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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!

  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU)

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF)

    The NSF GRF provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in the sciences (including social sciences). Graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students in the first or second year of their program are eligible to apply.

  • P.E.O. Scholar Award

    The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

    Provides opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. ELIGIBILITY…

  • Rhodes Trust Scholarship

    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.

  • Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

    Rotary District 6080 offers one Rotary Global Scholarship annually to an outstanding graduate student who wishes to engage in full-time study abroad during the coming academic year. This scholarship is for one year only. Applicants for a Rotary Global Scholarship must enroll in a graduate course of study that is directly related to one of…

  • Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

    The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is in memory of the former CEO of National Grid, Samuel Huntington.  He was deeply interested in public service and taught in Nigeria before attending law school in the US.  This award is designed for students who share the same passion for public service. ELIGIBILITY All graduating students from…

  • Schwarzman Scholars

    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.

  • SMART Scholarship for Service

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD facilities. Applicants MUST be…

  • STEMGradStudents.science.gov

    The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate…