Outside Scholarships

Please inform our office of any outside scholarships you anticipate receiving by submitting a copy of your award notification about the award. Please include your student identification number with all information submitted. You may also e-mail us the information about the scholarship (name of scholarship and amount of scholarship for the academic year). Upon receiving the information, we add the scholarship as anticipated and make any necessary adjustments to your financial aid package. When the funds are received, they are applied to your account. Note that outside scholarship awards become a part of the total financial aid award package. Financial aid award packages cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

  • Outside scholarship checks should be sent to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5951.

  • When possible please send the check prior to August 01, for fall semester and December 01, for the spring semester, to allow enough processing time for funds to be available the first day of classes.

Processing Information

  • Outside scholarships are automatically split between fall and spring semester, unless the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid is instructed otherwise. Our intent is to help the student throughout the academic year.
  • If the scholarship is to be for “fall only”, please include information with the check to indicate how it is to be disbursed to the account. Example: This check is for fall semester, or This check is for the academic year.

Finding Outside Scholarships

The state of North Carolina has several scholarships it awards. Visit www.cfnc.org for scholarship descriptions and application procedures.

The university receives scholarship information and applications from outside the university. This information is made available under our advertised scholarships page.

Students may search for scholarships using several different internet based search engines. Several are listed on our scholarship search page. We recommend you do not pay for scholarship searches. Many are free of charge.


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