Deadlines for Current Fellowship Competitions

Please consult the detailed application deadlines below, and pay particular attention to the first internal deadline listed.  Students who miss this deadline are generally ineligible to apply for the fellowship for that year (but may be eligible to apply the following year, depending on eligibility requirements).  If the fellowship, scholarship, or opportunity you are interested in does not appear in the list below, please contact the National and International Fellowships Office for more information. 

National & International Fellowships Deadlines for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Rhodes Scholarship** 

June 1

Intent to apply due (after meeting with fellowships office)

Aug. 4

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Late August

Elon nominees announced

Sept. 9          

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 1, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Week of Oct. 24 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Friday & Saturday preceding Thanksgiving

District interviews

November

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Marshall Scholarship**

June 1

Intent to apply due (after meeting with fellowships office)

July

Draft due to fellowships office

Aug. 4

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Late August

Elon nominees announced

Sept. 2

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Sept. 9

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 1, 2016

External deadline for online submission & mailed transcripts

Week of Oct. 24 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Early November

Interviews with shortlisted candidates

November

Announcement of winners shortly after interviews

**requires institutional nomination

George W. Mitchell Scholarship**

June 1

Intent to apply due (after meeting with fellowships office)

Aug. 4

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Late August

Elon nominees announced

Sept. 9

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 1, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Week of Oct. 24 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Mid-November

Finalist interviews in Washington DC

Late November

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Fulbright U.S. Student Grants* *NOT YET UPDATED FOR 2016-17*

Monday, Aug. 24

Fulbright writing workshop 2:00-3:00 in Lindner 208 **mandatory to attend one**

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Fulbright writing workshop 4:15-5:15 in Lindner 206 **mandatory to attend one**

Week of Aug. 31

Conference with primary advisor. Due: draft #1 of PS and GS

Week of Sept. 7

Conference with primary advisor. Due: draft #2 of PS and GS AND draft of short answer questions

Friday, Sept. 11

Fulbright mentoring session (speed dating) 2:00-5:00 PM

Week of Sept. 14

Conference with secondary advisor. Due: draft #3 of application essays AND draft of short answer questions

Friday, Sept. 18

Internal deadline for final application (submit through the Embark system)

Week of Sept. 21

Prepare for Fulbright interviews

Week of Sept. 28

Evaluative interviews with Fulbright Campus Committee (final revisions based on committee feedback due one week after your interview)

Week of Oct. 5

Evaluative interviews with Fulbright Campus Committee (final revisions based on committee feedback due one week after your interview)

Oct. 14, 2015

External deadline for online submission (submit through the Embark system)

You did it! Come relax and enjoy treats in Powell 108 from 11:30-1:00. 

January 2016

Notifications emailed to Fulbright Semi-Finalists recommended by the National Screening Committee

March-May 2016

Notifications emailed to Fulbright Finalists who are offered a grant; press release on Fulbright Students who have accepted awards 

*requires Campus Committee Evaluation

Schwarzman Scholarship

Aug. 1

Draft application due

Aug. – Sept.

Multiple revised drafts due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Sept. 15, 2016

External deadline

Week of Oct. 24 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Early November

Interviews for semi-finalists

Mid-November

Announcement of winners shortly after interviews

(does not require institutional nomination)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Aug. 30

Draft application due

Sept. 11

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Sept. 25

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 14, 2015

External deadline for online submission

Early Dec.

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Jan. 29 & 30, 2016

Interviews in Washington, DC

February

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Sept. 5

Draft application due

Sept. 26

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Oct. 9, 2015

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 30, 2015

External deadlines: electronic submission then hard copy

April 1 (at the latest)

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Sept. 16

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Oct. 3 

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Oct. 17

Internal deadline for final application

Nov. 17, 2016

External deadline for submission of online application

Jan. 10, 2017

Deadline for receipt of supplementary materials

April

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Sept. 25

Draft application due

Oct. 10

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Oct. 23 (approximate)

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 26-Nov. 5

External deadlines: electronic submission then hard copy

April

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

Boren Scholarship* (undergraduate students) *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Jan. 11, 2016

Draft application due to be considered for endorsement

Jan. 21, 2016

On-campus evaluative interview

Jan. 28, 2016

Internal deadline for final application

Feb. 9, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Early May

Announcement of awards

*requires institutional evaluation

Harry S. Truman Scholarship** *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Nov. 16

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Dec. 15, 2015

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Jan. 11, 2016

Internal deadline for final application

Feb. 2, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Week of Feb. 2 (approximate)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Feb. 26, 2016

Finalists announced

March 5-April 11, 2016 (approx.)

Interviews with regional review panels

April 15, 2016

Announcement of awards

**requires Institutional nomination

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program** *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Nov. 16

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Dec. 10

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Jan. 8

Internal deadline for final application

Jan. 15, 2016

External deadline for hardcopy application

February/early March

Finalist interviews

March 31

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship** *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Nov. 16

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Dec. 10

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Jan. 19, 2016

Internal deadline for final application

Jan. 22, 2016

External deadlines for online submission then supporting docs

Late March

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Udall Scholarship** *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Nov. 16

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Feb. 2, 2016

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Feb. 15, 2016

Internal deadline for final application

March 2, 2016

External deadline: receipt of paper application

Early April

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Boren Fellowship (graduate students) *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Dec. 14, 2015

Draft application due

Jan. 4, 2016

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Jan. 11, 2016

Internal deadline for final application

Jan. 28, 2016

External deadline for online submission then supporting docs

Early May

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

James Madison Graduate Fellowship *DATES NOT YET POSTED FOR 2016 APPLICATION*

Jan. 11, 2016

Draft application due

Feb. 1, 2016

Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.

Feb. 15, 2016

Internal deadline for final application

March 1, 2016

External deadline for online submission

March 4, 2016

External deadline for online submission of supporting docs

(does not require institutional nomination)