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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

National Fellowships Quick Start Guide

Since 1994, UofSC students and recent alumni have won 1,121 national awards totaling more than $36 million. Reach out to us today to learn how you can become part of this tradition of success! 


Pursuing a national fellowship is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have at UofSC, and now is the perfect time to get started! Winners receive monetary awards through merit-based national competitions that can be used to pursue incredible experiences and opportunities.


Engaging in the national fellowships process isn’t just about winning - although at UofSC, our students win... a lot. You’ll also gain trusted faculty mentors, learn the ins and outs of creating a top-tier application and develop strong interview skills with support from our national fellowships team.


Travel the world as a Fulbrighter. Pursue groundbreaking scientific research with the Goldwater. Champion leadership in public service with the Truman. Or pursue one of the many other life-changing fellowships available to students in any major.


At UofSC, we have a team dedicated to guiding students through the national fellowships process. We’d love to meet you and help you get started!

  1. Check out all the offerings in our database of competitions and deadlines to find a fellowship (or more!) that interest you.
  2. Check to see if we have any upcoming or recorded workshops on fellowships of interest, and plan to attend or watch.
  3. Make an appointment with a fellowship advisor to meet one-on-one to talk about your fellowship interests and how we can guide you in the process! Find us under Involvement and Engagement!
  4. Complete your Candidate Profile before your appointment, so we can learn a little bit about you and what you want to talk with us about.

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