The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Honors College support all UWG students in application for national scholarships and fellowships. We work with students through the entire application process, from identifying national awards that fit their goals, to writing application essays, to obtaining appropriate letters of recommendation. Join us throughout the year for information sessions, workshops, and conversations about the opportunities available to UWG students, including the Fulbright ETA, Truman, Gilman, Goldwater, Madison, and more.

The OUR will work to ensure that the entire campus community is aware of national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs and for our students who are preparing for the next step of their academic journey.  

  • Opportunities
    Opportunities
    • Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) Awards
      Who: Graduating seniors and recent graduates
      The Fulbright ETA programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. Not all countries require language proficiency.
      We will begin working with current UWG juniors to make application during 2018-2019.
      UWG Intent deadline: May 1, 2018
      UWG Application Materials deadline: early August 2018
      Fulbright deadline: late September/early October 2018

    • Gilman International Scholarship
      Partnering with the Office of Education Abroad 
      Who: Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients
      Gilman is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Awards of up to $5000 for study abroad expenses are awarded.
      Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 early Gilman deadline: October 3, 2017
      Summer 2018 Gilman deadline: March 6, 2018
      Fall 2018 and 2018-2019 Academic Year Gilman deadline: early March 2018

    • Goldwater Scholarship
      Who: Sophomores and juniors with high GPAs (average GPA 3.9, 3.0 minimum). Future researchers in natural sciences, engineering, and math.
      The Goldwater award provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Up to $7500 for junior and senior years.
      UWG Profile/Pre-application deadline: October 2, 2017
      UWG Application Materials deadline: January 10, 2018

    • Madison Fellowship
      Who: Seniors or alumni who are current/future K12 teachers teaching the US Constitution (usually Social Studies/history) who want to pursue graduate study
      Offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. One fellowship awarded per state, per year.
      Madison deadline: March 1, 2018

    • Truman Scholarship
      Juniors with outstanding leadership and public service who are change-agents. Average GPA 3.5, 3.0 required.
      Merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
      UWG Application Materials deadline: January 10, 2018
      Truman deadline: February 6, 2018

    • REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
      Who: Undergraduate science students
      National Science Foundation (NSF) funded summer undergraduate research opportunities with colleges and universities across the US.
      Deadlines vary by project, though most are in early Spring. Students can apply to multiple REUs.
     
  • Events and Information Sessions
    2017-2018 Events and Information Sessions
     

    September 15, 2:00-3:00PM - National Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session, UCC 308

    September 19, 11:00AM-12:00PM - Goldwater Information Session, Carriage House

    September 20, 4:00-5:00PM - Goldwater Information Session, Carriage House

    October 10, 2:00-3:00PM – Truman Information Session, Carriage House

    October 12, 2:00-3:00PM – REU Information Session, Carriage House

    October 24, 3:30-4:30PM - Freshman/Sophomore National Scholarships and Fellowships Development, location TBA

    November 2, 2:30-3:30PM - National Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session, location TBA

    November 10, 1:00-2:00PM - Personal Statement and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop, TLC 1204

    November 13, 2:00-3:00PM – Fulbright ETA Information Session, Carriage House

    November 17, 1:00-2:00PM - Truman Information Session, Carriage House

    November 29, 4:00-5:00PM - REU Information Session, Carriage House

    December 1, 6:00-7:00PM – Madison Information Session, Carriage House

    January 16, 3:30-4:30PM - Personal Statement and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop, location TBA

    January 17, 3:30-4:30PM - National Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session, location TBA

    January 29, 2:00-3:00PM - Freshman/Sophomore National Scholarships and Fellowships Development, location TBA

    February 28, 2:30-3:30PM - Personal Statement and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop, location TBA

    March 12, 3:30-4:30PM - National Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session, location TBA

    March 15, 11:00AM-12:00PM - Fulbright ETA Information Session, Carriage House

    March 29, 3:30-4:30PM - Freshman/Sophomore National Scholarships and Fellowships Development, location TBA