Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards supports UC undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni interested in applying for major external fellowships. NCA fosters the intellectual and personal development of UC’s student-scholars by facilitating a rewarding application process that encourages them to engage in rigorous self-reflection, cultivate strong writing practices, and define meaningful connections among their personal commitments, academic pursuits, and future goals.

This office administers UC’s nomination processes for awards like Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, and Goldwater; it also provides support for major awards that do not require endorsement. 

Upcoming Learning Series Registration


Registration is now open for the sessions listed below. You may register now by clicking below or review details for each of the sessions to learn more. 

Email nca@uc.edu with questions.

Upcoming Learning Series Sessions

April 14th at 12:30PM: Scholarship and Session Details

Schwarzman Scholars are talented young leaders helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world as they pursue a fully funded Master’s of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University. 


Upcoming Award Deadlines

  • Campus Deadline: August 19, 2022
  • National Deadline: October 11, 2022
  • National Deadline: September 2022
  • National Deadline: September 30, 2022 @5PM EST
  • National Deadline: October 3, 2022 @11:59PM EST


Congratulations 2021–2022 Award Winners!

  • Kylie Boyer, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Critical Language Scholarship (Korean)
  • Adam ElzarkaMedical Sciences; Liberal Arts, Truman Scholarship Recipient; Critical Language Scholarship (Arabic)
  • Regina KazanjianIndustrial Design, Fulbright Aalto University Graduate Award (Finland)
  • Stephanie Cuyubamba KongFine ArtsFulbright Study/Research (Peru)
  • Lynn PickeringAerospace Engineering, Fulbright Ghent University Award (Belgium)
  • Nicholas ShawMedical SciencesGoldwater Scholarship
  • Isabel SlonnegerInternational Affairs; Environmental Studies, Fulbright ETA (Spain)
  • Lily Stiefel, Asian StudiesCritical Language Scholarship (Japanese)
  • Will Thompson, Business Analytics, Boren Fellowship (Jordan)
  • Andrew Van Dyke, Musicology, Critical Language Scholarship (Russian, declined)

2021-2022 Award Alternates & Finalists

  • Thomas CrokeMusicologyFulbright Study/Research Poland (Semi-Finalist)
  • Jack Fogle, Biology; Psychology; NeuroscienceFulbright Study/Research Slovenia (Semi-Finalist)
  • Maya GulaniPolitical Science; International Affairs; German Studies, Fulbright ETA (Semi-Finalist)
  • Joyner HornVoice Performance, Fulbright John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting (Alternate)
  • Daniel PosmikBusiness Economics; Business Analytics, Schwarzman Scholarship (Finalist)
  • Mariam SolimanMiddle Childhood Education, Fulbright ETA Turkey (Alternate)

Please Fill out our Intake Form

If you are interested in being added to our database to be kept up-to-date on all info sessions and resources for the awards that interest you, please fill out our Intake Form.

Come to an Intro to Fellowships Session

Open to all students! Get an overview of the awards and how our office can help you apply!

  • Email nca@uc.edu to schedule an appointment.
  • Sessions can be held either on Zoom or in-person.