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 2018-2019 Academic Year

Rhodes Scholarship**

  • June 1: Intent to apply due (after meeting with fellowships office)
  • Aug. 10: Draft application due to be considered for nomination
  • Late August: Elon nominees announced
  • Sept. 7: Internal deadline for final application
  • October 3: External deadline for online submission
  • Week of Oct. 15 (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. 10: Draft application due to be considered for nomination
  • Late August: Elon nominees announced
  • Sept. 3: Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Sept. 7: Internal deadline for final application
  • Oct. 1: External deadline for online submission & mailed transcripts
  • Week of Oct. 15 (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. 10: Draft application due to be considered for nomination
  • Late August: Elon nominees announced
  • Sept. 7: Internal deadline for final application
  • Sept. 28: External deadline for online submission
  • Sept. 28-29: Complete video interview
  • Week of Oct. 15 (approx.): Mock interviews; National Fellowships Advisory Committee
  • late October (approx.): Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews
  • mid-November (approx.): Finalist interviews in Washington DC
  • Announcement of awards happens shortly after interviews

**requires institutional nomination


Fulbright U.S. Student Grants*

*requires Campus Committee Evaluation


Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

  • Aug. 1: Draft application due
  • Aug. – Sept.: Multiple revised drafts due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Sept. 12: External deadline for Knight-Hennessy application
  • November 14: Final date to submit application to Stanford graduate program
  • early January (approx.): Mock interviews; National Fellowships Advisory Committee
  • January 16: Notification of interviews
  • Mid-February: Announcement of winners

(does not require institutional nomination)


Schwarzman Scholarship

  • Aug. 1: Draft application due
  • Aug. – Sept.: Multiple revised drafts due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Sept. 27: External deadline
  • Week of Oct. 15 (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

  • Aug. 1: Draft application due
  • Sept. 11: Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • mid-October (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. 5: Draft application due
  • Oct. 12: Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Oct. 22-Nov. 1: External deadlines: electronic submission then hard copy
  • April: Announcement of awards

(does not require institutional nomination)


Boren Scholarship* (undergraduate students)

  • Jan. 11: Draft application due to be considered for endorsement
  • Week of Jan. 14: On-campus evaluative interview
  • Jan. 28: 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**

  • November 13, 2017: Draft application due to be considered for nomination
  • Early December: Elon nominees announced
  • Dec. 14, 2018: Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Jan. 14, 2019: Internal deadline for final application
  • Feb. 5, 2019: External deadline for online submission
  • Feb. 12 and 14, 2019: Mock interviews; National Fellowships Advisory Committee
  • Feb. 22, 2019: Finalists announced
  • March and April (TBD): Interviews with regional review panels
  • April 17, 2019: Announcement of awards

**requires Institutional nomination


James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (Previously Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)**

  • Nov. 13: Draft application due to be considered for nomination
  • Early December: Elon nominees announced
  • Dec. 9: Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Jan. 11: Internal deadline for final application
  • mid-January (approx.): External deadline for hardcopy application
  • February/early March: Finalist interviews
  • March 31: Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship**

  • Nov. 12: 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. 14, 2019: 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. 12: 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 1: Internal deadline for final application

March 15 (approx.): External deadline

Early April: Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination