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 begin working with current UWG juniors to submit applications in the fall of their senior year. Seniors who are graduating and alumni may also apply.
  • UWG Intent deadline: May 1
  • UWG Application Materials deadline: early August
  • Fulbright deadline: early-mid October

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 and Summer early Gilman deadline: early October
  • Summer Gilman deadline: early March
  • Fall and Academic Year Gilman deadline: early March

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: early November
  • UWG Application Materials deadline: early-mid January

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
  • UWG Registration deadline: late January

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: early-mid January
  • Truman deadline: early February

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: mid-late September

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.

Focus on Fellowships Information Sessions:

  • January 16, 2024, 3:30-4:30 PM, Campus Center 105 - Overview of awards
  • February 6, 2024, 4:00-5:00 PM, Campus Center 105 - Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad
  • March 5, 2024, 3:30-4:30 PM, Campus Center 105 - Overview of awards
  • April 2, 2024, 3:30-4:30 PM, Campus Center 105 - Fulbright US Student Program (for May intent deadline)

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