Resources for Applicants

This array of resources can help you understand the process for nationally competitive awards at Charlotte, assist you in the brainstorming process, and suggest to you particular opportunities to apply for.

Orientation Video

Welcome! Watch this video to learn key information about getting started with nationally competitive awards. You can do it, and this video shows you how.

Applicant Questionnaire

Complete this brief questionnaire to begin reflecting on how your interests and goals connect with particular competitive opportunities. After completing the questionnaire you will be able to schedule a consultation and receive feedback on your approach to NCAs and any written draft material you have ready.

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 nationally competitive awards.

Mentor Map

Use this “mentor map” to help you brainstorm and identify which people can help you accomplish your applications. This tool is designed to get you thinking about the various roles that your professors, advisors, mentors, internship managers, community leaders, bosses, and other people may play as you apply.