Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid is located in the Warwick Center.
Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5951
UNCW's school code: 002984
Related Links & Forms:
- 2015-2016 Scholarship Application
- Financial Aid 101 Guide
- Financial Aid 101 Budget Worksheet
- Outside Scholarship Directory
- Sample Thank You Letter
- Academic Catalogues
The UNCW scholarship process includes a number of awarding entities throughout the university, to include the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, Academic Departments, the Alumni Association and others. To select scholarship recipients, awarding entities use the scholarship application available to newly admitted and returning students. Available scholarships include both merit-and need based awards. The number of available awards varies vary from year to year and students will be considered for all scholarships for which they meet the specific criteria. These scholarships are competitive and a number of applicants will be considered for each available scholarship.
The assessment of candidates for these scholarships, both merit and need-based, may include a review of the most recent grade point averages and scores on standardized tests. For consideration of need-based scholarships, students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st.
UNCW also offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen, independent of the scholarship application, with demonstrated exceptional accomplishments, intellectual promise and contributions outside the classroom. Scholarship recipients will be notified via their UNCW email addresses between May and July.
Meeting the minimum scholarship requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship award. Information regarding additional scholarship opportunities is listed below.
Once You Receive a Scholarship, Say Thank You
Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who give unselfishly to support the educational endeavors of students. They typically do not ask for anything in return, but receiving a well-written thank you letter lets the donor know that the scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your letter will acknowledge your gratitude and may encourage continued gifts for other students. When writing your thank you note, be sure to share a little about yourself and why the scholarship is important to you. Consider using our "Sample Thank You Letter."