Pakistani Graduate Gets Full Scholarship to Top US Programs
A Pakistani Applicant learned last month that he was accepted to 5 top US graduate programs in Public Policy – UPENN, DUKE, Stanford, Cornell, Texas A&M. What more, he got funding as well. These programs are notoriously hard to get into, as the competition is tough and the acceptance rates are below 15%. Below is the profile that he shared with Brightlink prep and we have posted verbatim below.
Programs applied to: Masters in Public Policy at University of Pennsylvania, DUKE, Stanford, Cornell, Syracuse, Texas A&M
Accepting the Offer: Funded MPA with concentration in International Development. Cornell Institute of Public Affairs.
Previous Education: LUMS (Economics & Political Science) GPA: 3.1
Test Scores: GRE: 317 (V: 158 Q: 159)
2.5 years. 7 months Research Assistantship at LUMS and about 2 years in Disaster Management at a National Level NGO. (Significant fieldwork across 3 provinces in a supervisory role)
Recommendations: 1 academic from a LUMS professor and 2 Professional. Professional were from two leading practitioners in the non-profit sector. (One DFID program director working for IMC Worldwide in Islamabad and the other from former Country Director Thailand for Save the Children)