Every year thousands of qualified students apply for national fellowships, scholarships, and prizes (Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, Fulbright, Schwarzman, Gates Cambridge, Luce, Rotary, Rangel, Watson, etc.). I'm YJ (Yongjun) Heo, and I was awarded three national fellowships (Fulbright, Luce Scholars Program, and George Mitchell Scholarship). I have advised dozens of national fellowship winners, including my younger brother, who was a Schwarzman Scholar. Over the last decade, hundreds of college students and recent graduates have asked me for resources to help them apply.
This is a comprehensive checklist to help you keep track of everything you need to do to successfully submit an application for any national fellowship. While the exact requirements vary from one program to the next, you'll find that this covers the vast majority of application requirements. The diagram also provides some key insights that can help improve your application package.
You can find more resources here at nationalfellowship.com.
This visual checklist for national fellowships will give you a 'bird's-eye view' of most of what you need to successfully submit a national fellowship application.