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First-Year Admission-Based Scholarships

Admission-Based Scholarship criteria and amounts for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 applicants will not include SAT or ACT test scores.

  • Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester to qualify for these scholarships
  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment (fall and spring semesters) at UNC
  • The admission-based scholarships listed are awarded to students who are working on their first bachelor’s degree
  • Students in off-campus, cash-funded programs are not eligible for these scholarships and should check with UNC Extended Campus regarding scholarship opportunities
  • Your application for admission is also your application for a number of admission-based scholarships. Once you are admitted, you can apply for further scholarships via your student Ursa account

Spring 2021

Neither the writing portion of the ACT nor the Essay portion of the rSAT test is considered for scholarship purposes. First-year admission-based scholarships are based on:

  • rSAT - Math and Evidence-Based Reading and writing
  • ACT - Math, Science, English and Reading
  • While admission decisions do not use superscoring, we are eager to get you the best financial opportunity possible by using superscoring for admission-based scholarships. We will take the highest section score and combine them for a "super" composite score. We will do this for each test (ACT or rSAT) but will not cross tests

Scholarship

Eligibility

Colorado Resident

WUE Resident

Nonresident

Trustee

Minimum 3.8 GPA and either 29 ACT or 1330 SAT

$24,000 over four years ($3,000 each fall and spring semester)

$24,000 over four years ($3,000 each fall and spring semester)

$36,000 over four years ($4,500 each fall and spring semester)

Presidential

Minimum 3.6 GPA and either 27 ACT or 1260 SAT

$12,000 over four years ($1,500 each fall and spring semester)

$20,000 over four years ($2,500 each fall and spring semester)

$28,000 over four years ($3,500 each fall and spring semester)

Provost

Minimum 3.4 GPA and either 24 ACT or 1160 SAT

$10,000 over four years ($1,250 each fall and spring semester)

$16,000 over four years ($2,000 each fall and spring semester)

$24,000 over four years ($3,000 each fall and spring semester)

Bear

Minimum 3.0 GPA and either 20 ACT or 1030 SAT

$8,000 over four years ($1,000 each fall and spring semester)

$16,000 over four years ($2,000 each fall and spring semester)

$20,000 over four years ($2,500 each fall and spring semester)

Northern Lights

Minimum 2.75 GPA and either 18 ACT or 960 SAT

$6,000 over four years ($750 each fall and spring semester)

$8,000 over four years ($1,000 each fall and spring semester)

$12,000 over four years ($1,500 each fall and spring semester)

Northern Vision

2.74 GPA  (or below) and 17 ACT (or below) or 950 SAT (or below)

$4,000 over four years ($500 each fall and spring semester)

$8,000 over four years ($1,000 each fall and spring semester)

$8,000 over four years ($1,000 each fall and spring semester)

Summer 2021/Fall 2021/Spring 2022

Scholarship

GPA

Colorado Resident

WUE Resident

Nonresident

Trustee

4.0

$16,000 over four years ($2,000 each fall and spring semester)

$24,000 over four years ($3,000 each fall and spring semester)

$36,000 over four years ($4,500 each fall and spring semester)

Presidential

3.8 – 3.99

$14,000 over four years ($1,750 each fall and spring semester)

$16,000 over four years ($2,000 each fall and spring semester)

$28,000 over four years ($3,500 each fall and spring semester)

Provost

3.4 – 3.79

$10,000 over four years ($1,250 each fall and spring semester)

$16,000 over four years ($2,000 each fall and spring semester)

$20,000 over four years ($2,500 each fall and spring semester)

Bear

3.0 – 3.39

$6,000 over four years ($750 each fall and spring semester)

$12,000 over four years ($1,500 each fall and spring semester)

$16,000 over four years ($2,000 each fall and spring semester)

Northern Lights

Below 2.99

 Not Applicable 

$8,000 over four years ($1,000 each fall and spring semester)

$8,000 over four years ($1,000 each fall and spring semester)