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11th-Mar-2008 03:03 pm
I was just wondering if anyone has been awarded the NSF fellowship in previous years, and if so, what your "stats" are. i.e. GPA, GRE, previous research etc. I applied this year, and I'm kind of curious how I rate. I know it's extremely competitive, and I'm not holding my breath. I'm just curious. Post your stats if you got the NDSEG fellowship as well. 
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11th-Mar-2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you're right. The application materials say as much. I made the merit and broader impacts criteria the focus of my essays. It also depends quite a bit to do with what the current reasearch emphases of the NSF are.

I was just curious.
16th-Jul-2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
You may think your advisor is not that important now, so you may not be very concerned. But here is where your advisor and the rest of the committee become very critical.
11th-Mar-2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Hi, I haven't won and I don't know the exact stats of anyone who did. But if you want to know what some successful essays look like, check out http://www.rachelcsmith.com/NSF.html. This will give you a good idea of what a good research proposal looks like and how much experience NSF winners tend to have.
17th-Mar-2009 06:18 pm (UTC) - examples of successful sociology applications?
Anonymous
Where can I find examples of successful sociology applications?
11th-Mar-2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
i got an NSF for sociology in 2005. My GPA was 3.945 and my gre scores were A: 800 Q:780 V:730. I'm not sure what that meant...my proposal was all about improving women's place in grad schools.
12th-Mar-2008 03:34 am (UTC)
My husband got an NSF in the early 2000s for sociology as well. His stats were almost the same as this except a 780 (!!) verbal.
12th-Mar-2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Nothing to do with anything, but is that Hank Scorpio in your icon?
12th-Mar-2008 03:29 am (UTC)
In fact it is.
13th-Mar-2008 03:17 am (UTC)
That's awesome.
12th-Mar-2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
my boyfriend received an honorable mention last year, and is applying again this year. his undergrad GPA was something like 3.97 (yeah .. i hate him), and 640V/800Q.

just FYI, he went to a Q&A session for NSF fellowships, and the representative said that if your GPA is anywhere below like 3.9, they don't even look at your application. i highly doubt this is true, but thats what one rep said.
13th-Mar-2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say, my GPA is much lower than those listed here (from a well-respected school known for lack of grade inflation) and I have one. I think it's more important to write well and have research experience.
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22nd-May-2008 06:33 am (UTC) - re: nsf
Anonymous
My undergrad gpa is 3.2; My first semester grad gpa is 3.7.. I don't plan to turn in my GRE scores because they weren't that good... Should I still apply?

Benjie
benjiedevera@gmail.com
13th-Apr-2010 12:31 pm (UTC) - nsf
Anonymous
i was just awarded the nsf a few weeks ago. my gre scores were not as high as the other ones mentioned here (i had a cumulative score of 1300, i don't remember how it was distributed). i had a gpa of 3.92. per my evaluations, the most important aspects of the application are how the applicant addresses the broader impacts/intellectual merit criteria.
11th-May-2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
I just got one in the social sciences. My stats weren't great. 3.5 gpa, 780 verbal, 690 math, and 4.5 writing.
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