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. 5, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Week of Oct. 17 (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. 3, 2016

External deadline for online submission & mailed transcripts

Week of Oct. 17 (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 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

Sept. 30, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Week of Oct. 17 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Week of Oct. 24, 2016

Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews

Nov. 18 and 19, 2016

Finalist interviews in Washington DC

Nov. 20, 2016

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Fulbright U.S. Student Grants*

Thurs., Aug. 18

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

Week of Aug. 29

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

Week of Sept. 5

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

Friday, Sept. 9

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

Week of Sept. 12

Conference with secondary advisor. Due: draft #3 of PS and GS

Monday, Sept. 19

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

Week of Sept. 19

Prepare for Fulbright interviews

Weeks of Sept. 26 and Oct. 3

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

Oct. 11

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

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. 15, 2016

External deadline

Week of Oct. 17 (approx.)

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

November 7

Interviews for semi-finalists in New York

Mid-November

Announcement of winners shortly after interviews

(does not require institutional nomination)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship 

Aug. 30

Draft application due

Sept. 12

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

Sept. 30

Internal deadline for final application

Oct. 12, 2016

External deadline for online submission

Early Dec.

Mock interviews: National Fellowships Advisory Committee

Jan. 27 and 28, 2017

Interviews in Washington, DC

February

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship 

Sept. 5

Draft application due

Week of Oct. 17

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

Oct. 28, 2016

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 

Oct. 5

Draft application due

Oct. 12

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

Oct. 24-Nov. 3

External deadlines: electronic submission then hard copy

April

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

Boren Scholarship* (undergraduate students) 

Jan. 13, 2017

Draft application due to be considered for endorsement

Jan. 18, 2017

On-campus evaluative interview

Jan. 30, 2017

Internal deadline for final application

Feb. 9, 2017

External deadline for online submission

Early May

Announcement of awards

*requires institutional evaluation

Harry S. Truman Scholarship** 

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

Week of Jan. 30 (approximate)

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)** 

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. 9

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. 1

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. 16, 2017

Internal deadline for final application

Jan. 27, 2017

External deadlines for online submission then supporting docs

Late March

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Udall Scholarship**

Nov. 14

Draft application due to be considered for nomination

Early December

Elon nominees announced

Feb. 6, 2017

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

Feb. 27, 2017

Internal deadline for final application

March 15, 2017

External deadline: receipt of paper application

Early April

Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination

Boren Fellowship (graduate students) 

Dec. 5, 2016

Draft application due

Jan. 3, 2017

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

Jan. 17, 2017

Internal deadline for final application

Jan. 31, 2017

External deadline for online submission then supporting docs

Early May

Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)

James Madison Graduate Fellowship 

Jan. 30, 2017

Draft application due

Feb. 13, 2017

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

March 1, 2017

External deadline for online submission

March 6, 2017

External deadline for online submission of supporting docs

(does not require institutional nomination)