Application FAQ

Following are frequently asked questions related to our application deadlines. If you don't find the answer to your question, contact us!


A campus committee will review all materials submitted by the priority deadline and provide feedback on your application's strengths and weaknesses. Applicants and recommendation writers may then revise their work before officially submitting their materials for the actual deadline.

Only for the Fulbright and Boren. For others, we just request the essays and any resume-type listings you would want reviewed. You will, of course, need to submit the actual scholarship application for the actual deadlines.

For the Fulbright and Boren, everything is inputted online through their scholarship sites. For other scholarships, priority application materials may be submitted to us as email attachments, including essays, résumés, and your Scholarship Waiver. Referees may also send letters of recommendation directly to us (hard copy or email).

You are still encouraged to submit materials before the official deadlines. The difference is that you will receive feedback solely from scholarships office personnel and not from scholarship alumni or other reviewers across campus.

Some awards explicitly disallow you from receiving feedback on your materials and others have small volumes of applicants. If allowed, you are encouraged to submit your application drafts often to receive advice and feedback from our office.