An Online Course & Mentorship Program for Graduate School Applicants


You're Ready to Apply to Graduate School, But You've Got a Lot of Questions!

“How do I find fully funded graduate programs and fellowships?”

“How can I compete for these top programs that offer funding? I’m not sure I have what it takes to be accepted.”

“Finding and applying to fully funded graduate programs sounds daunting, I don’t have a plan to follow or a mentor to guide me”



Find and Choose the Right Award for Your Major Motivation

 MODULE 1B & C: 

Find Fully Funded PhD and Master's Programs & Strengthening Your Candidacy

  • Choose between a Master's or PhD program for your career goals
  • Learn why some doctoral and master's programs pay their students to attend
  • Learn about "full funding" packages: a full tuition scholarship plus an annual stipend
  • Conduct research to find fully graduate programs in your discipline in the U.S. and abroad
  • Connect with faculty during the application process - an important but little-known step
  • Identify 3 or more fully funded graduate programs that you can apply to this year


Get Inside the Mind of the Selection Committee

  • Learn how to identify what the selection committee is really looking for in candidates
  • Uncover the program's *true* mission
  • Do your 3 step investigative background research on the program
  • Outline your Perfect Candidate Profile: highlight the experience, skills and character traits that will enhance your candidacy


Outline Your Winning Application Story

  • Apply the 7-part MATCH ME Formula to outline your unique application story
  • Narrow your career goals to one specific goal
  • Write your Perfect Candidate Bio
  • Execute low-touch, high-impact networking strategies to strengthen your candidacy


Resume and CV Revamp

  • Learn the key differences between resumes and CVs
  • Easily and effectively tailor your resume or CV for each opportunity you apply to
  • Learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile and network
  • Make your resume or CV stand out among outstanding competitors


Nail Your Pitch In Writing: The Personal Statement

  • Learn the anatomy of a winning personal statement
  • Complete my unique exercise to choose your eye-catching opening story
  • Outline your 5-part personal statement that nails every selection committee question
  • Write your winning personal statement draft in one weekend or less


Get Extraordinary Recommendation Letters

  • Learn why an excellent recommendation letter is within your control
  • Make your recommendation letter asks (including templates for approaching people you have not spoken to in years)
  • Prepare your detailed recommendation letter documents for your referee


Create an Exceptional Research or Project Proposal

  • Express your potential as a scholar when you have little to no research experience
  • Learn how to use Google Scholar for all your research proposal needs
  • Learn how to effectively summarize the current "state of the science" in your field
  • Choose an appropriate and feasible research method
  • Effectively format your research proposal to quell all selection committee questions


Give Yourself (Another) Edge Over the
Top Applicants


Get Effective Feedback from the Right Reviewers

  • Use my questionnaire template to get helpful feedback from your reviewers
  • Know when to stick with your "gut"
  • Submit your application on time and celebrate your success

 MODULE 10: 

Interview Secrets of Successful Candidates

  • Learn the 3 most important things to prepare before any interview
  • Hone your brief "elevator pitch"
  • Respond like a pro when you get stumped with a question
  • Nail the individual, panel and group interviews 

Join my virtual, group “Office Hours” offered twice a month to ask your questions and receive support from a community of high-achieving graduate school and fellowship applicants.

The MATCH ME Formula

Through my own experience winning fellowships and entrances to top graduate schools, and through my ProFellow interviews with thousands of fellowship winners, I uncovered 7 key elements of a winning graduate school or fellowship application, now outlined in the award-winning MATCH ME Formula:

  1. Memorable
  2. Aligns with the program's mission
  3. Timely and urgent
  4. Capitalizes on the program's unique value add
  5. Highly specific
  6. Mutually beneficial
  7. Elegant

The Fully Funded program is the only online program in the world where you can learn how you can apply the 7 fundamental elements of the MATCH ME Formula to develop a winning graduate school or fellowship application.

"I knew I needed to find fully funded PhD programs, but I did not know where to start or anything about the process.  I could have tried to Google everything or hope that I could get enough quality advice from friends and associates, but I didn’t have the time with my master’s studies, and I needed someone in-the-know to give me the right kind of advice. The MATCH ME Formula showed me how to make each application unique so it would not be seen as just another “cookie-cutter” submission. Getting help and advice through the course about each component and your big-picture strategies undoubtedly helped me to get to where I am today: multiple full funding offers."

Ricky U., fully funded PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M ($310,000 funding award)

Carmen G., fully funded PhD candidate in Sociology at UCSF ($345,000 funding package)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are fully funded master's and doctoral programs?

What is the "success rate" of students in Fully Funded?

What if I'm an older applicant? Am I too old to go to graduate school?

What are the guarantees?

Where can I ask questions as I go through the course?

Can Fully Funded help me apply to postdoctoral fellowships, research fellowships and professional fellowships, like the Fulbright awards?

What happens after I enroll?

Are there any prerequisites?

What is the refund policy?

Do you offer scholarships to people who wish to enroll in Fully Funded?

Is this course applicable to students and professionals outside of the United States?

Does Fully Funded provide strategies for acing the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other entrance exams?

What happens when you enroll?

You Have a Choice

    "As someone who was also going straight from their undergraduate to graduate degree, it was a bit intimidating to undertake the graduate school application process. The Fully Funded course taught me where to find funded master's programs, and it made me really research schools and different disciplines that are a good fit for my interests but were also financially viable. I'm pleased to report that I received more than $100,000 in funding offers across the 5 graduate programs I was accepted to. I'll be starting my first year fully funded!"


    “The Fully Funded course made my second round of applying to graduate school a success. I applied to six PhD programs in Biomedical Sciences. I interviewed with two and was accepted to both. I'm going to Stanford! Thank you for this course. It was a great investment"

    Omar N., fully funded PhD candidate in Genetics at Stanford University ($350,000 funding package)

    “The module on "Interview Secrets" was incredible! It really helped me outline my interview plan, reach out to past fellows (which I was easily able to do), and formulate interview questions both for myself and the interview team. I walked away from that interview so excited, proud, and grateful for the experience."

    Nicole L., Buell Fellowship Winner ($75,000 award) &

    mid-career PhD candidate in Human Development at Colorado State University

    “Before taking the Fully Funded course, I had applied to doctoral programs and was rejected across-the-board. I joined Fully Funded because I knew I had to do something different. The course taught me how to change my application story from one of tragedy to inspiration. At my next try, I was accepted to ALL for programs, with full funding offers!"

    James R., 2021 acceptance to Harvard University Master's in Higher Education Leadership & $20,000 award to Australia

    “Before taking the course, I thought I wasn't a unique or qualified enough candidate to be applying for any of the opportunities I had my heart set on. I took the leap with this course because I have always felt like I didn't know how to showcase my best self. This course taught me how to research opportunities, find the "insider information" that was right in front of me, and determine the best way to tell my story for each award. These are REAL strategies and tools that will elevate your application and make you stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. I am now a semifinalist for three highly competitive awards, including a Fulbright award! This course gave me the confidence to know I will never give up again." 

    "I would absolutely recommend this course to others starting out on their graduate school journeys. I especially appreciate that the Fully Funded course was made fully accessible for deaf students with captioning and transcripts. I received multiple acceptances and funding offers for top MPP and MBA programs, including Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Wharton Business School, and University of Chicago!"

    Sheila X., Zuckerman Fellowship Winner ($88,000 award!) at Harvard Kennedy School (+ more than $500,000 in funding offers)

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