The Graduate School

Scholarships and Fellowships

The list below represents scholarships administered by the Graduate School, which are awarded on a competitive basis each year.  To apply, please use the common scholarship application provided by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  Applications are accepted until June 1 of each year.  If you have problems with the application, please contact scholarships@uncw.edu.  Please note that there may be additional scholarships offered by your program, please reach out to your program coordinator to learn about those opportunities.

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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.


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 used 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 their department.


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 their 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.


Sylvia and B. D. Schwartz Graduate Fellowship

The Sylvia and B. D. Schwartz Graduate Fellowship may be awarded to any graduate student enrolled in 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 the Financial Aid and Veterans Services Office.