Scholarships

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 June 15.

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 Transfer Scholarship

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.

Scholarship

criteria

REsident Amount

Renewable

TRUSTEE

Automatically offered to residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

$2,000 per year

Yes, with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

PRESIDENTIAL

Automatically offered to residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

$1,000 per year

Yes, 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

Students are eligible to receive only one of the non-resident scholarships. Available only to students from non-western undergraduate exchange states*.  For eligibility of the following scholarships, the UNC Admissions Application must be completed by June 15.

Scholarship

criteria

Non-REsident Amount

Renewable

TRUSTEE

Automatically offered to non-residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

$8,000 per year

Yes, with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

PRESIDENTIAL

Automatically offered to non-residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

$6,000 per year

Yes, 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).

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.) For more information please visit our WUE page or download our WUE Informational sheet.

In addition to automatically receiving a reduced tuition rate, WUE students are eligible to receive one of the following two scholarships:

Scholarship

criteria

WUE Amount

Renewable

TRUSTEE

Automatically offered to WUE residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

$3,500 per year

Yes, with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid

PRESIDENTIAL

Automatically offered to WUE residents with 13 transferable credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

$2,500 per year

Yes, with satisfactory academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid