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National Fellowships

National fellowships provide external funding so you can pursue incredible opportunities like research, study abroad and public service. Applying for these awards is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have at UofSC, and our office is here to help throughout the process. 

Why Apply?

The world of national fellowships isn't just about winning—although UofSC students win... a lot. Students who engage in the process of applying for a fellowship gain:

  • a clearer vision of their future: a sense of their professional interests, strengths and talents, career goals and post-grad options.
  • stronger interview skills and application materials for future jobs, graduate school or other awards.
  • experience and confidence in presenting and defending ideas in writing and before panels of reviewers.
  • individual guidance from faculty and more meaningful relationships with faculty and staff mentors.
  • connections to campus and community networks, from getting involved to research activites to being recognized by the university for outstanding efforts and accomplishments.

We Help You Compete

Our advising services are devoted to all students who show commitment to their studies and to the greater good of society. This includes current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent UofSC alumni.

We can offer you advice on specific national competitions, connect you with faculty mentors and provide assistance through essay review, reflective conversations and interview practice.

Find out how you can get started in national fellowships today.

Getting Started in National Fellowships

Ready to learn more? This guide will walk you through the steps to getting started in national fellowships.

Competition Database

Use our searchable database of national fellowships to find competitions related to your areas of interest.

Workshops and Advising

Enhance your academic and personal skills while you prepare yourself for an award. 

Fellowship Peer Mentors

Connect with fellow students who have been through the process and experienced the exceptional benefits of national fellowships.

UofSC Award Winners

Join a community of dedicated UofSC students who have earned millions of dollars to pursue academic excellence.

Student Toolbox

Stay on track and engaged in the process with these helpful tools.

Faculty and Staff Toolbox

Access resources for support of national fellowship applicants.


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