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

Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)

Ideally, students should have a draft of their application materials ready for the ONCA director to review by the internal deadline listed below. However, there may still be time to apply for some awards on/after the internal deadline date. Please contact us if you have questions about a specific award deadline.


Internal Deadline Award Program Eligibility/Area
Aug. 15 Rhodes Scholarship Graduate study at Oxford University
  British Marshall Scholarship Graduate study in the United Kingdom
  Gates Cambridge Scholarship Graduate study at Cambridge University
Sept. 1 Critical Language Scholarship For intensive training in languages important to national security and economic competitiveness
Sept. 15 American Association of University Women Various campus, leadership, and graduate awards for women
  GEM Minority Fellowships (Early Consideration) MS in Engineering or Ph.D. study in engineering, sciences and math
  Mitchell Scholarship Graduate study in Ireland
  College to Congress Internship Congress internship for Pell Grant eligible students in junior or senior year
Oct. 1 Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarships Undergraduate study abroad for spring semester
  Bridging Scholarships     Undergraduate study abroad in Japan
  Smithsonian Internships Paid and unpaid internships
  Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Various awards for seniors and graduate students interested in psychology and applied social science disciplines
  National Science Foundation Fellowship For seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM and social science fields
  Benjamin Gilman Award Undergraduate study abroad for Pell Grant recipients
  Gilman-McCain Scholarship For undergraduates who are dependents of active duty military
  Fulbright U.S. Student Program For graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students to study, research or teach abroad
Oct. 15 APSA Minority Fellowship Ph.D. study in political science
  FIE Dublin London Madrid Scholarship For students enrolled in FIE Dublin study abroad programs or internships
  Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship For graduate students who intend to teach or research at the college level
  Hertz Graduate Fellowship Doctoral study in applied physical, biological or engineering sciences
  Metropolitan Museum Art Fellowship Graduate study in art
  NYT Student Journalism Institute     Seniors or recent graduates who are members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists or National Association of Black Journalists
  NPSC Graduate Fellowship Graduate study in physical sciences
  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Graduate study in any science
  PPIA Fellowship Program Prepares juniors for graduate study and careers in international affairs
  Soros Fellowship Graduate study for recent immigrants
Nov. 1 GEM Minority Fellowships MS in engineering or Ph.D. study in engineering, sciences or math
  Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program      Graduating seniors and recent graduates for teaching English in Japan
Nov. 10     Sigma Delta Tau scholarships Spring semester study abroad scholarships for members
Nov. 15 Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship For advanced studies in the arts
Dec. 1 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Summer Program Seniors and recent graduates for study of minority health policy issues
  Fund Education Abroad    Undergraduate study abroad for non-traditional students and minorities
  Metropolitan Museum Internship For recent graduates and graduate students in any field represented at Smithsonian Institution museums
  NIH Graduate Partnership Graduate study in medical sciences
  Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship    Senior in any field for women, minorities, and/or veterans
  Elie Wiesel Essay Prize Ethics essay contest for juniors and seniors
  Emerson Hunger Fellowship Recent graduates who want to gain field experience and develop leadership skills in social justice fields
Dec. 15 APA Minority Fellowship Ph.D. study in mental health
  Carnegie Junior Fellows For graduating seniors and recent graduates seeking international affairs research experience prior to graduate study
  Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship Graduate study for future science and math teachers
  Smithsonian Fellowships For recent graduates and graduate students in fields represented at Smithsonian museums
Jan. 1     Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) Graduating seniors and graduates for teaching English in France
Jan. 15 ASA Minority Fellowship Ph.D. study in sociology
  Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Sophomore or junior in math, science or engineering
  Newhouse Graduate Fellowship in Newspaper Journalism for Minorities For seniors and recent graduates applying to the Syracuse University MA Communications program
  Truman Scholarship Junior pursuing career in public service
  Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program For seniors applying to graduate programs in international studies and related fields
  Fulbright Killam Exchange Program For study abroad during a semester or academic year at a Canadian university
  Amgen Summer Scholarship For sophomores, juniors or non-graduating seniors to have summer research experiences
  NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program For sophomores or juniors studying oceanic or atmospheric sciences
  ANSWER Scholarship For undergraduates who are mothers of children K-12
 Feb. 1 Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Award Sophomore study abroad award
  Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Senior or graduate computer science or engineering major
  Morris K. Udall Scholarship Sophomore or junior environmental studies or Native American studies majors
  Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship Undergraduate students from counties in GA and SC
  The Fund for Theological Education For graduating seniors and recent graduates beginning/interested in a Masters of Divinity degree
  Fulbright US-UK Commission For students with at least two years remaining in college
  National Security Education Program (NSEP-Boren) Undergraduate and graduate study  in critical regions of the world
Feb. 15 Tillman Scholarship For undergraduate and graduate students who are active duty, veterans and their spouses
  Society of Women Engineers Scholarship  for recent graduates admitted to graduate engineering or computer science programs
Mar. 1 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate study abroad 
  Gilman Scholarship Undergraduate study abroad for Pell Grant recipients
  NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Need-based award for undergraduates in biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences
  Smithsonian Fellowships and Grants Undergraduate and graduate students in art
  Fulbright Scholarship For graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students to teach English or pursue graduate study/research abroad
  James Madison Memorial Fellowship For seniors, recent graduates and graduate students who plan to teach high school American history and related subjects
Mar. 10 Sigma Delta Tau Scholarships Various awards for members
Mar. 15 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program Graduate study fellowships for PKP members
  Organization of American States Fellowships For recent graduates and graduate students interested in studying and researching in OAS countries
  Hispanic Scholarship Fund For Hispanic undergraduates/graduates majoring in STEM fields
Apr. 1 Bridging Scholarships     Undergraduate study abroad in Japan
Apr. 15      BHW Women in STEM Scholarship    Female undergraduate majors and master's candidates in STEM fields
May 1 Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarships     Undergraduate study abroad for fall semester
  MEXT Research Scholarship Awards Graduate study in Japan
  Tylenol Future Care Scholarship For sophomores, juniors, seniors enrolled in health education and related programs

Last Updated: 12/19/19