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2021 Public Policy and International Affairs Program is now open!

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program is an intensive seven-week graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate students committed to public service careers. The program is being held at one of the following universities: Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota. The purpose is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or a joint degree in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.



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This fully-funded opportunity equips students with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. Those who do it have the opportunity to receive $5000 for graduate school if they attend school at one of these universities.

Juniors applying for the summer before their Senior Year (planning on graduating between Dec 2021 and August 2022) who are committed to pursuing public service careers are encouraged to apply.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications due Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on October 16, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

SC Innovates Pitch Competition

Develop and pitch your innovative idea (virtually) in the first-ever SC Innovates Pitch Competition. This statewide, virtual format is leveraging the power of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 to encourage college students from 13 South Carolina colleges and universities to develop and pitch their promising business ideas and compete for thousands in cash.

Students must be enrolled in at least 1 credit at a SC college/university during Fall 2020 (1-3 student members per team). All entries must be for new, independent, student ventures/ideas. Create a short video + 5 slides to compete!

The registration deadline is October 25, 2020 by 11:59pm. The submission deadline for your pitch deck and video is November 1, 2020 by 11:59pm. Check out the competition flyer for more detailed information, including scoring criteria.

Have any questions? Contact Dr. Wyman at

Posted on October 15, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

URCA Funding Opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) has two upcoming deadlines for grant opportunities you don’t want to miss!

Major Academic Year Support Grants (MAYS) – funding for student/faculty collaborative projects during the academic year
DUE: October 30th

Research Presentation Grants (RPG) – supports presentation of research or creative activities at conferences, conventions, festivals, etc. between Jan. 15-April 30 (Including VIRTUAL).
DUE: October 30th

For more information visit our website:

Posted on October 1, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Applications for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship are open!

The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.


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Goldwater Scholars have a strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering; display of intellectual intensity and have the potential to make significant future contributions to research in their chosen field. The scholarship covers up to $7,500 a year for as many as 2-4 semesters.

For more information, visit the Goldwater Scholarship website.

This award has a multi-step process, with several key deadlines.

Pre-application Deadline: October 30
Internal Application Due: November 30

Interested students should make an appointment to discuss the award and process with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on September 17, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship is now open!

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility during the summer. The internship provides scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA related science, research, technology, policy, management, and educational activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

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Current sophomores majoring in and conducting research in oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, and geomatics, are invited to apply.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications Due Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on September 3, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!


The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

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The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available here. Applications are due Thursday, November 17, 2020. It is imperative that you start as early as possible on this application.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

DoD SMART Scholarship is now open!

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

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Scholars receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks—and a job after graduation!

Undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.

The application is now live and can be found here.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1 at 5pm EST.

Have any questions or need application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now open!

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a 5 year award of $138,000 (three years of support, $34,000 stipend per year, $12,000 educational allowance to institution) awarded to undergraduates, recent Bachelor graduates, and 1st and 2nd year graduate students pursuing research based MS or PhD degrees. Students have their choice of project, advisor, and graduate program while enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program in the summer or fall of the year they are offered this. They especially encourage women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

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Seniors applying to graduate school and graduate students in NSF supported fields (see below) are encouraged to apply. Significant research experience is expected for successful applicants

Supported Fields: Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences (including Biological Sciences), Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences (including Economics), STEM Education

Applications due in late October (19th – 22nd, depending on field)

The application is now live and available online here.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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