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How to apply

Nomination procedures

Many national scholarships and prestigious fellowships require University nomination or endorsement in order to apply. In these cases, ONSA establishes a campus deadline that is several weeks or months in advance of the submission deadline posted by the awarding organization’s website. The tables below list the fellowships that have a preliminary campus deadline, as well as major programs that do not have a preliminary deadline. 

Students or recent graduates who seek nomination for any of these awards should attend an information session and schedule an individual meeting with the appropriate ONSA advisor. Students who enter the nomination pipeline for these awards will be added to a Canvas platform with specific guidance and instruction on the application processes.

The following national scholarship and fellowships require ASU endorsement (click on the fellowship for application instructions):


Nomination instructions

Scholarship Preliminary Deadline(s) Submission Deadline(s)
Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships  August 1, 2023 Late Sep/Early Oct, 2023
Fulbright US Student Program September 12, 2023 October 11, 2023
McCall MacBain Scholarship September, 2023 September, 2023
Churchill Scholarship October 18, 2023  November 1, 2023
Truman Scholarship November 14, 2023 February 6, 2024
Goldwater Scholarship November 30, 2023 January 26, 2024
Barrett Global Explorers Grant November 30, 2023 February 1, 2024
Yenching Academy Scholarship December 1, 2023 December, 2023
Boren Awards December 1, 2023 January 11, 2024
Killam Fellowship December 1, 2023 January, 2024
James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship November 30, 2023 January, 2024
Udall Scholarship February, 2024 March, 2024

Direct application procedures

In addition, ONSA maintains significant resources for the following major awards that do not require nomination. Students who intend to apply for the following awards should work with ONSA advisors to prepare their applications. ONSA recommends that students begin working on their applications 6-8 weeks BEFORE the deadlines listed below. This allows students to receive multiple rounds of feedback on their essays and prepare their application. It also provides faculty and staff adequate time to write letters of recommendation.

Application instructions

Scholarship Deadline(s)
PickeringRangel, and Payne Fellowships September, 2023
Schwarzman Scholarship September 19, 2023
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship October 11, 2023
Gates Cambridge Scholarship October 11, 2023
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Late October, 2023
Gilman International Scholarship October, 2022; March 9, 2023
PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship Program November 1, 2023
Critical Languages Scholarship Program Mid-November, 2023
DAAD-RISE mid December 2022
US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes (FUKSI) Early February, 2024
Voyager Scholarship March, 2024