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 Named Scholarship Application
- Outside Scholarship Notification Form
- Sample Thank You Letter
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 within SeaNet,(the student portal), for 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 merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen, independent of the scholarship application, to applicants with demonstrated exceptional accomplishments, intellectual promise and contributions outside the classroom. Selected applicants receive a merit scholarship award based upon the admission material received during the early action admission process. Each year, the applicant pool includes students who have challenged themselves by pursuing a rigorous curriculum, excelled academically, and achieved above average scores on standardized tests. With such impressive applicants, the scholarship selection process is very competitive and funds are limited.
Meeting the minimum scholarship requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship award. Information regarding additional scholarship programs 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 including:
- your hometown
- why you selected UNCW
- area of study/interests
- academic accomplishments
- future goals and aspirations
- how your studies will be enhanced by the scholarship gift
Your donations are greatly appreciated and help us to increase the support for students, faculty, academic programs, research, regional engagement, and global outreach to achieve excellence in all aspects of the UNCW experience.