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General Grants and Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office awards a limited number of general institutional grants and scholarships, ranging in value from $100 to $2,000 per year, to students (new and continuing) who have above-average academic records, meet specific award requirements as established by the donors, and/or have financial need. These awards may not be renewable. A listing of these awards and application requirements may be found on the Financial Aid Web site. FAFSA filers are automatically considered for need-based and non-need-based aid.

Departmental Grants and Scholarships

Some scholarships are restricted by academic major. Recipients of these scholarships are generally nominated or selected by academic departments or schools, or, in some cases, by designated committees, and are generally restricted to students in specific areas of study or special programs. For a listing of these scholarships, please visit the Financial Aid Web site.

Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to inquire with their local high school counseling staff, chamber of commerce, and public library to find sources of scholarship assistance. Sources include civic organizations, professional organizations, employers, high schools, and religious organizations. Students may visit the UNCG Financial Aid Office to review its collection of outside scholarship announcements, which is updated and maintained on an ongoing basis as announcements are received. Students may also access free scholarship databases on the Web through links from the UNCG Financial Aid Web site.

Donors of outside scholarships should be instructed to send checks to the Financial Aid Office. Checks should include the name of the scholarship, the term(s) for which the award is made, and the student’s complete legal name and UNCG student ID number. If the donor does not provide instructions otherwise, the amount of the scholarship check will be divided and applied to the student’s account equally for the Fall and Spring semesters.