Fellowships

Competitive Funding Sources

A wide variety of public and private resources are available to help you find funding for graduate education. Here are selected ones: 

For UNC Charlotte Students Only

Each spring the Graduate School administers fellowships available only to outstanding UNC Charlotte graduate students. Awards begin in the upcoming academic year.

Offered through the Graduate School, funds are available to support program specific research or scholarship (e.g., thesis or dissertation research but not a class project).

All you need to do is submit an application through the NinerScholars portal. You will be notified of any awards for which you qualify.

To apply for a fellowship, please visit the NinerScholars portal. For more ideas for funding your graduate education, check out the Competitive Funding Sources on this page.  Travel Funding is available through the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG).

Select a category for more information:

THOMAS L. REYNOLDS GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD

Up to $1,500 for doctoral or master’s students to assist with costs often overlooked in other funding sources.

CRAIG R. BROWN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$2,000 grant plus tuition for a first-year US resident master’s or doctoral student conducting research to address societal issues.

ZONTA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 grant for US resident master’s or doctoral students.

FAYE JACQUES MEMORIAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$1,000 needs-based grant to a US resident master’s or doctoral student.

JOANNA R. BAKER MEMORIAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

A $3,000 grant for master’s or doctoral mathematical, computer science or information technology research, plus $750 travel allowance.

JOHN PAUL LUCAS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

$1,000 scholarship for a US resident master’s student pursuing a degree in English or English Education.

DRReaM GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$1,000 needs-based award for a master’s or doctoral student in a health-related program.

LUCILLE P. AND EDWARD C. GILES DISSERTATION-YEAR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$20,000, tuition and fees, health insurance and $1,000 for travel for a US resident doctoral student in the STEM disciplines.

WAYLAND H. CATO JR. FIRST-YEAR DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

$18,000, tuition, fees and health insurance for a newly admitted doctoral student.

HERSCHEL AND CORNELIA EVERETT FOUNDATION FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$10,000 for a newly admitted US resident master’s student, $15,000 for a newly admitted doctoral student, both plus tuition. Doctoral students also receive health insurance.

WILLIAM F. KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP

$18,000 needs-based grant plus tuition, fees and health insurance for a newly admitted, first-year doctoral student.

COMMANDER F.M. (MIKE) REYNOLDS VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

$18,000 for a newly admitted, first-year US resident doctoral or master’s students, plus tuition for veterans of US Armed Forces. Doctoral students also receive health insurance.