Get into your top grad program, get funded, and move on with your life!

If you've ever wondered how you can get into top PhD and MS programs with full funding, stop guessing and follow the Fearless Grad program.


You can get into your dream PhD, while being 100% you.

Let’s face it, getting into prestigious PhD programs can be confusing at best.

You don’t have anyone in your family with a PhD.

The guidance is conflicting.

Comparing yourself to successful PhDs makes you feel like a failure.

You may have left your undergrad years ago, and never thought you’d want this degree till now.

You’re going from youtube, to google and back again trying to find something that makes sense.

It doesn’t have to be this way. A PhD at top universities is and should be available to everyone.


This is what I'm hearing from PhD hopefuls like you... 

They’ve already tried this before, and got rejected. They’re scared to try again.

Their friends tell them not to bother.

Their family say it’s a waste of time.

They’ve youtubed for hundreds of hours on how to write an SOP, but their SOP is still a mess.

And they really want to get into their dream PhD program, but it just seems like they can’t figure it out.

The reality is that getting into top PhD programs is 100% possible for you, it just requires strategies, tips and tools that others aren’t teaching.

I’ll show you how.

You’re in the right place if…

  • You have this deep fire to do more. Have a bigger impact.
  • Have the career and life you’ve dreamed of. And that dream involves getting into your top PhD program.
  • You may have been thinking about this for awhile, or tried before without success. You don’t have to be perfect, or have a 4.0 GPA.
  • But you do have to be willing to try.

If your heart is going pitter patter and you can’t wait to get on campus and start making an impact, this program is for you.

What You Get With The Fearless Grad Program

You get access to the online training, worksheets, and templates to guide you through the entire application and funding process. You also receive individual coaching sessions and live weekly group coaching calls to answer all of your questions (no more being stuck!). I review your entire application and make sure it is 100% you - only better! You also have access to the Fearless Grad private community for life, where you can learn from and connect with others going through the exact same thing you are.

Streamlined Process

Finally get clear actionable steps to reach your grad school goals.

1:1 personalized and group coaching

Talk with a real human dedicated to helping you succeed

Essay Reviews

Create your most authentic and successful application

Fearless Grad Program

Teaching you step by step how to get into your ideal grad program with funding.

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Module 1: Clarity 

  • How to translate your passion into actual research and career goals.
  • How to know what career you really want, and determine that you’re taking on the right degree for the right reasons.
  • What funding strategy makes the most sense for you.
  • How to calculate the value of your degree, and communicate this to your friends and family so they’ll stop hassling you.
  • How to communicate with your support system to get the support you need, without the unneeded pressure and judgement.


Module 2: Aligning with the right PhD programs for you

  • How to find the exact right PhD programs for you and your goals.
  • What 3 things to consider when evaluating programs.
  • The super sneaky way to find “hidden gem” programs that most applicants aren’t doing.
  • My system to save time finding programs and funding opportunities simultaneously.

Module 3: Resume

  • How to craft your resume so it wows the admission committee
  • Key things to avoid on your resume, which are guaranteed to make their eyes glaze over and say “next”
  • What GRE strategy is best for you (if you need one at all!).
  • The private Rockstar Resume Review session is scheduled once you are in the program at your convenience. This is a 50-min 1:1 session where I review your resume ahead of time, and then we work together to make it even better. You learn how to write an amazing resume, a skill you can use again and again throughout your academic career and beyond.

Module 4: Connecting with Faculty

  • How to connect with everyone in academia so they are all saying the same thing: “we want her!”
  • How to finally know which professor is the best one to reach out to.
  • Email templates and guides to connect with faculty, and actually get responses.
  • What key questions you should be asking program admins, so you don’t end up at the wrong program and hate it.
  • How to run a zoom interview like the leader you are.
  • How to make every interaction powerful and impactful, so you are seen as the go to applicant.
  • Bonus interviews with actual University professors on what they’re looking for in PhD candidates.

Module 5: Funding 

  • How to find additional sources of funding outside of the Universities.
  • Make yourself competitive, no matter what your background or GPA are.
  • Feel confident applying for scholarships because you know who you are and what you offer.
  • The 3 key things scholarship committees are looking for

Module 6: Application Necessities

  • How to get amazing letters of rec, even if you’ve lost touch with faculty.
  • How to update your Linkedin so their very first google search of your name makes them say “yes, yes we definitely want to speak with her”.
  • Checklist for all application materials, so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to get them together.

Module 6: Statement of Purpose

  • What the essay prompt really means, and how you should approach it.
  • The 4 things every statement of purpose MUST include.
  • Pitfalls to avoid looking like someone who has no clue what they are doing.
  • My million dollar SOP template, that makes it so easy to draft your SOP you’ll have your first draft done in a weekend.
  • The personal 50-minute SOP Glow Up session will be scheduled once you enroll in the program, and at your convenience. I review your essay ahead of time (provide edits and comments), and then work with you to make it even better. This teaches you how to become a better writer. This skill is invaluable to you now and through your PhD career (hello grants, applications, papers and more!).

Module 7: Decisions


  • How to decide scientifically where you should accept your PhD offer
  • Red flags to look out for, so you thrive in your program instead of survive
  • What to expect from PhD programs, so you're prepared and confident



Client Love

Nick J.

"I made the decision to go to grad school a little later on, and finding resources and trying to learn about the whole process was very daunting.

Natalie definitely helped clarify this and was also full of great tips I would not have found without her. She helped streamline my thought process and how to focus and reach out to professors.

Really helped me find a vision with a way forward on this whole process."

Fully Funded PhD at Princeton

Adrian M.

"It’s been wonderful working with Natalie. It’s been very easy and motivating. There are so many things that I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Leaps and bounds my experience is so different than when we first started.

The resources she has, with everything laid out makes it so much easier to map out my process.

I also did not know how to talk to faculty, and it’s a gamechanger. She helped me reach out to faculty to get a response."


Accepted to her dream MS Program at Ohio State

Haris A.

"I would definitely recommend working with Natalie, especially for those people who are just starting out. She has insight into the whole process, and especially for someone who is looking for top grad programs. I based my entire university short listing off of her worksheets and am pleased with these programs."


Accepted to fully funded PhD program at Virginia Tech University

Fearless Grad Program

Teaching you step by step how to get into your ideal grad program with funding.

Join Now