Admission-based Scholarships

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Your application for admission is also 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.

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. UNC needs a FAFSA on file for specific scholarship and additional institutional aid.

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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.

First-Year Scholarship Information

Colorado Resident Scholarships

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

Trustee Scholarship

  • $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.8 GPA and 29 ACT or 1280 SAT
  • Renewable with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Presidential Scholarship

  • $12,000 ($3,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.6 GPA and 27 ACT or 1200 SAT
  • Renewable with a 2.75 GPA or higher

Provost Scholarship

  • $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT or 1080 SAT
  • Renewable 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

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*.

Trustee Scholarship

  • $32,000 ($8,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.8 GPA and 29 ACT or 1280 SAT
  • Renewable with a 3.0 GPA or higher

Presidential Scholarship

  • $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.6 GPA and 27 ACT or 1200 SAT
  • Renewable with a 2.75 GPA or higher

Provost Scholarship

  • $16,000 ($4,000 per year)
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT or 1080 SAT
  • Renewable 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).

WUE Admission-Based Scholarships

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.

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:

Trustee Scholarship
  • $14,000 ($3,500 per year)
  • Must have a 3.8 GPA and 29 ACT or 1280 SAT
  • Renewable with a 3.0 GPA or higher
Presidential Scholarship
  • $10,000 ($2,500 per year)
  • Must have a 3.6 GPA and 27 ACT or 1200 SAT
  • Renewable with a 2.75 GPA or higher
Provost Scholarship
  • $6,000 ($1,500 per year)
  • Must have a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT or 1080 SAT
  • Renewable with a 2.5 GPA or higher

Transfer Scholarship Information

Colorado Resident Transfer Scholarships

Students can receive one of the following two scholarships listed below. For eligibility of the following scholarships, the UNC Admissions Application must be completed by June 15.

Trustee Scholarship

  • $2,000 per year
  • Automatically offered to residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

Presidential Scholarship

  • $1,000 per year
  • Automatically offered to residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

In addition to the above scholarships, students may also be eligible to receive the following scholarship:

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • $1,000/year
  • Complete the UNC Universal Scholarship application before June 15 or provide documentation of Phi Theta Kappa membership to the Office of Financial Aid if admitted after the June 15 application deadline.
  • Offered to students who transfer from a community college
  • Must have been a member of Phi Theta Kappa at the community college.
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship can be awarded in addition to one of the above scholarships.
Non-Resident/Non-Western Undergraduate Exchange States Scholarships

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*.

Trustee Scholarship

  • $8,000 per year
  • Automatically offered to non-residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

Presidential Scholarship

  • $6,000 per year
  • Automatically offered to non-residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

* 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).

WUE Admission-Based Scholarships

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.

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:

Trustee Scholarship
  • $3,500 per year
  • Automatically offered to WUE residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid
Presidential Scholarship
  • $2,500 per year
  • Automatically offered to WUE residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid