First-Year Admission-Based Scholarships for 2018-19

Your application for admission is also your application for a number of admission-based scholarships.** Admission-based scholarships have a priority application date of March 1, but will continue to be awarded as funds are available. Once you are admitted, you can apply for further scholarships via your student Ursa account.  

Colorado resident admission-based scholarships are awarded automatically based on your academic performance. You can only receive one of the following scholarships (Trustee, Presidential, Provost or Bear).

These scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Trustee Scholarship

  • $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.8 GPA and 29 ACT or 1350 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1290 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Presidential Scholarship

  • $12,000 ($3,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.6 GPA and 27 ACT or 1280 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1210 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Provost Scholarship

  • $10,000 ($2,500 per year)
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT or 1160 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1090 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Bear Scholarship

  • $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT or 1020 rSAT (post March 2016) or 940 SAT (prior to March 2016)

 You can receive the following scholarships, in addition to one of the above, if criteria is met.

Greeley Promise Scholarship

  • $2,000
  • Renewable for students who meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Graduate of Greeley/Evans District 6, Greeley charter schools or Dayspring Christian Academy
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 High School GPA
  • The student must be a new first-year student admitted for the upcoming fall semester and attend UNC the semester directly following high school graduation

UNC Legacy Scholarship

  • $500
  • Not automatically renewed
  • Students whose biological or adoptive mother or father graduated from UNC
  • Requires completion of the UNC Scholarship Application

WUE resident admission-based scholarships are awarded automatically based on your academic performance. You can only receive one of the following scholarships (Trustee, Presidential, Provost or Bear).

These scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Trustee Scholarship

  • $16,000 ($4,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.8 GPA and 29 ACT or 1350 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1290 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Presidential Scholarship

  • $12,000 ($3,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.6 GPA and 27 ACT or 1280 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1210 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Provost Scholarship

  • $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT or 1160 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1090 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Bear Scholarship

  • $4,000 ($1,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (post March 2016) or 940 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Note: UNC participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. This allows students who are residents of 14 western states (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) to attend UNC at a reduced tuition rate that is 150 percent of the in-state rate (calculated based on total tuition prior to the COF stipend for in-state students).

Your application for admission also serves as your application for WUE, and all admitted WUE students automatically receive the WUE rate.

Nonresident admission-based scholarships are awarded automatically based on your academic performance. You can only receive one of the following scholarships (Trustee, Presidential, Provost or Bear). 

These scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Trustee Scholarship

  • $36,000 ($9,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.8 GPA and 29 ACT or 1350 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1290 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Presidential Scholarship

  • $28,000 ($7,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.6 GPA and 27 ACT or 1280 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1210 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Provost Scholarship

  • $20,000 ($5,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT or 1160 rSAT (post March 2016) or 1090 SAT (prior to March 2016)

Bear Scholarship

  • $16,000 ($4,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT or 1020 SAT (post March 2016) or 940 SAT (prior to March 2016)

*Students who are residents of the western states (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) are not eligible for the scholarships listed above. They receive a reduced tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE). Click on the "WUE Resident" tab above for WUE scholarship information.


**Notes on eligibility:

  • Neither the writing portion of the ACT and SAT (prior to March 2016) nor the Essay portion of the rSAT (after March 2016) test is considered for scholarship purposes. First-year admission-based scholarships are based on:
    • SAT (prior to March 2016) - Math and Critical Reading
    • SAT (after March 2016) - Math and Evidence-Based Reading and writing
    • ACT - Math, Science, English and Reading
    • While admission decisions do not use superscoring, we are eager to get you the best financial opportunity possible by using superscoring for admission-based scholarships. We will take the highest section score and combine them for a "super" composite score. We will do this for each test (ACT, SAT or rSAT) but will not cross tests.
  • The rSAT (new test starting March 2016) has different requirements than the SAT taken prior to March 2016 for all scholarships
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester to qualify for these scholarships
  • The admission-based scholarships listed are awarded to students who are working on their first bachelor’s degree
  • Students in off-campus, cash-funded programs are not eligible for these scholarships and should check with UNC Extended Campus regarding scholarship opportunities