Deadlines

Goldwater Scholarship

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

Campus Deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

Final Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes excellence in undergraduate research for students majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Sophomores and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.

Truman Scholarship

Application Deadline: Feb. 4, 2020

Campus Deadline: Nov. 4, 2019

Final Deadline: Feb. 4, 2020

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.

Boren Scholarship

Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2020

Campus Deadline: Dec. 2, 2019

Final Deadline: Feb. 5, 2020

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.

What do the 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 by the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to the Fellowship Office by 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 by 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!