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Prester John

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Prester John last won the day on March 14 2018

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  1. So 83k per year? And how do they disburse it? The first credit towards tuition and the rest as stipend?
  2. There are usually 2-3 fellowships that match ones profile. You can apply to all those. The portals for financial aid opens after you submit your application. i am just curious to know the conditions of CPL fellowship. Does it give full tuition plus stipend?
  3. The mail came a week back!
  4. Hey guys. Just updating. HKS offered me Public Service Fellowship (100,000. I guess it takes care of tuition). The mail came out of the blue. But declined in favour of WWS. They replied saying it will be offered to someone else. Maybe someone has already got a mail in that regard!
  5. Program Applied To: MPA/MPP Schools Applied To: WWS, HKS, SIPA, Harris, Graduate Institute and LKY Schools Admitted To: WWS(full ride), HKS (Full tuition), SIPA($80,000), Harris ($20,000) and LKY (external funding) Schools Rejected From: Graduate Institute Still Waiting: none Undergraduate institution: International student. Reputed engineeirng college Undergraduate GPA: 3.4 Last 60 hours of Undergraduate GPA (if applicable): Undergraduate Major: Electronics and Communication GRE Quantitative Score: 169 GRE Verbal Score: 165 GRE AW Score: 5.0 Years Out of Undergrad (if applicable): 8 Years of Work Experience: 7 Describe Relevant Work Experience: Career civil servant holding top level, decision making positions in the Government of a state in a developing country. Strength of SOP (be honest, describe the process, etc): My work experience was both a strength and a weakness while writing the SoP. Although I had done cutting-edge public affairs work, I stood a risk of not being specific due to the multiple sectors I had worked in. This really showed up in the initial drafts too. Finally, I decided on focusing on one area of my work that I was really passionate about and which I had focussed throughout all my assignments. I think that really changed the feel and power of the SoP. Went through multiple drafts and merciless reviews from 2-3 friends. Was really reluctant to re write after a few drafts but kept on working on it. I think that really helped in the end. Strength of LOR's (be honest, describe the process, etc): One from undergrad professor, one from my professor from the civil services college (who is know with an IFI and who keeps track of my work) and one from my former boss (civil servant). A HKS alumni wrote from HKS. We had collaborated professionally.
  6. All the best!
  7. I am sorry I don’t have specific inputs about the program. It’s better to talk to people who have graduated from any of the above insitutes.
  8. Turned down for WWS.
  9. Yes. There is a personal note which makes you fee really good?
  10. I think the core difference is that tuition credit will be directly credited to your tuition bill and hence will not be taxable. While the other option is that you will get the amount in your account as salary and will be taxable.
  11. Thanks bro. Accepted WWS. Also got into HKS, SIPA and uChicago. LKY was more of the fail safe option...
  12. I have to choose between WWS and HKS with zero funding. That’s a no brainer! just to know, CPL gives a stipend also?
  13. No funding! Made the choice of Princeton easy!?
  14. MPP
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