Special UNC Charlotte Student Awards
Each spring the Graduate School administers fellowships available only to outstanding UNC Charlotte graduate students. Awards begin in the upcoming academic year.
JOANNA R. BAKER MEMORIAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
A $3,000 grant plus $750 travel allowance for new or continuing master’s or doctoral mathematical, computer science or information technology research.
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.
$1,000 needs-based award for a continuing master’s or doctoral student in a health-related program.
FAYE JACQUES MEMORIAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
$1,000 needs-based grant to a continuing master’s or doctoral student.
JOHN PAUL LUCAS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
$1,000 scholarship for a new or continuing master’s student pursuing a degree in English or English Education.
CLAUDIA M. REYNOLDS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
$1,000 award for continuing non-traditional master's or doctoral students.
THOMAS L. REYNOLDS GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
Up to $1,500 for continuing master’s or doctoral students to assist with costs often overlooked in other funding sources.
$1,000 grant for new US resident master’s or doctoral students.
Graduate Program Director Nomination Only Awards
Nominations Required by Tuesday, March 15, 2023
Deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2023
WAYLAND H. CATO JR. FIRST-YEAR DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
GPD Nominated. $18,500, 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. Review criteria. $18,500, tuition and health insurance for a first-year doctoral student.
LUCILLE P. AND EDWARD C. GILES DISSERTATION-YEAR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Nominations Required by April 15, 2023
Deadline for completed applications is May 1, 2023
$20,000, tuition and fees, health insurance and $1,000 for travel for a continuing U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident doctoral student in their final year of dissertation research in a STEM discipline.
Apply through the Graduate School
GRADUATE DEAN'S DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD
Presented by the Graduate School to recognize outstanding research and scholarship by a doctoral student at UNC Charlotte.
OUTSTANDING MASTER'S THESIS AWARD
The Master’s Thesis Award is awarded to a student on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline.
Apply through the Center for Graduate Life and Learning
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD
The award recognizes master's and doctoral students nominated by faculty supervisors for their outstanding and innovative teaching techniques.
THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION
Originating at the University of Queensland, Australia, 3MT® challenges graduate students to condense their graduate body of work into a clear and engaging three-minute presentation supported by only one static overhead slide.