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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 2025
Boren Scholarships: February 2025
Churchill ScholarshipYesWednesday, October 2, 2024TBA
Fulbright FellowshipYesMonday, August 19, 2024 at 11:59 PMOctober 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM CST
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows ProgramsYesJanuary 2025
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipNoOctober 2024
Goldwater ScholarshipYesSunday, November 17, 2024 at 11:59 PMJanuary 2025
Knight-Hennessy ScholarsNoOctober 2024
Marshall ScholarshipYesSunday, July 21, 2024 at 11:59 PMSeptember 23, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Mitchell ScholarshipYesNo Applications for 2024-2025 Academic Year.TBD
NSF GRFPNoOct. 2024 – Life Sciences
Oct. 2024 – Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
Oct. 2024 – Engineering
Oct. 2024 – Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
Payne FellowshipNoOctober 2024
Pickering FellowshipNoSeptember 2024
Rangel FellowshipNoSeptember 2024
Rhodes ScholarshipYesSunday, July 21, 2024 at 11:59 PMOctober 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Schwarzman ScholarsNoSeptember 2024
Truman ScholarshipYesSunday, November 17, 2024 at 11:59 PMFebruary 4, 2025 at 5:00 PM
Udall ScholarshipsYesMarch 6, 2024
Voyager ScholarshipNoMarch 27, 2024 at 11:59 CST
Yenching AcademyNoDecember 2024