Fellowships and Scholarships Listings

Coordinator for National Fellowships: Dr. Nathan Grove, groven@uncw.edu. Feel free to contact him with questions.

Key Nationally Competitive Scholarship Awards (Word DOC)

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Undergraduate Scholarships provide up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, whichever is less, to sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a strong academic record and outstanding potential for leadership. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to two groups of students; those who study the environment or related fields, and those with Native American or Native Alaskan backgrounds who study health care or tribal public policy. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of support per application year on the undergraduate level. Nomination required. An applicant must be a matriculated sophomore or junior level student with a 3.0 GPA.



Learn more about the Udall scholarships and UNCW's own awardee here.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

DEADLINE: March for summer and fall programs

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.


Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Study Abroad Grant Competition

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year. The competition is open to all undergraduates in all fields and is available for both members and non-members. Students must have at least two semesters remaining at their home institution after completing the study abroad experience.


Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

Sleeklens is proud to announce its academic scholarship program for 2016. Three winners will each receive $2000 to will cover their academic expenses for the 2016 academic year. At Sleeklens, we believe individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded, and, because of our strong sense of community responsibility, we play a big role in giving back to the community.


George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

DEADLINE: September

British Marshall Scholarships

Scholarships to study at any British university for two years, including tuition and fees, a living allowance, books, and travel to the UK. Any field of study, but preference given to students who combine high scholastic achievement and leadership qualities. An applicant must have completed a four year college or university degree before starting the scholarship program.


Rhodes Scholarship

Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, including tuition, fees, and a maintenance allowance for a maximum of three years. Awarded to students with proven intellectual ability and academic achievement. An applicant must be 18 - 23 years old by the application deadline usually in the month of October each year.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Grants fund a full academic year of study or research abroad in all disciplines to students who demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the intended host country. This merit-based grant funds round-trip international travel, a monthly stipend for living expenses, and supplemental insurance. Applicants must complete a bachelor's degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant.

Fulbright also offers Summer Institutes for undergraduates to the UK.

DEADLINE: October for year-long program. Spring for summer institutes.

Fulbright Info Slide Show

Faculty at UNCW who have received Fulbright Scholars awards

Click here to visit our Fulbright Webpage for more information

CONTACT: UNCW Advisor Theodore Burgh (burght@uncw.edu)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

In October 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, Washington, USA announced a donation to the University of Cambridge of $210 million to establish the Gates Cambridge Trust. This benefaction creates in perpetuity an international scholarship programme to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. Applications start being accepted September 1, 2014.


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Created to award study in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering, the scholarship will cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7500 annually. Applicants must be a matriculated sophomore or junior level student with a GPA of at least a B average. University nomination required. Up to 4 students will be selected by a faculty lead nominating committee. Application materials must be submitted to Honors by the institutional deadline.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting applications for a scholarship that will provide approximately 100 college undergraduates up to $29,000 to further their academic studies related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities; and to offer a related summer internship designed to provide "hands-on" multi-disciplinary training.

Learn more

UNCW students awarded prestigious NOAA Hollings Scholarships for
2015 and their internships





Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of merit to students who will be college seniors and who wish to pursue graduate study in public service fields. Covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to $3000 a year for undergraduate education and $30,000 for graduate studies. An applicant must be a full-time junior level student at the time of application.

DEADLINE: February

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

Awards scholarships to students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Caribbean and the Middle East). NSEP provides undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future of U.S. interests, in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. The amount of the scholarship is based on financial need as well as the cost of the study abroad program selected (must be UNCW-approved). Maximum is $10,000 per academic term.

DEADLINE: February

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

If you're a secondary school teacher (or planning to become one) of social studies or American history, you may be eligible to apply for a graduate fellowship program that emphasizes the study of the U.S. Constitution and offers up to $24,000. Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. for either a Master of Arts, a Master of Arts in Teaching, or a Master of Education, with an emphasis on American history, government, or political science.

Learn more about the James Madison scholarship here.