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 ETA, 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.  

  • Opportunities
    • Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) Awards
      Who: Graduating seniors and recent graduates
      The Fulbright ETA programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. Not all countries require language proficiency.
      We will begin working with current UWG juniors during 2018-2019 to submit applications in Fall 2019.
      UWG Intent deadline: May 1, 2019
      UWG Application Materials deadline: early August 2019
      Fulbright deadline: late September/early October 2019

    • 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 2019 and Summer 2019 early Gilman deadline: October 2, 2018
      Summer 2019 Gilman deadline: early March 2019
      Fall 2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Year Gilman deadline: early March 2019

    • 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: October 26, 2018
      UWG Application Materials deadline: January 4, 2019

    • 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, 2019

    • Truman Scholarship
      Juniors with outstanding leadership and public service who are change-agents. Average GPA 3.5, 3.0 required.
      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 11, 2019
      Truman deadline: February 5, 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.
  • Events and Information Sessions
    Spring 2019 Events and Information Sessions


    • January 17, 3:30-4:30PM: National Scholarships and Fellowships Information Workshop, Campus Center 104
    • January 23, 3:30-4:30PM: Personal Statement and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop, Campus Center 104
    • February 12, 1:00-200PM: National Scholarships and Fellowships Information Workshop for Freshmen and Sophomores, Campus Center 104
    • February 26, 10:00-11:00AM: Fulbright Workshop, Campus Center 104
    • April 5, 1:00-2:00PM: Fulbright Workshop, Campus Center 104