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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Applicant Toolbox

We have an array of helpful resources for students applying to national fellowships.

National Fellowships Portal

The National Fellowships Portal is your one-stop shop for important forms. Log in to view and complete the following forms.

  • Candidate Profile: Your profile helps us get to know you so we can help you find and apply for opportunities that meet your backgrounds, goals and interests.
  • Intent to Apply: Let us know if you are planning to apply for a national fellowship in the coming year so we can help you stay on track and complete the strongest application possible.
  • Press Release Forms: These forms allow us to release information related to your competition status. If applicable, you will find these forms in the portal.


Transcripts are available in person at the Registrar's Office for a cost of $12. Check with us before ordering the USC electronic transcript due to restrictions in use. If you're providing a non-USC official transcript to us, be sure to order it from the institution, including study abroad, before the deadline and have it sent to our office in a sealed envelope. Official transcripts should be ordered from other institutions in advance of the institutional deadline and sent directly to  or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to:

National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
902 Sumter Street
DeSaussure 328
Columbia, SC 29208

We're happy to help you prepare a hard copy of your transcript for a competition submission. You can call for an appointment or leave your transcripts and flash drive to be scanned. For questions about transcripts required for a competition, contact us early in the process.


Engage with Faculty Experts

At the University of South Carolina, you don't have to navigate the national fellowship process alone. We encourage you to reach out to the faculty and staff experts across campus to help you consider, apply for and win awards.

Faculty Experts [pdf]


National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA)

NAFA is a group of professionals who support students, institutions of higher education and awarding organizations who are involved in the pursuit and distribution of competitive scholarships and fellowships.

The University of South Carolina is a proud member of NAFA and subscribes to the core values of the NAFA Mission and Code of EthicsWe encourage applicants to review the Code of Ethics for expectations of both advisors and applicants.


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