Grants, fellowships, and scholarships can help you enjoy incredible learning experiences that will allow you to expand your academic work and artistic practice. As you research the opportunities available to you at Gallatin, be sure to consider all of the available options, reflect on your goals, and think about how certain awards may help you achieve them, and organize your time well so that you can put together a strong application.
Over the course of your academic and professional career, you may need to request that letters of recommendation be written on your own behalf. Please keep the following guidelines in mind. Read the recommendation requirements carefully. Sometimes a recommendation has to be from a certain kind of person, such as your academic adviser, a professor in a specific field, or a colleague. When asking for a recommendation, give your prospective recommender advance notice of when your proposal is due and check with them to ensure that they have enough time to write it. Know that whomever you ask to write a recommendation for you has the right to turn you down for any reason. Think about other recommenders who may work. Be sure to give yourself ample time should you need to find an alternative.
Do not leave proofreading until the last minute. Build in time to proofread your work and to have it proofread by others. Know that it is sometimes difficult to see your own mistakes. Ask a trusted friend or family member to read and review your text after you have a final draft. Make every effort to avoid grammatical errors. If you are having trouble with your writing or need another perspective on your draft, visit the Writing Center.