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Scholarship Application Schedules and Deadlines 

The following schedules are intended to help students plan and organize applications for competitive scholarships and grants. The dates were accurate at the time of posting, but students are encouraged to check the websites of each organization and to be aware of any changes that may have occurred.
 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships 

Freshman and Sophomore Years 

  • March: Possible Goldwater candidates are invited to meet with Dean Wiseman and the faculty representative in the field to determine candidacy. Viable candidates are assisted by faculty representative in setting up summer research project for summer following Freshman year. Membership in organizations in field of study is stressed (honor society, interest groups, etc).
  • Summer: Involvement in research, work on application and 600 word "problem paper."
 
Junior Year
  • Sept : Meet with Dean Wiseman to discuss candidacy.
  • Early Oct : Rough draft of Application (pages 1-10) and of "problem paper."
  • Late Oct: Ask for letters of recommendation, meet with writers, give them forms which need to be sent to Dean Wiseman on Dec 1.
  • Nov : meeting with faculty advisor to review application.
  • Early Dec : Application materials due to Dean Wiseman in final form, including official transcript.
  • Feb 1: Application due to the Goldwater Foundation.
  • Late March: Goldwater Scholars announced. .
 
TrumanScholarships 
Freshman and Sophomore Year
  • March: Possible Truman candidates are invited to meet with Dean Wiseman and the faculty representative in the field to determine candidacy. Viable candidates are assisted by faculty representative in setting up summer research project for summer following Freshman year, and Interim possibilities. Membership in organizations in field of study is stressed (honor society, interest groups, etc).
  • Summer: Work on application and policy statement over the summer
 
Junior Year
  • Late Oct: Application draftand policy proposal due  
  • Early Nov:  Ask for letters of recommendation (leadership, commitment to public service, intellect) meet with letter writers to discuss and give materials. Also ask for Institutional Endorsement.
  • Late Nov: meet with faculty advisor to go over application and policy statement.
  • Early Dec : Letters of recommendation due to Dean Wiseman.
  • Feb 1: Application due to the Truman Foundation, including Institutional Endorsement.
  • Feb 15: Finalists announced.
  • Late March: Truman Scholars announced.
 
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships 
Sophomore, and Junior Year
  • Sophomore: Identify viable Rotary candidates. If student is off campus in the Fall of the Junior year, the two essays and activities list should be written in final form in English before leaving. The Foreign Language essay and the list of activities can be done upon return.
  • Junior: students should work on applications throughout the Spring of the Junior year.
 
Application Process
  • Early March: Selection of institutions, two essays and activities list in English due to Dean Wiseman. Select a Language Advisor.
  • Late March 24: Application and Essay draft due.
  • April 1:  Foreign Language version due to Language Advisor.
  • May 1: Recommendations and language forms completed.
  • May 15: Final Application due Dean Wiseman.
  • June 1: Spartanburg Club Applications due.
 
Rhodes Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships
Sophomore year
  • Sophomore Possible candidates are invited to meet with Dean Wiseman to determine candidacy. Viable candidates are encouraged to set up summer research project for summers, and Interim possibilities are discussed. Membership in organizations in field of study is stressed (honor society, interest groups, etc).
 
Junior Year
  • Early Feb: Meet with Dean Wiseman to learn more details about the scholarship application process and receive information packet.
  • Mid March: Turn in rough draft of  personal statement and course of study to Dean Wiseman.
  • Early April: Review personal statement and course of study.
  • Late April: Panel interviews candidates.
  • Early May: Candidates notified of their status and endorsed candidates meet with panel mentor to discuss ways to strengthen application.
  • Summer months: work on application process.
  • Early Sept : Submit to Dean Wiseman a list of 5-8 names of persons who have agreed to furnish letters of recommendation, pick up the latest application form. Take institutional endorsement for to Dean Maultsby.
  • Late Sept: Verify that all recommendations and institutional endorsement are completed.
  • Early Oct : Final applications due.
  • Early Nov: Final panel for all candidates who are invited to compete at the state level.
  • MidNov : Mitchell and Rhodes interviews
 
Dr. Ana María J. Wiseman
Assistant Dean of the College & Director of Programs Abroad
Coordinator for the Interim
DuPré Administration Building
(864) 597-4510 / (864)597-4019 fax
wisemana@wofford.edu