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Many national awards require a university nomination or endorsement, as dictated by the foundation offering the award. Some awards will also limit the number of students per univerity who can apply to an award. The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards uses campus deadlines to both review applications and arrange for campus endorsement, or in the case that an award limits the number of nominations, the office will organize committees to decide which students will represent UTSA. 

The tables below show which awards require campus endrosement and will list the internal UTSA deadline. Although some awards do not have a campus endorsement, if you would like advising on the application, you should plan to contact us at least 4 weeks before the national deadline.

Postgraduate Awards for Study/Research/Travel Following Graduation

Award Name
Endorsement
Required?
Campus Deadline National Deadline
Rhodes, Mitchell, and Marshall Scholarships Yes September 1
Late September /
Early October
Fulbright Student Program

Yes 

September 1 Mid October 
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

 No

No deadline Late October
Gates Cambridge Scholarships

No 

No deadline Mid October
Schwarzman Scholarship No No deadline Late September

Knight Hennessy Scholarship

Not required; optional September 1 for optional endorsement Early October

Pickering, Rangel, and Payne Fellowships 

No No deadline Late Septemeber

Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service

No No deadline Early December

 

Featured Undergraduate Awards

Award Name
Endorsement
Required?
Campus Deadline National Deadline
Truman Scholarship for students seeking careers in Public Service Yes December 1 First Tuesday, February
Goldwater Scholarship for STEM Excellence

Yes 

December 1 Last Friday, January 
Udall Scholarship (Environment or Native American studies)

Yes 

February 1 Early March
Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute

No 

No deadline Mid November
Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service

No

No deadline Early December

 

Undergraduate Awards for Study Abroad, Research Abroad, and Language Learning

Award Name
Endorsement
Required?
Campus Deadline National Deadline
Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad Yes No deadline Fall Cycle: early October; Spring Cycle: early March
Boren Scholarship/Fellowship

Yes (Graduate Fellowship)

January 1 for Graduate Fellowship Late January
Fulbright US/UK Summer Institute

No 

No deadline Early February
Fulbright MITACS Globalink Scholarship (Canada)

No

No deadline Late September
DAAD-RISE Award (Germany) No No deadine Opens Nov. 1, closes in early December.