Winthrop University: ONCA - Contact Us
Contact Information
222B Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3910 (fax)

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Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)


Contact Information:


Phone: 803/323-3906

Office Location: Our office is currently working remotely.

Office Hours: ** Please read below


The program assistant Mrs. Samantha Kroft will be available during the hours of 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and can be reached by email;, if you need immediate assistance.

Dr. Leslie Bickford, who advises students interested in national awards by appointment only, has availability changes with her teaching schedule each semester. These are the days and times she is available during Fall 2020:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Fridays 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

If you are unavailable during Dr. Bickford's office hours, please email She may have limited availability to advise you at other times.



If you have general questions about national awards or the advising process: 

  • Check the award listings to find out more about different types of awards
  • Request a first-time appointment with Dr. Bickford (please submit a Student Information Form first!) You will then receive a link to book an appointment during her ONCA advising hours.
  • If you have met with Dr. Bickford before and are currently working on an application, please schedule a follow-up appointment using the booking link with YouCanBookMe.


We look forward to working with you!

Dr. Leslie Bickford, Director

Mrs. Samantha Kroft, Program Assistant

Last Updated: 9/15/20