At the other end of the spectrum, I was also NOT selected as a Nickleodeon Fellow. Not on the basis of my script, resume and essays, but because I missed the deadline by one day. The postmark date was a Sunday, and because, in the past, they have allowed it, I sent my application the following Monday. This year, apparently, they did not allow it, because they sent my large envelope, unopened, inside an even large envelope, along with a note explaining that I had missed the deadline. They spent four dollars on postage to do this. They could have just sent an email. Regardless, I was grateful for the effort that it took to let a delinquent applicant know that when she didn't hear anything, it had nothing to do with the quality of her application or work. That is a kindness.
So thumbs-up Nickelodeon. Thumbs-down Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.