to write a clear and concise research proposal and personal statement for my successful Fulbright application. Thank you!”

Andrew Harrison, 2016-17 Fulbright Grant for Study/Research in Denmark, Hope College Class of 2016