Incoming UNC Freshmen Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships will be offered beginning Fall 2014.

Your application for admission also serves as your application for a number of admissions-based scholarships. To be considered for the scholarships listed on this page, you must complete the UNC admission application by March 1.

 

More Important Scholarship and Financial Opportunities:

  • To be considered for other scholarships you will want to submit the UNC Universal Scholarship (ursa.unco.edu) Application, available on your Ursa account under the “Financial” tab.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline for additional financial aid opportunities.

Note: Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester to qualify for the scholarships listed. The institutional scholarships listed are awarded to students who are working on their first bachelor’s degree program. Students in off-campus cash-funded programs are not eligible for institutional scholarships and should check with the Office of Extended Studies regarding scholarship opportunities. For transfer scholarship eligibility purposes, only transferable credit hours earned after high school graduation will be considered.

Colorado Resident Scholarships

Awarded automatically based on the student’s academic performance. Students must be admitted by March 1 for consideration.

Scholarship

Freshmen criteria

REsident Amount

Renewable

TRUSTEE

3.8 GPA and 29 ACT
or 1280 SAT

$24,000
($6,000 per year)

Yes with a 3.0 GPA or higher

PRESIDENTIAL

3.6 GPA and 27 ACT
or 1200 SAT

$12,000
($3,000 per year)

Yes with a 2.75 GPA or higher

PROVOST

3.4 GPA and 24 ACT
or 1080 SAT

$8,000
($2,000 per year)

Yes with a 2.5 GPA or higher

Students are eligible to receive only one of the above scholarships.

Students can also 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 a District 6 Greeley / Evans high school or Dayspring Christian Academy

UNC Legacy Scholarship

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

Non-Resident/Non-Western Undergraduate Exchange States Scholarships

Awarded automatically based on the student’s academic performance.  Students must be admitted by March 1 for consideration. Students are eligible to receive only one of the nonresident scholarships. Available only to students from non-western undergraduate exchange states*.

Scholarship

Freshmen criteria

non-REsident Amount

Renewable

TRUSTEE

3.8 GPA and 29 ACT
or 1280 SAT

$32,000
($8,000 per year)

Yes with a 3.0 GPA or higher

PRESIDENTIAL

3.6 GPA and 27 ACT
or 1200 SAT

$24,000
($6,000 per year)

Yes with a 2.75 GPA or higher

PROVOST

3.4 GPA and 24 ACT
or 1080 SAT

$16,000
($4,000 per year)

Yes with a 2.5 GPA or higher

* 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).

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

UNC participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. This allows students who are residents of 14 western states to attend UNC at a reduced tuition rate that is 150% of the in-state rate (calculated on total tuition prior to the COF stipend for in-state students.)

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

Western Undergraduate Exchange Details

Download our WUE informational sheet

WUE Admission-Based Scholarships

UNC now automatically awards renewable admission-based merit scholarships for WUE students who qualify based on their academic performance. WUE students eligible may receive one of the following scholarships and save even more with these opportunities:

Scholarship

Freshmen criteria

WUE RESIDENT AMOUNT

Renewable

TRUSTEE

3.8 GPA and 29 ACT
or 1280 SAT

$14,000
($3,500 per year)

Yes with a 3.0 GPA or higher

PRESIDENTIAL

3.6 GPA and 27 ACT
or 1200 SAT

$10,000
($2,500 per year)

Yes with a 2.75 GPA or higher

PROVOST

3.4 GPA and 24 ACT
or 1080 SAT

$6,000
($1,500 per year)

Yes with a 2.5 GPA or higher