Several nationally competitive and prestigious awards have a two-part application process. Before students and alums can apply in the national competition, they must first apply in their campus competition to gain nomination, or endorsement. Applicants should therefore put their best foot forward for the campus competition. Campus application deadlines for this endorsement may be anywhere from four weeks to four or more months before the national deadline.
The Fellowship Advising Office can help interested applicants prepare their campus/endorsement applications, as well as help endorsed applicants with their applications to the national competition. You can let us know you intend to apply for one or more of these awards by clicking here.
Below are the awards that currently require either a full endorsement or have conditional required endorsement. Find deadlines on those pages and here.
- Boren Awards/NSEP (strongly encouraged and required for a campus representative evaluation)
- Goldwater Scholarship
- Udall Scholarship
- Truman Scholarship
- Gaither Junior Fellows Program
- Churchill Scholarship
- Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program (not required for alumni)
- Marshall Scholarships
- Mitchell Scholarship (not required for alumni)
- Rhodes Scholarships
- Schwarzman Scholars program (not required for alumni)
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
In order to submit an endorsement application, you must submit your materials by the campus application deadline posted with our online submission form (click for the link). Please be sure to look at the online submission form before you are ready to submit to make sure everything is formatted correctly.
Your recommenders will also need to submit their letters of recommendation by the campus application deadline with a different online submission form (click for the link). If there are specific guidelines for letters for an award, we will post that information on the award’s web page.
If you or your recommenders cannot access the appropriate form, please contact FAO staff for assistance.