Slutskii

11-16-2007, 12:50 AM

While I'm working on my SOP, the thought occured to me that I went through all the effort of the NSF fellowship application without knowing an estimated probability of winning such a grant. How behavioralist of me! The payoff is known, but being the good student I am, I need some probabilities here to calculate expected payoff.

So, does anyone have any idea how many applications are reveived and how many awards are given? I read a figure somewhere that 10,000 people apply each year and 1,000 receive some type of financial aid, I think it read.

That number seems quite high to me. Does anyone have some hard figures?

Not to beat this topic to death, but considering I come from a small southern state are my odds that greatly enhanced? Should I start working on that application to MIT?

So, does anyone have any idea how many applications are reveived and how many awards are given? I read a figure somewhere that 10,000 people apply each year and 1,000 receive some type of financial aid, I think it read.

That number seems quite high to me. Does anyone have some hard figures?

Not to beat this topic to death, but considering I come from a small southern state are my odds that greatly enhanced? Should I start working on that application to MIT?