Core Fellowship

The Fellowships Office focuses much of its advising on supporting students applying for what we call “core fellowship” programs. These programs are some of the most well-known fellowships throughout the country and world. Eligibility for awards in this category is often limited to US citizens although some are available to applicants of any nationality.

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!

  • Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

    Final Deadline: Sep. 29, 2021

    Rangel Fellows receive funding for graduate school and direct placement into the State Department Foreign Service upon successful completion of the program and Foreign Service entry requirements. Rangel encourages applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, graduating seniors, or college graduates with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.

  • Rhodes Trust Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: June 20, 2021

    Final Deadline: Oct. 6, 2021

    The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or international students under the age of 24 who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates. The Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. The application deadline for non-U.S. citizens is earlier than the deadline for U.S. citizens.

  • Schwarzman Scholars

    Final Deadline: Sep. 21, 2021

    The Schwarzman Scholars program annually selects up to 200 candidates under the age of 28 who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students to earn a Master’s of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, one of the country’s top universities.

  • Truman Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021

    Final Deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

    Juniors who demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service and being “change agents” are eligible to apply for the Truman Scholarship. The award provides $30,000 in funding to be used for graduate school and affiliation with the Truman Scholar alumni network.

  • Udall Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: Nov. 14, 2021

    The Udall Scholarship awards up to $7,000 to 60 U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents who are sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment. The Scholarship also seeks applicants who are Native students interested in tribal policy or health care.

  • US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

    Undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study remaining and a 3.8 GPA may apply to study in the United Kingdom for three to four weeks over the summer.