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Scholarships

UNC offers a variety of scholarships and our scholarship application process is fast and easy. If you want to apply for scholarships offered through the UNC Foundation, the UNC Universal Scholarship Application is available online in Ursa.

A full list of scholarships available to graduate students can be found on the Office of Financial Aid's Website.

Graduate Dean's Scholarship Program

The Graduate Dean's Scholarship provides multi-year financial support for students. Students must be nominated by faculty to receive the scholarship. Eligible students must be seeking a degree in the following fields:

Master's Degrees

  • Art and Design
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education Leadership
  • Educational Psychology
  • Foreign Languages - Spanish (summer only)
  • Gerontology

  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages - Chinese
  • Music
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Sociology
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Theatre and Dance

Doctoral Degrees

  • Audiology
  • Biological Education
  • Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Mathematics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
  • Human Rehabilitation
  • Music
  • School Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences – Sport Pedagogy

Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • Master's students enrolled in three to eight credit hours will receive $250 per semester; those enrolled in nine or more credit hours will receive $750 per semester.
  • Doctoral students enrolled in nine or more credit hours will receive $1,000 per semester.

Summer Semester:

  • Master's students enrolled in a minimum of three hours will receive $250.
  • Doctoral students enrolled in a minimum of nine hours will receive $1,000.

Eligibility

Here's how you qualify for this scholarship:

  • Be admitted to an eligible program prior to the start of the semester
  • Be a new UNC graduate student for Fall term or for a future semester
    • If enrolling in a Master's program, have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2
    • If enrolling in a Doctoral program, have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.2
  • Be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for a Master's student and at least 9 credit hours for a Doctoral student in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for a Master's student; 9 credit hours for a Doctoral student over both or one of the Summer Sessions. Enrollment in Summer is optional

Diversity Tuition Scholarship

Must be a fully admitted graduate student without any other contract assignment; full-time (teaching assistantship, TA; graduate assistantship, GA or graduate research assistantship, GRA) assignment. Must be a member of under-represented group (racial/ethnic minority, gender if under-represented in discipline and/or at the degree level being pursued, a person with disabilities). Must meet minimum admission standards for degree level, enrolled in 3-10 hours and have a 3.0 grade point average.

Award Amount

Minimum award of $750; maximum award of $3,000; Non-renewable but may be given a new award each year; available in summer with prior approval by the Graduate Dean.

The office of Financial Aid provides a list of award recipients to the Graduate School Office.

Non-Resident Scholarship

Fully admitted. Must be a non-resident student for tuition classification purposes (only eligible for first year of enrollment at UNC unless unable to qualify for resident status); Master's and Specialist must have an admission grade point average of 3.25 (or higher); Doctoral must have an admission grade point average of 3.5 (or higher) and must have GRE scores of at least 1000 if GRE is required. Must be enrolled in 9-10 hours.

Award Amount

Min. $500. Only available for one full calendar year but may be offered for more than one year to students who cannot become residents, such as foreign students; maximum 6 semesters; available in summer with prior approval by Graduate Dean.

The office of Financial Aid provides a list of award recipients to the Graduate School Office.

Emergency Tuition Scholarship

Admitted to a graduate degree program, meeting minimum admissions standards (3.0 grade point average or better), enrolled in at least 6 hours. Priority will be given to students who are new students starting a degree program, students in "low-enrolled" graduate programs, first generation and need based students.

Award Amount

Varies

The office of Financial Aid provides a list of award recipients to the Graduate School Office.

UNC Foundation Scholarships

Must fill out a FASFA application through Financial Aid in order to be nominated for these awards by March 1. Contact Financial Aid Office regarding these scholarships.

  • Richard and Chris Monfort Graduate Fellowship: Nominee qualifications: Full time graduate student, Colorado resident, shows academic performance and future potential. Renewable for 2 years.
  • Flood and Peterson Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Full time graduate student; Colorado resident; show academic performance and future potential. Renewable for 2 years.
  • Cross Family Memorial Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Awarded annually to a deserving students.
  • Fleta Craig Memorial Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Awarded annually to an outstanding full-time student.
  • Graduate Faculty Merit Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Admitted graduate students; masters or specialists, 3.25 GPA; doctoral, 3.5 GPA professional accomplishments.
  • Living Memorial Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Awarded annually to an outstanding full-time graduate student – 1 award.
  • Arthur and June Reynolds Graduate School Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Full-time student, shall be enrolled in or accepted to the Graduate School and have satisfied their general requirements – 1 award.
  • Arno H Luker Scholarship for the Benefit of Graduate Students Studying Psychology and/or Counseling: Nominee qualifications: Full-time graduate student in Psychology and/or counseling; 3.0 GPA.
  • Violet Elliott. Stensen Education Award: Nominee Qualifications: Graduate Student in the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences in good academic standing.
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