To be automatically considered for freshman merit-based scholarships, complete one of the following essay prompts along with your application before our posted deadline.

Please submit an essay of 250-500 words on ONE of the topics listed below:

  1. Describe a meaningful event, experience, or accomplishment in your life and how it will impact your college experience and your contribution to the UNCG community. Consider reflecting on your ideas about student responsibility, academic integrity, campus citizenship, or a call to service.
  2. Explain your choice of academic major and how you plan to use your degree to meet your career goals.
  3. What does “global citizenship” mean to you?  How do you envision becoming a global citizen through your studies in your future career?

*Merit scholarships are limited in number. They are awarded to approximately the top 2 percent of the incoming first-year class. No separate application is required, but students must submit the essay for consideration. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards.