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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Advising and Workshops

National Fellowship Workshop Webinars

Workshops are offered to dive into the details of applications for specific awards.  We also occasionally offer sessions that are an overview of a variety of similar competitions (e.g. STEM or Study Abroad). 

To get started with investigating national fellowships, we recommend watching the “Introduction to National Fellowships,” exploring our INFO database of awards, and filling out an electronic Candidate Card.  We look forward to working with you!

Recorded Webinars


DAAD Grants for Research and Study

This webinar is a quick overview of a variety of grants sponsored by DAAD, funding research or study in Germany in a range of fields.

UofSC Fall 2020 DAAD Webinar »


Fulbright Student Grants

In this webinar, we will discuss the U.S. Fulbright Student Program. The Fulbright allows students to conduct research, pursue advanced study, or undertake teaching assistantships for one year in a foreign country.

UofSC Spring 2020 Fulbright Webinar »


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

This webinar offers some hints and tips for applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which funds graduate degrees at Cambridge in the UK. It also features special guest Ryan Geiser '17, a 2018 Gates Scholar who shares his experience with the application process and at Cambridge.

UofSC Fall 2020 Gates Webinar »



In this webinar, we will discuss the Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman provides funding for current recipients of Pell Grants to study abroad.

UofSC Spring 2020 Gilman Webinar »


Gilman, Bridging and Freeman-ASIA 

Learn about three national fellowships that provide funding for US students to travel abroad. Features three returning scholars, as well as, staff from national fellowships and the Education Abroad Office. 

UofSC Fall 2020 Gilman, Bridging and Freeman-ASIA Webinar »


Goldwater Scholarship

Learn about this most prestigious award for undergraduates in STEM fields who plan a career in research. Featuring two of our faculty committee members and a current scholar. 

UofSC Fall 2020 Goldwater Webinar »

In this webinar, we will discuss the Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater is the most prestigious award for undergraduates who plan a research career in a STEM field. 

UofSC Spring 2020 Goldwater Webinar »


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Find out more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which supports graduate work in STEM and select social science fields. Featuring Dr. Mike Matthews, UofSC's NSF GRFP Committee Chair.

UofSC Fall 2020 NSF GRFP Webinar »

In this webinar, we will discuss the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP gives awards for study and research in the sciences or in engineering.

UofSC Spring 2020 NSF GRFP Webinar »


Pickering, Rangel and Payne Fellowships

In this webinar, we will discuss the Pickering, Rangel and Payne. These awards provide graduate school financial support for students looking for careers in the Foreign Service.

UofSC Spring 2020 Pickering, Rangel and Payne Webinar »


STEM Competitions

This webinar serves as a quick introduction to fellowships that focus on STEM majors, both for undergraduate and graduate funding, as well as a few other competitions that have special STEM-related initiatives.  

UofSC Fall 2020 STEM Webinar »


Truman Scholarship

Learn about the Truman Scholarship, for juniors who plan a career in public service. Featuring Dr. David Simmons, UofSC's Truman Committee Chair.

UofSC Fall 2020 Truman Webinar »

In this webinar, we will discuss the Truman Scholarship. The Truman provides graduate funding for juniors who intend a career in public service, broadly defined. 

UofSC Spring 2020 Truman Webinar »



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