Application Instructions for Major Fellowships

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):

Preliminary Deadline(s)Submission Deadline(s)
Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships 
August 1, 2023Late Sep/Early Oct, 2023
Fulbright US Student ProgramSeptember 12, 2023October 11, 2023
McCall MacBain ScholarshipSeptember, 2023September, 2023
Churchill ScholarshipOctober, 2023 November, 2023
Truman ScholarshipNovember 15, 2022February 7, 2023
Goldwater ScholarshipNovember 30, 2022January 27, 2023
Barrett Global Explorers GrantDecember 1, 2022February 1, 2023
Yenching Academy ScholarshipNovember, 2022December, 2022
Boren AwardsJanuary, 2023Late Jan/Early Feb 2023
Killam FellowshipJanuary 10, 2023January 31, 2023
James C. Gaither Junior FellowshipDecember 15, 2022January 15, 2023
Udall ScholarshipFebruary 7, 2023March 2, 2023
Caravan for DemocracyTBDTBD


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. 

PickeringRangel, and Payne FellowshipsSeptember, 2022
Schwarzman ScholarshipSeptember, 2022
Knight-Hennessy ScholarshipOctober 12, 2022
Gates Cambridge ScholarshipOctober 12, 2022
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowshipslate October, 2022
Gilman International ScholarshipOctober, 2022; March 9, 2023
PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship Programmid November, 2022
Critical Languages Scholarship ProgramLate November, 2022
DAAD-RISEmid December 2022
US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes (FUKSI)February 7, 2023
Voyager ScholarshipMarch 22, 2023