I'm Dr. Vicki Johnson, the Founder and Director of ProFellow™️, the world's leading online resource for information on professional and academic fellowships.
I'm the Creator of the Fully Funded Course and Mentorship Program for graduate school applicants. This highly-effective group coaching program has helped hundreds of students achieve acceptance to top graduate programs and BIG funding awards. Our students have achieved $25 MILLION in funding since 2019!
“Applying to graduate school sounds daunting, I don’t have a plan or a mentor to guide me.”
There can be a lot of questions and confusion if you’re applying to graduate school for the first time.
Knowing that you'll be up against hundreds of top candidates, the application process can be intimidating.
Without guidance on how to develop an application that will stand out among other top candidates, it can be difficult to make any progress and feel highly confident about your chances when you hit “Submit.”
That’s why I’ve created my step by step online course and mentorship program...
There can be a lot of questions if you’re applying to graduate school for the first time.
Knowing that you'll be up against hundreds of top candidates, the application process can be intimidating. Without guidance on how to develop an application that will stand out among other top candidates, it can be difficult to make any progress and feel highly confident about your chances when you hit “Submit.”
Also, graduate school is expensive! Guidance on how to find and achieve a BIG funding award for graduate school is hard to find.
That’s why I’ve created my step-by-step online course and mentorship program...
Learn insider strategies to get accepted to master's and doctoral programs and competitive fellowships using the MATCH ME Formula™
Developed by four-time fellow and ProFellow Founder, Dr. Vicki Johnson
Fully Funded is a 10 module fully-recorded online course with twice-monthly Office Hours for live support. The course teaches you the application strategies of successful award winners so you can find and win full funding for your master's or doctoral degree.
Through interviews with thousands of fellowship winners, I uncovered 7 key elements of a winning graduate school or fellowship application, now outlined in the MATCH ME Formula™:
The Fully Funded Course 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.
Fully funded graduate programs are master's and doctoral programs that provide a full funding package to all admitted students. The package includes a full tuition scholarship and an annual stipend (typically $15K - $45K) for the duration of your enrollment. (In other words, the university is paying YOU to attend!) Fully funded graduate programs are almost always for full-time, on-campus students. The funding typically comes in the form of a Graduate Assistantship, which is a part-time job with the university that provides a salary (called a stipend) and the benefit of free tuition. Funding packages may also include health insurance, housing, childcare subsidies and other benefits. There are fully funded graduate programs in the U.S. and abroad.
The Fully Funded Course & Mentorship Program boasts extraordinary success stories from individuals of ALL backgrounds! Individual success in my course is highly correlated with a student's commitment to the program.
100% of Fully Funded Course students in our 12 month membership who:
has been successful in achieving entrance to one or more graduate schools or fellowships they applied to, most with significant funding offers!
Of the Fully Funded Course students who have applied to graduate schools and fellowships since 2019, there have been more than 300 PhD & master's acceptances, most with FULL funding offers or merit-based scholarships (totaling more than $25 MILLION in funding awarded).
This is because the MATCH ME Formula™️ works! You can find many testimonials from people of all ages, citizenships, disciplines and career levels who have gained entrance into a wide range of PhD and Master's programs with funding.
Absolutely not! You can achieve acceptance and full funding at ANY age! Your age is not a barrier to acceptance to graduate school with funding. But older applicants often need support in developing a clear and compelling application story to explain why you are pursuing graduate school at mid- or late-career. This course will show you exactly how to emphasize your strengths, transferable skills and passions in a written application. You can find numerous success stories of older applicants here.
Yes! Individual Advising Sessions for application review and feedback are an additional cost (currently $249 per session). Details on how you can book an Individual Advising Session will be provided after you enroll in the course.
This is a self-guided group coaching program. We cannot guarantee that you will win entrance to a graduate program or full funding award because your acceptance to a competitive program is dependent on your effort. However, the Fully Funded Course provides you all the proven tools, resources and support you need to be successful. You will be fully responsible for the selection, preparation, completion and quality of your applications.
What we can guarantee is that if you follow the guidance provided in the Fully Funded program and actively participate in Office Hours, you’ll create your strongest applications possible and learn writing, negotiation, and social psychology techniques that will significantly improve your chances of success for any competitive opportunity throughout your career.
I encourage you to check out the scores of extraordinary testimonials of successful Fully Funded course students from applicants of all academic backgrounds and career levels who have achieved full funding at top universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, Cornell, UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, Oxford (UK), and more.
We offer twice monthly, virtual "Office Hours" in Zoom exclusively for Fully Funded Course participants where you can ask questions and receive support as you prepare your applications. We also hold live Special Sessions on student-selected topics every 4-6 weeks. You'll receive notice about the times and dates of these group sessions when you enroll.
Absolutely! The guidance provided in the course is universal to any type of application that requires components like a personal statement, research or project proposal, a resume or CV, optional essays, writing samples, and an interview. Several Fully Funded Course students have won nationally competitive fellowships such as the Fulbright US Student Award, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship, the Urban Leaders Fellowship and more.
You can purchase your enrollment with credit or debit card. Immediately after you purchase, you'll receive several emails, including your log-in details for the online course, information on Office Hours and tips to get started, and a calendar link to schedule an individual Kick-Off call with a Fully Funded Coach!
People applying to master's and PhD programs in ALL disciplines can achieve success through this program! This is because what we teach is how to develop your unique application story, conduct outreach, prepare effective essays and academic CV, request recommendation letters and prepare for interviews. These strategies are applicable to all disciplines of graduate study.
Yes, if you have advanced fluency in English and are eligible to undertake graduate study in the U.S. and Canada. Please note that foreign applicants are typically expected to score high on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and must have their undergraduate degrees evaluated by a qualified third party for admissions eligibility. There are also other unmet costs to studying abroad, including application fees, visas, travel and relocation expenses. We recommend that you look into these eligibility requirements and additional costs before enrolling in the Fully Funded Course and Mentorship Program.
Most students can complete the self-paced Fully Funded online course in about 10 weeks (1 module per week)*. However, preparing one or more applications for graduate schools and fellowships takes longer. If you have a deadline that is less than 3 months away, I suggest starting right away! If you have a deadline that is more than 3 months away, I also suggest starting right away! The more time you have to edit and improve your applications, the better. Successful students set aside 2 or more hours per week to complete the online course and writing exercises, and prepare their applications.
After enrolling, you have 12-month access to the online course and the twice-monthly live Office Hours events and regular live Special Session events on student-selected topics.
*Payment plan enrollments receive 1-3 course modules on a dripped schedule after each monthly payment. See the schedule of content in the following Q.
This course advises candidates who are applying to master's and doctoral programs in the U.S. and abroad that are delivered in English, which require advanced fluency in English. There are no prerequisites to participate in the Fully Funded Course and Mentorship Program, but note that master’s and doctoral programs require an eligible undergraduate or Bachelor's degree to enroll, and for some doctoral programs, a master’s may be required. Depending on the universities you apply to, you may also need to take an entrance exam, like the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). If you are a foreign student coming to the U.S., you will need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or a similar English test. (Please note that the Fully Funded Course does not provide guidance on these admissions tests.)
Enrollment in the Fully Funded Course and Mentorship Program is non-refundable and payment plans are not a subscription and cannot be cancelled. Before enrolling, please review the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct which includes our payment and refund policy. Since this is an investment, we are happy to speak with you to determine if this program will meet your needs. Please book a Discovery Call to speak with us.
At the moment, we do not offer scholarships to participate in the Fully Funded Course. We offer this program at-cost. However, some resourceful participants in Fully Funded have been able to use professional development grants offered by their university or employer to cover or subsidize the cost of participating in the program. We would encourage you to ask your university career office or your employer about this possibility.
Also, we offer a monthly payment plan that may be a good option for you to make smaller monthly payments rather than pay-in-full.
No. But the good news is, many universities in the United States that once required the GRE no longer require it, and you can seek out these programs if you choose.
If you are still seeking support to undertake the GRE or other entrance exams, we've heard good things from our students about the test prep materials offered by Magoosh.
We are happy to answer your questions about the Fully Funded Course and Mentorship program! Please contact us by email.
Do you know what it takes to achieve entrance to top graduate school and funding?
If you’re ready to stop guessing and you’re ready to put in the effort necessary to prepare your strongest applications possible, your graduate school success story starts now.
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