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Office of National Scholarship Advisement
University of Mississippi

Scholarship Deadlines


Scholarship Deadlines

Each scholarship or fellowship has unique application requirements and application deadlines. In addition, there are three basic categories for national scholarships and fellowships: Endorsement Required, Endorsement Recommended, and Open.

  1. Endorsement Required awards have a preliminary application process to obtain an institutional nomination.
  2. Endorsement Recommended award applications are strengthened by having an institutional nomination, but are not required.
  3. Open awards are those to which students can directly apply without an institutional endorsement.

On our National Scholarships List, it is clearly indicated which scholarships need and do not need an institutional endorsement.

If an institutional endorsement is necessary, then the applicant will follow a set of campus application procedures before submitting the final application. For these awards, ONSA establishes a campus deadline in advance of the final submission deadline to allow time for application review and committee interviews. The campus deadline will occur weeks or even months prior to the national deadlines posted online, so it is important to take note of the Application Deadline and the Campus Deadline. Students must meet the campus deadline to be considered for endorsement from the institution!

The table below outlines the campus and application deadlines for all of our scholarships and/or fellowships.



Scholarships and FellowshipsInstitutional Endorsement Required?Campus DeadlineApplication Deadline
Boren ScholarshipsRecommendedBoren Fellowships: January 2024
Boren Scholarships: February 2024
Churchill ScholarshipYesMonday, October 2, 2023TBA
Fulbright FellowshipYesSunday, August 13, 2023October 10, 2023
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows ProgramsYesMonday, November 27, 2023January 2023
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipNoOctober 2023
Goldwater ScholarshipYesFriday, November 17, 2023January 2023
Knight-Hennessy ScholarsNoOctober 2023
Marshall ScholarshipYesThursday, June 1, 2023September 2023
Mitchell ScholarshipYesThursday, June 1, 2023September 2023
NSF GRFPNoOct. 17, 2022 – Life Sciences
Oct. 18, 2022 – Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
Oct. 20, 2022 – Engineering
Oct. 21, 2022 – Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
Payne FellowshipNoNovember 2023
Pickering FellowshipNoSeptember 2023
Rangel FellowshipNoSeptember 2023
Rhodes ScholarshipYesThursday, June 1, 2023October 2023
Schwarzman ScholarsNoSeptember 2023
Truman ScholarshipYesFriday, November 17, 2023February 2024
Udall ScholarshipsYesMarch 2024 TBA
Voyager ScholarshipNoJune 2024 TBA
Yenching AcademyNoMay 2024 TBA