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National Scholarships and Fellowships

The National Scholarships & Fellowships Listed Below Require Endorsement from San Diego State University.

Click on each national scholarship below for information specific to SDSU students


James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Barry M. Goldwater







What is a campus endorsement?

SDSU applicants first submit their materials to a campus committee for review. The SDSU Endorsement Committee or Advisory Board reviews applications. Selected students are invited to interview.  The committee evaluates the overall application and selects nominees to the national competition. Students’ and alumni's applications must be processed and endorsed through the National Scholarships and Fellowships office to be eligible for the competition at the regional and/or national level.  Endorsement decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

The National Scholarships and Fellowships administers the application process for the prestigious scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, and  Udall.

Most of the awards promoted by the National Sscholarships and Fellowships require endorsement from SDSU before the applications can be forwarded to the final levels of competition.

Advance preparation for these awards is essential. Eligible candidates should arrange an advising appointment early in the process by contacting the appropriate campus advisor.

Please note: Although every effort is made to not change a published deadline, due to the staffing and budget constraints, all campus deadlines may be subject to change. Please check periodically to learn whether a deadline has changed.

Upcoming Scholarships & Fellowships Deadline

Fulbright Student Grant for 2018-2019 

SDSU Deadline: August, 31, 2017

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship 

(Funds graduate study in any field at Stanford University)

National Deadline: September 27, 2017 (to begin studies in fall 2018)

Gilman Scholarship - Spring 2018/Summer 2018 
(Study abroad funding for Pell Grant recipients)
National Dealine: October 3, 2017

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

(Funds graduate study at Cambridge University)

National Deadline: October 11, 2017

Goldwater Scholarship

(SDSU undergrad funding for STEM students pursuing PhD & research)  

SDSU Deadline: November 3, 2017

Truman Scholarship

(Graduate school funding for public service career) 

SDSU Deadline: November 3, 2017

Udall Scholarship

(SDSU undergrad funding for environmental career) 

SDSU Deadline: January 19, 2018

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