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Dr. Craig R. Brown Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship was established by Dr. Craig R. Brown to support first-year graduate students at UNC Charlotte who intend to focus their research on topics that will impact societal issues. This is a $2,000 award plus in-state tuition or equivalent at the rate for the current academic year. The in-state tuition portion of this fellowship is renewable for a second year, providing the criteria continues to be met. Recipients will be known as Craig Brown Fellows. Dr. Craig R. Brown graduated with honors from UNC Charlotte in 1986 with a degree in Economics and a 3.98 GPA. A member of the UNC Charlotte men's soccer team, Craig was the program's first Academic All-American in the 1985-86 academic year and was also selected as an Adidas Scholar All-American that same year. He was the Athletic Department's Hugh McEniry Memorial Award winner for the highest annual GPA by a male student-athlete for three years (1984-1986). and was named the Sun Belt Conference Male Academic Athlete of the Year in 1986 and 1987. A standout competitor. he was selected twice as an All-Sun Belt Conference player in 1983 and 1984 and lettered four years (1982-1986). After UNC Charlotte, Craig enrolled at the University of Georgia where he earned his PhD in Finance in 1993. A lifelong athlete who balanced athletics and academics, Craig values the commitment of earning a graduate degree, and cites strong mentoring from his economic professors Rick Zuber and John Gandar for his academic success. He has a long history of supporting UNC Charlotte including Athletics, Economics, and the Belk College of Business among others.

This scholarship was made possible by the generous contribution of Dr. Craig R. Brown.

Typical Award Amount*: $2000 for one year, plus tuition at the NC resident rate (award does not include fees)

*Typical Award amount listed represents the amount intended to award, but may vary based on the availability of funds.

Application Deadline Date: March 23, 2020

Scholarship Criteria


To Apply for This Scholarship or For More Information

To apply for this and all UNC Charlotte scholarships go to our NinerScholars Portal. For more detailed information about this scholarship, please contact Julie Green at 704-687-7268 or contact the University Scholarship Office by emailing Scholarships@uncc.edu or calling 704-687-5871.