Deadlines for Institutional Endorsement

National fellowships that require an institutional endorsement have a multi-stage application process.

Students interested in applying for a fellowship that requires an institutional endorsement must meet the initial Bowdoin deadline. For some fellowships, the Student Fellowships Committee conducts a paper review of the initial application materials, while for other fellowships the Committee interviews all or some of the applicants. In some instances, all candidates go forward and compete at the national level (e.g., Fulbright) and for other fellowships the Committee is allowed to endorse only a specified number of applicants who can then compete at the national level.

The below tables gives you an overview of the multi-phased deadlines for national fellowships requiring an institutional endorsement. Interested students are encouraged to click on the fellowship names listed below to find out more about each application process.

Please see below for graduate school fellowships that have preliminary "intent to submit" requirements:

Fellowship Preliminary Application (noon)

Preliminary Interview

Initial Bowdoin Deadline
(noon)
Target for Bowdoin Interview Final Bowdoin Deadline
(noon)
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship 4/8/24 4/29 - 5/3/24 mid-August N/A N/A
Schwarzman Scholarship 4/8/24 4/29 - 5/3/24 mid-August N/A N/A
Marshall Scholarship 4/8/24 4/29 - 5/3/24 late August early September late September
Rhodes Scholarship 4/8/24 4/29 - 5/3/24 late August early September N/A
Churchill Scholarship 4/8/24 4/29 - 5/3/24 mid-late September late September late October
Keasbey Scholarship 4/8/24 4/29 - 5/3/24 early October mid-October early November

 

Fellowship opportunities that do not have preliminary applications:

Fellowship Initial Bowdoin Deadline
(noon)
Tentative Bowdoin Interview Final Bowdoin Deadline
(noon)
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) mid-late August early through mid-September early October
Fulbright Study/Research mid-late August early through mid-September early October
Watson Fellowship early September mid-September early November
St. Andrew's Scholarship late October early November early December
Gaither Junior Fellows Program early November mid-November early-mid January
Truman Scholarship 11/6/2023 11/16/2023 2/1/2024
Goldwater Scholarship 11/9/2023 N/A 1/24/2024
Udall Scholarship 1/16/2024 N/A 2/26/2024
Beinecke Scholarship 2/14/2024 2/23/2024 3/26/2024
Remember, the above table includes only national fellowships that require an institutional endorsement. To explore some of the direct apply opportunities as well, click on “For Undergraduate Study,” "Experiential Opportunities,” or “Graduate Study."