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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


Boren Scholarship and Fellowship

Find out more about the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship, which provide funding for studying critical need languages abroad in this webinar. Featuring a previous scholar and one of our committee chairs.  

UofSC Fall 2020 Boren Webinar »


British 101 

Are you considering graduate study in the UK or Ireland? In this workshop we discuss the opportunities that the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates Scholarships can provide to you.

UofSC Spring 2021 British 101 Webinar »


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Watch this webinar for an overview of the Critical Language Scholarship, which is a summer intensive language program sponsored by the State Department, including hearing from two recent UofSC recipients about their experiences. 

UofSC Fall 2020 CLS Webinar »


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 »


Fulbright 101

Learn general information about Fulbright, which supports one year abroad for research, study, or to teach English.

UofSC Spring 2021 Fulbright 101 Workshop »


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 »


Gilman and Freeman-ASIA 

This live-recorded session covers basic information for students interested in the Gilman and Freeman-ASIA fellowship programs for education abroad.

UofSC Spring 2021 Gilman 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 »

This workshop covers the application process for the Goldwater fellowship and resources for getting started with your application.

UofSC Spring 2020 Goldwater Webinar »


Graduate Programs Workshop

This workshop covers a combination of fellowships for graduate students: Knight-Hennessy, Schwarzman, Yenching, Soros, Erasmus Mundus and DAAD.

UofSC Spring 2021 Graduate Programs Workshop »


NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Watch this presentation to learn more about the NOAA Hollings Scholarship and how to apply. Featuring insight from two Hollings Scholars and a faculty advisor.  

UofSC Fall 2020 NOAA Hollings 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 »

This workshop covers general information and application requirements for the the NSF GRFP (for a graduate degree in a STEM, social science, or STEM Education field).

UofSC Spring 2021 NSF GRFP Webinar »

This workshop cover the basics of getting started with the application process for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

UofSC Spring 2021 NSF GRFP Getting Started 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 »

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 2021 Pickering, Rangel and Payne Webinar »


Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)

Find out more about the opportunities offered by the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute, and hear from UofSC's first recipient as she shares her experience. 

UofSC Fall 2020 PPIA Webinar »


Rotary Workshop

This session covers the application process and eligibility requirements for those interested in applying for the Rotary grants.

UofSC Spring 2021 Rotary Webinar »

This webinar contains an overview of the Rotary Global Grant award – what it is, what Rotary is, and how and why you should consider applying to receive funding for graduate school abroad. Also includes a 30 minute Q&A with our most recent Global Grant scholars.

UofSC Fall 2020 Rotary 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 »

STEM Graduate Awards

Watch this workshop to learn about fellowships for graduate study in STEM. 

UofSC Spring 2021 STEM Graduate Webinar »


Summer Opportunities

Hear about seven summer opportunities for undergraduates to investigate for Summer 2021 – this workshop covers summer programs such as the Gilman, Rangel, and UK Summer Fulbright. These fellowships range from short term in-country experiences to funded research abroad.

UofSC Spring 2021 Summer Opportunities Webinar »

 Watch this for a quick overview of 10 different summer options for 2021.  Programs include experiences for STEM majors, study abroad, and programs to help you explore career options.

UofSC Fall 2020 Summer Opportunities 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 »

This session covers the basic of the Truman Scholarship and application process. The Truman Scholarship is for Juniors with a passion for public service who intend to attend graduate school. 

UofSC Spring 2021 Truman Webinar »


Udall Scholarship

Watch this webinar to hear more about the Udall scholarship, for those interested in either the environment or issues related to Native American nations.  Featuring faculty committee chair Dr. Greg Carbone offering insight to the campus application process.

UofSC Fall 2020 Udall Webinar »


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