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Planning

Explore tools to plan for scholarship applications by your year at UT!

Scholarship planning ideas for first year students. Get involved in research, targeted leadership and service. Attend general information sessions. Build relationships with faculty and staff. Make an appointment with the ONSF. Begin to prepare CV or academic resume. Maintain a strong GPA. Campus deadlines include the Boren in December. National Deadlines include the Boren in February and the CLS in November.

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SCHOLARSHIP PLANNING IDEAS:
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

  • Get involved in research, targeted leadership, and service
  • Attend general information sessions
  • Build relationships with faculty and staff
  • Make an appointment with the ONSF
  • Begin to prepare your CV/academic resume
  • Maintain a strong GPA

Important Deadlines

National deadlines; campus deadlines, if applicable, are noted in parentheses

  • Boren: (December) February
  • CLS: November



Scholarship planning ideas for second year students. Attend information sessions on specific scholarships. Plan for study abroad. Meet with ONSF to discuss interests and plans. Begin drafting personal statement. Secure research, leadership, and service opportunities. Maintain a strong GPA. Campus deadlines include Goldwater in November and Boren in December. National deadlines include Boren in February, CLS in November, and Goldwater in January.

Download a pdf of this planning document

SCHOLARSHIP PLANNING IDEAS:
SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS

  • Attend information sessions on specific scholarships
  • Plan for study abroad
  • Meet with ONSF to discuss interests and plans
  • Begin drafting personal statement
  • Secure research, leadership, and service opportunities
  • Maintain a strong GPA

Important Deadlines

National deadlines; campus deadlines, if applicable, are noted in parentheses



Scholarship planning ideas for third year students. Develop strong personal statement, proposal and CV. Prepare and present research. Notify recommendation letter writers. Research graduate programs or next steps. Prepare for standardized tests. Complete applications. Begin senior thesis research. Maintain a strong GPA. Campus deadlines include Udall in January, Fulbright and UK awards in April, Goldwater in November, and Boren and Truman in December. National deadlines include Goldwater in January, Boren and Truman in February, Udall in March, and Fulbright and UK in fall of senior year.

Download a pdf of this planning document

SCHOLARSHIP PLANNING IDEAS:
THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS

  • Scholarship planning ideas for third year students
  • Develop strong personal statement, proposal and CV
  • Prepare and present research
  • Notify recommendation letter writers
  • Research graduate programs or next steps.
  • Prepare for standardized tests
  • Complete applications
  • Begin senior thesis research
  • Maintain a strong GPA

Important Deadlines

National deadlines; campus deadlines, if applicable, are noted in parentheses



Scholarship planning ideas for fourth-year students. Finalize strong personal statement, proposal and CV. Take standardized tests. Finish senior thesis research. Submit scholarship applications. Present or publish research. Apply to graduate programs or other opportunities. Maintain strong GPA. Campus deadlines include UK Awards and Fulbright in April, and Boren in December. National deadlines include Boren in February, Fulbright and UK in the fall of senior year.

Download a pdf of this planning document

SCHOLARSHIP PLANNING IDEAS:
FOURTH-YEAR STUDENTS

  • Scholarship planning ideas for fourth-year students
  • Finalize strong personal statement, proposal and CV
  • Take standardized tests
  • Finish senior thesis research
  • Submit scholarship applications
  • Present or publish research
  • Apply to graduate programs or other opportunities
  • Maintain a strong GPA

Important Deadlines

National deadlines; campus deadlines, if applicable, are noted in parentheses



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