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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA)



The primary mission of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is to assist prospective and currently enrolled students, and the student’s family in securing the most suitable financial aid as the student pursues a degree* or certificate at UNCW. Through our outreach efforts, we support the university’s mission, including the commitment to public service. To this end, we administer federal, state and institutional student financial aid programs in excess of $100 million to assist UNCW students.

Eligibility for the majority of our programs is determined using the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Methodology. Most gift aid is need based. However, a significant amount of non-need based funding is also available primarily in the form of loans. UNCW offers assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and Federal Work-Study jobs or a combination of these programs. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible to receive priority consideration for aid. Aid funds are disbursed to the student’s account at the beginning of each semester. Funds may be available on the first day of class for those students whose financial aid files are complete. To ensure aid can be used to assist with fall semester charges, the FAFSA must be received by the OSFA by July 15. Refunds are processed regularly for students who have a credit balance. In order to receive a refund the student needs to access the Student Accounts web site (http://www.uncw.edu/studentaccounts) to establish a student profile. The information provided in the profile is secure and confidential. The refunds are direct deposited into the specified checking or saving account. Contact Student Accounts with any questions.

To apply for financial aid, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov. Some students must submit other documentation as requested by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. To receive federally funded financial aid, students must be making satisfactory academic progress as determined by the OSFA; be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; and meet other criteria as specified by the U.S. Department of Education. Questions concerning financial aid at UNCW should be directed to the OSFA.

Academic Year Definition:

For the purpose of awarding federal financial aid, the definition of an academic year is 24 credits and 32 weeks of instructional time. The academic year consists of a fall semester and spring semester. Specific dates of the semester can be found on the academic calendar. The financial aid award year runs from July 1 through June 30. A summer session is considered a trailer for the purposes of awarding federal, state and institutional financial aid. Students must be enrolled at half-time status to receive direct student loans during the summer session. Fall and spring semesters may contain late start classes and mini-sessions of less than 16 weeks.

Office: (910) 962-3177 FAX: (910) 962-3851
Financial Aid web site: http://www.uncw.edu/finaid/
Financial Aid questions: e-mail: finaid@uncw.edu
Veterans Services questions: e-mail: veterans@uncw.edu
Scholarship questions: e-mail: scholarships@uncw.edu


*Students accepted as “Unclassified or Non-Degree” are only eligible to apply for alternative loans. Students pursuing additional undergraduate studies beyond their first bachelor’s degree should contact the OSFA for information regarding eligibility requirements. Audited courses are not eligible for Title IV aid.

Residency for admission purposes does not affect dependency status for financial aid purposes.

Grants

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants for students who show exceptional financial need. This grant is intended to cover the period required to complete the requirements for a first baccalaureate degree. Students who apply using the FAFSA are automatically considered for this award.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program provides aid to students who show exceptional need for assistance in attending college. Priority consideration is first given to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Students apply by completing a FAFSA and are automatically considered for this award.

Diversity Scholarships – The University is aware of the importance of diversity in higher education and, in support of this, it provides scholarships to students. In order to be considered for these scholarships, students must be admitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington as full-time students through the ability of the student to successfully complete a degree program at UNCW. A variety of factors are considered.

The university considers under representation of North Carolina cultural populations, based on the current census data, within the UNCW student body in making diversity scholarship awards.

The university also considers under representation of students from families with incomes below the average family income in North Carolina in making diversity scholarship awards. UNCW utilizes its diversity scholarships to help insure an increase in the diversity of the student body sufficient to enhance the academic experience available at the university. In so doing, the university employs the socio-economic diversity found within the population of the state as a measure of its effort to obtain greater diversity among its student population, including, but not limited to, consideration of exceptional financial need. To retain a diversity scholarship, each student must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average. University personnel may determine that a diversity scholarship may be retained despite the failure to maintain a 2.00 academic average when such a failure is clearly the result of documented exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the student.

Students admitted to UNCW do not need to file a separate application for this scholarship. All incoming freshmen are considered.

Incentive Scholarship and Grant Program for Native Americans is a state funded program established by the General Assembly of North Carolina. The program was established to increase Native American enrollment at the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Eligibility is limited to degree students who maintain cultural identification as an American Indian through membership in an Indian tribe recognized by the state of North Carolina or by the federal government or through other tribal affiliation or community recognition. Students must file a FAFSA to be considered. New students are automatically considered for these awards by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). The OSFA determines renewals for continuing students.

The North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program is a state-funded tuition assistance program for active members of the North Carolina Guard. This program awards eligible guardsmen up to $2,000 per year for a maximum of four years. For additional information contact: Office of the Adjutant General, North Carolina National Guard, Attn: AGRR, 4105 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27607, (919) 664-6000.

The North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Program is administered by local Vocational Rehabilitation Offices. Awards up to the amount of tuition, fees, books and funding for supportive services are available to students with mental or physical disabilities that are considered to be an impediment to employment. For more information, contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office or the North Carolina State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services at (919) 855-3500. Students who receive funding under this program must provide authorization letters to the OSFA.

UNCW Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate significant financial need, based on the Federal Methodology, and who apply early. Since these funds are limited, later filers are considered only if funds are available. Students who file the FAFSA are automatically considered for these awards.

Athletic Grants-In-Aid are awarded to qualified students by the UNCW Athletic Department. Additional information may be obtained by writing to the Director of Athletics.

Out-of-State Students should contact their state agencies, responsible for state grants, to obtain information concerning funds for which they may qualify.

Scholarships and Awards

UNCW has numerous scholarships that have been generously donated in honor of individuals or organizations. Each of these scholarships has specific and unique criteria. While some are available to one or more students each academic year, others are renewable and only become available after the current recipient has graduated or becomes ineligible for the scholarship. Because competition for scholarships is intense, merit scholarships are usually available only to the most outstanding new freshmen and continuing students as determined by the award authority. The value of the scholarship is determined based on annual earnings.

Unless otherwise noted, students must complete the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) web-based application online beginning in November for the following academic year. If you do not have Internet access, contact our office for alternative application instructions. This application only applies to scholarships awarded by the OSFA and the Office of Admissions. The scholarship application deadline is April 1st. When the notation “No application required.” appears, students are automatically considered from university records. Scholarships designated “Honors” are for students accepted into the UNCW Honors Scholars Program. Those students are contacted by the Honors Scholars Program with further information. If financial need is part of the eligibility criteria for a scholarship, the FAFSA must be filed by March 1st. The FAFSA is filed online. Most scholarships are awarded in the late spring or early summer for the upcoming academic year.

Alumni Scholarships

Unless otherwise indicated, applications and instructions on the application process may be secured from the UNCW Alumni Association http://www.uncw.edu/alumni/scholarships.html. All items indicated within the application process must be completed and sent to the Alumni Relations office by the deadline as noted in the application.

The Cape Fear Bank/John Cameron Coburn Scholarship was established by Cape Fear Bank and John Cameron Coburn as a general merit scholarship open to a student in the Cameron School of Business.

The Hugh Henry Fox UNCW Alumni Association Scholarship provides assistance to an incoming or currently enrolled student. The scholarship is in memory of Wilmington College’s first graduate, Hugh Henry Fox, Class of 1949.

The Jim A. Humphries Memorial Scholarship was created by family and friends in memory of Mr. Humphries for a rising junior or senior who has maintained a cumulative 2.50 GPA. The recipient must have demonstrated a strong record of achievement and involvement in campus leadership activities such as Greek affiliation, SGA or the Leadership Center.

The Mary Catherine, Susan, and Elizabeth James Alumni Scholarship was established by Thorne James to honor his daughters’ academic achievements at UNCW. It is a merit scholarship available to a current or incoming student.

The Alumni Association Bob King Scholarship was created to honor Bob King for his long-term and significant support of the association and the university. This scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement with additional consideration given to school and community involvement. Applicants may be incoming freshmen or currently enrolled UNCW students taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. All applicants must provide a high school or college transcript confirming a minimum GPA of 3.50.

The Perry Daniel Lockamy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created by the UNCW Alumni Association in memory of Mr. Lockamy in recognition of his love and commitment to the Alumni Association.

The Sara Fussell Messer ‘66 Alumni Scholarship was created by Sara Messer to recognize the value of education and Ms. Messer’s love of it and her alma mater, and to provide support for the needs of current and future UNCW students. Preference is given to residents of Duplin County or Sampson County. Recipient must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. If no eligible applicant meets this criterion, a merit scholarship is awarded by the Watson College of Education to an incoming freshman with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

The Geraldine King Morris Nursing Scholarship was established by Lieutenant General (Retired) John W. (Jack) Morris and his children in memory of his wife and their mother, Geraldine King Morris, and to honor her lifelong devotion to the nursing profession. The recipient of this merit scholarship must be accepted into the School of Nursing as an undergraduate or graduate. Preference is given to students with an indicated desire to join the armed forces. All applicants must have achieved at least a 3.25 GPA and maintain that to be eligible.

The Gerald Shinn UNCW Alumni Association Merit Scholarship provides a scholarship to an incoming or currently enrolled undergraduate student. The scholarship is in honor of Dr. Gerald H. Shinn, professor of philosophy and religion at UNCW from 1967 to 1995. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability. All applicants must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

The Alumni Association Pat Corcoran Smith Scholarship was created to honor Pat Corcoran Smith for her outstanding service as executive director of the association and the university’s Alumni Relations Program. This scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement with additional consideration given to school and community involvement. Applicants shall be incoming freshmen taking a minimum of 12 credit hours and must provide a high school transcript confirming a minimum GPA of 3.50.

The Claire Stanley Student Ambassador Scholarship was created by Claire Stanley to assist students in the Student Ambassador Program. It is a merit scholarship available to a student who is a member in good standing of the Student Ambassador Program and a GPA of 3.25 or higher in classes taken at UNCW.

The Wilmington College Alumni Merit Scholarship provides a scholarship to an incoming or currently enrolled undergraduate student. The scholarship is in honor of Wilmington College alumni and faculty who attended or taught at this institution before it was accepted into the University of North Carolina System in 1969. Wilmington College was established in 1947. Applicants must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter Scholarship offers scholarships to students who have been accepted into the UNCW Watson College of Education. It is a merit scholarship and the recipients must have indicated a commitment to major in education.

Athletics Scholarships

The Allen Family SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor to honor swim coach Dave Allen and his family, and for the purpose of assisting the UNCW men’s & women’s swimming programs.

The Aqua Hawks Swimming & Diving Scholarship was created with the generous gifts of past athletes, parents of athletes and supporters of the Aqua Hawks to provide scholarship support to a student-athlete on the swimming and diving team.

The BB&T SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by BB&T for student-athletes at UNCW.

The Boseman-Jarrell Softball Scholarship was created by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Melissa Jarrell, former coach of the UNCW women’s softball team, and former NC State Senator Julia Boseman.

The Bradley-Doppes SAA Scholarship was established by family members and friends to honor Peg Bradley-Doppes and Gary Doppes to provide scholarship support to student athletes.

The Brewer Family Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to student athletes as UNCW.  First preference for award is an athlete on the men’s basketball team.

The William J. Brooks Baseball Support Fund was established in 1997 by former players and colleagues in appreciation of Coach Brooks’ forty-year tenure at Wilmington College and UNCW.  Under his leadership, the university developed from a two-sport junior college to a sixteen-sport NCAA Division I program.

The Ann McDonald Brown & Catherine Brown Floyd SAA Scholarship was created by Willis D. Brown and Vernon Floyd, in honor of their wives and Mr. Brown’s daughter, for the purpose of assisting student athletes at UNCW.

The Jean Hopkins Bullock SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by Mrs. Bullock, a 1968 graduate of Wilmington College and former instructor in the Watson College of Education, to financially assist student-athletes majoring in education within the Watson College of Education.

The Cape Fear Sports Medicine SAA Scholarship was created by Dr. Dale Boyd for a student-athlete on the men’s soccer team.

The Jon Cooke Scholarship was created by Jason Brett ‘01 and Seth Holloman ‘02 in memory of their late friend, Jon Cooke ‘02. 

The Janet and Mickey Corcoran SAA Scholarship provides support for student athletes at UNCW.

The Stirling Coward SAA Endowed Scholarship was created Douglas Fox and supporters of the UNCW men’s baseball program for a student-athlete on the men’s baseball team.

The Crocker Family SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Kay Crocker to assist the athletic program at UNCW.

The Crocker Marine SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Eddie Smith, Chairman and CEO of Grady White Boats, Inc., to honor Kay Crocker for his dealership success and in recognition of his long-time support to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The George & Catherine Diab Scholarship provides scholarship support to student athletes.

The Erdem Scholarship in Swimming and Diving was created by Erdem International, LLC.  The scholarship will be used to assist student athletes in the swimming program at UNCW with the donors’ preference being to support international student-athletes where possible.

The Eshelman SAA Scholarship provides scholarship support to six student athletes at UNCW.

The Exum Outreach Award Endowed Scholarship was created by Bert & Kimberly Exum to assist student-athletes at UNCW.  Although not a specific criteria of the award, it is intended to recognize and support students who have shown an interest or have participated in outreach or service learning work with a faith-based organization.

The Michael Paul Foucht Memorial Scholarship was created by Cara Beth Foucht in memory of late husband, Mike, an alumnus of UNCW.  In 204 starts as an outfielder for the Seahawks between 1997 and 2000, he hit 28 home runs and compiled 115 RBI.  The scholarship will be used to assist student-athletes at UNCW.

The William “Bill” Harris SAA Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in honor of Mr. Harris, a long-time supporter of UNCW Baseball, to provide scholarship support for student-athletes at UNCW.

The Richard Harrison Memorial Scholarship was created by Bettie Harrison in memory of her husband, Richard, an avid and loyal supporter of Seahawk athletics.

The David Jones SAA Scholarship provides assistance to student athletes.

The James T. and Beverlyn B. Jones SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Jones to provide financial assistant to student-athletes who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend UNCW.

The Calvin Lane Soccer Alumni SAA Scholarship was created by Ashley Dixon and supporters of the UNCW men’s soccer program to assist a student-athlete participating program.

The Lentz Family Memorial Scholarship in Athletics was created by the family and friends of Kenneth A. Lentz and Larry W. Lentz.  The scholarship will be used to assist student-athletes at UNCW.

The Catherine S. Mayo Family SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by Mr. William F. Mayo in memory of his late wife, Catherine, for the purpose of assisting the UNCW Athletics Programs.

The Paul Miller SAA Scholarship honors former UNCW Athletic Director (now retired) Paul Miller, and provides scholarship funds for a student-athlete at UNCW.

The Nesselroade SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by Pauline and Edward Nesselroade to support the athletic program at UNCW.

The Nixon SAA Scholarship was established by Dr. W. P. Nixon, Jr., to provide scholarships for student-athletes at UNCW.

The Porter SAA Endowed Scholarship was created by UNCW faculty member Dr. Thomas Porter to support student-athletes at UNCW.

The George W. & David A. Potter Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides assistance to student athletes.

The Rebounders Club SAA Scholarship provides scholarship support to student athletes at UNCW.

The George & Sylvia Rountree SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by the Mr. and Mrs. Rountree to demonstrate their continued support to the basketball program at UNCW.

The William & Deborah Rudisill Scholarship in Athletics was created by Mr. and Mrs. Rudisill to assist student-athletes at UNCW.

The Mark Scalf SAA Scholarship was established by Bryan Smith to honor Coach Scalf and to demonstrate his continued support of the baseball program at UNCW.

The Stan Seroka Scholarship in Athletics was created by Ken Seroka in memory of his father, an avid and loyal supporter of Seahawk Baseball.

The Gary and Mary Jo Shipman SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Shipman to continue their long-time support of the basketball program at UNCW.

The Catherine S. Warner SAA Scholarship was created by Mrs. Warner’s daughter, Deborah, to support student-athletes in the women’s golf program.

The David E. “Pop” Warner, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2001 by his daughter, Deborah.  Mr. Warner was a long-time employee of UNCW and friend of the athletic department; he passed away in 2007.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a swimming or diving athlete.

The Bill and Jackie Warwick SAA Endowed Scholarship was established by the Warwick family for the purpose of assisting the UNCW athletic program.

The Waves of Wilmington Swim Team Endowed Scholarship was established with the generous gifts of past athletes, parents of athletes and supporters of the Waves of Wilmington Swim Team, a non-profit organization and member of USA Swimming and North Carolina Swimming.

The E.L. White SAA Endowed Scholarship was established in 1979 with a gift originally made in 1967 to Wilmington College from the estate of Mr. E. L. White, a community leader and former mayor of the city of Wilmington.  

Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers scholarships to incoming freshman, transfer students, and current students. If a scholarship requires financial need as part of the criteria, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.

The Village of Bald Head Island Scholarship was created by Bald Head Island. Limited to recruit and retain high ability students from South Brunswick High School. It is a merit scholarship awarded to a graduate of South Brunswick High School who has been accepted into UNCW. The recipient is chosen based on demonstrated academic ability. This is a four-year renewable scholarship as long as the recipient maintains a 3.20 GPA and a new freshman is chosen each year.

The Holly Baughman Scholarship was established by Port City Java in memory of Holly Baughman, a valued employee who was deeply affected by the plight of the homeless and vowed to fix it one day. The recipient must have graduated with a high school GPA of at least 2.75. Selection is based on a proven commitment to public service.

The Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Board of Trustees to help the university meet its priority goal of offering more merit scholarships to attract high ability students. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman on the basis of demonstrated academic ability as defined by a 3.50 GPA, as well as student activities and leadership potential.

The Board of Visitors Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Board of Visitors to assist the Admissions Office in recruiting and retaining high ability students who have completed high school in North Carolina. It is a merit scholarship and recipients are selected based on demonstrated academic ability, student activities and potential for leadership as defined by the Office of Admissions. The scholarships carry automatic renewal, for up to four years, based on satisfactory progress. Recipients shall be known as Board of Visitors Scholars.

The Jacob Boseman-Jarrell Scholarship for Excellence was established by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of Senator Julia Boseman and UNCW softball coach Melissa Jarrell for their excellence in leadership in our community and beyond. The recipient of this merit scholarship may be an undergraduate or graduate student with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on “What Our World Will Be in 25 Years.”

The Denis G. Carter Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Carter and was initiated by the African American Graduate Association. It is available to an incoming freshman who has expressed an interest in pursuing a major with the Cameron School of Business.

The Christian-Johns Family Distinguished Merit Scholarship was created by Gregory Johns and his wife Terry Christian. It is a merit scholarship and the recipient will be selected based on academic ability and special achievement. The recipient must also demonstrate involvement or participation in a faith-based organization during their youth.

The Clancy & Theys Construction Company Scholarship is a merit scholarship available to an entering freshman, transfer student, or current student with interest in a field related to the construction field. Preference shall be given to a dependent of an employee of Clancy & Theys Construction Company who has expressed interest in the Cameron School of Business, the Pre-Engineering Program, or another university program related to the field of construction.

The Euran S. Daniels Scholarship was established to promote diversity and award academic merit. It is available to an in-state incoming freshman or a transfer student regardless of residency. It is a merit scholarship and the recipient must have a minimum 3.60 high school GPA to be considered.

The Robert Ridgely “Bob” Dobo and Gabriel William “Bill” Dobo Scholarship was created to financially assist incoming freshmen. This is a merit scholarship and is non-renewable. The recipient(s) must have completed high school in North Carolina and is selected based on demonstrated academic ability, student activities, and potential for leadership as defined by the Office of Admissions. The recipient shall be known as a Dobo Merit Scholar.

The J. K. Horne Family Merit Scholarship is a merit scholarship created by Mr. Horne to financially assist an incoming freshman student of proven academic ability, student activities and potential for leadership who has completed high school in North Carolina. The recipient shall be known as the J.K. Horne Family Merit Scholar.

The Douglas L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship was created by friends and family of Douglas L. Johnson to honor his memory and his service to his community and to the university. The recipient must have graduated from a North Carolina high school and have been accepted into UNCW as an undergraduate student. The recipient is selected based on demonstrated financial need.

The Richard B. Jones Excellence Scholarship was created in honor of Richard B. Jones by his family and is available to an incoming freshman with a high school GPA of at least 3.10. Preference is given to students who are current employees of Liberty Health Care Management or who have participated in a JROTC program.

The James R. Leutze Merit Scholarships were established by the UNCW Foundation in honor and recognition of Chancellor Emeritus Leutze’s outstanding thirteen-year service to the university. The fund provides scholarships for incoming freshman, who are known as Leutze Scholars. Recipients are selected based on demonstrated academic ability and the scholarships are renewable, provided the recipients continue to meet the award criteria.

The MSGT. (Ret.) E. S. Moncrief Military Dependents Scholarship was established by the Moncrief family in memory of “Big Ed” Moncrief, who served his country as a member of the USAF for over twenty years. It is available to an undergraduate or graduate student. Preference is given to the spouse of an active duty military member currently stationed in North Carolina, with demonstrated financial need.

The David R. Murchison Family Merit Scholarship was established in memory of David R. Murchison, his wife May C. Murchison, their son David R. Murchison, Jr. and their grandson, David R. Murchison, III. This merit scholarship is available to incoming freshmen.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9408 Leland Scholarship is available to a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student who is a member or dependent of a member of Post 9408 or its auxiliary. Recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 may reapply.

The Eric and Jean Rosenberg Distinguished Merit Scholarship was created by Dr. and Mrs. Rosenberg to assist the university in attracting high ability students. This is considered a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. The scholarship is automatically renewable for a period of four consecutive academic years provided the recipient continues to remain a full-time student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

The Fumiro Sako Scholarship is awarded to a Guilford regular associate or the child of a Guilford regular associate. The scholarship covers in-state tuition and fees and room and board. The recipients must be majoring in business administration or computer science. Applications must be received by mid-March each year. Contact Guilford Human Resources for an application. A 3.0 GPA is required for renewal.

The Bess N. Smith Distinguished Merit Scholarship was created by William N. Smith and Jean W. Smith in memory of Mr. Smith’s mother and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by UNCW.

The Ernest A. Swain Scholarship was created by the Omicron Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to honor Ernest A. Swain, the man, his profession, and his service to the New Hanover County community. It is a merit scholarship available to a graduate of New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender County Schools. The recipient will have demonstrated leadership through volunteer community service in the African American community where they lived.

The Teal Spirit Distinguished Merit Scholarship was created by Barbara and Joe Cowan to assist the university in attracting high ability students. This is considered a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. The scholarship is automatically renewable for a period of four consecutive academic years provided the recipient continues to remain a full-time student with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

The UNCW Diversity Scholarship Endowment was established to promote the university’s commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity of human beings among its faculty, staff, and students. This merit scholarship is available to an entering freshman and is renewable for up to four years.

The Dr. L. W. Upperman Scholarship was created by Dr. Upperman in acknowledgement of his deep concern and desire to give something of substance and meaning to the African-American community. It is awarded annually to an incoming freshman resident of North Carolina with demonstrated interest in African-American heritage. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9408 Leland Scholarship is available to a freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a member or dependent of Post 9408 or its auxiliary. Recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 may reapply.

The Williston Alumni Scholarship was created by alumni of Williston Industrial and Williston Senior High Schools. It is awarded to a deserving freshman who has indicated an interest in the field of education. Preference is given to descendants of individuals who attended or graduated from Williston Industrial or Williston Senior High School. If no such candidate applies, it may be awarded to a student from an under-represented group, or to any diverse person.

The Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser Merit Scholarship was created by Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser, long-time supports of UNCW, to assist high-ability students, graduate or undergraduate, interested in attending UNCW. Selection will be based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

General Scholarships

The Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni Association (ASLA) Scholarship is a need-based scholarship created by the alumni of the Adult Scholars Leadership Program at UNCW, a program which offers an up-to-date snapshot of the political, economic, educational, law enforcement, historical and cultural forces that drive Southeastern North Carolina.

The Bedford Fair Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an incoming full-time freshman from a public high school in New Hanover County who has made a contribution to their community through volunteer or service activities, has a proven academic average of 3.00 or better, and has established financial need. This scholarship is renewable with a 3.00 cumulative GPA at UNCW; therefore, it may only become available after the current recipient has graduated.

The Blackburn Brothers, Inc. Scholarship is awarded annually to assist with in-state tuition and fees. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a student who has lived at and had an address at Carolina Beach for the two years prior to applying for the scholarship. All recipients must have completed high school in New Hanover County. The scholarship is based on documented financial need and a record of community or school involvement, and is renewable based on re-application by the recipient. 

The Books+4Us Diversity Scholarship was created by Cindy Linn to assist students in meeting their educational goals on their way to becoming stronger contributing members of our society.  The scholarship will assist the university in meeting its commitment to diversity and inclusion in its student body.  This is a need-based scholarship and is renewable, provided the recipient continue to meet the award criteria.

The Boseman-Tenhuisen Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship created by outwilmington.com, a local organization supporting UNCW students who are members of the LGBTQIA Student Group and allied student groups.  This scholarship honors Ann Boseman and Dr. Matt Tenhuisen for this positive role models in the LGBTQIA community. 

The Bradley Creek Elementary School Scholarship was created by Mr. Fred Newber and will be used to assist students who attended Bradley Creek Elementary School who are interested in pursuing a degree at UNCW.

The Frank Capra, Jr. Scholarship in Film Studies was created by friends of Frank Capra, Jr., and the Department of Film Studies in recognition of his contributions to the department and o the film industry in Wilmington.

The Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Scholarship was created by the Cato Foundation to assist students who can demonstrate a quantifiable need for financial assistance. Preference is given to students who have shown a commitment to a strong work ethic through meaningful work experience in the public or private section and a commitment to volunteerism through performing meaningful community service without compensation.

The Dr. Terry and Liz Coffey Diversity Scholarship was created by Dr. and Mrs. Coffey in honor of their commitment to UNCW and their interest in supporting first-generation college students. This scholarship will assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity in its student body.

The Eliza Collins Scholarship is awarded yearly by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) to several students who demonstrate scholastic ability and need. 

The Windell Daniels Public Housing & Section 8 Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Daniels’ community leadership and many civic contributions. This is a merit scholarship available to an incoming freshman at UNCW and is awarded based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement, with financial need a secondary consideration. This scholarship is renewable as long as recipient remains in good academic standing.

The Nunzio and Edith DePaolo Scholarship was established by former Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo and her husband, Fred Wharton, in memory of Dr. DePaolo’s parents. This is a merit scholarship to assist incoming freshman, with preference being given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient continues to remain a full-time student and maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.67.

The Dr. A. P. and Frances Dickson Scholarship is awarded to a student who has lived in Hoke County in North Carolina for at least 12 months preceding enrollment. Student must be enrolled full-time and have financial need. Students may be eligible for renewal if they have a 3.00 GPA or greater. It is funded from the North Carolina Education State Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) and notifications are made in the summer. 

The Matthew Dale Donahue Scholarship Fund is available to a freshman or sophomore student who is a graduate of a New Hanover County or a southeastern North Carolina high school. The recipient is selected based on documented financial need as determined by federal guidelines. 

The Stella Doran International Studies Award was created by her husband and son in memory of her compassion and generosity of spirit in serving her community. This award, available to rising juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA will offset costs, including travel, for studying abroad.

The Sandra Koza Frank Travel Scholarship was created by David J. Frank and his children in memory of his wife and their mother. The intent of the award is to support UNCW’s efforts to graduate global citizens, and give students the opportunity to broaden their experience while at UNCW through study abroad and to support international students while at UNCW.

The Mae Rachel Freeman Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has demonstrated leadership qualities, a record of community involvement, and the transcendence of personal hardship to enhance minority presence at UNCW. Recipients with demonstrated interests in African-American heritage are considered. Additionally, the scholarship is restricted to graduates of high schools in New Hanover, Bladen, Pender, Columbus, Onslow, Brunswick, Sampson, or Duplin Counties. The recipient is expected to have researched information concerning Mae Rachel Freeman and her contributions to the community and is required to submit three letters of reference. Complete the OSFA web-based application to be considered. Additional information may be requested once applications have been reviewed.

The Jacqueline and Craig Galbraith Scholarship in Centro Hispano is to be awarded to a pre-business student intending to major in a business concentration with special consideration given to a student who promotes the ideals of the Hispanic community. The award was created by Jacqueline and Craig Galbraith to support diversity and the award amount is $500.

The Eddie Godwin III Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Eddie Godwin III. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of New Hanover High School. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need through the regular financial aid process. Applicants should also show evidence of self-help and acceptable academic standing; though not required, athletic participation at the high school level is desirable. Because the scholarship may be renewed based on scholastic performance, a new recipient may not be named every year.

The Mary Courtney Hardison Scholarship was created by Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Hardison in memory of their daughter. It is intended for a female student who graduated from any accredited high school in New Hanover County. Preference is given to a female student who has been active in high school activities, including organized athletics. Recipient(s) are selected based on a combination of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

The International Cabinet Scholarship is for students who have been accepted into a UNCW study abroad program that is approved by the Office of International Programs. It is a merit-based scholarship based on leadership potential and a demonstrated interest in international issues. Apply to the Office of International Programs.

The Interroll Corporation Scholarship is awarded annually to a dependent of an Interroll employee. If no eligible student applies for the scholarship, it may be awarded to a student from southeastern North Carolina. The scholarship is valued at one half of published tuition and fees for non-employee children and full tuition and fees for employee children.

The H.M. & Pearl Kyle Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy and deserving student. It is the intent of the donors that the scholarship be awarded to a person who can establish some sense of need and who is from eastern North Carolina or eastern South Carolina. Because the scholarship may be renewed on the strength of academic performance and continued need, a new recipient may not be named every year. 

The Jane Logan Lackey Scholarship was established in 1972 by E. G. Lackey, president of the Lackey Foundation in Winston-Salem, NC.

The Hans Langhammer Scholarship was established by his wife, Mrs. Eris Groen Langhammer, and their children, Lloyd Louis Langhammer and Lynne Eris Langhammer. It is an in-state scholarship designed to assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity in its student body. The scholarship is available to students in any academic discipline. Consideration is given to financial need and academic potential. Student must have graduated from a New Hanover County high school. This scholarship may be renewed.

The Kauno A. Lehto Scholarship was established by Isabel James Lehto in memory of her husband.  This scholarship by the Office of Admissions, and is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

The James Lee Love Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled full-time and demonstrates financial need. Students must be a North Carolina resident for at least 12 months preceding enrollment. Students may be eligible for renewal. It is funded from the North Carolina Education State Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) and notifications are made in the summer.  

The Philip Melling Scholarship in International Programs was established in memory of Dr. Melling, founder of the American Studies Department in Swansea University in Wales.  It was under his leadership that several academic exchanges with American universities, including UNCW, were established.  The UNCW-Swansea program, which began in 1986, is the longest running study abroad program at UNCW.  The scholarship will assist students interested in studying abroad in Swansea, Wales.

The National Spinning Company provides a scholarship award for a student who is a child of an eligible National Spinning Company employee. If there are no students who are children of National Spinning employees to apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from southeastern North Carolina. Complete the OSFA web-based application to be considered.

 The Edward and Pauline Nesselroade Merit Scholarship is available to an entering or continuing student with preference given to students who have a physical disability, exhibit academic excellence and demonstrate financial need. A continuing student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward a degree.

The Osher Reentry Scholarships are available to students who have experienced a gap in their formal education due to circumstances beyond their control.

The Ralph H. Parker Scholarship was created and funded by alumni and friends of Ralph H. Parker, former director of the UNCW Office of Minority Affairs; to recognize his long-time service to UNCW. The scholarship is intended for any currently enrolled full-time UNCW student, is based on academic achievement and financial need. The recipient must have demonstrated the qualities of campus leadership as exemplified by Mr. Parker during his service to UNCW.

The Pay It Forward Scholarship was created by Caroline and Dale Withers in recognition of the costly burden of an education and to help others further their education. This scholarship will assist incoming freshman with the demonstrated academic ability necessary for admission to UNCW who also have demonstrated financial need that might be a hindrance to obtaining a college education.

The Parrish-Betts Travel Award was created by Elizabeth Betts in honor of her grandparents, Alice and John Parrish.  The award supports UNCW’s efforts to graduate global citizens by providing an opportunity for students to broaden their experience through study abroad. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in Africa or Asia and have applied to study abroad on a UNCW-approved semester or summer study abroad program with a minimum duration of 4 weeks. 

The David W. and Anne B. Pearsall Merit Scholarship is available to incoming freshman accepted into UNCW from Pender County high schools.

The John and Constance K. Phillips Scholarship is available to students from any major with a preference given to non-traditional students. This scholarship covers tuition and fees, and is awarded to students based on: academic achievement; a commitment to complete their education; and demonstrated financial need. Recipients are known as Phillips Scholars. 

The Pi Kappa Alpha Scholarship was established by the Lambda Phi Chapter to assist incoming freshmen at the university.  Recipients must have participated in two different sports while in high school, maintained a 3.7 GPA (weighted), and submit a letter or reference from a teacher or coach.  The scholarship is not renewable.

The Jack Manning Pollock Scholarship provides support to students who are graduates of the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home who are enrolled as full-time students at UNCW. Recipients of the scholarship are provided tuition, fees, and an annual book allowance. The scholarship and benefits are limited to eight semesters. No application required.

The Martin and Carolyn Rabunsky Scholarship is a need-based scholarship created by a bequest from Martin and Carolyn Rabunsky. Mr. Rabunsky was a 1950 graduate of Wilmington College who went on to receive his Master’s Degree in 1952 from East Carolina University.  

The Paul and Jill Raspet Scholarship was created to assist UNCW in attracting high ability students, especially those who have overcome difficult personal circumstances including learning disabilities, physical limitations, or any other personal circumstances adding difficulty to their academic pursuits.

The S.A.C.O (Student Accounts and Cashier’s Office) Scholarship was created by staff members of the Student Accounts and Cashier’s Office to assist students at UNCW.

The Rotary Club of Wilmington Scholarship (Int’l) is a $1,800 scholarship available to an international student. The recipient is selected by the Office of International Programs. The recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic merit and potential for service to their home country. Contact the Office of International Programs for information.

The Seventh Son Scholarship was created by Donald W. Huovinen. It is funded annually and is to be awarded to a single parent who has at least one child, under the age of 10 living with him/her. This scholarship is non-renewable.

The Hubert Anthony Simpson Memorial Scholarship is a need-based scholarship established in memory of a beloved staff member of Aramark Campus Dining who personified the Seahawk Spirit.

The Staff Senate Scholarship was created by the UNCW Staff Senate to assist university employees and their immediate family members who are pursuing a degree at UNCW. Employee must have been employed at UNCW for a minimum of one year, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to be eligible.

The Student Government Association Scholarship was established by the SGA to recognize student leaders of campus organizations. The scholarship is available to an undergraduate or graduate student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 who is an active member of at least one student organization.

The C.M. and M.D. Suther Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled full-time and demonstrates financial need. Students must be a North Carolina resident and be in the top 25 percent of the high school graduating class, in the case of an entering freshman. Students may be eligible for renewal if they have a 3.00 GPA or greater. It is funded from the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) and notifications are made in the summer. 

The Tower 7/WBLivesurf Scholarship is the brainchild of Joshua Vach.  This merit-based scholarship is available to multiple full-time students, with preference being given to students who embrace the surfing culture and are active in the coastal community; financial need will be a secondary consideration.  Recipients are selected by the Department of Psychology.

The Trask Land Company Champions of Freedom Scholarship was created by Raiford Trask III and Trask Land Company in honor of their commitment to assisting military personnel in pursuit of opportunities in higher education.  This is a merit scholarship with financial need a secondary consideration.  The recipient must be active-duty United Stations Marine Corps personnel or their dependent.  The scholarship is renewable provided the recipients continue to meet the award criteria.

The UNCW Black Faculty and Staff Association Merit Scholarship was created to assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a diverse campus. This is a merit scholarship with the recipient selected based on demonstrated academic ability, special achievement, leadership and civic involvement. Recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Special consideration will be given to students with a record of community involvement and demonstrated leadership in the African American Community.

The UNCW Bookstore Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Bookstore as a merit scholarship to assist students with demonstrated academic ability and special achievement, with financial need a secondary consideration.

The UNCW Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society Scholarship is a merit scholarship created by the Tau Sigma Chapter membership to assist transfer students pursuing a baccalaureate degree offered by UNCW.

The Elizabeth Dudley Urquhart Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Alex R. Urquhart in memory of his wife. It provides scholarship assistance to an academically talented student who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must have completed the last two years of high school in a New Hanover County public school.

The Henry and Alice von Oesen Scholarship was created by the von Oesen family in honor of their parents and is to assist students with the purchase of books and supplies related to their academic pursuits.

The Robert F. and Catherine Warwick Scholarship Fund is available to UNCW students who have graduated from a New Hanover County high school. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of involvement in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, evidence of leadership potential, moral force of character, scholastic ability, and documented financial need. Complete the OSFA web-based application to be considered.

Honors Scholarships

Scholarships designated “Honors” are for students accepted into the UNCW Honors Scholars College. Those students are contacted by the Honors Scholars College with further information. If financial need is part of the eligibility criteria, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed. Most scholarships are awarded in the late spring or early summer for the upcoming academic year.

The Ahuja Academy of Water Quality Undergraduate Research Award was created by Dr. Satinder “Sut” Ahuja in recognition of his lifelong career in the pharmaceutical industry and his desire to improve quality of life.  The award will be used to assist undergraduate students engaged in faculty-mentored research related to water quality at UNCW.  The fund is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

The Battles & Mills Undergraduate Research Support Fund was established by UNCW Provost Denise A. Battles and her husband, Michael A. Mills.  The fund provides support for undergraduate research and is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

The Carl and Janice Brown Merit Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Brown in appreciation of the mission and challenges facing those academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, and is used by the college to recruit and retain academically strong students within those departments. The scholarship is limited to North Carolina residents and is considered a merit scholarship. Recipients are selected based on strong academic achievement.

The Erleen Burbage Alexander Honors Scholarship Endowment was established by C. Edward Alexander in memory of his mother. Recipients must be enrolled in the Honors Scholars College. Selection is based on demonstrated academic ability and financial need.

The Bank of America Merit Scholarships are awarded each year to students in the UNCW Honors Scholars College.

The William Joseph Boney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a UNCW student who graduated from a North Carolina high school. The scholarship is merit based and is intended to assist, recruit, and retain academically strong students who also demonstrate leadership potential. Financial need may be a secondary consideration.

The Cape Fear Marbella Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) of Wilmington Scholarship is a merit scholarship to assist the university in retaining academically strong students. The ABWA has thousands of members in chapters and Express Networks nationwide; the organization provides business training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds. The ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for more than 545,000 members.

The Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship was created by the Board of Directors of the UNCW Foundation in recognition of the university’s identified priority for additional merit scholarships to recruit and retain high quality students. These scholarships are merit-based and the recipients are selected on demonstrated academic ability, as defined by a 3.50 GPA. The recipients shall be determined by the Honors Scholars College.

The Elizabeth “Betsy” Ervin Women’s Resource Center Scholarship was created in honor of the founder of the Women’s Resource Center. This merit scholarship is awarded to a continuing student with a minor in women’s studies. Preference is given to students in the Honors Scholars College.

The Emmett and Gladys Corbett Scholarship was established by Dr. Richard J. Corbett in memory of his father and in honor of his mother. It is intended to be a merit scholarship to recruit and retain academically strong students. Recipients may be eligible to receive the award for four years based on satisfactory merit progress.

The Lenwood “Bo” Dean, Jr. Honors Scholarship was created by Dave Robertson, Mark Griffis, and friends to honor Bo Dean for his selfless dedication, spirit and relentless giving to the students he nurtures. It is awarded to an incoming freshman who is a North Carolina resident, and who has been accepted into the Honors Program.

The Friends of UNCW Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship intended to allow the university to recruit and retain academically strong students. The recipient must be a North Carolina high school graduate and is selected on criteria determined by the university. The recipient may be eligible to receive the award for four years.

The George Henry Hutaff Honors Scholarship was created by Mrs. Tabitha Hutaff McEachern in memory of her father, a prominent Wilmington businessman who established the Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Wilmington and surrounding counties. It provides scholarships for students enrolled in the Honors Scholars College and is administered by the director of the Honors Scholars Program.

The Intracoastal Realty Corporation Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit, and preference is given to a student who is a graduate of a New Hanover or Pender County high school.

The ITSD Merit Scholarship was established by the Information Technology Systems division at UNCW. This merit scholarship is available to students in the Honors Scholars College.

The M.I.K.E. Scholarship was established by Congressman Mike McIntyre to honor graduating high school seniors who have excelled in character, leadership, academic performance, and citizenship. It is awarded annually to incoming freshmen who have excelled in the four distinct areas represented in the award’s title: Moral force of character, Inspired leadership, Knowledge and superior academic performance, and Exemplary citizenship.

The Jefferies and Faris Associates Merit Scholarship provides tuition and fees to an undergraduate UNCW student. Because the scholarship is renewable contingent on continuing satisfactory progress, a new recipient may not be named every year.

The Devereux H. Lippitt Scholarship is awarded annually to a North Carolina student based on academic achievement. This scholarship covers the in-state cost of tuition and fees and is given in memory of Devereux Haigh Lippitt by his family. This scholarship is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria.

The Henry Alexander Martindale Honors Scholarship was created with a gift from the estate of Harriet Hunter Johnson in memory of her grandfather. This is a merit scholarship. Students applying to the Honors Scholars College as freshmen or continuing in honors in good standing are eligible for consideration.

The Lucile Murchison Marvin Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who has a grade point average of at least 3.00 and who demonstrates scholarship ability. This scholarship may be renewed; therefore, it may not be available every year.

The Georgia and Gary Miller Undergraduate Research Award was created by Chancellor Gary Miller and his wife, Georgia, and will be used to assist students engaged in faculty-mentored undergraduate research at UNCW benefiting the greater Wilmington community. The fund is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

The Dr. Robert A. Moore, Jr. Merit Scholarship was established as a memorial to Dr. Moore and is to assist the university in attracting academically gifted students. The scholarship is administered by the Honors Scholars College.

The Allen Parsons Star-News Newsroom Scholarship was created by Mr. Allen Parsons in recognition of his departure as executive editor of the Wilmington Star-News. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient must have been accepted into the Honors Program and is selected based on academic ability. In addition, the recipient shall commit to being a regular reader of the Star News, either online or in print.

The Porta-Nails, Inc. Scholarship is a merit scholarship for a student majoring in any four-year degree. Recipients are limited to Wilmington, NC residents of at least ten (10) years. The award is limited to one academic year. The selection is made by the director of the Honors Scholars College.

The Porter Honors College Scholarship in Business was created by Drs. Lee and Thomas Porter to assist students enrolled in the UNCW Honors Scholars College with an interest in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Ann Sherman-Skiba Fund for Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement was established in honor of Ms. Sherman-Skiba’s commitment to UNCW’s encouragement of experiential learning as a complement to curricular studies. The fund provides support for undergraduate research, particularly research that benefits the greater Wilmington community, and is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

The Aaron and Elizabeth Silverman Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Ray Silverman Lytton in honor of her parents. It provides in-state tuition and fees scholarships to academically strong students. Scholastic achievement and graduation from an accredited North Carolina high school are the only criteria. The scholarship(s) can be awarded to a prospective student or to those students currently enrolled.

The Sunrise Homes, Inc. Scholarship is intended to provide undergraduate academic scholarships for students who enroll in the UNCW Honors Scholars College. First preference in awarding the scholarship is given to a high school student from New Hanover, Pender, Columbus, and Brunswick Counties in North Carolina and Horry County, South Carolina. The acceptance of the scholarship is conditional on the student’s promise to contribute to the scholarship fund after graduation.

The UNCW Board of Visitors Undergraduate Research Fund was established to assist students engaged in faculty-mentored research.  The fund is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

The UNCW Faculty Merit Scholarship was created by the UNCW Faculty Senate to assist the university in recruiting academically talented students. The recipient must be an active member of the Honors Scholars College during the year(s) of award and a faculty mentoring opportunity will be provided as appropriate. Recipients of this scholarship shall be known as Faculty Scholars.

The Robert O. Walton, Jr. Scholarship was established to honor retired Vice Chancellor R. O. Walton, Jr., who served UNCW for more than thirty years. It is a merit-based scholarship for members in good standing of the UNCW Honors Scholars College. The scholarship may be renewable based on satisfactory performance.

The Donald R. Watson Honors Scholarship is restricted to UNCW students who graduated from a North Carolina high school. Recipients are selected on the basis of leadership potential and academic achievement. The award is for one year; however, the student may reapply contingent on academic performance. The award is based on merit.

The Wilmington East Rotary Club Scholarship is a merit scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman who has graduated from an accredited high school in New Hanover County or a New Hanover County student who has attained a high school equivalency grade.

The Wilmington West Rotary Club Scholarship is intended to attract and retain academically strong students and is awarded to a student from southeastern North Carolina based on academic achievement. The student may be considered for renewal with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

The Wilmington Woman’s Club Award is awarded to a New Hanover County high school graduate who demonstrates academic achievement. A recipient may continue to receive this scholarship if a 3.00 grade point average is maintained; therefore, a new recipient may not be named every year.

The Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Tournament Undergraduate Research Award was established to assist students in faculty-mentored research in marine fin fish and artificial reef development and conservation. The fund is administered by the UNCW Honors College.

College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships and Awards

Students may contact the appropriate academic department for the following scholarships. A listing of scholarships by department is also available online. In some cases, no application is necessary; students are automatically given consideration. It is recommended that students file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If financial need is part of the eligibility criteria, the FAFSA must be filed by March 1st.

The Two Friends Scholarship is a merit-based award created by two close friends to assist a student pursing a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.  This scholarship is not renewable, and may be awarded in a different discipline with the College each year.

Art and Art History

The Leslie N. Boney, Sr. Scholarship in Art is a merit-based scholarship to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Art and Art History.

The Ann Flack Boseman Art Scholarship was established by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson in honor of their dear friend, Ann, who is deeply committed to the arts at UNCW. The recipient of this merit scholarship must have been accepted into the Department of Art and Art History as a studio art major, and will be invited to mount a one-person exhibition in the Ann Flack Boseman Art Gallery.

The Kathleen Price Bryan Scholarship in Art and Theatre is available to applicants with a declared major under the Department of Art and Art History who have a 3.00 GPA. The scholarship is awarded in full in the fall, and is renewable.

The Ruth B. Hodges Scholarship in Art was established by Ms. Vicky Lettmann in memory of her mother, a non-traditional student who took classes with art professor Claude Howell from 1967-71; she was still creating art work well into her nineties.  This is a merit scholarship; it is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria.

The Forrest R. Lewis Family Scholarship was created by Ms. Jan Lewis in memory of her husband, Forrest. This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman who has indicted an intention to major in art. This is a merit scholarship and awards are based on demonstrated academic ability and artistic talent; the latter requiring the submission of a portfolio of his/her work. The scholarship is renewable for one additional year if established criteria are met.

The Dorothy Amy Parr Lipsius Scholarship in Studio Art was established by Ronald N. Lipsius ‘61 (AA) and ‘79 (BS) in memory of his mother. This is a merit scholarship with financial need a secondary consideration; the recipient shall be majoring in Studio Art, with preference given to a student whose primary interest is in watercolors and oils.

The John Myers Art History Scholarship was created by UNCW colleagues, friends and family of Dr. Myers in recognition of his 25+ years of service to the Art and Art History, Music, and Theatre Departments at UNCW. Dr. Myers is a former Chair and Association Director of the Honors Program.

The Owen & Myrna Wexler Scholarship in Art was created by Owen & Myrna Wexler to help support the work of students in the Department of Art and Art History at UNCW. This is a merit scholarship; the recipient must have an overall 3.00 GPA, and is selected on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. The recipient must be an in-state student who has been accepted for admission into the university and who has indicated an interest in pursuing a degree from the Department of Art and Art History.

The Wilmington Art Association Scholarship in Art and Art History was created by the Wilmington Art Association, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. If offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. The Association also provides education programs, demonstrations and lectures which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree in visual art offered by the Department of Art and Art History.

Biology & Marine Biology

The Franklin H. Allen Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Allen, who as a member of the faculty of the Department of Biology was instrumental in the development of the department. The recipient must have been accepted into the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, or have indicated a commitment to do so, and will be selected based on demonstrated academic ability.

The Charles and Kay Bolles Marine Biology Scholarship is awarded annually to a marine biology major. The scholarship is awarded with merit as a first consideration and need as a secondary consideration.

The Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior who has declared a major in Biology and Marine Biology. The recipient must have at least a cumulative 3.00 GPA.

The John Colucci, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a marine biology student. The recipient is identified by the department and may be awarded to graduate or undergraduate students.

The J. Marshall Crews Scholarship for Science was established to honor Dr. J. Marshall Crews, an original member of Wilmington College and retired senior administrator of UNCW. Recipients must be a rising junior or senior majoring in science (marine science, earth sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics, physical oceanography or environmental science). It is merit-based and provides tuition, fees, books and supplies. The recipients are known as Crews Scholars.

The Jack Dermid Scholarship in Biology and Marine Biology is a merit scholarship established by Susan Dermid and Mary K. Lyons in memory of their beloved father and friend.  Mr. Dermid was an Associate Professor of Biology who published numerous articles, books, movies, and extraordinary photographs that have been enjoyed by many people in the United States and around the world.  Mr. Dermid would so have appreciated this opportunity to share with each recipient his love for and knowledge of nature and wildlife as well as his field of study that he enjoyed immensely.

The Daniel Gottovi, M.D. Scholarship was created by Wilmington Health Associates in honor of Dr. Daniel Gottovi, upon his retirement from the practice of medicine in June 2005. Dr. Gottovi was himself the recipient of a scholarship to Hamilton College, where he completed his undergraduate studies. The recipient must be a junior or senior who is actively pursuing a pre-med program. The recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic ability as indicated by a 3.50 GPA and documented financial need. The scholarship may be renewable for a rising senior.

The Benjamin R. and Edith B. Graham Scholarship was established by Frederick B. Graham in memory of his father and mother. It is awarded annually to students in marine biology and education who have graduated from an accredited southeastern North Carolina high school. The award is based on academic achievement with financial need being a secondary factor.

The Jay Hensley Scholarship was established for the purpose of recognizing academic merit in the area of marine science. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior full-time undergraduate student. First preference is given to a high school student from New Hanover, Pender, Columbus, and Brunswick Counties in North Carolina and Horry County, South Carolina.

The David G. Lindquist Scholarship in Biology was created in honor of David G. Lindquist, professor emeritus of marine biology of UNCW. This scholarship is used to assist students majoring in biology within the College of Arts and Sciences and is awarded annually in the amount of $500. This is a merit scholarship and is divided equally into the fall and spring semesters. The recipient can be an undergraduate or graduate student and is selected on demonstrated academic ability.

The Herbert and Shirley Mintzes Memorial Award is awarded to the rising sophomore with the highest standing in BIO 201 and BIO 202.

The New Hanover-Pender Medical Society Scholarship is offered to UNCW seniors (or rising seniors) of any major preparing for medical school.

The North Carolina Shell Club Scholarship in Malacology was created by the NC Shell Club, an organization dedicated to providing a friendly and enthusiastic forum where people of all levels of expertise, ranging from the beginner to professional, can meet and share knowledge and information about the fascinating world of shells. The scholarship will be used to assist students in conducting research or pursuing a degree in a discipline related to Malacology, the study and conservation of mollusks.

The Preyer Family Scholarship was created by Mr. Britt A Preyer, and is awarded to a student accepted into the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, who has indicated a commitment to major in marine biology.

The UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology Merit Scholarship is to assist students majoring in Biology and Marine Biology. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient will be selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

The Erin Valentine Scholarship was established by Jennifer Bradley in memory of her friend, Erin Valentine. This is a merit scholarship for a Marine Biology major and recipient is selected on basis of demonstrated academic ability.

The Ellen G. Wilson Scholarship in Marine Biology is a merit scholarship available to students in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology with a GPA of at least 3.00.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Will S. DeLoach Scholarship in Chemistry is merit scholarship created by Dr. DeLoach, a former faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

The GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Program was established to encourage women to enter the sciences. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA, and are assigned a woman mentor from GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.

The Jack B. Levy Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Summer Research Award is created to fund summer undergraduate research. The scholarship is named for Jack B. Levy, retired former chair of the Chemistry Department. Recipient must be enrolled in College of Arts and Sciences and pursing a degree in chemistry or biochemistry, and must be enrolled in DIS (CHM 491 - Directed Individual Study ) or Honors (CHM 499 ) during at least one summer session to qualify for this award.

The McLemore Family Scholarship in Chemistry was established by Carolyn and David McLemore to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The McLemore Family Summer Scholarship was established by Carolyn and David McLemore. It is a merit scholarship available to students in chemistry with a GPA of at least 3.50 who are working on summer projects in the department.

The Marvin K. Moss Scholarship was created by Dr. Moss as a need-based scholarship for students majoring in the physical sciences (Physics, Mathematics, or Chemistry). The recipient will be selected based on demonstrated financial need as the first consideration, and demonstrated academic performance as the second criteria. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study.

The Mary Jo and Bill Oakley Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded to a chemistry major. The scholarship is considered merit and the recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

The Ernest Stephen Prevost Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry. The recipient is selected based on demonstrated financial need and proven academic ability.

The Rowe Family and R. F. Zimmerman Scholarship in Chemistry was originally created by W. Mercer Rowe and was funded by South Atlantic Services, Inc., in memory of R. F. Zimmerman, the former Senior Vice President. This is a merit scholarship to assist students interested in pursuing a degree in Chemistry.

Communication Studies

The Craven Scholarship in Communication Studies was created by Victoria and Karl Craven to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Communication Studies. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement, and the recipient must have been accepted into UNCW with an interest in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Communication Studies.

The George Diab Scholarship in Communication Studies was created by the Diab family in honor of George Diab and in recognition of his outstanding career in and contributions to the field of television journalism and broadcasting. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree in Communication Studies offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Shirley Gilbert Farr Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a declared major in communication studies who is a single parent. The scholarship may be renewable based on satisfactory performance.

The Brian Pearson King Memorial Scholarship was created in his memory by his parents, Billy and Linda King, and friends. It is a merit-based scholarship awarded to a student who has successfully completed all course requirements to become a communication studies major.

The Justin Thompson Communications Scholarship for Enacting Social Change was established by Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson. The recipient must have been accepted into the Department of Communications Studies, meet GPA requirements and submit an essay.

The Betty Jo Welch Communication Studies Alumni Scholarship was created by the UNCW Communication Studies Alumni Chapter to honor Dr. Welch, a beloved member of the department. It is intended to provide an annual scholarship for a junior or senior majoring in communication studies to assist with tuition and fees. The recipient must demonstrate an overall scholastic achievement of 3.20 GPA or higher and must show demonstrated financial need and commitment to leadership and service within the campus community. Candidates for the scholarship are asked to submit a brief summary of their accomplishments relevant to the selection criteria during the spring session.

Computer Science

The Computer Science Chairs Scholarship is awarded annually at $1,000. The recipient must be a computer science major at UNCW and can be an undergraduate or graduate student. The scholarship is a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability.

The Construction-Imaging Systems Scholarship in Computer Science was created by the founder of Construction-Imaging Systems to assist students accepted into the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer Science. The award is $2,000 per year to be awarded to two students, undergraduate or graduate, at $1,000 each.

The Smith Doss Scholarship in Computer Science was established by Smith Doss and Claude Monnier to assist students majoring in Computer Science. It is a merit scholarship and the recipient must possess at least a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.30 GPA in computer science courses. The recipient should be a rising junior or senior who has been accepted in the Department of Computer Science, with preference given to a North Carolina resident.

The Fletcher Norris Scholarship is available for students majoring in computer science. This is a merit scholarship and recipients must have an overall 3.00 GPA and at least a 3.20 GPA in computer science. Applicants must have completed 11 or more hours of core computer science beyond an introductory computer science course. Recipients must have at least one additional semester of study remaining.

Creative Writing

The Satu Harris Scholarship in Creative Writing was created by Jeff Ezzelle in memory of Ms. Harris, who loved the variety of life and was well known for her vibrant smile and positive attitude. She had a passion for music, photography and writing.

The Martha Neal Lipsius Scholarship in Creative Writing was established by Ronald N. Lipsius ‘61 (AA) and ‘79 (BS), in memory of his wife. The scholarship will be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Creative Writing. 

The North Carolina Sorosis Creative Writing Scholarship was established to assist students majoring in education. The recipient must be enrolled in the Watson College of Education, show promise as a teacher and be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students from the following NC counties: New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Onslow, Columbus, or Bladen.

The Scott Robertson Memorial Scholarship created by friends and family of Scott Robertson is available for an incoming freshman student from Pitt County, North Carolina who has demonstrated an interest in creative writing or music. The scholarship may be renewed based on satisfactory progress.

English

The Louise Jackson Green Scholarship is awarded on merit as a first priority, with exemplary moral character and leadership potential serving as secondary considerations. The student must be a formally declared English major with a concentration in literature and language and must be a rising junior or senior.

The Gerald S. Rosselot Scholarship in English was created by Mrs. Nancy Rosselot in memory of her husband. Dr. Rosselot came to Wilmington College in 1959 and retired as Associate Professor Emeritus in 1990. Dr. Rosselot was a member of the Order of Isaac Bear and was dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.

The Kathy Rugoff Scholarship in English is a merit scholarship created by Jeffrey Eng in memory of his beloved wife.   Dr. Rugoff had a distinguished 24-year career (spanning from 1987 to 2011) as a dedicated teacher and scholar in the Department of English.  Her interdisciplinary approach to her work was fueled by her passion for literature, music, art and photography. 

The Anne Green Saus Scholarship is awarded annually to an English major with a concentration in literature and language. The scholarship is awarded with merit as the first consideration and need as a secondary consideration. The scholarship is valued at the in-state tuition and fee rate in effect at the time of award plus a $200 book allowance.

The Michael Wentworth Student Enrichment Travel Endowment was established by Charles F. Green, Jr. in honor of Professor Wentworth to sponsor, literary tours of certain regions of America, the United Kingdom or such other countries as are deemed to be rich in literature. Recipients shall be students pursuing any of the several degrees and concentrations within the Department of English.

The Wilmington Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the humanities. Recipients are selected based on character and leadership. Consideration is also given to candidates who have shown evidence of self-help. The scholarship rotates between English, history, foreign languages, and philosophy and religion.

Environmental Studies

The Christian-Johns Family Scholarship in Environment Studies was created by Gregory Johns and his wife Terry Christian. It is a merit scholarship and the recipient must have indicated an interest in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Environmental Studies. The recipient will be chosen based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

Foreign Languages & Literature

The Helena Riker Cheek Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures to a student who demonstrates special ability in the area of foreign language study and overall academic excellence. This scholarship is given in memory of Helena R. Cheek by her family and friends.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Academic Scholarship was created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and is awarded to a full-time student who has completed a minimum of 24 semester hours at UNCW. The recipient should have an overall GPA of 3.00 and a minimum GPA of 3.30 in foreign language coursework, including at least one intermediate foreign language class at UNCW. Preference is given to students with a declared major in a foreign language.

The Lapaire-Stites French Studies Scholarship was created by Dr. Pierre J. Lapaire and Mrs. Inge Stites to honor the 70 plus years of combined service to UNCW of Mr. Kenneth Stites, former assistant professor of French, Mrs. Inge Stites, former lecturer of French and German, and Dr. PJ Lapaire, professor of French. The recipient must be majoring in French and must have a 3.00 overall GPA with a minimum of a 3.30 GPA in major coursework. In addition, the recipient must have completed 9 credit hours in French at the 300 level or above.

The Wilmington Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the humanities. Recipients are selected based on character and leadership. Consideration is also given to candidates who have shown evidence of self-help. The scholarship rotates between English, history, foreign languages, and philosophy and religion.

Geography & Geology

The Geography Scholarship Fund was established by members of the faculty of the Department of Geography and Geology to assist students majoring in geography. Selection is based on academic merit.

The Victor Zullo Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Zullo by his family to support a student in the Department of Geology.

History

The Dr. Andrew Clark Memorial Scholarship in History is a merit scholarship that was established by the UNCW Department of History in memory of Dr. Clark, who taught African History at UNCW from 1990 until his untimely death in 2010. Dr. Clark earned his B.A. at Columbia and his Ph.D. at Michigan State, was a veteran of the Peace Corps, and a past president of the Third World Studies Association. He was committed to an undergraduate education that challenged students and inspired them to think globally. The faculty of the History Department created this scholarship out of profound respect for Dr. Clark’s dedication to teaching and love of learning.

The Hurston and Mora Scholarship in History was created in honor of two scholars who made significant contributions to American society and culture, Zora Neale Hurston and Magdalena Mora. The $1,000 award is to assist a first generation history student, either graduate or undergraduate.

The Anna T. Kniffen Memorial Scholarship was established by Ernest T. Kniffen in memory of his mother. It is available to a student who has been accepted into either the Department of History or the Department of Geography and Geology as an undergraduate or graduate. Preference is given to students with financial need and demonstrated academic ability.

The Jack and Carol Mills Scholarship in History was created by Mr. and Mrs. Mills in appreciation of the university’s service to the region and in honor of their son-in-law Dr. David La Vere, who is on the faculty of the Department of History. The scholarship will assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Department of History.

The James E. L. Wade Scholarships are need-based awards available to students majoring in disciplines related to government and history; the awards are renewable, provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria. The scholarships were created with a bequest received from Mr. Wade, former mayor and community activist in Wilmington; he served on the Wilmington City Council from 1945-1963.

The Wilmington Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the humanities. Recipients are selected based on character and leadership. Consideration is also given to candidates who have shown evidence of self-help. The scholarship rotates between English, history, foreign languages, and philosophy and religion.

Mathematics and Statistics

The Thad Dankel Mathematics Endowed Scholarship was created by the friends of Thad Dankel to honor his thirty years of service and commitment to UNCW and the Department of Mathematics. This is a merit-based scholarship demonstrated by a 3.00 GPA. The recipient must have been accepted into the College of Arts and Sciences and must have indicated a commitment to major in mathematics.

The Gene T. and Elizabeth J. Fales Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Fales in memory of Dr. Adrian Hurst and in honor of Dr. J. Marshall Crews and is awarded to a student who has declared a major in mathematics or pre-engineering and who has completed high school in North Carolina. Preference is given to students from New Hanover, Brunswick, Guilford or Randolph Counties. Scholarship is based primarily on need with merit as a secondary consideration.

The Adrian D. Hurst Mathematics Scholarship is available to full-time rising juniors and seniors or graduate students in Mathematics and Statistics or in the Pre-Engineering transfer program. The award may be renewable, but is limited to four semesters.

The Marvin K. Moss Scholarship was created by Dr. Moss as a need-based scholarship for students majoring in the physical sciences (Physics, Mathematics, or Chemistry). The recipient will be selected based on demonstrated financial need as the first consideration, and demonstrated academic performance as the second criteria. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study.

The A. Carl Nelson Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. A. Carl Nelson, Jr. in recognition of Mr. Nelson’s long association with UNCW and his love for teaching of statistics. It is awarded to a full-time student majoring or minoring in statistics under the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The recipient must have completed 75 hours of course work before the semester in which the award is made, 24 of which must have been completed at UNCW. The scholarship may be renewed no more than once based on the competitive process.

The Fred Toney, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a former UNCW family member and is awarded each year by the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Criteria include academic excellence and extra-curricular activities.

Music

The Alma W. Adcock Scholarship in Music Education was created by Ms. Adcock and is to be awarded to a student with an interest in pursuing a degree in music education. Preference will be given to those who intend to teach music at the elementary level and the annual award amount is $500.

The William F. Adcock, Jr. Music Scholarship was created by Mrs. Alma Adcock in memory of her husband William, long time conductor of the UNCW/Community Orchestra and associate professor of music at UNCW. It is awarded to a student who plans to graduate from UNCW with a major in music and who has no more than 36 hours to complete before graduation. The award is based upon overall excellence in music, above-average academic record, and acceptable performance standards.

The Christopher Kent Beaver Memorial Choral Music Scholarship was created by Mrs. Polly Beaver in memory of her husband to further the choral art. The recipient must be enrolled in MUS 183 , MUS 186 and is selected based on recommendation of audition committee. Applicants must submit the standard Department of Music application for admission and two letters of recommendation, one from a previous music instructor, to be considered for this scholarship.

The Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society Scholarship in Music was established to foster jazz education to support students majoring in music within the jazz program. This scholarship is supported by the Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society and will support two awards.

The Mary Ann and Spencer Everett Scholarship was created by the Everetts to assist students majoring in music. It is a merit scholarship and the recipient must be accepted into the Department of Music and be a student performer of classical music with preference given to vocalists.

The Mary T. Newman Scholarship in Music was created by her daughter, Diane Sullivan, in honor of her mother’s love of music, which was the background theme to her life and her conviction that the power of music could enrich one’s life. This is a merit scholarship available to a student who has indicated an interest in pursuing a degree in the Department of Music.

The Scott Robertson Memorial Scholarship created by friends and family of Scott Robertson is available for an incoming freshman student from Pitt County, North Carolina who has demonstrated an interest in creative writing or music. The scholarship may be renewed based on satisfactory progress.

The Johanna Howerton Rehder Scholarship in Voice was established in honor and memory of Johanna Howerton Rehder, a UNCW student who died in her freshman year of study. The recipient must be a full-time student with an emphasis of study in the Department of Music in voice. A minimum 2.50 GPA is required. The scholarship is renewable based on satisfactory performance.

The UNCW Department of Music Artistic Talent Scholarship was created by the Department of Music to recruit and retain talented students for the music department’s performance groups. This is a talent-based music scholarship and is awarded to a student that has been accepted for admission into UNCW and who is majoring in music or who has indicated a commitment to major in music. The recipient must maintain a 2.70 overall GPA, including a 3.00 GPA in all music courses. This is a renewable scholarship, but must be reapplied for each year. The recipient must also participate in performing ensembles according to departmental needs as assigned by the ensemble’s director in consultation with the applied instructor.

Philosophy & Religion

The Dr. Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship was established in the Philosophy and Religion Department by Sankey L. Blanton III. This scholarship is given to a non-traditional student in the department based on financial need, academic merit, leadership, and character.

The Charles R. Long Memorial Scholarship is awarded to student(s) majoring in philosophy and religion. Scholarship(s) is awarded based on a prospective student’s need and academic potential as first priority. Leadership potential and citizenship are considered as additional factors in the selection process. This scholarship is offered on alternate years with the Cameron School of Business.

The Dr. James Megivern Philosophy and Religion Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement to one or more departmental majors for use in defraying academic expenses. Contact the Philosophy and Religion Department.

The Carol L. Thysell Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Thysell, a highly respected member of the faculty of the Department of Philosophy and Religion whose research focused on women and religion in the early modern period. The recipient of this merit scholarship must be a philosophy and religion major.

The Wilmington Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund is intended to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the humanities. Recipients are selected based on character and leadership. Consideration is also given to candidates who have shown evidence of self-help. The scholarship rotates between English, history, foreign languages, and philosophy and religion.

Physics and Physical Oceanography

The Marvin K. Moss Scholarship was created by Dr. Moss as a need-based scholarship for students majoring in the physical sciences (Physics, Mathematics, or Chemistry). The recipient will be selected based on demonstrated financial need as the first consideration, and demonstrated academic performance as the second criteria. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA in their major field of study.

The Earl Bernard Wilson Scholarship is available to a student who is majoring in physics (math secondary). Requirements include a minimum of 2.00 GPA on all work attempted at UNCW. Demonstrated financial need is considered a factor.

Pre-Engineering (Two-Plus-Two)

The Gene T. and Elizabeth J. Fales Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Fales in memory of Dr. Adrian Hurst and in honor of Dr. J. Marshall Crews and is awarded to a student who has declared a major in mathematics or pre-engineering and who has completed high school in North Carolina. Preference is given to students from New Hanover, Brunswick, Guilford or Randolph Counties. Scholarship is based primarily on need with merit as a secondary consideration.

The Connie S. Harris Memorial Scholarship was created by The Red Tent Book Club in memory of Connie Harris, one of the original six members of the club. The recipient must have an indicated interest in pursuing a degree in engineering and must submit a two part essay outlining his/her interest in engineering and defining success. The award amount is $500.

Psychology

The Williams/Jackson Merit Scholarship in Psychology was created by the Department of Psychology faculty and staff in honor of its founding chairs, Dr. John Taylor Williams and Dr. Lee Anderson Jackson. This is an undergraduate merit scholarship and the recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability. The recipient must have been accepted into the College of Arts and Sciences and have indicated a commitment to major in psychology.

Public & International Affairs

The J. Rupert Bryan, Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Public and International Studies with financial need. Candidates must be able to demonstrate creativity, curiosity, and academic worthiness.

The Marla Rice-Evans Political Science Scholarship was created by Dave Robertson, Mark Griffis and friends to honor Marla Rice-Evans for her efforts to promote academic excellence. The recipient shall have been accepted into the Department of Public and International Affairs with a major in political science and a minor in international affairs and shall have earned a 3.50 GPA in at least six hours in the international affairs minor curriculum. This is a non-renewable merit scholarship to be used towards tuition.

The James E. L. Wade Scholarships in the Departments of History and f Public and International Affairs are awarded to high school seniors who have a “B” average or above on high school work, an interest in history or political science as a major. The Wade Scholarships were created by Mr. Wade, who was an early business leader and former Wilmington mayor. Student must be enrolled in 15 hours.

Sociology & Criminology

The Troy Douglas Carr Memorial Scholarship was created by friends, family and fellow officers in memory of Agent Troy Carr, who received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UNCW in December, 1992, became an agent with the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement and was tragically killed in the line of duty in May, 1994. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient must have been recommended by any law enforcement officer presently serving or retired from service in the state of North Carolina. The recipient must demonstrate the potential and character to serve the people of North Carolina in a law enforcement career and must also show a history of volunteer involvement with law enforcement groups.

Theatre

The Nikkita Donyal Johnson Diversity Scholarship in Theatre was created by Ms. Johnson to assist students in the Department of Theatre. The recipient must possess a demonstrated interest in African American culture, particularly in theatre. The annual award amount is $500.

The Douglas Swink Scholarship in Theatre was established by David Swink in memory of his father to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Theatre. This is a merit scholarship and recipient will be selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. 

College of Health and Human Services Scholarships and Awards

School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

The Dr. T. Earl Allen, Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a physical education major of junior or senior standing on the basis of scholarship and community service. This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. T. Earl Allen, Jr. by his family and friends.

The Derick G. S. Davis Scholarship was created by the UNCW Department of Health and Human Applied Science and Mrs. Vickie Parker in honor of Derick G.S. Davis, assistant professor emeritus, who initiated the development of the Parks and Recreation Management Program in 1971 while serving as director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Wilmington. It is a merit scholarship intended to recognize and award high ability students majoring in either parks and recreation management or therapeutic recreation. Consideration is given to evidence of leadership and service. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a minimum of a GPA of 3.20 in the major.

The Shawn Nasseri Scholarship in Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management was created by Shawn Nasseri (owner of Scuba Now and founder of Computer Soft, LLC), in recognition of how vital tourism is to our community, and as a way to give back to the university.

School of Nursing

Students may contact the School of Nursing for information and application instructions regarding the following scholarships:

The Carolyn B. and Joseph F. Augustine Scholarship was created in memory of Hetty Bishop Muldoon, RN, by Joe and Carolyn Augustine, and in appreciation for their family’s significant involvement in nursing over many years and with the realization that nursing care is critical to the citizens of this country. The recipient must have been accepted into the School of Nursing, have demonstrated a commitment to the nursing profession and is selected on demonstrated academic ability.

The Barnhill Contracting Company Scholarship in Nursing was created by the Barnhill Contracting Company to assist students enrolled in the UNCW School of Nursing. Recipients must be in-state students.

The Dorothy L. and Kenneth H. Bishop Scholarship in Nursing is awarded to an in-state student in the School of Nursing with an overall GPA of at least 3.00. Recipients are selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

The Kay and Charles Bolles Nursing Scholarship was established in honor of Florence Hayes Caldwell, one of the first graduates of the James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. The recipient must have been accepted into the School of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated academic ability and academic achievement.

The Thomas J. Burke Scholarship was established by Dr. J. Richard Corbett in memory of Thomas Joseph Burke, a beloved member of the faculty of the Cameron School of Business from 1965 until his retirement in 1991. The recipient of this merit scholarship must have been accepted into the School of Nursing.

The Charlotte Emily (Billie) Burney Memorial Scholarship, started by family and friends of the late Billie Burney, is awarded annually as a tuition scholarship to a student in the field of nursing. No application required.

The Champion McDowell Davis Scholarship was established in 1989 as a memorial to Champion McDowell Davis, member of the first UNCW Board of Trustees. This merit scholarship is available to students enrolled in the School of Nursing who are permanent residents of North Carolina. Preference is given to students with financial need, a history of community service, and leadership potential.

The Betty Jean Garriss De Angury Scholarship in Nursing was established by Leos “Lou” De Angury in memory of his loving wife of sixty-one years, and to honor the commitment of nursing professionals, and particularly students at UNCW.  Mrs. De Angury was a Licensed Nurse Practitioner. This scholarship is available to students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in the pre-licensure program in Nursing, and is renewable for returning students at the discretion of the award authority.

The Ada Zola King Dean Honors in Nursing Scholarship was created by friends and family of Ms. Dean. It is available to students in the Honors Scholars Program who have been accepted or plans to select a major with the School of Nursing. This merit scholarship is awarded at $1,000.

The Dr. James W. Dickie Scholarship in Nursing was created by Gladys M. Dickie in memory of her husband, Dr. James Dickie. It is a merit scholarship, with financial need as a secondary consideration and the recipient must have an indicated interest in pursuing a degree in nursing.

The Nathalie Flowers Edge & Irbin Hilburn Edge Scholarship in Nursing is being created by Ms. Glenda Edge Moreadith in memory of her parents of Horry County, SC. They served as role models in their generosity financially, personally, and spiritually to fellow human beings in need. This scholarship will be used to assist students majoring in Nursing in the School of Nursing. This is a merit scholarship with the recipient being selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special need. The student must have been accepted into UNCW and indicated an interest in pursuing a degree in nursing.

The Forty and Eight Nursing Scholarship is an academic scholarship established by the Honor Society of the American Legion, in joint memory of John H. McInnis, Miss Dorothy Dixon and Harold Sternberger. It is open to nursing students who graduated from high school in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick County.

The Jane McCorkle Elmore Scholarship in Nursing was created by Jane Lyons McCorkle in memory of her grandmother, who dedicated her life to the nursing profession, and served as an inspiration to Jane due to her commitment to serving others. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing at UNCW.

The Hilda W. Fredericks Scholars Program was established to support scholarships and grants for nursing education for UNCW students. Full-time rising seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better and complete the application process.

The Henry Harrell Scholarship was created in his memory by his family. It is available to a student who has been accepted into the UNCW School of Nursing and enrolled for the fall semester of the nursing (junior year) in the pre-licensure program. It is renewable, based on the student’s satisfactory progress in the first year of nursing major.

The Jean Jordan Nursing Scholarship (sponsored by the New Hanover-Pender Medical Society Auxiliary) is awarded to a nursing student who is a resident of New Hanover or Pender County and who demonstrates financial need and scholastic ability.

The Lois Kochanski Scholarship in Nursing was created by James and Emily Kochanski to honor James’ mother for her long-time support of health care, including 35 years as Executive Director of the Foundation for Advancement Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. The recipient must have been accepted into the School of Nursing and will be selected based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement.

The William Allen King Nursing Scholarship was created by Mr. Joe L. King III in memory of his brother. The recipient must be an undergraduate accepted into the UNCW School of Nursing. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship may be renewed, based on competitive process.

The Jane Whedbee Lane Scholarship in Nursing was created by Lucile Whedbee in memory of her daughter, Jane, and is to be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. The annual award amount is $500.

The W. C. “Billy” Mebane, Jr., M.D. Scholarship was created by the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation in memory of W. C. “Billy” Mebane, Jr., M.D., to recognize his contributions to our community as a founder of Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. The recipient must have been accepted in the UNCW nursing program as either an undergraduate or graduate student, and must have graduated from a high school, or be a permanent resident, in Duplin, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen or New Hanover County. The scholarship is merit-based with financial need as a secondary factor.

The Ministering Circle Scholarship makes awards on the basis of scholastic ability, financial need, and recommendation to rising senior nursing students accepted in the School of Nursing at UNCW.

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship is a merit scholarship available to two students annually who have been accepted into the School of Nursing. Preference is shown to recipients from southeastern North Carolina.

The Sandra M. O’Donnell Nursing Scholarship honors a former UNCW student and current faculty member in the School of Nursing. This award provides funds for the purchase of books and/or computer technology not otherwise available through scholarships. Recipient(s) are selected on proven academic ability, with need a secondary factor, and is not renewable. 

The Laura Z. Pope Scholarship was established by Robert C. Pope in memory of his wife, who graduated from the School of Nursing in 1970 and served Brunswick County as a family nurse practitioner for 30 years. This merit scholarship is available to students in the School of Nursing.

The Grace L. Romer Scholarship in Nursing is a merit scholarship created by Arthur H. Romer, Jr. in memory of his wife and will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the School of Nursing.

The Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Undergraduate Research Award was established by Margaret L. Rorison in memory of her father to assist students engaged in faculty-mentored research at UNCW.

The Sadie Edens Sessoms Scholarship in Nursing was created by Dr. H. Douglas Sessoms and his wife, Anne L. Sessoms, to honor Dr. Sessoms’ mother and her lifelong commitment to helping others, especially the elderly. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability, with an overall 3.00 GPA, and special achievement. The recipient must be an in-state student and have been accepted into admission to UNCW with an indicated interest in pursuing a degree in nursing.

The Dr. R. T. Sinclair, Jr., M.D. Scholarship is awarded to a student accepted in the UNCW nursing program as either an undergraduate or graduate student. The recipient must be a graduate from a high school or be a permanent resident in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover or Pender County, and must have maintained a 3.25 GPA to be eligible for renewal.

The Willie Stargell Scholarship was created by the Willie Stargell Foundation in memory of Mr. Stargell to assist students in the School of Nursing. Preference is given to students who have indicated a commitment to specializing in the treatment of patients with kidney disease or patients on dialysis.

The Edith Graham Toms Scholarship was created in her memory by her brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. It is awarded to an outstanding nursing student. This scholarship is valued at the in-state rate for tuition and fees plus books and supplies.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing Merit Scholarship was created to assist high ability students. This is a merit scholarship with financial need as secondary consideration.

The James Walker Nurses Alumnus Scholarship was created by the James Walker Nurses Alumnae Association as a merit scholarship to assist students enrolled full-time in the School of Nursing. Financial need will be considered as a secondary factor, and the recipient must be a North Carolina resident and hold a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Theresa Bentsen Warrick Memorial Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a nursing student demonstrating financial need and proven academic and clinical achievements. Applicants must be graduates from North Carolina high schools and present an overall grade point average of at least 2.50.

The Pamela Weinbach Scholarship in Nursing was created by Robert Weinbach in memory of his wife of 27 years, Pamela, who wanted to be a grandmother more than anything else in the world. Before she could enjoy that dream, a rare form of cancer claimed her life in 2012.  Her vision, talents and commitment to excellence are the inspiration behind this scholarship.  These qualities formed in her youth and flourished over the decades, were honed by the miracle of motherhood, and refined by raising five children to become leaders and professionals in their own respective communities.  This is a merit scholarship with financial need a secondary consideration; the scholarship is renewable with the intent to support recipients through the completion of their degree, provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria.

The Kay Whitfield Scholarship in Nursing is available to assist undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a degree in Nursing, and is awarded based on financial need, with merit and promise as a nursing student secondary considerations. This scholarship was created by the Whitfield family in honor of Kay.

The R. Bertram Williams, Jr., M. D. Scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Williams, a founding member of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation. It is available to a student who has been accepted in the pre-licensure program at the UNCW School of Nursing. The scholarship is based on merit and demonstrated academic ability.

The Louie E. Woodbury Scholarship was established by the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation in memory of Louie E. Woodbury. This merit scholarship is available to an undergraduate or a graduate student in the School of Nursing who graduated from a high school in Duplin, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, or New Hanover County.

School of Social Work

The Alice & Britt Preyer Scholarship in Social Work is a merit scholarship with financial need as a secondary consideration.  This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree offered by the School of Social Work. 

Cameron School of Business Scholarships and Awards

Students may contact the Cameron School of Business for information and application instructions regarding the following scholarships:

Sheila A. Adams Scholarship is available to a student who is active in the Trans Atlantic Business School Alliance in the Cameron School of Business. Recipients must have declared a major within one of the programs of the Cameron School of Business.

The Allsbrook-Rudd Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is a need-based scholarship; recipients are selected on financial need as determined by the OSFA.  Demonstrated academic ability and special achievement shall be secondary considerations.  Preference will be given to students majoring in Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

The BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust) Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually based on funds available and with reference to the rate of in-state tuition and fees. Preference is given to a rising junior or senior in the Cameron School of Business with at least a 3.00 GPA.

The Beck Family Foundation Entrepreneurship Scholarship was created to honor Emily Nolan to assist a student entering his/her senior year majoring in Entrepreneurship and Business Development within the Cameron School of Business. Selection is based on academic ability as evidenced by a minimum 3.3 GPA and demonstrated extra-curricular leadership/involvement in campus activities and/or entrepreneurial endeavors.

The Wes Berlin Scholarship in Business was created by Mrs. Rita Berlin and Jeff Berlin in memory of Wes Berlin, a member of the Cameron Executive Advisory Board, the Cameron Executive Network and, most importantly, an Executive-in-Residence. Mr. Berlin was an incredible mentor, teacher and champion for his students. He challenged them to go beyond what they thought possible. The greatest compliment one of his mentees or students could get from Mr. Berlin is that the student “got it” in knowing how to succeed in life. He continually led the university faculty in the number of accolades he received from graduating seniors that detailed the impact he had on their lives. For a great number of students each year that he taught, he provided the wind beneath their wings to allow them to be truly soaring Seahawks as they graduated from UNCW. The scholarship will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by Cameron School of Business.

The James C. Braye Scholarship was created by Malcomb Coley to honor James C. Braye, a triple retiree, husband, father of five, grandfather of four, and fifty-five year member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Mr. Braye has been a soldier, businessman, counselor, singer, cantor, and politician. Born in the Great Depression, no one told him about his limited prospects for success in life. This is a merit scholarship awarded to students accepted into the Cameron School of Business.

 The Cornerstone Executive Scholarship in Business was created by James Schoonover, a member of Cameron Executive Network who wishes to help future mentees obtain their educational goals.  The recipient must be a mentee in the Cameron Executive Network and be in their junior or senior year of study.  The recipient may apply for renewal of the scholarship, provided they continue to meet the award criteria. 

The Curley Capra Hunt Scholarship in Business was established by Emily Curley in honor of her parents Michael and Patricia Curley, Frank Capra, Jr., and Professor James Hunt.  Emily’s parents have always been her biggest supporters who worked incredibly hard to put her and her sister through UNCW and have always been there with great advice, encouragement, and the push to inspire her.  Frank Capra, Jr., gave Emily her first job in the entertainment industry and taught her much about business and film.  Professor Hunt allowed her to sit on the floor in order to take her first entertainment course and has always been there to answer any career and business questions along the way.

The Davis Funeral Home Diversity Scholarship in Business was created by Dr. James and Mrs. Sadie Davis Graham in loving memory of Sadie’s mother, Ms. Bennye Newell Davis. From the local and surrounding school systems, Ms. Davis was known for her soft-spoken nature and positive impact as an educator. This quality carried over into her work with the French I. Davis Funeral Home, the still-thriving company her late husband founded in 1944. The scholarship will be used to assist the university in meeting its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that values a rich diversity in its student body. The university’s current definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to race, sex, age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status, gender, educational disadvantage, socio-economic circumstances, language, and history of overcoming adversity.

The Daniel W. Desmond Endowed Scholarship was created by a bequest from Mr. Desmond and is a merit-based scholarship to assist a rising junior, senior or graduate student in the Cameron School of Business.

The Frank Dunne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is a merit scholarship awarded annually to a rising junior, senior or graduate student accepted into the Cameron School of Business who has demonstrated high scholastic ability, need, and strong character, supported by recommendations from the faculty of the Cameron School of Business. The scholarship is renewable for a period not to exceed two years, contingent on continuing satisfactory academic progress.

The EMEC, LLC Scholarship in Science and Mathematics is being created by UNCW Alumni and founders of EMEC, LLC, Dr. Barbara P. Heath and Mr. J. Anthony Heath.  EMEC is committed to helping students fulfill their educational goals and see careers in science and mathematics.

The Claude H. Farrell Scholarship in Business was created in his memory by his wife, Linda, the Department of Economics and Finance, and numerous family members and friends.  The scholarship will be used to assist a student who exemplifies Dr. Farrell’s support of the ideals of a free-market economy.

The First Citizens Bank Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in economics or finance. The scholarship is renewable, not to exceed two years, contingent on continuing satisfactory academic progress. Preference is given to a high school student from New Hanover or Pender Counties in North Carolina.

Beth Dow Fortenbery Memorial Scholarship was created by her family and friends to provide support for an entering female freshman student from North Carolina or Virginia who has made a formal commitment to enroll in one of the programs offered through the Cameron School of Business and to participate in one of the UNCW sponsored international programs. It is renewable for four years based on the recommendation of the scholarship committee.

The James J. and Lucy H. Giammaria Scholarship in Business is being created by Mary Jo “M.J.” Giammaria in honor of her parents, James J. and Lucy H. Giammaria. Ms. Mary Jo Giammaria serves as a staff member in the Watson College of Education and is a 2010 alumnae of Cameron School of Business. The scholarship will be used to assist non-traditional students, working full-time and interested in pursuing a degree part-time offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Matthew D. Glova Scholarship in Business was created by Mr. Glova, a certified financial planner and proud alumnus of the Cameron School of Business at UNCW. The scholarship is a merit-based award that will be used to assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Gerald and Delores Green Scholarship was created by Mrs. Green in memory of her husband. It is a merit-based scholarship intended to provide for in-state tuition and fees for a student that has been accepted into the Cameron School of Business and has a commitment to majoring in accounting.

The Warren Gulko Memorial Scholarship was created by the Information Systems and Operations Management Department to assist students majoring in operations management or information systems in the Cameron School of Business. The recipient must be a rising junior or senior. The scholarship is a merit scholarship with financial need as a second consideration. The award is $500 per year and renewable subject to reapplication.

The Heath Scholarship in Business has been established by alumni Brad (MBA ‘07, BS ‘96) and Christie (BS ‘96) Heath.  The Heaths are dedicated to assisting students of the Cameron School of Business reach their educational goals.

The Roger P. Hill Scholarship was created by Edward and Margaret Barclay in honor of Dr. Hill. It is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior business student on the basis of scholastic ability, character, and recommendations by the faculty. Special consideration is given to non-traditional students beginning or returning to academic study.

The Hughes Brothers, Inc. Scholarship was created to assist UNCW in attracting academically strong students who plan to major in business. It is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who plans a business concentration and has graduated from an accredited North Carolina high school. The recipient will be selected by proven academic ability, need, and high potential for leadership.

The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior in the Cameron School of Business with a demonstrated interest towards a career in insurance, and a resident of North Carolina. The recipient must have at least a 2.50 GPA.

The Information Systems and Operations Management Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior in the Cameron School of Business. This is a merit scholarship, with need, exemplary moral character and leadership potential serving as secondary considerations.

The Institute of Management Accountants (Wilmington Chapter) Scholarship is to be awarded for in-state tuition and fees for a rising junior or senior enrolled in the Cameron School of Business with a demonstrated commitment towards a career in accounting and financial need.

The Institute for Innovation Scholarship was created by Dr. Howard S. Rasheed and is available to a student in the Cameron School of Business. It is a merit scholarship and supports the university’s commitment to diversity.

The J. W. Jackson Scholarships were established by the J.W. Jackson family in memory of one of Wilmington’s leading businessmen. They are awarded annually to rising junior, senior, or graduate students in the Cameron School of Business. The scholarship is designed for students with high academic potential. Students awarded this scholarship are eligible to reapply.

The June and Turner Johnson Scholarship was established by First Citizens BancShares. It is a need-based scholarship subject to the criteria and guidelines adopted by the university in determining financial need. The scholarship is limited to graduates from one of the New Hanover County high schools (public or private). The student must be accepted into the Cameron School of Business and must have chosen to major in accountancy.

The Norman R. Kaylor Scholarship was created by W. Chris Hegele, a Cameron School of Business Alumnus. It is limited to graduates from one of the New Hanover County high schools (public or private). The student must be accepted into the Cameron School of Business.

The Stephen and Kathleen Kelbley Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship intended to provide for in-state tuition, fees and books for a rising junior or senior with a declared business major.

The Joseph Lewis King Scholarship was established by Joseph Lewis King III in honor of his father and grandfather and to recognize the contributions of women to the business world. It is a merit scholarship available to a student with at least two semesters remaining until graduation and who has been accepted into the Cameron School of Business.

The Mary R. King Memorial Scholarship was established by Joseph Lewis King III to honor the memory of his mother. It is a merit-based scholarship for students with at least two semesters remaining until graduation who have graduated from a high school in southeastern North Carolina and have been accepted into the Cameron School of Business.

The Charles R. Long Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in accountancy. Scholarships are awarded based on need and academic potential as first priority. Leadership potential and citizenship are considered as additional factors in the selection process. Preference is given to applicants from southeastern North Carolina. The value of the scholarship is determined based on annual earnings. Contact the chair of the Department of Accountancy and Business Law for more information.

The Lower Cape Fear Human Resources Scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior (minimum 12 hours). Recipients must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00, and strong preference will be given to students whose designated major is Human Resource Management. The recipient must have taken Human Resource Management and preference will be given to those who participate in the UNCW Human Resource Association.

The John Marts Memorial Scholarship was established through a provision in Dr. Marts’ will to assist a full-time student in the Cameron School of Business who is employed at least part-time during the majority of any year in which the award is received. Preference will be given to an accounting major with a GPA of at least 2.5.

The Jeff Manning Scholarship in Entrepreneurship was established by Mr. Manning, a business owner currently residing in New York City, and a member of the Entrepreneurship and Business Development Program’s first graduating class in 2007.  This recipient will be selected based on recognition from faculty as having demonstrated an “entrepreneurial spirit” or otherwise shown the willingness and capacity to own their own business.  This scholarship is to be awarded to juniors or seniors and the recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; it is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria.

The Herbert and Gina McKim Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. McKim to assist students who have majored in business at Cape Fear Community College and wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in business in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.

The New Hanover County Estate Planning Council Scholarship in Business was created by the Council to assist students pursuing a degree in the Cameron School of Business.

The Pearson and Patterson Group Scholarship in Business is an annual scholarship created by Chad Pearson and Paul Patterson to assist students in the Cameron School of Business who are majoring in economics, finance, management, accounting, or marketing. This is a merit scholarship with financial need being a secondary consideration and is to be awarded $500 per semester. It is renewable subject to academic performance.

The Matthew J. Raines Scholarship in Finance and Economics was created by Mr. Raines, a 2010 alumnus with a degree in Business Administration, in appreciation for the excellent education and faculty support he received as a student in the Cameron School of Business. The merit-based scholarship will assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The PNC Bank Honors Scholarship is valued at $2,500 annually and is designated for business majors attending the Cameron School of Business. It is a merit-based scholarship, with need as a secondary factor. Eligible recipients must be from regions in North Carolina served by PNC Bank.

The Robert and Jennifer Rippy Scholarship in Business is a merit-based scholarship created by Mr. and Mrs. Rippy to assist students who have majored in business at Cape Fear Community College and wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the Cameron School of Business.

The Kay Robinson Advancement of the Human Resource Profession Fund was established by the Lower Cape Fear Human Resource Association in honor of Ms. Robinson to provide education support for students majoring in Human Resource Management.

The Sage Island Scholarship in Business was established by the CEO of Sage Island to assist students in the Cameron School of Business.  Sage Island is an integrated marketing agency providing marketing strategy, graphic design, custom programming and Internet marketing, and we do it with an integrated approach that leverages the power and measurability of the Internet.

The Seahawk Vanguard Scholarship in Business was created by Mr. Todd Thibodeaux, a 1988 alumni of the Cameron School of Business and nationally recognized business executive in IT and consumer electronics industries. This scholarship will assist students interested in pursuing a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The David Andrew Seel Scholarship in Business was created by David and Elizabeth Seel in memory of their beloved son, Andy.  As an alumnus of UNCW, Andy received wonderful attention from his professors and an excellent education.

The William “Bill” Stanfield Scholarship in Business was established by Jessica Stanfield and Christi Pack in memory of Jessica’s father-in-law.  Mr. Stanfield willingly shared his business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit with Mrs. Stanfield and Mrs. Pack as they created and grew their business.  This merit scholarship is intended to assist a student majoring in the Entrepreneurship and Business Development Program and is renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the award criteria.

The Judy R. Tharp Scholarship in Business is a merit-based scholarship created by Ms. Tharp in recognition of her career in credit union administration and the advancement of women in business and industry. The scholarship is intended to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to pursue a degree offered by the Cameron School of Business.

The Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship was created by Wells Fargo Bank to assist UNCW in fulfilling its diversity goals as defined by its mission. It is awarded based on demonstrated academic ability to an undergraduate or graduate student who has been formally accepted into the Cameron School of Business. It may be renewed.

The Mary McDuffie Walker Scholarship was created by J. Elwood and Mary McDuffie Walker is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior in the Cameron School of Business who demonstrates scholastic ability and strong character.

The Gwendolyn V. “Cookie” Ward Family Scholarship was established by Michael W. Ward in honor of his wife. This merit scholarship is available to students in the Cameron School of Business.

The Michael W. Ward Family Scholarship is available for a student who has been accepted into the Cameron School of Business. Recipients are selected based on merit and demonstrated academic ability.

The Robert F. Warwick Accounting Scholarship was created by family and friends of Robert F. Warwick to honor his contributions to both UNCW and the accounting profession, and is intended to reward academic merit. The recipient must have been formally accepted into either the undergraduate accounting program or the MSA program within the Cameron School of Business. First preference is given to students who attended a New Hanover County high school. The award is disbursed half in the fall and half in the spring semester.

The William J. and Jacqueline S. Warwick Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Warwick. It is awarded to an in-state undergraduate or graduate student who has been formally accepted into the Cameron School of Business. Selection is based on demonstrated academic ability as evidenced by a minimum 3.30 GPA, with financial need as a secondary consideration. Preference is given to a recipient who continues to qualify for the scholarship until graduation.

The Harold W. Wells and Son International Business Scholarship was created by Harold and Ellen Wells. The recipient must have been accepted into one of the Cameron School of Business International Programs.

The Sally R. Wilkins Scholarship is awarded annually to a female student pursuing a business or professional career. Applicants must have clearly designed academic goals and be able to demonstrate financial need.

Watson College of Education Scholarships and Awards

Students may contact the Watson College of Education, Dean’s Office, for information regarding the following scholarships:

Alpha Delta Kappa Delta Chapter Education Scholarship was created by Alpha Delta Kappa Delta Chapter to assist students majoring in education in the Watson College of Education. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient should be a prospective teacher in good academic standing. Preference is given to a student in education at UNCW, preferably a junior or senior.

The James Ozborn Carr Scholarship was created by the children of Mr. Carr to express a commitment to higher education and in recognition of their father’s contribution to the people of southeastern North Carolina. It is awarded to students in the Watson College of Education. Character and leadership potential are factors in determining recipients. The scholarships are restricted to graduates of southeastern North Carolina high schools and are designed to attract and retain academically strong students.

The Gene and Kathryn Clontz Education Scholarship was created by Alex Hall and Maria Clontz Hall to be used in assisting students majoring in education in the Watson College of Education. This scholarship is a merit scholarship and is awarded at $500 annually.

The Ann Royer Corley Scholarship was created by Dr. Carol Chase Thomas, UNCW faculty member, in memory of her godmother. It is awarded to a student accepted into one of the education programs at the Watson College of Education to either an undergraduate or graduate student.

The Jewel and Joseph Cross Scholarship in Education is an annually funded scholarship created by Dr. Cathy Barlow in honor of her parents. This is a merit scholarship based on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement available to students accepted for admission to UNCW in either the licensure-only or Master of Arts in Teaching programs.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Chi Education Scholarship is a merit scholarship created by the Beta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma to assist students majoring in education at the Watson College of Education. The recipient should be a North Carolina resident and a prospective teacher with senior class standing and a GPA of 3.20 or higher, and is selected on demonstrated academic ability. Preference is given to a student from New Hanover County or southeastern North Carolina.

The Delta Kappa Gamma (Beta Phi Chapter) Scholarship is established by the Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma to assist a female student who has been accepted in the Watson College of Education. The scholarship is based on need and is renewable.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Theta Chapter) is intended to be a merit scholarship for students who have been accepted into the Watson College of Education and are preparing for a career in teaching.

The Barbara Beckwith Dobo Scholarship in Elementary Education was established by Barbara Beckwith Dobo in memory of her mother, Sabre Elizabeth Beckwith, and her grandmother, Rachel F. Beckwith. The recipient of this merit scholarship must be majoring in elementary education and maintain a GPA of at least 3.00.

The Isidro Carbajal Diversity Scholarship was created in honor of Isidro Carbajal, a dedicated teacher who supports the Hispanic/Latino community. It is a merit scholarship of $1,000 and is available to first generation students and North Carolina residents pursuing a degree to teach or help others in the Hispanic and Latino community.

The Herbert and Sylvia Fisher Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student accepted into the Watson College of Education who is preparing for a career in teaching with demonstrated academic ability. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher created the scholarship in appreciation for his education at Wilmington College.

The Kathryn Jason Scholarship is awarded to a student accepted into the Watson College of Education Teacher Preparation Program, and possesses demonstrated financial need, has graduated from a high school within Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender or Sampson Counties.

The Benjamin R. and Edith B. Graham Scholarship was established by Frederick B. Graham in memory of his father and mother to recognize and encourage academic excellence. Recipients shall be graduates of a southeastern North Carolina high school and enrolled in either Marine Biology or Education. The award is based on academic achievement with financial need being a secondary factor.

The Lee V. Landing Scholarships are awarded annually to elementary, middle school, or special education majors who have been accepted into the UNCW Watson College of Education. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement as first consideration with financial need a secondary factor.

The Annie Cummings Lassiter Scholarship in Education was established by Anne Lassiter Sessoms and Dr. H. Douglas Sessoms in honor of Anne’s mother, who was a teacher, a motivator, and an avid lover of literature. It is available to an in-state student with expressed interest in pursuing a degree in the Watson College of Education.

The Peggy and Jim Mahony Scholarship in Education is a merit scholarship, with financial need as a secondary consideration. It is available to either a graduate or undergraduate student pursuing a degree offered by the Watson College of Education. It is a $5,000 annual award.

The John “Bud” Marren Scholarship was established by Lowes Foods’ employees, customers, friends and family in memory of Bud Marren, a “learning disabled” man who taught his family about sacrifice, patience and endurance, and those who worked with him about work ethics, tenacity, and most importantly, kindness.  This scholarship is to assist students who wish to become teachers in special education.

The Dorothy P. Marshall Scholarship, created by Mrs. Marshall supports efforts to provide merit scholarships to deserving students in the Watson College of Education.

The Rory Elizabeth Michaelson Scholarship in Education was Rory’s mother and step-father, Susan and Bill Finley, to provide a lasting legacy for their daughter and to honor her dedication to teaching. The scholarship will be used to assist students committed to pursuing a degree or licensure offered by the Watson College of Education, who share Rory’s passion for teaching children – especially children with special needs and/or those coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Mueller Family Student Teaching Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mueller to support students pursuing a degree in education and accepted into the Watson College of Education. It is a merit based scholarship and preference will be given to a student who will be student teaching during the time of the award.

The North Carolina Sorosis Woman’s Club Education Scholarship is a merit scholarship. The recipient must be a Watson College of Education student who is in good academic standing, shows promise as a teacher, hopes to continue into a career of teaching, and should be of sophomore standing or higher. Preference is given to students from New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Onslow, Columbus, or Bladen Counties.

The Janis Norris Education Scholarship was created by Mrs. Norris, a long-time advocate and supporter of teacher education.  She attained her Master of Arts degree in Educational Supervision from the Watson College of Education in 1981.

The Progress Energy Education Scholarship (for Science and Math) was created by Progress Energy to promote teacher training in science and math. The recipient must be formally accepted into the Watson College of Education pursuing an education degree in either science or mathematics at the K-12 level. Selection is based on demonstrated academic achievement.

The Jay M. Robinson Scholars Program was created by friends of Dr. Robinson to perpetuate his memory and long service to North Carolina education at both the public school and university level. The recipient must have indicated a commitment to become a teacher or educational administrator in the state of North Carolina. Selection is made based upon demonstrated academic ability, with need as a second consideration. Recipients are known as Robinson Scholars.

The Elizabeth T. Shivar Scholarship was established by Mr. Michael B. Shivar in honor of his wife, who is a retired educator. It is awarded to a student enrolled in the Watson College of Education. This is a merit scholarship and the recipient is selected based on demonstrated academic ability. Financial need is considered in the selection process.

The Carole M. Sims Memorial Scholarship was created by Mr. David B. Sims through the Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina in memory of Carole M. Sims and is used to assist students majoring in education at the Watson College. This is a merit scholarship. The recipient is selected on demonstrated academic ability (with a minimum 3.00 GPA), and extra-curricular activity, with preference to a junior or senior who has not participated in study abroad. Interested applicants should provide the selection committee with a resume.

The Betty Holden Stike Scholarship is awarded to a student accepted into the Watson College of Education who shows promise of excellence in education and has demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

The Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship in Education is a need-based scholarship for undergraduate students who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to the final year of the program, or graduate students whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits.  Recipients must have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to their final year of study.

The Amy Stuart Scholarship in Education was created by Eddie Stuart to honor his wife, Amy, and her commitment to excellence in public education.

The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter Scholarship offers scholarships to students who have been accepted into the UNCW Watson College of Education. It is a merit scholarship and the recipients must have indicated a commitment to major in education.

The Donald R. Watson College of Education Scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into the Watson College of Education or as a UNCW Teaching Fellow. The award is based on merit.

Student Affairs Scholarships

The Martha M. Duncan Leadership Scholarship was created in memory of Mrs. Duncan to reward student leaders who have excelled in their work on behalf of an organization or university department. The recipient must have been a leader in a registered student organization and must have been devoted to the organization’s goals and ideals, and served as a role model for other students. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated community service, has displayed outstanding leadership potential, has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and is in good standing with the university.

The Margaret Walthour Lippitt Scholarship was created in her memory by her granddaughter, Margaret Lippitt Rorison. It is awarded to a student who has received the New Student Leader Award. Recipients are selected by the Leadership Center. For more information regarding the scholarship and application process including deadlines, contact the Center for Leadership and Education and Service.

Scholarships Awarded by Off-Campus Agencies

The following scholarships are awarded to UNCW students by off-campus agencies. Unless otherwise noted, completing the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) scholarship application online is necessary to be considered for these scholarships.

The Order of Isaac Bear Scholarship is offered yearly to a descendant of a full-time Wilmington College student who attended at any time between September 1947 and June 1969, or a descendant of a full-time faculty member who taught at any time between September 1947 and June 1969. The applicant must be a full-time junior, senior, or a graduate student at UNCW and have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to request an application for the Order of Isaac Bear Scholarship.

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship was established by the Theta Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for the purpose of increasing minority female enrollment. Students from high schools in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties and high schools of the current members in the sorority may apply. The recipient is selected based on the combination of proven academic achievement, community service, and school involvement.

The Italian Heritage Society of Cape Fear Scholarship shall solicit and receive applications from students who are interested in applying for this scholarship which is intended to recognize an Italian American student. The scholarship is merit based. Apply directly to the Italian Heritage Society of Cape Fear. Applications are available from the OSFA each fall.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 and the first loans available for the 2012-13 academic year. The loan provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas. FELS loan recipients must sign a promissory note that will require them to seek loan forgiveness through employment in an approved position or repay the loan in cash. Loan forgiveness is described in the FELS Rules. Generally, a loan for one academic year will be forgiven for one year of full-time employment. Loans will accrue interest at the rate of 8% per year from the date of the loan disbursement. Please log on to www.cfnc.org for more information.

The North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship is an annual nonrenewable scholarship awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. First preference goes to an applicant who is a son or daughter of any law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Second preference is given to a son or daughter of any sheriff or deputy sheriff who is deceased, retired, or currently active in N.C. law enforcement. Third preference is given to any N.C. resident criminal justice student who has financial need and demonstrates academic achievement. A 3.00 GPA is preferred for renewal. Applications are available from the OSFA each summer.

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is designed to identify talented students interested in teaching and to assist those students in becoming teachers by the award of scholarship/loans for four years of undergraduate study, repayable through the means of service. Award recipients receive annual awards up to $6,500 for each of their four college years subject to legislative appropriation. Consideration under this program is given to entering freshmen. Interested applicants should contact their high school guidance office in the beginning of their senior year.

The Beatrice Sharpless-Moore Scholarship is awarded by the managers of the Sharpless-Moore Foundation, and is designed to recognize African American students for their commitment to higher education and their community. This scholarship provides a non-renewable $1,000 support for the freshman year to students who have graduated from a New Hanover County high school, who have demonstrated academic excellence in their high school studies, with a minimum 3.00 GPA, and who have been active in their community. Contact Office of Admissions.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) International is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. Please review their web site for scholarship opportunities, Women helping women reach for the stars/P.E.O. International or contact their local chapter member Carol Moser at cvn3089@aol.com.

The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship is sponsored and awarded by Grow, a community service corporation for gay or lesbian students and includes in-state tuition, fees and a book stipend. Recipients must be actively involved in working for social/political change with the gay and lesbian community. A committee from Grow selects the recipients. For applications contact Grow, 341-11 S. College Road, Suite 182, Wilmington, NC 28403.

The Wilmington Kiwanis Club Scholarships are awarded annually to an entering freshman. The recipient must be a graduate of a public high school in New Hanover County. The scholarship is based on both academic ability and a demonstrated financial aid need. If satisfactory progress is made recipients may apply to have the scholarship renewed. Recipients are selected by the Wilmington Kiwanis Club. Contact the club at P.O. Box 7192, Wilmington, NC 28406.

The Wilmington Rotary Club, Cape Fear, Scholarship. Contact the club at P.O. Box 7192, Wilmington, NC 28406.

Employment

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), which is federally funded, provides part-time jobs on the UNCW campus or off campus with community service organizations, for students who have demonstrated financial need. To be eligible for Federal Work-Study, a student must be enrolled in a degree or teacher certification program and must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Students who submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are automatically considered.

The Institutional Work Program, also known as the Work Assistant Program, makes funds available for campus jobs for students regardless of financial status. These funds are allocated to departments with the selection of student work assistants determined by those departments. Students interested in the program should direct inquiries to the Career Services Office.

Off-Campus Employment is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. Part-time jobs, summer employment, internships and full-time opportunities are listed for students through the Career Services office, and are available through the internet in any UNCW computer lab or other computer with web access. Students seeking work experiences are encouraged to find work or volunteer experiences that will aid in their academic and career exploration.

Loans

Entrance and Exit Interviews. Students who receive a Federal Subsidized Direct Student Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Direct Student Loan, or Perkins Loan must complete a loan entrance interview prior to receiving the first disbursement of a loan.

Students who received a Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized Direct Student Loan or Perkins Loan must complete an exit interview prior to leaving UNCW. Exit interviews must be completed by students who withdraw or graduate.

Entrance and exit interviews may be completed on the web. There are links to both interviews on the UNCW Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web site at: http://www.uncw.edu/finaid/.

It is important that students who borrow Perkins and Direct Student loans realize that the loans require repayment, usually within 10 years after leaving school. Loan calculators are available at the interview web site demonstrating estimated loan payments and approximate income required to make payment.

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). PLUS loans may be secured to assist in covering educational costs. Parents may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. In determining eligibility, the credit worthiness of the borrower is of primary importance. Families should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to initiate the application process. If the parent is denied due to credit the student is eligible for additional unsubsidized funds.

Federal Direct Student Loans provide students with long-term, low-interest loans. All borrowers are required to complete the standard financial aid process to establish their eligibility based on financial need. Repayment of Federal Direct Student Loans begin six months after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time. There are a variety of repayment plans. A portion of the loan may be cancelled upon completion of employment under certain terms and conditions. Students who complete the FAFSA are automatically considered.

Subsidized Direct Student Loans are based on need as determined through the financial aid application process. Interest on the subsidized loan begins at the time of repayment.

Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans expand the Direct Loan Program for students who do not demonstrate need, as determined by federal guidelines. Interest is charged on the unsubsidized loan from the time of disbursement. Dependent students may borrow up to $5,500 as freshmen (no more than $3,500 of which is subsidized), $6,500 as sophomores (no more than $4,500 of which is subsidized), and $7,500 as juniors or seniors (no more than $5,500 of which is subsidized). Independent students may borrow up to an additional unsubsidized loan in the amount of $4,000 as freshmen or sophomores, and $5,000 as junior or seniors.

Federal Perkins Loans provide students with long-term, low-interest loans for educational expenses. Under this program students may borrow up to $4,000 per year and a total of $20,000 for undergraduate study. Repayment begins nine months after graduation or withdrawal from school, and the borrower may take up to 10 years to repay the loan. The interest rate is five percent and begins accruing nine months after graduation or withdrawal from school. All or part of the loan may be canceled for service in certain professions. Applicants must complete the regular financial aid process. To be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan, a student must be enrolled in a degree or certification program and must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Unlike the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, Federal Perkins Loan funds are limited and are usually awarded to early filers with the greatest need. Students who complete the FASFA are automatically considered.

Non-Federal Loans are often referred to as alternative loans because they represent an alternative to the federal loan programs. The Direct Student Loans and PLUS Loan generally provide more favorable terms and conditions than non-federal loans. For that reason, we strongly recommend students and their families first apply for federal loans using the FAFSA before considering non-federal loans. Non-federal loans may be helpful to students who need to borrow more than allowed under the federal loan programs and those students who are ineligible for federal loans. A very small percentage of students are ineligible for federal loans. The most common reason for this ineligibility is failure to meet UNCW’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

The Nursing Education Scholarship/Loan Program provides assistance to prospective North Carolina nurses. The recipient must be able to demonstrate need through the regular financial aid process. The program provides loans, which are canceled if the recipient practices full time in North Carolina after graduation. Applicants should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for specific information.

The William L. Anderson Barlow and Mellie Hill Barlow Fund provides interest-free loans to eligible candidates when repaid within 10 years after graduation or last enrollment in a degree program. Eligible candidates include priority consideration for full-time students who are orphans or raised in orphan-like conditions and who need financial assistance in securing a college education. Applicants from single-parent homes may also be considered as may other categories of students depending on the availability of funds. A separate application is required and may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

The Marshburn Nursing Loan Fund provides monies to nursing student/students identified by the dean of the School of Nursing as needing financial assistance to complete the program. The student would be eligible for a no-interest loan to complete their training. Repayment of the loan must be made within 24 months from the date student ceases enrollment at UNCW.

Veterans Educational Benefits

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) provides certification for educational benefits to veterans and/or their eligible dependents, enrolled at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The Veterans Services coordinator is concerned with the recruitment and retention of veterans at the university and ensuring they successfully complete their educational program. The OSFA assists students receiving educational benefits under Chapter 35 (Dependents), Chapter 32 (VEAP), Chapter 1606/1607 (reservists from all branches of the services, and Chapter 30 (individuals who served on active duty), Chapter 33 (Post 9-11), and transfer of Benefits (T.O.E.). Veterans who feel they have an entitlement should check with their local VA Office, the Regional Office in Atlanta (1-888-GIBill1) or the VA certifying official at their local educational institution. The veterans’ coordinator does not determine a student’s eligibility, but can assist a student with the process. You may also obtain information at www.gibill.va.gov.

Two exceptions to the above are:

  • A veteran who has a 20 percent or greater disability due to service connected cause(s) may be eligible for benefits under Chapter 31. Check with the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (1-800-827-1000).
  • Veterans who served on active duty prior to December 31, 1976 and with unbroken service between July 1, 1985 and June 30, 1988 may be eligible for a combination of benefits: the Vietnam era GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 34 and 30).

A goal of the OSFA is to assist students eligible for veterans’ benefits with counseling regarding their coursework and benefits while they work to successfully complete their desired educational objective within the guidelines of the North Carolina State Approving Agency. The monitoring of attendance, successful completion of courses and the pursuit of appropriate curricula are required. Services to veterans and dependents include referrals to peer and professional counseling, employment, community outreach services, tutorial services and special programs for educationally disadvantaged veterans.

All students receiving VA educational benefits are required to complete their class schedules each semester and to ensure prompt and timely correspondence between UNCW and the Veterans Administration. Veterans/dependents should make an appointment with the Veterans Services coordinator if they need personal counseling regarding their financial aid/VA benefits. Changes in the veteran’s course of study must be cleared with the Veterans Services coordinator to ensure continuation of benefits. For further information about veteran benefits and eligibility requirements, students should contact the Veterans Services coordinator at (910) 962-3177, Fax (910) 962-3851 or e-mail to: veterans@uncw.edu.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid Eligibility

The Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid (Undergraduate Students)

Federal Regulations require UNCW to establish Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in the following three areas: cumulative GPA (qualitative), hours earned (quantitative), maximum time limit.

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is responsible for establishing SAP standards and monitoring students’ progress at UNCW.

Financial aid recipients must maintain satisfactory progress in all three areas whether or not aid was received in the past. This requirement applies to all financial aid applicants and assesses all students equally, regardless of enrollment hour status (full-time, part-time, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to stay informed of UNCW’s SAP standards and to monitor their own progress. Graduate students should see SAP in the graduate catalogue.

Financial Aid Programs Affected by This Policy: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and Federal Work-Study. This also includes North Carolina’s State Scholarship and Grant Programs and UNCW’s scholarship and grant programs.

Frequency of Evaluation: Financial aid satisfactory academic progress is monitored at the conclusion of each semester or at the time the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) record is received by UNCW. If a student is academically suspended between monitoring periods, the student’s eligibility for financial aid is suspended and must be reassessed by OSFA at the time the student is readmitted to UNCW.

 SAP Warning.  Students who do not meet SAP for the first time are given an automatic warning and do not need to appeal.  Academic progress is checked at the end of each semester.  If the student meets academic progress at the end of the following semester no action needs to be taken.  If the student is not making academic progress at the end of the following semester, they are ineligible for financial aid.  The student may appeal submitting documentation explaining the reason for their failure to meet academic progress.  If the appeal is approved, the student may be required to submit an academic plan and sign a contract.  In the event the appeal is not approved, the student is responsible for institutional charges.

Reinstatement of Eligibility: Eligibility may be regained only by remedying all deficiencies (except the maximum time limit). In rare cases, exceptions are granted through a formal appeal (See Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility and Appeals sections).

  1. Qualitative Measure Defined (Cumulative GPA)

    The qualitative measure can be summarized as a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) measured at the end of each semester. Financial aid is suspended if the qualitative measurement is not met. The minimum GPA required may be found within the Minimum Cumulative GPA Required for Financial Aid chart that follows.

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA REQUIRED FOR FINANCIAL AID


Total Quality Hours Plus Transfer Hours


Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)


1 – 45
46 or more

1.75
2.00
   
  1. Quantitative Measure Defined: (Hours Earned Compared to Hours Attempted)
    • To earn hours at UNCW, one must receive a grade of A, B, C, or D (including “+” or “-“). All other grades, including F, I, W, WE, WF, WP, Z or AU do not earn hours.
    • Classes from which a student withdraws after the drop/add period count as attempted but not earned hours. Therefore, withdrawing from classes after the drop/add period negatively affects students’ ability to satisfy the hours earned standard. (Also see Policy on Return of Title IV Funds)
    • Financial aid recipients should report grade changes to the OSFA in order to reassess financial aid eligibility.
    • When students repeat a course, the total attempted hours increase with each repeat, but the student may only earn hours for each successfully completed course once. Therefore, repeating courses may negatively affect students’ ability to meet the SAP standard and complete 75 percent of attempted hours. (Also see Repeating Courses using Financial Aid).
    • Audited hours (AU) do not count toward graduation and students may not receive financial aid for audited courses.
    • Accepted transfer credit counts as both attempted and earned hours, BUT are only used to calculate maximum timeframe to complete the student’s program/degree.

  2. The quantitative measure for all students can be summarized as the total number of credit hours successfully completed divided by the total number of credit hours actually attempted. This includes grades of A, B, C, D, F, I, IP, W, WE, WF, NR, Z and P.

    Students must complete 67 percent of all attempted hours, including transfer hours.

    It is recommended students attempt to earn at least 31 hours per academic year in order to graduate in four years.

    For financial aid purposes, the following definitions and conditions apply:
  3. Maximum Time Limit
    A student is expected to complete a degree/certificate program within a prescribed time frame. There are maximum total accumulated attempted credit hour time frame restrictions to receiving financial aid. Financial aid is suspended if the maximum time frame for the student’s program is exceeded.

    The longer a student stays in school, the more likely the chances of not meeting the satisfactory academic progress policy because of maximum time limit.

    To remain eligible for federal financial aid, undergraduate students must complete their degree requirements within 150 percent of the published length of their academic program. At UNCW, this means that students in programs requiring 124 hours for graduation are eligible for financial aid during the first 186 attempted hours as an undergraduate. All attempted hours are counted, including transfer hours, whether or not financial aid was received, or the course work was successfully completed. This also applies to students admitted under the five-year rule since their attempted hours include hours attempted during prior enrollment. Students who are attempting a double major are still required to complete one of the degrees within 186 hours. State of North Carolina and UNCW institutional aid is no longer available when the student has attempted 140 hours and the state surcharge is imposed.

Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid eligibility may be regained by eliminating all satisfactory academic progress deficiencies (at the student’s expense) until the requirements of this policy are met, or by appealing their satisfactory academic progress status. The sections following describe the areas a student is required to remedy in order to regain financial aid eligibility. Students who do not enroll for a semester, or pay for school at their own expense, do not automatically qualify to receive financial aid in a subsequent semester. The terms and conditions of the Satisfactory Academic Policy must be met.

  1. Cumulative GPA’s can only be brought up by class attendance at UNCW or UNCW off-campus programs where UNCW credit is earned.
  2. Hours Earned deficiencies may be made up by successfully completing coursework at UNCW or at another institution. However, students who are enrolling elsewhere must complete the Transient Study Form and have the coursework approved by UNCW prior to enrolling in the other institution. After transient study coursework has been successfully completed, students must provide an academic transcript to the UNCW Registrar’s Office.

    Once students are in compliance with all three standards, they must notify the OSFA in writing to request an evaluation of eligibility. This process cannot be completed until all grades and hours are posted to the student’s official record at UNCW. No financial aid award is calculated until after the review process is complete. Evaluation cannot occur until after changes are due for the upcoming term; therefore, an award letter or deferment of charges may not be available for the semester the student regains eligibility. The student should make other arrangements to pay for tuition, fees, room, board, and all other expenses.
  3. Maximum Time Frame: Once the time limit has been exceeded, aid eligibility ends, even if the student is in compliance with the other two standards. An appeal including degree audit and documentation of all outstanding required classes is needed to pursue an extension to the Maximum Time requirement.

Appeals

Federal regulations allow for certain cases in which the school may waive the standards. Appeals for the waiver may be considered if a student’s failure to comply with one or more areas of Satisfactory Academic Progress is due to events beyond the student’s control, such as a student’s extended illness, serious illness or death in the immediate family or other significant life experience that impacted the student’s emotional and/or physical health, and if such mitigating circumstances can be appropriately documented for the specific term(s) in which the deficiency occurred. Eligibility may be regained by appeal. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to obtain a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form. SAP appeals are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Appeals Procedure. Appeals (professional judgment) are the only mechanism available to correct unresolved SAP deficiencies. All appeals shall be documented using the current form.

Some appeals may be approved for a probationary term. If this is the case, the student is required to sign an academic plan contract that specifies conditions necessary to be eligible for the following term. These conditions may include:

  • Minimum GPA requirement;
  • A minimum number of hours to be taken; and/or
  • Corrective measures to enhance a student’s success.

The academic plan contract states the consequences of failure to meet those requirements.

SAP Appeals Committee. Student appeals for reinstatement of financial aid eligibility are reviewed by an appeals committee. The student does not meet with the appeals committee. All correspondence with the student is conducted by mail. The appeals committee is the final authority in determining whether financial aid is extended or denied a student. The committee communicates its decision to the student by mail and e-mail. The committee’s decision can be appealed to the Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Repeating Coursework using Financial Aid Funds
A student wishing to repeat a course in which a passing grade has previously been earned may do so only one time using financial aid funds.  Any subsequent repeats after the first will result in that course not counting toward the total enrollment status of the student when financial aid is disbursed. 

Summer School Financial Aid

Summer term is considered a trailer for financial aid purposes. Students are able to use any remaining financial aid eligibility from the 2012-2013 academic year to assist with summer expenses based on enrollment in the summer term. A summer financial aid application is available on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) web site in early April each year. Students are encouraged to file the 2012-13 FAFSA to determine the most beneficial award for summer term.

In order to have financial aid applied to the student account and receive a refund in the first session of summer, the student must be registered for six hours during summer session I. A refund of aid will not be available until the student has begun attending a minimum of six hours during the summer. For example, if the student is registered for three hours summer session I and three hours summer session II, a refund of financial aid funds will not be available until the beginning of summer session II when the student begins attending the full six hours.

Classes can be held until summer session II aid is applied to the student account. Students are responsible for book money and living expenses until summer II classes start at the end of June.

Policy on Return of Title IV Funds

Federal financial aid funds are awarded with the expectation that students will complete the entire period of enrollment. Students “earn” a percentage of the funds they are disbursed with each day of class attendance. When a student who has received federal financial aid funds (Title IV Funds) leaves school before the end of the semester or period of enrollment, federal law requires UNCW to calculate the percentage and amount of “unearned” financial aid funds that must be returned to the federal government. Once a student has completed more than 60% of the enrollment period, students are considered to have earned all funding received. This calculation may have the effect of requiring the student to repay funds that have already been disbursed to the student. Students are encouraged to meet with their financial aid counselor prior to making the decision to withdraw from school.

North Carolina state grant funds are also provided to assist students with the cost of attendance based on the assumption that the student will attend college for the entire term for which the funds are awarded.  When a student withdraws before the end of the term, an institution must determine how much, if any, state grant funds must be returned.  The amount an institution must return depends on when the student withdraws.