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Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)

Award Listings

Awards for International Students

Please note: Winthrop international students interested in applying for these awards should contact ONCA before the deadline listed to schedule an appointment with the ONCA director, who advises WU students applying for nationally competitive awards. Winthrop undergraduate international students who plan to apply to graduate schools in the U.S. should contact the International Center to discuss visa requirements for graduate study in the U.S. 

Click on a link or scroll down to view award information:

A. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship

Description:  Each scholarship carries a stipend of $1,500 per academic year for full-time undergraduate students in any academic discipline. Recipients may re-apply each year for up to four years, provided they continue to meet the requirements of the award.

Eligibility: Recipients must be admitted or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. They must maintain good academic standing and make progress toward a degree. The Charnon Scholarship Review Committee will decide whether applicants fulfill the requirements of the award. The selection committee looks for candidates who value tolerance, compassion and respect for all people in their communities, and who have demonstrated their commitments to these values by their actions.
Application:
http://www.cesresources.org/charnon.html
ONCA Deadline:
Temporarily Suspended

Please also visit Winthrop's International Center.


 

BHW Women in STEM Scholarship

Description: Awards of $3,000 for women who are pursuing undergraduate or master's degrees in science, technology, engineering or math. Recipients must be admitted or enrolled in a an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S.
Eligibility: Women majoring in a STEM subject at U.S.-based colleges and universities.
Application: https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship
ONCA Deadline: April 15


 

The Carnegie Endowment's Junior Fellows Program

Description: The Carnegie Endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates, especially in political science, international studies, the climate, etc. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $2,916.66 per month ($35,000 per year). A full benefits package is also provided.
 
Eligibility: Graduating seniors - must not have yet started graduate study.
Application: (available only through ONCA director) http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows/
ONCA Deadline: December 15


 

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Program

Description: From its humble beginnings in 1929, the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Program has become one of the largest and most respected scholarship programs in the country. Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three of $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Eligibility: To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must: (1) Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by March 31 of the application year) or have accepted invitation to join. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details; (2) Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the following academic year, preferably at an accredited American Institution of higher learning. Accredited international institutions are acceptable. (3) Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible. Applicants who have already earned credit for a full term of graduate study or its equivalent before the 2009-10 academic year are not eligible. Selection is based on the applicant's promise of success in graduate or professional study, as evidenced by: (1) Academic achievement, including transcripts, honors and awards, relevant research experience, standardized test scores, and samples of creative work; (2) Service and leadership experience, on and off campus; (3) Letters of recommendation; (4) Personal statement and career goals; (5) Acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.
Information: http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/undergraduate-students/fellowship#.W-2lqehKi70
ONCA Deadline: March 15

CONTACT INFORMATION
ONCA
222B Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3906
803/323-3910 (fax)
onca@winthrop.edu
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