scholarship recipients


$1000 ESL Scholarship  |  Sandra Koza Frank Travel Scholarship  |  Former Scholarship Recipients

Get a $1000 tuition scholarship!

Each semester, there are two merit-based $1000 scholarships available for students who enroll in the Full Semester Program.

Scholarships are awarded at the start of the ESL Program studies. The scholarship reward is discounted from the tuition.


To be considered for a $1000 tuition scholarship, submit the following items by the application deadline:

  1. ESL application
  2. Scholarship application
  3. Essay: explain how the scholarship will contribute to your English learning goals. The essay should be a minimum of 250 words.
  4. Recommendation letter from a former or present teacher. The letter must be in English. The recommendation must explain why you are deserving of the scholarship.
  5. High school or college transcripts (2 most recent years of school completed)
Additional Requirement

If you are awarded the scholarship, you must agree to assist with the betterment or promotion of UNCW, for example, give a presentation about your country or promote UNCW in your home country.

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The Sandra Koza Frank Travel Scholarship

Created by David J. Frank and his children in loving memory of their wife and mother, Sandra Koza Frank, this scholarship supports UNCW's efforts to graduate global citizens. Thanks to the Franks' generosity, more students will be given the opportunity to participate in cultural immersion programs. This merit-based award is available to UNCW students participating in credit-bearing, university-approved study abroad programs or international ESL, exchange, or degree-seeking students. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. Funding may vary but awards will usually be between $500 and $1000. For more information, visit Office of International Programs Scholarships and Awards (PDF).

Former Scholarship Recipients

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