Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Endorsed and Selected Non-endorsed Awards)

Please notify the Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ods@unc.edu) if you wish to apply for one or more of these awards.

Endorsed Awards          Other Awards

UNC Endorsment Required

Endorsement includes a campus application and selection process, and endorsement application deadlines are at least several weeks before the final award deadlines.

Marshall Scholarships

Open to fourth year students and recent alumni

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Mitchell Scholarship

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Rhodes Scholarships

Open to fourth year students and recent alumni

  • Application Deadline (US competition only): Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)
  • Other competitions have final deadlines that may be much earlier than the US competition; check with ODS regarding endorsement for non-US competitions

Schwarzman Scholars program

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • China competition (Final Application Deadline has passed): Wednesday, June 15, 2016
  • US/Global competition, undergraduate applicants only–institutional letter of recommendation request deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)
  • US/Global competition (Final Application Deadline): Thursday, September 15, 2016

Boren Awards | National Security Education Program

Open to undergraduates (Scholarship) and those applying to or in graduate school (Fellowship)

  • Email nomination deadline (optional): Thursday, September 15, 2016 (11:59 pm ET)
  • Endorsement application deadline (optional; guarantees feedback and evaluation; can apply independently by final deadline): Monday, December 5, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)
  • Final Application Deadline for Graduate Fellowship: January 2017
  • Final Application Deadline for Undergraduate Scholarship: February 2017

Luce Scholars Program

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Churchill Scholarship

Open to fourth year students and alumni from the previous academic year

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Goldwater Scholarship

Open to second and third year students

  • Email nomination deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (11:59 pm ET)
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Truman Scholarship 

Open to third year students

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Udall Scholarship

Open to second and third year students

  • Email nomination deadline (optional): Thursday, November 10, 2016 (11:59 pm ET)
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (5:00 pm ET)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Junior Fellows Program

Open to fourth year students and alumni from the previous academic year

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, November 17, 2016 (5:00 pm ET)

Beinecke Scholarship

Open to third year students

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, January 12, 2017 (5:00 pm ET)

Final Application Deadlines For Selected Awards (No UNC Endorsement Required)

You may apply independently for these and other non-endorsed awards listed on our website. ODS can provide assistance and feedback upon request.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadlines: September 2016; October 2016; January 2017; and March 2017 (rolling deadlines; early application encouraged)

Scoville Fellowships

Open to fourth year students and recent alumni

  • Application Deadlines: September 30, 2016 (Spring 2017) and January 6, 2017 (Fall 2017)

Gilman International Scholarships

Open to undergraduates

  • Application Deadlines: Early October 2016 (Spring 2017 and early application for Summer 2017) and early March 2017 (Summer 2017 and both Fall 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadlines: October 12, 2016 (U.S. applicants) or December 7, 2016 (non-U.S. applicants)

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Humanity in Action Fellowships

Open to second, third & fourth year students and recent alumni

  • Application Deadline: Early January 2017

John Lewis Fellowships

Open to second, third & fourth year students and recent alumni

  • Application Deadline: Early January 2017

Ertegun Scholarships

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadlines: Early and late January 2017 (deadline depends on degree program)

Rangel International Affairs Program

Open to undergraduates (summer enrichment program) and to fourth year students and alumni (graduate fellowship program)

  • Application Deadlines: Mid-January 2017 (Graduate Fellowship Program) or February 2017 (undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program)

Payne Fellowship Program

Open to fourth year students and alumni

  • Application Deadline: Mid-late January 2017

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Open to third year students (Undergraduate Fellowship) and to fourth year students and alumni (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Application Deadlines: Mid-late January 2017 (undergraduate and graduate fellowships)

Hollings NOAA Scholarships

Open to second year students

  • Application Deadline: Mid-late January 2017

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Open to second year students

  • Application Deadline: Early February 2017