Scholarships

UNC offers a variety of scholarships, and our scholarship application process is fast and easy. Any student wanting to apply for scholarships offered through UNC must complete and submit a UNC Scholarship Application, available online via Ursa.

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

    Eligibility 

    • 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
        • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 throughout your master's or doctoral program
    • Be enrolled in at least three credit hours for a master's student and at least nine credit hours for a doctoral student in fall and spring semesters
    • Be enrolled in at least three credit hours for a master's student; nine credit hours for a doctoral student over both or one of the summer sessions. Enrollment in summer is optional.

    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.
  • Diversity Tuition Scholarship 
    • Must be a fully admitted graduate student without any other contract assignment; full-time (teaching assistantship, graduate assistantship or graduate research assistantship) assignment.
    • Must be a member of underrepresented group (racial/ethnic minority, gender if underrepresented 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 to 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 Dean of the Graduate School
  • 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)
    • Must have GRE scores of at least 1000 if GRE is required. Must be enrolled in 9 to 10 hours.


    Award Amount

    • Minimum award of $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 six semesters
    • Available in summer with prior approval by the Dean of the Graduate School.

  • Emergency Tuition Scholarship 

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


    Award Amount

    Varies

  • 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.

    • Flood and Peterson Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Full-time graduate student; Colorado resident; show academic performance and future potential. Renewable for two years.
    • Cross Family Memorial Scholarship: Nominee qualifications: Awarded annually to 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; master's 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 – one 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 general requirements – one 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 Stenson Education Award: Nominee Qualifications: Graduate student in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences in good academic standing.
  • Universal Scholarship