HHH Fellowship: Selection
Ms. Nadia Omar, the Assistant Education officer at USEFP, wrote to me on September 25, 2009:
Dear Mr. Akbar,
This is to inform you that we have received your documents. The deadline for submission of application for the Hubert Humphrey fellowship has been extended till 1st October 2009.Please fill out the Hubert Humphrey application on our official website http://www.usefpakistan.org and forward it to us .
Look forward to receiving your application till 1st October 2009.
After a few days, I received a phone call from the USEFP informing me about the acceptance of my application. I was thrilled. It was the first stage of success. After all, hundreds or maybe thousands of people applied from all over the country for this prestigious fellowship. Only a few applications would get accepted and pursued.
I was now asked to appear for an interview in Islamabad in October.