About National Scholarships & Fellowships
The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships was established in late 2007 (originally called The Office of External Scholarships) by Professor Emerita Anne Mayhew, who retired as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs in July 2006. The current Director is Professor Michael Handelsman, who also directs the Global Studies Program. We exist to both inform and mentor students who wish to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.
Students interested in applying to prestigious scholarships like the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, or Fulbright should contact us via email or by calling 865-974-7875 to make an appointment. (Note: this number reaches the Chancellor's Honors Program; please ask to be transferred to ONSF Assistant Director Rebekah Page.)
These scholarships are available to students with exceptional records who want to do graduate work in the United States, British Isles, or elsewhere in the world. We also assist outstanding undergraduates who wish to apply for Rotary Ambassadorial, Goldwater, and Udall Scholarships. For more about each of the scholarships handled by our office, see Scholarships and Fellowships.
The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships will work with students to determine what fellowship would best fit their interests. Once students have decided to apply, we will assist them with the application process.
To apply for most scholarships administered by our office, students need to begin the application process over a year before the scholarship period begins. For more details click on the Application Process.