National Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships for Current Honors Students

Students in Lloyd International Honors College are highly competitive for major national and international awards. The Global Engagement Office (and, in the case of the Gilman and the Boren, the International Programs Center) provides advising and support for these fellowship opportunities, but you should seek out information several months before you plan to apply.

For further information, please thoroughly review the awards and deadlines at: fellowships.uncg.edu

For further information about scholarships, fellowships, or the Fulbright Research program, or to set up an appointment, please fill out this inquiry form.

For advising please contact:
Dr. Angela Bolte, Assistant Dean, Lloyd International Honors College - akbolte@uncg.edu
Dr. Rebecca Muich, Assistant Dean, Lloyd International Honors College - rmmuich@uncg.edu

Alphabetical Listing of Awards

This listing is not comprehensive, and is intended to serve only as a guide. Contact the relevant office for UNCG campus deadlines, if applicable, and/or the granting organization for further information about eligibility, deadlines, and application procedures.

Boren Scholarships: to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards; must plan to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you receive your undergraduate degree. UNCG Campus Rep: Tom Martinek, International Programs Center.

British Marshall: Apply as a junior. Pays all fees and living expenses for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom (Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales). Highly competitive. Up to 40 scholarships awarded per year.

Fulbright: Apply as a junior, senior, or graduate student. Supports a year of independent research, study, or teaching in a foreign country. Individual countries have specific and varying requirements that should be studied carefully. Approximately 650 awards are made annually. Open to seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students.

Gilman: Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad. Deadlines fall and spring. UNCG Campus Rep: Tom Martinek, International Programs Center.

Goldwater: Apply as a sophomore or junior. Pays up to $7500 per year for undergraduate study for rising juniors and seniors (sophomores and juniors in 2008-09) who are planning a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Approximately 300 are awarded each year.

Mitchell: Apply as a junior. Pays for one year of graduate study at any Irish university. No restrictions on academic field of study. Covers tuition and fees (not room and board) at an average $23,000 per year.

Rhodes: Apply as a junior. Pays all fees and living expenses for a student to take a graduate degree at Oxford University. Applicants should have a 3.8-4.0 GPA, a record of leadership, and the ability to handle a serious interview. Up to 32 Rhodes Scholars are selected annually.

Truman: Apply as a sophomore. Pays up to $30,000 toward two years of graduate study at any university. Applicants should intend to pursue a life of public service, whether in the public or the private sector, with the aim of enhancing the way government—local, state, or national—serves its citizens. Up to 85 awards are made annually. A 3.7-4.0 GPA is needed for consideration.

Udall: Apply as a sophomore or junior. Awards of $5000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment or Native American health care or policy issues.

Lloyd International Honors College Winners

Since 1997, UNCG undergraduate and graduate students have won 17 Fulbright awards. Of those, three have been students of Lloyd International Honors College:

Kirby Cook
Kirby Cook
2010-11 Fulbright Winner
Teaching, Korea
(Photo Fall 2010 Kirby's office
in Korea with host Mom)
Catherine Burns
Catherine Burns
2008 Fulbright Winner
Teaching, Germany
Kathleen Engart
Kathleen Engart
2007 Fulbright Winner
Teaching, Germany

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Margaret Carpenter Margaret Carpenter (Music, 2011) is among 30 American students who entered the University of Cambridge in England as a 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholars. She is the first UNCG student to be selected for the award, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A senior from Charlotte, Margaret will pursue a Master of Music degree in choral studies at the prestigious university, which is the second oldest in the English-speaking world.



Luce Fellowship

Zimuzor Ugochukwu Zimuzor Ugochukwu (Biology 2011) is the first UNCG student to win the prestigious Luce Scholarship. She is spending the 2011-12 year in India under the sponsorship of this fellowship.

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Ugochukwu's road to a Luce fellowship was not an easy one. Only 75 U.S. universities - institutions such as Harvard, Princeton and Yale - can nominate applicants for Luce Scholars, and each has three nominating slots per year. Since UNCG is not a Luce-nominating institution, Ugochukwu sought several other options before Williams College in Massachusetts agreed to nominate her.



Critical Language Scholarship

Omar Obregon-Cuebas, a UNCG Freshman, was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to take intensive Arabic courses in Meknes, Morocco during the summer 2017.

Obregon-Cuebas is a member of Lloyd International Honors College, and, the previous recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth where he studied in Turkey.

The Critical Language Scholarship, a competitive award sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is part of an effort by the U.S. government to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.