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.


The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians making $80,000 or less pay for their tuition and fees to attend any community college or public university in the state.

Eligible students attending a public university will receive at least $5,000. This is money that doesn’t have to be repaid. The scholarship combines the federal Pell Grant with the state-funded financial aid program into a simplified, predictable scholarship award for North Carolina students.

Learn more at nextncscholarship.org.

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

Scholarship Universe

Check out Scholarship Universe, UNCG’s new platform that matches you with scholarship opportunities from UNCG and the UNC system, as well as outside funding. We’ve already got scholarships for you and much more to come, so don’t delay!

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. More information is available on the Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships page.

Scholarships for International Students

UNC Greensboro offers merit-based International Student Scholarships for one academic year to new incoming international students. This award is renewable for one additional year, based on merit, and no separate application is required. Recipients will be notified on March 15 (priority application date) and June 1st (final application date) for Fall semester, September 15th  (priority application date) and December 1st (final application date) for Spring semester.

Scholarship and funding options are also available from outside programs and organizations. However, 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.

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