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, 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
    • Fulbright
      Who: Graduating seniors and recent graduates
      Fulbright is an opportunity to spend a year abroad earning a graduate degree, conducting research, or serving as an assistant English teacher. Not all countries require language proficiency.
      We begin working with current UWG juniors to submit applications in the fall of their senior year. Seniors who are graduating and alumni may also apply.
      UWG Intent deadline: May 1
      UWG Application Materials deadline: early August
      Fulbright deadline: early-mid October
    • 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 and Summer early Gilman deadline: early October
      Summer Gilman deadline: early March
      Fall and Academic Year Gilman deadline: early March
    • 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: early November
      UWG Application Materials deadline: early-mid January
    • 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
      UWG Registration deadline: late January
    • Truman Scholarship
      Who: Juniors with outstanding leadership and public service who are change-agents. Average GPA 3.7 (no minimum GPA requirement)
      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: early-mid January
      Truman deadline: early February
    • Schwarzman Scholarship
      Who: Current seniors who are future leaders
      Schwarzman Scholars earn a fully-funded Masters in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The program gives the world's brightest young leaders the opportunity to develop their understanding of China, hone their leadership skills, and broaden their professional networks. No Mandarin language experience required.
      Schwarzman deadline: mid-late September
    • 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

    Focus on Fellowships Information Sessions:

    • August 31, 2022, 1pm - Campus Center 105: Overview of awards
    • September 21, 2022, 1pm - Campus Center 105: Goldwater & Other awards for STEM students
    • October 12, 2022, 1pm - Campus Center 105: Truman, Madison, & Other awards for leadership and public service
    • November 2, 2022, 2pm - Campus Center 105: Overview of awards
    • January 25, 2023, 3:30 pm - Campus Center 105: Gilman International Scholarship
    • February 15, 2023, 3:30 pm - Campus Center 105: Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    • March 8, 2023, 3:30 pm - Campus Center 105: Overview of awards
    • April 12, 2023, 3:30 pm - Campus Center 105: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Recorded Webinars: