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.

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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: Early January 2022  5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline (Fellowship): Late January 2022
  • National Deadline (Scholarship): Early February 2022
Carnegie Institute - Gaither Junior Fellows
  • Campus Deadline: 11/17/2021 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: 1/15/2022 11:59PM EST
Critical Language Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: None
  • National Deadline: Mid-November 2021 7:00PM CST
Fulbright Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: September 3, 2021 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: October 12, 2021 4:00PM CST
Gilman Scholarship
  • Spring 2021 Deadline: 10/5/2021 11:59PM CST
  • Summer Academic Year/ Fall 2020 Deadline: 3/9/2021 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: November 2, 2021 at 5:00pm CST
  • Campus Deadline: November 2, 2021 at 5:00pm CST
  • Letter of Recommendation Deadline: November 2, 2021 at 5:00pm CST
  • National Deadline: 1/28/2022  5:00PM CST
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: Mid-December 2021
  • National Deadline: Early February 2022
Knight Hennessy Fellowship
  • Campus Deadline: None
  • National Deadline: Early October 2021 1:00PM PST
Marshall Scholarship 
  • Campus Deadline: August 30, 2021 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Late September 2021 5:00PM CST
Mitchell Scholarship ​​
  • Campus Deadline: August 30, 2021 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Late September 2021 5:00PM EST
Rhodes Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: August 30, 2021 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: Late September 2021 11:59PM EST
Udall Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline: 11/24/21 11:59PM CTS
  • National Deadline: Early March 2022
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship
  • Campus Deadline:  August 30, 2021 5:00PM CST
  • National Deadline: November 1, 2021  5:00PM EST