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Blue & Gold Scholarships

UNCG offers academically talented incoming freshmen prestigious, merit-based scholarships that range in value and can include full tuition, fees, room, and board. There is no secondary application process for these scholarships, but to be considered, students must complete the application process for admission to the university no later than Dec. 1. In addition, students who want consideration for these awards must submit one of the three essay choices (see below) on the application for admission. Students who meet these criteria will automatically be considered for UNCG's Blue & Gold Scholarships.

Applicants are asked to submit a 250-500 word essay on one of the following topics:

  • 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.
  • Explain your choice of academic major and how you plan to use your degree to meet your career goals.
  • What does "global citizenship" mean to you? How do you envision becoming a global citizen through your studies in your future career?

Chancellor, Deans and Spartan Award recipients

We have a select number of scholarships for students who show academic merit and have financial need. No application is necessary, and eligible students will be notified by the Admissions Office or the Financial Aid Office. Students are only eligible for one of these awards.

Please note that renewal of this award is based primarily on academic achievement and financial need. Recipients must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year and exhibit financial need based on federal guidelines. Awards are subject to change at any time based upon updated information provided to or received by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Your total financial aid, including university scholarships may not exceed your annual cost of attendance as determined by the UNCG Financial Aid Office. This award will be listed as part of your financial aid package and will be applied directly to your university bill during each semester's financial aid disbursement.


Say Yes to Education is an endowed scholarship fund built with local and private contributions. Say Yes Guilford County will provide last-dollar tuition scholarships for all eligible graduates of the Guilford County School System to attend North Carolina public colleges, universities, or community colleges. Eligibility for a Say Yes last-dollar tuition scholarship is determined after all other federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants are applied to the tuition component of the student's bill.

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UNCG Guarantee

The UNCG Guarantee program helps eligible North Carolina students graduate with little or no debt. Qualifying students receive a financial aid package, academic support, and opportunities for enrollment in the Lloyd International Honors College and study abroad. Visit for more information.

Adult Scholarships

UNCG offers scholarship assistance to admitted adult students age 24 and over who are pursuing an undergraduate degree on at least a half-time basis. To apply for this scholarship opportunity, please submit the Adult Scholarship Application no later than June 1.

Departmental Scholarships

There may be an opportunity to apply for and receive a departmental scholarship as a student at UNCG. (The majority of departmental scholarships are awarded to current UNCG students.) Scholarships vary depending on the department, and we strongly advise students to contact their major of interest for more details and how to apply.

External Scholarships

There are numerous scholarship opportunities that are not affiliated with UNCG. We strongly encourage students to explore as many alternate opportunities as possible, including those offered in your local community. We also encourage students to work closely with their high school guidance department to identify scholarships for which students may be eligible. To start an external search, please visit

NOTE: Applying for UNCG or external scholarships does not guarantee awarding of a scholarship.

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