Highlighted Dates and Deadlines

Students and alumni who want advice about externally funded extraordinary opportunities (EOs) are encouraged to schedule an introductory meeting now with Ms. Gallop, the National Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator and Fulbright Program Adviser.  In general, you should plan to have at least one follow up advising/coaching meeting before you decide if and when to apply for an EO.

Applicants for EOs should use at least four weeks (and often 12+ weeks) to prepare a strong application with coaching and guidance from Ms. Gallop and to obtain strong and detailed letters of recommendation.  Some EOs have required campus deadlines and required endorsement.


Endorsed UK Postgraduate EOs

March-June 2023

  • Indicate intent to apply for a UK postgraduate EO (Marshall, Mitchell, and/or Rhodes Scholarships, as well as some Fulbright Program grant options)
  • Register for an online Fulbright Program grant application

Through August 2023

  • Work on your application responses (10+ versions is not uncommon) and request letters of recommendation (LORs) after meeting with Ms. Gallop
  • Meet with your LOR writers
  • Thoroughly review academic degree and discipline options


Endorsed Undergraduate EOs

Through September 2023

  • Indicate intent to apply for an undergraduate EO (e.g., Gilman, Truman, Goldwater, Astronaut, Udall, Boren, and ESU Luard Morse Scholarships)
  • Meet with Ms. Gallop
  • Start identifying letter of recommendation (LOR) writers


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