Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic LAUNCH is moving all appointments, meetings, courses, and programming online. No face to face meetings will be accepted and Henderson Hall will be locked. Please contact LAUNCH staff via email.
LAUNCH: National Fellowships provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments and goals, synthesize their thoughts into a coherent whole, and achieve national recognition with access to unparalleled opportunities around the world.
At LAUNCH: National Fellowships we are eager to assist all TAMU students with the National Fellowships process. However, we also have awards that we emphasize in terms of our facilitation. We distinguish between two types of awards, namely, CORE Awards and Non-CORE Awards.
CORE Awards are National Fellowships that require a campus nomination. For these awards, students need to apply through our internal campus process. These are awards that involve things like campus deadlines and review committees. These awards include the following National Fellowships: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Truman, Goldwater, Boren, Fulbright, Gilman, Gaither, Udall, Freeman ASIA, and Astronaut Scholarship.
Non-CORE Awards are National Fellowships that do not require a campus nomination. Students have the ability to apply to these awards independently. While we are happy to assist students with these processes, CORE Awards take priority in terms of the usage of our resources. These awards include, but are not limited to: Critical Language Scholarship, Knight Hennessy Fellowship, Pickering Fellowship, SALAM Study Abroad Scholarship, and Yenching Academy Fellowship.