Internal Deadlines for 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).  Most of the deadlines detailed below are for applications that require a form of institutional endorsement or evaluation.  If the fellowship, scholarship, or opportunity you are interested in does not appear in the list below, please visit the official website for the award or contact the National and International Fellowships Office for more information. 

National & International Fellowships Deadlines for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Rhodes Scholarship** 

June 12

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. 8          

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 5, 2017

External deadline for online submission

Week of Oct. 16 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Friday & Saturday preceding Thanksgiving

District interviews

November

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Marshall Scholarship**

June 12

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. 4

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

Sept. 8

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 2, 2017

External deadline for online submission & mailed transcripts

Week of Oct. 16 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

November

Interviews with shortlisted candidates

November

Announcement of winners shortly after interviews

**requires institutional nomination

George W. Mitchell Scholarship**

June 12

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. 8

Internal deadline for final application

Sept. 29, 2017

External deadline for online submission

Week of Oct. 16 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Week of Oct. 23, 2017

Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews

Nov. 17 and 18, 2017

Finalist interviews in Washington DC

Nov. 19, 2017

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship**

June - July

Draft conferences

Aug. 4*

Draft application due to be considered for nomination*

Late August

Elon nominees announced

Sept. 8*

Internal deadline for final application*

Sept. 27, 2017

External deadline for online submission

Nov. 15, 2017

External deadline for graduate application (to be considered for Knight-Hennessy)

Early Dec. 

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

January 19-21, 2018

Interviews at Stanford

February

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination for undergraduates and alumni who have graduated within one year of the application deadline (see application materials)

Fulbright U.S. Student Grants*

Thurs., Aug. 17

Fulbright writing workshop from 4:00-5:00 PM EST (live webinar via WebEx – www.elon.edu/webex)

Week of Aug. 21

Conference with primary advisor. Due: draft #1 of PS and GS (meet via Skype if off-campus)

Week of Aug. 28

Conference with primary advisor. Due: draft #2 of PS and GS

Friday, Sept. 1

Peer-review session from 4:15-5:30

Week of Sept. 4

Conference with secondary advisor. Due: draft #3 of PS and GS AND draft of short answer questions

Friday, Sept. 8

Fulbright mentoring session with Fulbright Campus Committee (“speed dating”) 2:00-5:00 PM

Week of Sept. 11

Conference with primary advisor. Due: draft #4 of entire application
Prepare for Fulbright interview

Sunday, Sept. 17

Internal deadline for final application (submit entire application via the Embark system by 8pm)

Wed. Sept. 20 - Wed. Sept. 27

Evaluative interviews with Fulbright Campus Committee (final revisions based on committee feedback due one week after your interview and no later than Wed. Oct. 4)

Oct. 6

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

You did it! Come relax and enjoy treats in Powell 108 from 1:30-3:00. 

January

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

March-May

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. 28, 2017

External deadline

Week of Oct. 16 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Late October/Early November

Interviews for semi-finalists in New York

Mid-November

Announcement of winners shortly after interviews

(does not require institutional nomination)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 

Sept. 1

Draft application due

Sept. 11

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

Oct. 13, 2017 (approx)

External deadline for online submission

Early Dec.

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Late January

Interviews in Washington, DC

February

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 

Oct. 6

Draft application due

Oct. 13

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

Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2017

External deadlines: electronic submission then hard copy

April

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

Boren Scholarship* (undergraduate students) 

Jan. 12

Draft application due to be considered for endorsement

Week of Jan. 15

On-campus evaluative interview

Jan. 28, 2018

Internal deadline for final application

Early February (approx.)

External deadline for online submission

Early May

Announcement of awards

*requires institutional evaluation

Harry S. Truman Scholarship** *not yet updated for 2018*

November 1, 2016

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Dec. 16, 2016

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

Jan. 17, 2017

Internal deadline for final application

Feb. 7, 2017

External deadline for online submission

Feb. 14 and 16, 2017

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Feb. 24, 2017

Finalists announced

March and April (TBD)

Interviews with regional review panels

April 12, 2017

Announcement of awards

**requires Institutional nomination

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (Previously Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)** *not yet updated for 2018*

Nov. 14

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. 12

Internal deadline for final application

Jan. 15, 2017

External deadline for hardcopy application

February/early March

Finalist interviews

March 31

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship**

Nov. 3

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Early Dec.

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

Jan. 15, 2018

Internal deadline for final application

Last Friday in January

External deadlines for online submission then supporting docs

Late March

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Udall Scholarship**

Nov. 13

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Early Feb. 

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

March 2, 2018

Internal deadline for final application

March 15 (approx.)

External deadline: receipt of paper application

Early April

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination