UNC Greensboro offers a number of scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships for students who demonstrate academic promise and/or financial need. Most scholarships are application-based, though certain undergraduate applicants may be considered automatically for specific scholarship opportunities. Read on for an overview of these scholarships and how to apply.


First year and transfer applicants are automatically considered for a number of scholarship opportunities based on merit and financial need. Awards range in value and duration, including four-year, full-tuition scholarships.

To apply, students should complete their admissions application and submit a FAFSA early, by the priority scholarship deadline listed on the undergraduate admissions website.

UNCG Guarantee

High-achieving, low-income North Carolina students who have applied to UNCG as full-time first year students can apply to be a part of the UNCG Guarantee program. 

UNCG Guarantee includes financial and academic support plus opportunities for honors and study abroad. 

To apply, students should submit their admissions application by the priority deadline, file a FAFSA, and complete the eligibility screening on the UNCG Guarantee website.

shift_ed Tuition Assistance

Graduates of the Guilford County School System who meet federal aid standards may be eligible for tuition assistance through shift_ed. Learn more and apply at https://shift-ed.org/.

Current Student Scholarships

Spartan Scholarship System

There are many scholarship options for current UNCG students seeking additional financial support. Spartan Scholarship System (S3) is a portal that automatically matches students with scholarships for which they may be eligible. This portal opens in January when applications can be submitted. Deadlines vary – check the S3 portal for more information.

Departmental Scholarships

The majority of departmental scholarships are awarded to current UNCG students, and scholarships vary depending on the department. Contact your major/department of interest for more details and application requirements.

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships provide students with opportunities for professional experience, academic training, and financial support while pursuing graduate degrees. Assistantships are paid positions that support the teaching, research, or service mission of UNC Greensboro. Stipend amounts vary by position and expected number of hours per week to a maximum of 20 hours per week. If you are awarded an Assistantship, you may be eligible for some or complete tuition remission. Contact your department for more details and application requirements.

Scholarships for International Students

Scholarship and funding options are available from both UNCG and outside programs and organizations. Most international students should avoid scholarships that require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) because they will only be eligible if they are on certain immigrant visa types. More information about funding for international students is available on the admissions website.

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