The mission of the Office of Fellowship Advising is to assist students in preparing high quality applications for competitive external fellowships and scholarships. Many major fellowships, such as the Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes require some form of campus endorsement for your application.
If you are:
- A current undergraduate student
- A current graduate student
- An alumnus or alumna who graduated in 2005 or later
- Discuss programs for which you are eligible.
- Advise you about all aspects of your application (project statement, personal narrative, curriculum vitae, etc.).
- Provide information to your faculty recommenders, hold mock interviews, and provide institutional endorsements.
Role of the Fellowships Adviser
Many scholarships and fellowships require you to apply through or consult a designated faculty representative; the Fellowships Adviser fills that role. Even if you are applying for a fellowship that does not require campus endorsement, we encourage you to make use of our assistance.
Special Note on Deadlines
In many cases you will need to meet an internal campus deadline for application well before the external deadline set by the fellowship program. The purpose of the internal deadline is to allow time for candidates to be interviewed by the campus Fellowships Committee (for some fellowships) and to make final improvements to their applications. Because this is the case, we encourage you to think about fellowships early in your academic career. Consulting with the Fellowships Adviser a year before you plan to apply for the fellowship makes a lot of sense.
Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge Scholarships for Graduate Study
Students who are interested in the Fulbright, Marshall and Rhodes scholarships begin the application process in the spring for fall submission. Students must apply through a faculty representative for these awards. Advance work is important for meeting September deadlines. Meet with Dr. Betsy Klimasmith for a preliminary consultation.
Gates Cambridge: www.gatesscholar.org/
Morris K. Udall and Barry Goldwater Scholarships for Undergraduates
Applicants in the sciences and mathematics should in addition consider the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which both support undergraduate study. Application for these awards may be initiated in the fall. Students must apply through a faculty representative for these awards. All interested students should meet with Dr. Klimasmith as soon as possible.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The awards focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.