In general, all UNCG scholarships require that students be accepted to or enrolled in a degree or certificate program at UNCG. Students must also meet eligibility requirements as set forth in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Eligibility.

First-Year and transfer Undergraduate scholarship opportunities

Most require a FAFSA each year. Our Priority Filing deadline has passed, but it’s not too late! We process FAFSAs all year round, but the sooner you file yours, the better your chances at a great aid package!

Fall first-year and transfer applicants are automatically considered for a limited number of scholarships when they apply by the priority deadline. UNCG offers academically talented students a variety of merit-based scholarships. Need-based awards are also available. Read on for an overview of these scholarships and how to apply.


Academically talented incoming first-year students are eligible for this merit-based scholarship which varies in value and duration. Students planning to enroll in the Fall semester must apply by January 15th in order to receive automatic consideration.


Select students demonstrating academic merit and financial need are eligible for these scholarships. No secondary application is necessary beyond submitting your UNCG Application by January 15th and filing your student’s FAFSA to determine the aid need. Due to national FAFSA changes and delays, these scholarships will not be offered until April for fall 24, as UNCG requires new financial need data to make accurate offers.


The Next NC Scholarship combines the federal Pell Grant with the state-funded financial aid program to form a simplified and predictable scholarship award that is easier to understand and makes education more affordable for most North Carolinians. Eligible North Carolinians attending a public university receive at least $5,000.

Students are automatically considered when they fill out the FAFSA. No additional forms or applications are needed!


This scholarship is available to high-achieving, low-income N.C. residents who plan to enroll in UNCG as full-time students. Students must submit their application to UNCG within eight months of graduating from high school, file their FAFSA, and complete the UNCG Guarantee Eligibility Screening to help us determine if they are an eligible candidate. We offer priority consideration to candidates who apply before December 1st!


Any pell-eligible first-year or community college transfer student with a 3.0 or higher GPA who is planning to major in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, or Physics is invited to apply to be a STAMPS Scholar. Eligible students will receive an invitation to apply for the STAMPS 3.0 scholarship program via email with instructions on how to apply.

UNCG International Student Scholarships

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.

Continuing UNCG Undergraduate student scholarships

The Fall 2024 scholarship application for current UNCG students will open in Spring 2024.

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!

Outside Scholarships

May require a FAFSA each year.

There are plenty of options for scholarships and contributions outside of the federal, state, and institutional opportunities awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Students who receive funds or goods (such as a laptop) from an outside entity must notify the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

  • Students should submit scholarship checks and copies of award letters directly to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships as soon as possible after receipt.
  • If the check has been made payable or co-payable to the student, the student should endorse the back of the check before submitting it to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • The student’s full legal name and UNCG ID number should be listed on all correspondence.

How outside funds are processed

Outside scholarship checks sent to UNCG will be processed first by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, then they will be forwarded to the Cashiers Office to be applied towards the student bill. If donors do not provide written instructions to the contrary, scholarship checks will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. If donors require a billing statement or invoice, students can use their billing statement from the Student Account Center. 

Potential impact to other financial aid

A student’s total financial aid package (including outside scholarships) cannot exceed their Estimated Cost of Attendance for the academic year. Students who report outside scholarships after their initial financial aid package is released may find that their aid award must be adjusted. In some cases, an outside scholarship may reduce the student loan amount or alter the student loan type (e.g. subsidized versus unsubsidized) that a student is eligible to receive. Students can view their revised financial aid award via UNCGenie.

Students seeking additional scholarship funding should consider reputable sources and never pay a fee to be considered for a scholarship. A few reputable sources that offer scholarship search listings include: 

Air Force and Army ROTC Scholarships (available to undergraduate students participating in ROTC) are considered Outside Scholarships. 

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!

Per federal regulations, financial aid awards are limited by other aid a student receives, which is called Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA). Review information about EFA below:


Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 336.334.5702
  • Email: Contact Form
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
  • Campus Address: 159 Mossman Building*
  • *Drop-Ins Welcome.