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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 ScholarshipsRecommendedTuesday, January 18, 2022Boren Fellowships: January 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. EST
Boren Scholarships: February 2, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. EST
Churchill ScholarshipYesMonday, October 4, 2021November 1, 2021
Fulbright FellowshipYesMonday, August 16, 2021October 12, 2021
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows ProgramsYesMonday, November 29, 2021January 15, 2022
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipNo
Goldwater ScholarshipYesFriday, November 3, 2021January 28, 2022
Knight-Hennessy ScholarsNo
Marshall ScholarshipYesMonday, August 16, 2021September 28, 2021
Mitchell ScholarshipYesMonday, August 16, 2021September 24, 2021
NSF GRFPNoOctober 2021
Payne FellowshipNoOctober 14, 2021
Pickering FellowshipNoOctober 14, 2021
Rangel FellowshipNoOctober 14, 2021
Rhodes ScholarshipYesMonday, August 16, 2021October 6, 2021
Schwarzman ScholarsNo
Truman ScholarshipYesFriday, December 3, 2021February 1, 2022
Udall ScholarshipsYesMonday, February 14, 2022March 2, 2022
Yenching AcademyNo