Every year thousands of qualified students apply for national fellowships, scholarships, and prizes. 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. I have helped students who have won the Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, Fulbright, Schwarzman, Gates Cambridge, Luce, Rangel, Watson, and others. Over the last decade, hundreds of college students and recent graduates have asked me for resources to help them apply. I'm consolidating and sharing as much as I can here and on nationalfellowship.com.
How I can help
One of the most important elements of a successful candidacy is to share an excellent personal statement. The personal statement requires you to 1) have the experiences that make you a qualified candidate and 2) being able to articulate and share this narrative effectively. If you're applying for a national fellowship now, I am able to help you on item 2. Obviously, there are no guarantees when applying for these programs. For example, my web development company building the Mitchell Scholarship application system has no effect on your winning a Mitchell or not (I do not internally review and rank candidates).
I'm generally inundated with too many requests for personal statement review, especially during the time at which you're likely looking for help, so I'm running out of time. If you are wanting a guaranteed turnaround within 48 hours, this is for you. All profits from this go towards paying for my video and content editors so they can produce more helpful materials for distribution.
The Process & How It Works
Everything here is absolutely private, but you can choose to use a different email address and change your name in the documentation you share. Your information will never be shared with anyone unless you give me permission to do so.
1. You purchase a review and share information with me through the Google Form. The only requirement is for you to share your personal statement and an email address to which I can send you back a 10+ minute voice memo reviewing your essay (on average my voice memos are usually 20 minutes long).
2. Within 48 hours, I will send you back a 10+ minute voice memo reviewing your statement (more than 50% of my voice memos are longer than 25 minutes because I go into detail). My goal is to help you articulate and market yourself more effectively. I am brutally honest with the obvious goal of helping you improve your personal statement.
If you do not receive a personal statement voice memo within 2 days of your submitting information through the Google Form, I will give you a refund. The clock starts after you share your information with me (not at the moment at which you make this purchase).
"I did not have many resources on campus to help me through this process. I found YJ through his TikTok where I attended his Zoom meetings and sent emails about his thoughts on my personal statement. I took his valuable advice and crafted one of my best pieces of work. YJ is super accommodating and offers lots of resources on his page that have helped me a lot through my application process. Thank you for all of your help YJ!" - Yari S.
"YJ has helped me greatly, not only through personally reviewing application materials and providing specific, tailored advice towards the program I'm applying for, but also working with me to think holistically about how this national fellowship fits within the context of my personal and professional trajectory. The process of applying for a national fellowship can be daunting, but having YJ as a knowledgeable and experienced advisor during this time was incredibly helpful in making positive momentum towards my goals and understanding that the application process itself can be a great chance to learn more about yourself and strengthen your overall skill set." - Neha N.
YJ’s insights helped me gain a clear view of the committee’s perspective, enabling me to fine-tune my statements. While I reviewed every example statement I could, YJ’s constructive critique identified the factors that make a great statement. While I sought feedback from the reviewers at my small college, his attention to detail and deep understanding of the process ensured that my application fit the context and authentically reflected my personality. - Alice F.
I would not like it if you were further disadvantaged because you could not afford this. If you're under financial hardship, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll receive a detailed and thorough 'live' voice memo review of your national fellowship personal statement. I'll use my experiences winning a few fellowships and reading hundreds of personal statements to give you critical feedback that can help improve the quality of your essay.