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While investing in your college education is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make, we understand that it’s a major expense. To help offset the costs, UNCG offers academically talented students a variety of merit-based scholarships. Read on for an overview of these scholarships and how to apply.

For additional information about the following UNCG scholarships and other opportunities, visit fia.uncg.edu/uncg-grants-and-scholarships/.

Blue & Gold Scholarships

Who is eligible: Academically talented incoming freshmen.

Scholarships: These merit-based scholarships range in value and duration. Many are one-year scholarships while others are renewable based on academic achievement and other criteria.

How to apply

  • Complete the UNCG application process for admission to the university no later than January 15.
  • When we receive your application, you will automatically be considered for our Blue & Gold Scholarships.
  • Eligible students will be notified by the Admissions Office at the end of January. (Note that students are eligible for one of these awards only.)

Chancellor and Spartan Scholarships

Who is eligible: A select number of students who show academic merit and have financial need.

Award includes: Funds toward your financial aid package, which will be applied directly to your university bill during each semester’s financial aid disbursement. (Note: Your total financial aid, including university scholarships may not exceed your annual cost of attendance as determined by the UNCG Financial Aid Office.)

How to apply

  • Complete the UNCG application process for admission to the university no later than January 15 as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • No secondary application (beyond your application to the university) is necessary.
  • Eligible students will be notified by the Admissions Office or the Financial Aid Office no later than the end of January. (Note that students are eligible for one of these awards only.)

How to renew

  • Renewal of this award is based primarily on academic achievement and financial need.
  • 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 any time based on updated information provided to or received by UNC Greensboro.

SAY YES to UNCG

Who is eligible: Graduates of the Guilford County School System who meet federal aid standards. Scholarship amount depends on the number of consecutive years a student attended a Guilford County public school through grade 12.

Scholarship includes: Last-dollar tuition assistance after all federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship are applied.

How to apply

  • Submit your application to UNCG within 15 months of your high school graduation.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Complete and submit a Say Yes Guilford County Tuition Scholarship Application, along with all other required documentation of residency and public school attendance.

UNCG Guarantee

Who is eligible: High-achieving, low-income N.C. residents who plan to enroll in UNCG as full-time students.

Scholarship includes: A financial aid package, academic support, and opportunities for enrollment in the Lloyd International Honors College and study abroad.

How to apply

  • Submit your application to UNCG within eight months of graduating from high school.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Complete the UNCG Guarantee Eligibility Screening to help us determine if you are an eligible candidate. (We will offer priority consideration to candidates who apply before Dec. 1.)

Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships (STAMPS)

Who is eligible: Any pell-eligible freshman or community college transfer student with a 3.0 or higher
GPA who is planning to major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography,
Mathematics or Statistics, or Physics or Astronomy is invited to apply to be a STAMPS Scholar. 

Scholarship includes: Financial support of up to $4,000 per year, based on financial need; an assigned
Science faculty mentor; the opportunity to work with and later become a peer mentor; field visits to
research sites and the opportunity for meaningful involvement in an active community of science and
math students and faculty.

How to apply:

  • Complete the STAMPS Application, including two essays of 500 words or less.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.

Adult Scholarships

Who is eligible: Admitted adult students age 24 and over who are pursuing an undergraduate degree on at least a half-time basis.

Scholarship includes: Financial assistance.

How to apply: Submit the application form, available on our website.

Departmental Scholarships

Who is eligible: The majority of departmental scholarships are awarded to current UNCG students.

Scholarship includes: Scholarships vary depending on the department.

How to apply: Contact your major/department of interest for more details and application requirements.

External Scholarships

Every year, current and incoming UNCG students are awarded numerous scholarships that are not UNCG-affiliated. To make the most of these opportunities, we strongly encourage you to:

  • Explore scholarships offered in your local community.
  • Work closely with your high school guidance counselor to identify scholarships for which you may be eligible.
  • Start an external search by visiting fia.uncg.edu/outside-scholarships/.

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

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