Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply to the Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program?
Members of underrepresented socio-cultural or geographic groups, including: first-generation college students, veterans, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
I am not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Am I eligible?
I have already graduated from my degree program. Am I eligible?
What qualifications are required? Do I have to have a lot of experience?
What materials should I prepare for my application?
- Cover letter
- Unofficial transcript
- Essay (max. 400 words) describing an obstacle you have had to overcome
- Names and contact information for two (2) references
- One (1) letter of recommendation*
*Note: We prefer to receive letters as part of your application package, but if the person writing your letter would rather submit it themselves, they can email it to Mary Ogdahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I already submitted my application, but I need to make changes. Can I do that?
Whom should I ask to write my letter of recommendation?
I'm having trouble accessing the online application! What should I do?
How do I combine all of the required files into a single document?
I have a question about a specific project. Whom should I ask?
What is the interview and selection process?
How long is the program?
When does the program start? Is the start date flexible?
Can I take time off during the fellowship?
When and how do I get paid?
Is housing provided?
What expenses am I responsible for?
I don't have a car. Will that be a problem?
Is travel assistance provided to get to/from Ann Arbor?