Highlighted Dates and Deadlines

Applicants for the below nationally competitive extraordinary opportunities are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator (NSFC) and then allot at least four weeks to prepare a strong application with guidance from the NSFC and to obtain letters of recommendation. 


Fall information sessions
-Learn more about extraordinary opportunities with campus and national deadlines between October 2019 and spring 2020. Opportunities will include graduate school funding, international experiences (study, internships, research, and language learning), undergraduate research, and leadership development. 


Registration links, dates, and locations will be posted.

-Truman Scholarship
Who: current juniors (Dec. 2020-Aug. 2021) interested in being a "change agent" in any field

-Goldwater Scholarship
Who: current sophomore and junior STEM majors interested in STEM research careers

-General information session for externally funded extraordinary opportunities
Who: all students and alumni


Registration links, dates, and locations will be posted. 

-International experiences and careers
Who: all students and alumni

-Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program
Who: current sophomores interested in leadership development during summer 2020

-Udall Scholarship and NOAA Hollings/EPP MSI Scholarships
Who: current sophomores and juniors with demonstrated committment to environmental issues or environmental/STEM education




Fall 2019 campus application deadlines for endorsed awards/opportunities

July-October 2019 (dates vary; U.S. and Canadian citizens must meet the campus application deadlines) 
-Rhodes Scholarships (for various regions)

August 6, 2019 by 5PM ET
-Marshall Scholarships
-Mitchell Scholarship
-Rhodes Scholarships (U.S. and Canadian citizens)

August 20, 2019 by 5PM ET
-Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant

October 22, 2019 by 5PM ET
-Goldwater Scholarship
-Truman Scholarship

November 12, 2019 by 5PM ET (for those wanting the optional campus representative evaluation)
-Boren Scholarship
-Boren Fellowship

November 26, 2019 by 5PM ET
-Gaither Junior Fellows Program
-Udall Scholarship

Fall 2019 final deadlines for nonendorsed awards/opportunities

Mid-September 2019
-Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowships
-Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

September 26, 2019 by 11:59PM ET
-Schwarzman Scholars program (U.S./global applicants) (applicants are urged to seek advising before July 2019)

October 1, 2019 by 11:59PM CT
-Gilman Scholarship (early summer 2020 and spring 2020 terms)

October 9, 2019
-Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program (applicants are urged to seek advising before July 2019)

Early-mid October 2019
-Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Round 1-US citizens living in the USA only) (applicants are urged to seek advising before July 2019)

Mid-late October 2019
-National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

November 2019
-Critical Language Scholarship

November 1, 2019
-PPIA Junior Summer Institutes
-Payne International Development Fellowship (USAID)

November 1, 2019 by 2PM ET
-Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Late November 2019
-Science and Mathematics Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

Early December 2019 or early January 2020 (depends on degree selection)
-Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Round 2-All other eligible applicants) (applicants are urged to seek advising before July 2019)

Mid-December 2019
-DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Spring 2020 final deadlines for nonendorsed awards/opportunities

Early January
-Ertegun Scholarship
-Humanity In Action Fellowships (Detroit, Europe, and John Lewis)
-Scoville Fellowship

Mid-late January 2020
-AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
-AAAS Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Internship
-Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships
-Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program
-NOAA EPP/MSI Scholarship
-NOAA Hollings Scholarship

January 29, 2020 by 5PM ET
-Boren Fellowship

Early February
-Amgen Scholars Program
-Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
-Rangel International Affairs Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

February 5, 2020 by 5PM ET
-Boren Scholarship

-Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship

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