Tips for Applicants

As you begin to gather and compose the materials for your application(s), it will be important that you stay organized and on schedule. The Application Checklist and the summary of basic Timelines and Deadlines for each of the major national fellowships will be of great assistance to you in this regard. The tips for essay writing and choosing recommenders will aide you with each of those portions of your application.

More specific tips for the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman scholarships can be found on our Tips for National Fellowships and Scholarships page. Some of the suggestions that you will find there have been composed by a few of Villanova’s own most successful candidates.

Times and Deadlines

Villanova University Deadlines National Scholarship Programs

8/27/14 Scholarship Information Session (Connelly Cinema 3:00pm-4:00pm)

8/30/14 Postgraduate Scholarships Workshop
(Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright candidates)
10:00am-12:00pm; Garey Hall, Rm 115
9/5/14 Undergraduate Scholarships Workshop
(Truman, Udall, and Goldwater candidates)
3:00pm-5:00pm; Garey Hall, Rm 104

Early March- Villanova Undergraduate Research Application Deadline

The following dates are National Deadlines.  Campus deadlines are earlier.  Please see the link below.

Marshall, Oct. 1
Mitchell, Oct. 1
Rhodes, Oct. 1
Gates, Oct. 15
Fulbright, Oct. 14
NSEP Boren, Jan. 27

Goldwater, Jan. 27
Truman, Feb. 3
NSEP Boren, Feb. 4
Udall, Mar. 4

For more information on these scholarships and other opportunities, please attend one of the Information Meetings.