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Selection process

2025 competition key dates


September 9, 2024 9:00 a.m. EST

2025 Application period opens

November 20, 2024

Deadline to submit references

November 25, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Deadline to apply directly to the Foundation.

January 27, 2025

Invitation to semi-finalists for Round One group interviews

February 10 to 12, 2025

Round One: Virtual group interviews and information sessions with semi-finalists 

February 19, 2025

Invitation to finalists for Round Two individual interviews

March 10 to 12, 2025

Round Two: Final interviews with members of the Selection Committee

May 2025

Official announcement of 2025 Scholars