The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Honors College support all UWG students in application for national scholarships and fellowships. We work with students through the entire application process, from identifying national awards that fit their goals, to writing application essays, to obtaining appropriate letters of recommendation. Join us throughout the year for information sessions, workshops, and conversations about the opportunities available to UWG students, including the Fulbright, Truman, Gilman, Goldwater, Madison, and more.
The OUR will work to ensure that the entire campus community is aware of national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs and for our students who are preparing for the next step of their academic journey.
Who: Graduating seniors and recent graduates
Fulbright is an opportunity to spend a year abroad earning a graduate degree, conducting research, or serving as an assistant English teacher. Not all countries require language proficiency.
We will begin working with current UWG juniors during 2019-2020 to submit applications in Fall 2020. Students who will have graduated by Fall 2020 may also apply.
UWG Intent deadline: May 1, 2020
UWG Application Materials deadline: early August 2020
Fulbright deadline: late September/early October 2020
- Gilman International Scholarship
Partnering with the Office of Education Abroad
Who: Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients
Gilman is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Awards of up to $5000 for study abroad expenses are awarded.
Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 early Gilman deadline: October 1, 2019
Summer 2020 Gilman deadline: March 3, 2020
Fall 2020 and 2020-2021 Academic Year Gilman deadline: March 3, 2020
- Goldwater Scholarship
Who: Sophomores and juniors with high GPAs (average GPA 3.9, 3.0 minimum). Future researchers in natural sciences, engineering, and math.
The Goldwater award provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Up to $7500 for junior and senior years.
UWG Profile/Pre-application deadline: November 1, 2019
UWG Application Materials deadline: January 10, 2020
- Madison Fellowship
Who: Seniors or alumni who are current/future K12 teachers teaching the US Constitution (usually Social Studies/history) who want to pursue graduate study
Offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. One fellowship awarded per state, per year.
Madison deadline: March 1, 2020
UWG Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
- Truman Scholarship
Who: Juniors with outstanding leadership and public service who are change-agents. Average GPA 3.7 (no minimum GPA requirement)
Merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.
UWG Application Materials deadline: January 13, 2020
Truman deadline: February 4, 2020
- Schwarzman Scholarship
Who: Current seniors who are future leaders
Schwarzman Scholars earn a fully-funded Masters in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The program gives the world's brightest young leaders the opportunity to develop their understanding of China, hone their leadership skills, and broaden their professional networks. No Mandarin language experience required.
Schwarzman deadline: September 26, 2019.
- REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
Who: Undergraduate science students
National Science Foundation (NSF) funded summer undergraduate research opportunities with colleges and universities across the US.
Deadlines vary by project, though most are in early Spring. Students can apply to multiple REUs.
Spring 2020 Events and Information Sessions
Live Virtual Events:
- 8/26, 10AM: Business Majors
PIN: 790 608 638#
- 8/27, 10AM: Science and Math Majors
PIN: 901 935 803#
- 8/27, 2:30PM: Social Sciences Majors
PIN: 932 123 887#
- 9/2, 2PM: Arts and Humanities Majors
PIN: 401 532 858#
- 9/3, 4PM: Education Majors
PIN: 236 824 250#
- 9/14, 1PM: Scholarship Writing and Personal Statements
PIN: 828 304 525#
- 10/14, 2:30PM: First-year Students and Sophomores
PIN: 825 389 266#
- 10/19, 11AM: Goldwater Q&A
PIN: 861 417 910#
- 11/3, 3PM: Truman Q&A
PIN: 570 355 254#
- 11/17, 11AM: REU Q&A
PIN: 491 508 130#