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.
- Endorsement Required awards have a preliminary application process to obtain an institutional nomination.
- Endorsement Recommended award applications are strengthened by having an institutional nomination, but are not required.
- 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 Fellowships||Institutional Endorsement Required?||Campus Deadline||Application Deadline|
|Boren Scholarships||Recommended||Boren Fellowships: January 25, 2023
Boren Scholarships: February 1, 2023
|Churchill Scholarship||Yes||Monday, October 3, 2022||November 2, 2022|
|Fulbright Fellowship||Yes||Monday, August 15, 2022||October 11, 2022|
|James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Programs||Yes||Monday, November 28, 2022||January 15, 2022|
|Gates Cambridge Scholarship||No||October 12, 2022|
|Goldwater Scholarship||Yes||Friday, November 18, 2022||January 27, 2022|
|Knight-Hennessy Scholars||No||October 12, 2022|
|Marshall Scholarship||Yes||Monday, August 15, 2022||September 16, 2022|
|Mitchell Scholarship||Yes||Monday, August 15, 2022||September 30, 2022|
|NSF GRFP||No||Oct. 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 Fellowship||No||November 4, 2022|
|Pickering Fellowship||No||September 29, 2022|
|Rangel Fellowship||No||September 22, 2022|
|Rhodes Scholarship||Yes||Monday, August 15, 2022||October 3, 2022|
|Schwarzman Scholars||No||September 20, 2022|
|Truman Scholarship||Yes||Friday, November 18, 2022||February 7, 2023|
|Udall Scholarships||Yes||March 2023 TBA|
|Voyager Scholarship||No||June 2023 TBA|
|Yenching Academy||No||May 2023 TBA|