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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.

Award Deadlines
Internal Deadline Award Program Eligibility/Area
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
  Marshall Scholarship Graduate study in United Kingdom
  Mitchell Scholarship Graduate study in Ireland
  Rhodes Scholarship Graduate study at Oxford University
  Benjamin Gilman Award Undergraduate study abroad for Pell Grant recipients
Oct. 1 Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarships Undergraduate study abroad for spring semester
  Bridging Scholarships     Undergraduate study abroad in Japan
  Fulbright Scholarship Graduate research or teaching abroad
  Fulbright MTV U Award Music as cultural force of expression
  Gates-Cambridge Graduate study at Cambridge University
  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
Oct. 15 APSA Minority Fellowship Ph.D. study in political science
  FIE Dublin London Madrid Scholarship Undergraduate study abroad award
  Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Ph.D. study in any field
  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 Junior pursuing MA study in public or international affairs
  Soros Foundation Graduate study for recent immigrants
  Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Ph.D. study in any field
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
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 Art history internship
  NIH Graduate Partnership Graduate study in medical sciences
  NIH Minority Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Graduate study in medical sciences
  Sunbelt Rentals Scholarship      Senior in any field for women, minorities, and/or veterans
Dec. 15 APA Minority Fellowship Ph.D. study in mental health
  Carnegie Junior Fellows Graduate study in international affairs
  Elie Wiesel Essay Prize Ethics essay contest for juniors and seniors
  Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship Graduate study for future science and math teachers
  Smithsonian Fellowships Graduate study
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 Non-journalism minority students seeking MA program at Syracuse University
  Truman Scholarship Junior pursuing career in public service
  Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program Undergraduate and graduate awards for sophomores and Master's degree-seeking students
  National Security Education Program (NSEP-Boren) Undergraduate and graduate study  in critical regions of the world
  The Fund for Theological Education Undergraduate and graduate awards for students interested in the ministry
Feb. 1 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program Graduate study fellowships for PKP members
  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
  James Madison Memorial Fellowship Master of Arts, teaching, or education degrees in American History or Government
  IWPR/George Washington Fellowships Entering graduate student at GW for research on women's issues
  Watson-Brown Foundation Scholarship Undergraduate students from counties in GA and SC
Mar. 1 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate study abroad 
  Benjamin Gilman Award 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
  Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholars Outstanding sophomores in any field
  MEXT Research Scholarship Awards Graduate study in Japan
Mar. 10 Sigma Delta Tau Scholarships Various awards for members
Apr. 1      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
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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