Scholarships and Fellowships


Dr. Ralph W. Brauer Fellowship

The Dr. Ralph W. Brauer Fellowship was created through the estate of Dr. Brauer, a long tenured professor at UNCW. It is intended to provide financial support to one or more graduate students to assist with tuition and fees, books, publications or research travel as determined by the dean of the graduate school. A committee appointed by the dean recommends recipients and the amount to be awarded.

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Ahuja Academy of Water Quality Fellowship

The Ahuja Academy of Water Quality Fellowship was established by Dr. Satinder "Sut" Ahuja in recognition of his life-long career in the pharmaceutical industry and his desire to improve quality of life. This fellowship will be sued to assist graduate students engaged in research related to water quality. The Graduate School receives nominations for this fellowship from departments, students interested in this award should notify thier department.


Alumni Association Scholarships.

The UNCW Alumni Association annually awards scholarships funded by alumni contributions. These scholarships are awarded to deserving UNCW current undergraduate and graduate students as well as incoming freshmen, incoming graduate and transfer students. All of the alumni scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

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Graduate School’s Awards for New Scholars.

A limited number of scholarships are available to students entering any of UNCW’s graduate programs for the first time. Students do not apply for these scholarships. Instead, nominations originate with the departments, which submit their recommendations to the dean of the Graduate School. Criteria include evidence of exceptional scholarship, normally strong GRE scores (or their equivalent) and an excellent undergraduate GPA


Got-Em-On Live Bait Club Graduate Fellowship

The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club Graduate Fellowship is intended to provide financial support for a student who has been accepted into the graduate program, who will study fish biology and whose interest and research focus on the issues affecting the fish population in the waters of Southeastern North Carolina. The Graduate School receives nominations for this fellowship from departments, students interested in this award should notify thier department.


Jane Logan Lackey Fellowship

The Jane Logan Lackey Fellowship is allocated to promote diversity within the Graduate School. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 in the applicant’s major is required.


The Owen Graham Kenan Scholarship

The Owen Graham Kenan Scholarship was created by Mrs. Owen G. Kenan and her children in memory of her husband and their father, and is used to assist graduate students in the marine biology program. This is a merit scholarship awarded to the student(s) with exceptional credentials based on documents submitted for admission to the graduate program. The recipient(s) shall have been accepted into the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy program in marine biology. The scholarship is renewable for a second year contingent upon exemplary performance during the first year.


Sylvia and B. D. Schwartz Graduate Fellowship

The Sylvia and B. D. Schwartz Graduate Fellowship may be awarded to any graduate student enrolled the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The recipients are determined by a select committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.


Lacy C. and Doris L. Sidbury Fellowship

The Lacy C. and Doris L. Sidbury Graduate Fellowship was established by Gwendolyn S. Solomon as a memorial to her parents. It is considered both a merit and need based fellowship subject to the criteria used by both the UNCW Graduate School and Financial Aid and Veterans Services Office.


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