All the preparation, reflection, and ambition in the world will be wasted if you miss your deadline! See below for deadlines and eligibility requirements for major external competitions, including campus deadlines. Competitions without a campus deadline do not require DU's nomination or endorsement. If you are not on a four-year undergraduate program, please check with us to confirm your eligibility.

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Supported Awards

*Estimated Deadline as of 6/12/2024
Award Eligibility Brief Description Deadline
Marshall Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni Funding to pursue any graduate degree at a university in the United Kingdom

Campus deadline: 8/13/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor

National deadline: 9/24/2024

McCall MacBain Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible) Funding for any graduate or professional degree at McGill University in Montréal

Campus deadline: 8/13/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor

National deadline: 9/25/2024

Rhodes Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible) Funding for any graduate degree at the University of Oxford

Campus deadline: 8/13/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor

National deadline: *10/2/2024

Fulbright US Student Program 3rd year, 4th, alumni, and graduate students Grants to teach English, do research, or pursue a graduate degree for one year abroad

Campus deadline: 9/3/2024 - Now open! Apply here and enroll in our Fulbright course

National deadline: 10/8/2024

Churchill Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and first-year alumni Funding for a one-year Master's in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge

Campus deadline: 9/10/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor

National deadline: 11/1/2024

Schwarzman Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible) Funding for a Master's in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing 9/12/2024 - Now open! Apply here!
Gates Cambridge Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible Funding for any graduate degree at the University of Cambridge *10/9/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible) Up to three years of funding for any graduate degree at Stanford University *10/9/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor
Gilman Scholarship Undergraduate students Funding for study abroad opportunities for students who are Pell Grant eligible 10/10/2024 - Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Critical Language Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate students Immersive funded summer program to learn a critical language *11/12/2024
Truman Scholarship 3rd years Graduate school funding to prepare the nation's next generation of public service leaders

Campus deadline: 11/25/2024

National deadline: *2/4/2025

Goldwater Scholarship 2nd and 3rd years Funding for undergraduate STEM students interested in pursuing a PhD and a career in research

Campus deadline: 11/25/2024

National deadline: *1/31/2025

DAAD RISE 2nd and 3rd years Summer STEM research experience in Germany (you don't need to speak German) *11/28/2024
Gaither Junior Fellowship 4th years and first-year alumni (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible) One-year work placement at Carneige Endowment for International Peace, a leading think tank in Washington, D.C.

Campus deadline: 12/9/2024

National deadline: *1/15/2025

Boren Awards Undergraduate and graduate students Funding to study abroad to learn a language critical to U.S. national security concerns

Campus deadline: 12/11/2024

National deadline: 1/22/2025

Udall Scholarship 2nd and 3rd years Funding for second- and third-year students who are passionate about environmental advocacy or Native American public policy and healthcare

Campus deadline: 12/18/2024

National deadline: *3/4/2025

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship 2nd years Provides academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week paid summer internship at any NOAA facility nationwide *1/29/2025
NIST SURF Undergraduate students 11-week internships with hands-on lab experience in one of NIST's labs or offices *1/29/2025
Newman Civic Fellowship Undergraduate and graduate students Year-long program that supports student public problem solvers

Campus deadline: 1/31/2025

National deadline: *3/1/2025

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 1st and 2nd years Funded summer programs to explore the culture and history of the UK *2/1/2025
Obama Voyager Scholarship 2nd years Offers future public service leaders financial aid, meaningful travel experiences, and a network of mentors *3/26/2025

Additional Awards

*Estimated Deadline as of 6/12/2024
Award Eligibility Brief Description Deadline
Pickering Fellowship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the Foreign Service *9/19/2024
Rangel Fellowship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the Foreign Service

*9/26/2024

Project Horseshoe Farms 3rd year, 4th, and alumni Grants to support a one-year Community Health Leadership Fellowship

*10/15/2024

Luce Scholars 3rd year, 4th, and alumni One-year immersive, professional experience in Asia

10/16/2024 - Now open! Meet with a Fellowships Advisor

Payne Fellowship 3rd year, 4th, and alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in USAID Foreign Service *10/23/2024
Hertz Fellowship 3rd year, 4th, alumni, and first-year graduate students Provides five years of funding to promising graduate students in science and technology *10/31/2024
Soros Fellowship for New Americans

3rd year, 4th, alumni, and first-year graduate students (open to New Americans)

Funds two years of graduate education for New Americans 10/31/2024
Quad Fellowship 4th year, alumni, and graduate students (Non-U.S. citizens are eligible) Supports Master's and doctoral students in STEM fields from the U.S., Australia, India, Japan, and the ASEAN countries *4/1/2025
Samvid Scholars 4th year and alumni Invests in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society *4/7/2025
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Undergraduate students Funds research opportunities for students to work closely with researchers at a host institution Individual sites determine their own deadlines