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Other Grants and Scholarships

Federal and state funds are available for grant and scholarship awards to students with exceptional financial need. A grant or scholarship is gift assistance and does not require repayment. Students who complete the financial aid application procedures are considered for all grant funds for which they are eligible.

For a complete listing of grants and scholarships available at UNCG, visit the Financial Aid Web site.

Federal Pell Grants

The Federal Pell Grant program assists undergraduate students in meeting postsecondary educational expenses. The program provides eligible students in need of financial assistance with federal funds to help pay for their first baccalaureate degree. Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree and are pursuing a second baccalaureate degree are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed to determine Federal Pell Grant and other need-based aid eligibility before an award can be made by UNCG. Ineligibility for a Federal Pell Grant may not affect eligibility for other types of aid at UNCG. A student must reapply each year for a Federal Pell Grant, and the amount of the grant may vary from year to year.

North Carolina Student Incentive Grants

A North Carolina resident full-time undergraduate student with exceptional financial need may be eligible for a state grant of $700. Students who wish to be considered for this grant must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and give the U.S. Dept. of Education permission to send the financial information to the State. The deadline for applying is March 15, but application as soon after January 1 as possible is encouraged. Those subject to tuition surcharge may become ineligible for funds.

Incentive Scholarship and Grant Program for Native Americans

North Carolina residents who are members of an Indian tribe recognized by the State of North Carolina or by the federal government may be eligible for a need-based grant or merit scholarship through this State-funded program. Contact the Financial Aid Office for eligibility requirements and application procedures.

North Carolina Teaching Fellows


Four-year awards of up to $6,500 per year are made to high school seniors who are promising prospective teachers. Financial need is not a selection criterion. For each year a student receives an award, he or she is expected to teach one year in North Carolina. The application deadline is in November and awards are announced in April. Applications are available from high school counselors and the NCTF Commission, Koger Center, Cumberland Bldg., 3739 National Dr., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612, phone: 919/781-6833, e-mail:

Prospective Teacher Scholarship/Loan

North Carolina residents who plan a teaching career in the state may apply for a Prospective Teacher Scholarship/ Loan. High school seniors who apply must have a minimum SAT score of 900 and a minimum GPA of 3.0. College applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award is valued at up to $2,500 per year, and each year’s stipend may be canceled by a year of public school teaching in North Carolina. Information and applications may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, college financial aid offices, schools of education, and at the Web site. Applications are due in mid-February. Awards are announced in May.

Nurse Scholars Program

Awards are available to North Carolina residents with strong academic records. Students contract to work as full-time registered nurses within the state after graduation or they must repay the amount they are awarded plus interest at the rate of 10%. Students should contact the School of Nursing to be nominated for this award and for further information on the program.

Nurse Education Scholarship/Loan

The loans are awarded to North Carolina students, with preference given to juniors and seniors in nursing degree programs. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need and merit by the Financial Aid Office. Loans may be repaid through full-time employment as a nurse in North Carolina or through repayment at a 10% interest rate.

This page was last updated on June 9, 2010.