Sorry to revive this thread guys, but I'm getting worried as it looks like I'm headed for a shut out since all my schools seem to have made their acceptance offers and I'm getting rejected all over the place. I applied for the NDSEG. One thing that's not discussed deeply on my profile post is my research. I did two summers at one of, if not the, largest naval research bases via one of ASEE's main internship programs. In my statement for the fellowship, I spoke extensively about a research question that I started considering while doing research there and that was inspired by my work there. Do I have any chance of winning this thing? Will my experience help me?