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: 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: 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: External deadline for online submission
  • Week of Oct. 16 (approx.): Mock interviews; National Fellowships Advisory Committee
  • Week of Oct. 23: Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews
  • Nov. 17 and 18: Finalist interviews in Washington DC
  • Nov. 19: 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: External deadline for online submission
  • Nov. 15: 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: 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 (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: 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: 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. 15, 2017: Revised draft due after consultation with Director/Assoc. Dir.
  • Jan. 15, 2018: Internal deadline for final application
  • Feb. 6, 2018: External deadline for online submission
  • Feb. 13 and 15, 2018: Mock interviews; National Fellowships Advisory Committee
  • Feb. 23, 2018: Finalists announced
  • March and April (TBD): Interviews with regional review panels
  • April 18, 2018: 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. 13: 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: Internal deadline for final application

March 15 (approx.): External deadline: receipt of paper application

Early April: Announcement of awards

**requires institutional nomination