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Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

NCA Applicants, 2014-2015

NCA takes pride in helping UC students apply for nationally competitive awards. Back (from left): Brian Barney, Simon Barrad. Front (from left): Christopher Aucoin, Karley Miller, Sarah Hulsman, Tamika Jones, Sally Heuker.

Welcome to the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards!

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards serves as a resource for outstanding students at the University of Cincinnati who seek to compete for world-renowned and highly competitive scholarships and fellowships. Our goal is to make undergraduate and graduate students aware of the many scholarship opportunities available, and to mentor students throughout the application process so that they may build the strongest application possible.

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards focuses primarily on applications for the Boren, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Truman and Udall Scholarships. Because these awards do not meet the needs of all of our outstanding students, we provide resources for a variety of other scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Please click on "Awards Requiring Direct Application" to explore these options.

NCA also maintains a Blackboard Organization site titled "Office of Nationally Competitive Awards." This site houses additional resources such as application guides, sample applications, model responses, specific award guidelines, and additional award opportunities on and off campus. Some students may already be enrolled in the Blackboard Organization. If you are not a member of our Blackboard Organization and would like to be enrolled, please send a request to

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is located in 700 Swift Hall. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student seeking more information about award opportunities, please contact us at to set up an advising appointment.


Congratulations, 2014-2015 Winners!

Greg Ziton, Clinton Scholarship for the American University in Dubai


Congratulations, 2013-2014 Winners!

Hannah Randolph, Boren Scholarship to China

Jacob Fessler, Boren Scholarship to Mozambique

Anna Schuh, Clinton Scholarship for the American University in Dubai

Michelle Dietz, Fulbright ETA to Germany

Trishia Mudd, Fulbright ETA to Czech Republic

Cheryl Nachbauer, Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Chile

Fotina Naumenko, Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Russia

Jarod Gregory, Goldwater Scholarship

Daniel Griffin, Goldwater Scholarship