Highlighted Dates and Deadlines

Students and alumni who want to advice about externally funded extraordinary opportunities (EOs) are encouraged to schedule an introductory meeting now with Ms. Gallop, the National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator and Fulbright Program Adviser.  In general, you should plan to have at least one follow up advising/coaching meeting before you decide if and when to apply for an EO.

Applicants for EOs should allot at least four weeks (and often 12+ weeks) to prepare a strong application with coaching and guidance from Ms. Gallop and to obtain strong and detailed letters of recommendation.  Some EOs have required campus deadlines and required endorsement.

 

DEADLINES: Fall 2020/Spring 2021 (priority advising)

December 2: Drafts for the Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Mid-December: Drafts for the Boren Awards and the NOAA Hollings and NOAA EPP/MSI Scholarships
Mid-January: Drafts for the Astronaut and Udall Scholarships and the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
Mid-February: Drafts for the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes and the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Through early May: Interest form (link to be posted)
Mid-spring: First draft for the Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships
Mid-June: First draft for the Fulbright Program grant and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Mid-July: First draft for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, the Schwarzman Scholars program, and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

 

DEADLINES: Summer/Fall 2020 and early Spring 2021 required campus (full applications and interviews)
Endorsed EOs: all deadlines will be 5PM ET on a Tuesday unless otherwise noted.
August 4: Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships
August 14 (estimated): Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships endorsement interviews
September 1: Fulbright Program grant (extended from August 18)
September 4–18 (updated estimate): Fulbright Program grant endorsement interviews
December 14 (Mon.) by 12PM ET: Truman Scholarship (extended from October 13)
December 18 or 21 (updated estimate): Truman Scholarship endorsement interviews
December 14 (Mon.) by 12PM ET: Goldwater Scholarship (extended from October 27)
December 18 or 21 (updated estimate): Goldwater Scholarship endorsement interviews
December 14 (Mon.): Gaither Junior Fellows Program (extended from November 10)
December 16 (updated estimate): Gaither Junior Fellows Program endorsement interviews
January 12: Boren Awards (Scholarship and Fellowship) (extended from November 10)
January 15 (updated estimate): Boren Awards endorsement interviews
February 2: Udall Scholarship (extended from December 1)
February 12 (updated estimate): Udall Scholarship endorsement interviews
February 2: Astronaut Scholarship (extended from December 1)
February 12 (updated estimate): Astronaut Scholarship endorsement interviews

 

DATES (through mid-Fall 2020)
Summer 2020 virtual information sessions

Learn more about EOs with campus and national deadlines between early August 2020 and late October 2020.  Click here to register now for one or more of the below sessions in early summer; space is limited.

  • Rangel International Affairs Program (SEP and Graduate Fellowship): June 9, 5PM-6PM ET
  • Fulbright Program grant (global English teaching assistantships, research, and graduate study): June 16, 5:30PM-6:30PM ET
  • Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships (graduate study in the UK and in Ireland): June 23, 5:30PM-6:30PM ET
  • Truman Scholarship (juniors in all disciplines who aspire to leadership in careers that serve the public good and want to attend graduate school): June 30, 5:30PM-6:30PM ET
  • Goldwater Scholarship (STEM sophomores and juniors pursuing STEM research careers): July 1, 5:30PM-6:30PM ET
Fall 2020 virtual information sessions

Learn more about EOs with campus and national deadlines between early October 2020 and December 2020.  Click here to register now for one or more of the below sessions in fall; space is limited.

  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program (all students in all disciplines who would like to learn one of 15 critical need languages): October 1, 12:30PM-2PM ET
  • Goldwater Scholarship (STEM sophomores and juniors pursuing STEM research careers): September 23, 5:15PM-6:30PM ET
  • Truman Scholarship (juniors in all disciplines who aspire to leadership in careers that serve the public good and want to attend graduate school): September 9, 5:15PM-6:30PM ET

 

 

Click here to see highlighted fall 2019 campus and national deadlines.
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