Fellowships

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, please visit the NinerScholars portal which includes the information for each award. 

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.

CRAIG R. BROWN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$2,000 grant plus NC resident tuition for a first-year U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident master’s or doctoral student conducting research to address societal issues.

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 U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident doctoral student in the STEM disciplines.

FAYE JACQUES MEMORIAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

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

JOHN PAUL LUCAS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

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

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.

CLAUDIA M. REYNOLDS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

$1,000 award for non-traditional master's or doctoral students.

ZONTA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

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

Graduate Program Director Nomination Only Awards

WAYLAND H. CATO JR. FIRST-YEAR DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

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

HERSCHEL AND CORNELIA EVERETT FOUNDATION FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

GPD Nominated.  $14,000 for a newly admitted U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident master’s student, $18,500 for a newly admitted doctoral student, both plus tuition. Doctoral students also receive health insurance.

WILLIAM F. KENNEDY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

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


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: 


Travel funding