Nationally Competitive Scholarships Advising

Campus deadlines for the Goldwater Scholarship, Truman Scholarship, and the Fulbright UK Summer Institute are all on December 15, 2022. Please check eligibility requirements before applying.

Goldwater Scholarship:  click here to apply
  • For STEM Sophomores or Juniors with 3.0+ GPA
Truman Scholarship:  click here to apply
  • For Juniors interested in public service & graduate school
Fulbright UK Summer Institute: click here to learn more
  • For Freshmen or Sophomores interested in study abroad in the U.K.
  • Application opens December 1, 2022
  • Begin writing your application and secure references by mid-November!

Orientation Video
Welcome! Watch this video for key information on getting started with competitive scholarships and fellowships. You can do it, and this video shows you how.

Applicant Questionnaire

Complete this brief questionnaire and you can get an invitation to a webinar on a scholarship aligning with your interests and goals. After registering for the webinar and attending you can set up consultations (up to 40 mins) in which your application draft materials will be reviewed.

Competitive Scholarship Info Sheets
Click on the links below to find information about competitive scholarships for an area of interest or field of study that appeals to you:

Opportunity Organizer Spreadsheet

Use this spreadsheet (or modify it as needed) to keep track of your progress in researching, selecting, and applying for competitive scholarships.

Mentor Map

Use thismentor mapto help you brainstorm and identify which people can help you accomplish your applications. (This is optional, but it can help you navigate the different roles that your professors, advisors, mentors, internship managers, community leaders, bosses, and other people may play in your application process.)

Info Session Speakers
These speakers will provide insights and advice on applying for competitive scholarships, based on their own experience as awardees. Each presentation will be followed up by Q&A and time for you to get a jump start on your application. In order to receive a calendar invite for one of these events, and to receive other vital information via email, please complete the Applicant Questionnaire.

  • UK Awards: Dr. Munro Richardson (Rhodes Scholar) – August 26, 2022
  • Public Service: Betsabe Rojas (Truman Finalist, Pickering Fellow) – October 18, 2022
  • STEM: Megan Mitchem (Goldwater Scholar) – October 19, 2022

Fulbright U.S. Student Program at UNC Charlotte (Office of Education Abroad)
Learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and how to get started by clicking here. This process is organized on campus by Mr. Brad Sekulich ( in the Office of Education Abroad.