Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)

Award Listings

Many national award competitions that provide winners with financial support for pursuing additional academic interests or experiences are available to current WU students, faculty and alumni.

Award Types

  • Scholarships and grants are usually one-time monetary awards

  • Fellowships often include long-term financial aid to support further research, study or experience in a specific academic field

  • Contests include essay, art, performance, research and other competitions for national recognition

  • Internships provide paid and unpaid work experience in various fields

Find an Award

After researching and identifying national awards that interest you, please read the application instructions.

Found a national award not included in the award listings? Let us know about it.

Additional Awards by Category