Winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship practically guarantees admission to any doctoral program in the country. These awards are highly competitive—the national success rate is about 15% and it’s less than 5% for students applying from outside a few elite schools. The success rate for students completing our course is four times higher.
Even those who don’t win will gain scientific communication skills, conquer imposter syndrome, and craft personal narratives they can use for applications to other programs.
“we steer students towards compelling events and get them to frame those events in a way that displays their intellectual merit.”
~ Patrick Ryan, Brainsteering Partners