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Thank You for Supporting Bear Country

Your generosity helps us eliminate institutional and financial barriers to our students' progress, ensuring that they are prepared to meet the needs of their own connected communities. We are grateful for your continued support and the profound impact you have made on the lives of our students and future of this University. 

Your Impact

Graduates of the University of Northern Colorado go on to do BIG things – leading companies, leading social change, and leading classrooms across our nation. In helping more of our students complete and earn a degree, UNC is able to continue our long tradition of preparing and graduating leaders who serve and enrich Colorado’s culture and economy.

Total donor-funded scholarships awarded for

2020-2021 Academic Year

$5,999,213

Keys to Success

With the arrival of 96 new Steinway pianos and an All-Steinway School designation, UNC students have the highest quality instruments at their fingertips. Explore more about the opportunities that donors helped unlock.

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“As a first-generation college student from a low income, single-parent household tackling my college journey has been a rollercoaster. Throughout college I’ve worked full-time to support my mother and to pay for college and, as a result, it has taken me longer than anticipated to graduate. I have been consumed with worry thinking about how I will be able to afford my last two semesters of school. Because of this generous scholarship support, I can enter my last year in college with less financial stress. I am honored and extremely grateful to be the recipient of such amazing support.”

ANGELA WOOSTER, ’22

“Attending UNC was an obvious choice for me, UNC felt so welcoming and supportive! The Musical Theatre program and its prestige certainly made the choice to attend even clearer. Now that I am here, I can say with confidence that I’ve grown so much as a student, performer, and especially as a person. I am touched by the generosity of the UNC community and their willingness to help students like me in pursuing their education, and ultimately their dreams.”

VI DANG, ’22

“Once I was accepted to UNC, I started a challenging journey toward obtaining a degree with the hopes it would help me succeed in life. Receiving scholarship support helps to alleviate some of the stress I’ve experienced while continuing my education. By offering your support you have enabled me to continue my dream of becoming the first person to graduate high school and college within my family. You are helping me to make my parents proud!”

JUAN OLIVAS, ’21

“I aspire to be a role model for other students who migrate to the United States. I want them to know they can thrive and make a difference in the lives of others. This is why I chose to become an Elementary Education teacher with an emphasis on Cultural Linguistic Diversity. These scholarships have greatly impacted my life and serve as a tremendous source of financial relief. Your support has ensured that I can pursue my dreams and has provided me with an incredible support system here at UNC.”

LIZBETH RUIZ SALAS, ’23

We are grateful for your ongoing generosity and continuous support as we advance the mission of this University. 

Building Champions for Life

Thank you to all of our generous donors for their commitment to building and empowering champions for life. Because of you, UNC student athletes will have access to a new 10,250 square foot sports performance training facility.

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