Financial Aid

 Outside Scholarships

Please communicate to our office notice of outside scholarships you anticipate receiving. Include your UNCW student identification number on all information submitted. You may communicate the information by submitting the following:

Upon receiving the information, we will note the scholarship as anticipated funding and make any necessary adjustments to your financial aid package. Once the funds are received, they will be applied to your account. To ensure that the amount is applied to the fall and spring semester bills by the due date, please send the check prior to July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring. Scholarship awards become part of the total financial aid award package and may result in a reduction in other sources of financial aid. Financial aid award packages cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.

Unless otherwise noted by the donor, the scholarship amount will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. If you do not enroll at UNCW during the spring semester, the remaining scholarship money will be returned to the donor. We will not send the money to another institution.

In some instances, when a student withdraws (officially or unofficially) from the institution, a portion of the funds paid to the student may be reversed. Donors that wish to have the portion of the scholarship returned if a student withdraws before the end of the semester should include those instructions/guidance in the documentation that accompanies the scholarship check. 

Outside Scholarship Page  

Make checks payable to: UNCW 

Mail scholarship documentation and checks to: 
Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Warwick Center - Room 140
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5951

If a student receives a scholarship from outside the university that requires an enrollment verification, the student may Request Enrollment Verification online.


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 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."