Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services


Writing Personal Statements (an online handbook)
A handbook for students applying for scholarships and graduate study

To Make America Great Again, We Need to Leave the Country
Elliot Gerson is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute and the American secretary of the Rhodes Trust.

Solitude and Leadership
If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts, an essay by William Deresiewicz

The Summoned Self
David Brooks’ column about two ways of thinking about your life. The first is what you might call the Well-Planned Life (described elsewhere), the second, “The Summoned Self.”

Helping Students to Tell Their Stories
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, one faculty member advises others on how to help students with application essays.

Comments from the Churchill Competition
The director of the Churchill Foundation sent these (edited) comments to fellowship advisers after the last round of competition.