Freshman

What do these various deadlines mean?

Campus Deadline: If an award has a campus deadline, you are required to apply through the MU Fellowships Office. Awards with campus deadlines require that you are endorsed the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to the Fellowship Office the posted campus deadline.

Priority Deadline: If an award has a priority deadline, you are not required to seek the advice of the Fellowships Office on your application although we highly encourage you to do so. The priority deadline is a suggested date for when you should have a well developed application.

Final Deadline: This deadline is the time your completed application is due to the program(s) to which you are applying. We sometimes call this date the “national deadline.” If you do not submit your materials to the program the final deadline, your application will not be considered. Not to fear though. Your fellowships advisor will do everything he or she can to encourage you to submit your application several days prior to a final deadline!

  • Americorp*VISTA

    AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the…

  • Boren Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: Nov. 28, 2021

    Final Deadline: Feb. 2, 2022

    Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for funding for a study abroad program in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The primary aim of the Boren Scholarship is for its recipients to develop critical language skills that prepare them to complete at least one year of work in the federal government.

  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

    The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to…

  • Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

    The Koch Summer Fellows Programs offers Fellows practical experience at public policy organizations to enhance their understanding of the market process and market-based solutions for social and economic problems through public policy.  Students with interests in public policy are encouraged…

  • Clinton Scholars

    The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the US and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global…

  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

    Application Opens: Oct. 4, 2021

    Application Deadline: Nov. 16, 2021

    Undergraduates and graduate students may apply for funding for overseas study in one of fifteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu. Eligibility requirements vary by language.

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

    Application Opens: Jan. 1, 2018

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice through progressive movements on their campus and in their community. ELIGIBILITY Applicants should be current undergraduate or graduate students who are working as peace and justice…

  • Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

    Application Deadline: Dec. 18, 2017

    The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. ELIGIBILITY Fellowships are awarded to musicians at…

  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

    Managed by the Institute of International Education, Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarship for U.S. undergraduates who demonstrate financial need to study in East and Southeast Asia.

  • Gilman Scholarship

    Final Deadline: Oct. 5, 2021

    This program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

  • Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans

    The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. ELIGIBILITY All American applicants for the Killam…

  • NASA Aeronautics Internships & Fellowships

  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships

    This scholarship is awarded by NABJ to students with a demonstrated interest in journalism and community service.  Students must show a desire to pursue a career in journalism. ELIGIBILITY Foreign and American born student members of NABJ are eligible to…

  • Obama Foundation Fellowship

    The Obama Foundation Fellows are a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and more – who model the powerful truth that we each have an important role to play in civic life. By engaging…

  • Peace Corps

    Founded in 1961 by newly inaugurated President John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps is a federal government agency that sends talented Americans to communities around the world to work and collaborate at a grassroots levels.  Volunteers live and work in a host…