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Graduate School Application Mentorship

Graduate School Application Mentorship
The Ethiopian Physics Society in North America (EPSNA) is recruiting undergraduate students for a mentorship
program that aims to help students apply to graduate schools abroad. The purpose of the program is to promote
research and support talented students in competing for graduate scholarships offered at universities across the
globe.
Eligibility:
● A bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields from
higher education institutions in Ethiopia
● A citizen of Ethiopia
● The student must be in her/his final year of studies or must have graduated in the 2020/2021
academic year
● A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
EPSNA will provide the following supports for 10 students accepted for the mentorship program:
● Cover the expense for the TOEFL and GRE exams
● Cover the expense for GRE exam preparation materials
● Cover the expense for a limited number of graduate school application fees
● Support students in preparation of graduate school application materials (e.g., guidance and
proofreading essays)
To apply for the mentorship program, students should submit an online application form that can be found at
https://www.epsna.org/mentorship-21.html or at https://forms.gle/erwtpTkW9yuUUpRK9 before August 25, 2021
Submit Online Application
In the online application form, you have to answer the following questions and submit before the deadline. Note
that each question is worth 25%, and the 10 highest scorers will be selected. Therefore, try to answer each
question carefully.
1. What are your career aspirations? (1500 characters maximum)
2. What drives you to achieve your goals? And how do you envision the program of study you choose to
pursue in graduate school helping you to reach your goals? (1500 characters maximum)
3. What are your research interests? (2000 characters maximum)
4. Why might you be a stronger candidate for graduate school ﹘ and more successful and effective in
the profession or field than other applicants? What are the most compelling reasons you can give for
the admissions committee to be interested in you? (1500 characters maximum)