The following is the 2012-2013 list of deadlines for major fellowships and scholarships that require nomination/endorsement by Mount Holyoke College (* MHC endorsement is not required for these awards, so you may apply on your own with or without the assistance of the National Fellowships and Graduate School Advisor).  If you are eligible and wish to apply for a major national fellowship that requires MHC endorsement, you MUST contact Christine Overstreet (, the National Fellowships and Graduate School Advisor.  To make an appointment call (413) 538-3183. 

Select the scholarship name for a direct link to the website and click on "handout" for the latest handout describing the application process including deadlines for application materials.  Please note that these handouts are in the process of being updated as the information becomes available to us. 

For an abbreviated listing of all the MHC endorsed awards including their deadlines, click here.

Marshall Scholarship
– July 2, 2012 (first draft due); September 7, 2012 (entire application due)

Rhodes Scholarship
– July 2, 2012 (first draft due); September 7, 2012 (entire application due)

Mitchell Scholarship
– July 2, 2012 (first draft due); September 7, 2012 (entire application due)

Fulbright Grant
– August 1, 2012 (first draft due); September 14, 2012 (entire application due)

*Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program
– March 1, 2012 (fall '12 timeline); October 2, 2012 (spring '13 timeline)

DAAD Annual Grant
– October 5, 2012 (entire application due) 

Luce Scholars Program
– October 5, 2012 (entire application due)

*Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship 

– Spring 2013 Fellowship--October 1, 2012; Fall 2013 Fellowship--TBA

*Gates Cambridge Scholarships
 – October 16, 2012 (deadline for all new US applicants to apply to Board of Graduate Studies for admissions and a Gates Scholarship.  Apply directly, MHC endorsement is NOT required, but assistance from the National Fellowships and Graduate School Advisor is strongly advised) 

*American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program 
– Refer to website (usually October/November deadline)

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship
– Apply to University of Cambridge in early September 2012; October 15, 2012 (entire application due)

Davis Projects for Peace 
– Application process opens in October 2012; January 11, 2013 (entire application due) - Mandatory information sessions for all applicants usually held in November and January (dates/times to be announced)

*National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program 
– Online application available in August; Deadlines usually early November, however deadlines vary by field

UNCF–Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship
– November 1, 2012 (entire application due)

St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York for Graduate Study in Scotland Scholarship
– November 7, 2012 (entire application due)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
 – November 19, 2012 (entire application due)

Truman Scholarship
– November 28, 2012 (entire application due)

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
– November 30, 2012 (entire application due)

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad
– January 11, 2013 (entire application due)

*Samuel Huntington Public Service Award 
– January 18, 2013

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Program
- November 28, 2012 (Phase I of application due)

USA TODAY All-USA Academic Team
– Refer to website for deadline

Beinecke Memorial Scholarship Program
– January 25, 2013 (entire application due)

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
– January 30, 2013 (entire application due)