About National Fellowships

National Fellowships are a variety of prestigious awards that are funded by national governments, private foundations, and other entities. They can be used for things like a student's research, foreign language study, or general education.

WATCH: National Fellowships Overview

Why Apply for A National Fellowship?

National Fellowships help to facilitate a student's educational, professional, and personal development through unique and rewarding experiences.

Participating in the National Fellowships process often gives students deeper insights into who they are and what is most important to them.


National Fellowship Timelines

Astronaut Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: TBA
  • National Deadline: TBA
Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
  • Campus Deadline: 1/9/2020 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline (Fellowship): 1/29/2020 4:00PM CST
  • National Deadline (Scholarship): 2/5/2020 4:00PM CST
Critical Language Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: None
  • National Deadline: Mid-November 2020 7:00PM CST
Carnegie Institute - Gaither Junior Fellows
  • Campus Deadline: 11/5/2018 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: 1/15/2019 11:59PM EST
Fulbright Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: 9/1/2020 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Early October 2020 4:00PM CST
Gilman Scholarship
  • Spring 2020 Deadline: 10/1/2019 11:59PM CST
  • Summer Academic Year/ Fall 2020 Deadline: 3/3/2020 11:59PM CST

How To Get Started

  • ​​Reflect on your interests
  • Talk to friends, TAs, and professors
  • Read international news 
  • Take a foreign language class
  • Connect with student organizations 
  • Conduct research with LAUNCH: UGR
  • Visit fellowship websites and webinars
  • Attend drop in sessions
  • Check out the LAUNCH: National Fellowship Opportunities Database

Goldwater Scholarship
  • Pre-App Deadline: Rolling Review
  • Campus Deadline: 12/4/2019 5:00pm CST
  • National Deadline: 1/31/2020 5:00PM CST
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: 12/06/2019 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: 2/4/2020 5:00PM CST
Knight Hennessy Fellowship
  • Campus Deadline: None
  • National Deadline: Early October 2020 1:00PM PST
Marshall Scholarship 
  • Campus Deadline: 8/14/2020 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Early October 2020 5:00PM CST
Mitchell Scholarship ​​
  • Campus Deadline: 8/14/2020 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Late September 2020 5:00PM EST
Rhodes Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: 8/14/2020 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Early October 2020 11:59PM EST
Udall Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: 11/12/2018 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: 3/7/2019 11:59PM MST