Annual & Endowed Scholarships

Why support scholarships?

UNCW’s national reputation for academic excellence inspires the best and brightest students to apply, but they may receive substantial scholarships from other universities that far exceed the merit awards UNCW can provide. To compete with the best universities in the nation, donors like you have established scholarship funds to assist high-quality, dedicated and creative students.


Help UNCW Compete for the Best and Brightest Students

These scholarships rank among the most prestigious the university offers and promise to make the UNCW experience affordable and accessible for all students who excel.

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Create a Permanent Legacy of Philanthropic Support

Gifts to establish or improve scholarships at UNCW are an investment in the long-term success of our brightest students and their potential to change the world. We hope you share our commitment to equpping our graduates to give flight to imagination.

Any gift amount can be applied to an existing scholarship, however you can also create your own named scholarship as a memorial or a way to honor an individual, organization, corporation or foundation.

Endowed Scholarships
  • Remain in perpetuity
  • Only award the income
Annual Scholarships
  • Remain active with support from annual gifts

70% of students rely on financial assistance. Will you join hundreds of other donors who help our students?

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Select a scholarship to support:

A UNCW education should be an option for any qualified student, and donor-funded scholarships allow many to have a complete experience while being rewarded for their hard work.

Thanks to our donors who support scholarships, over 600 awards are made each academic year. We are proud of the difference these awards make for our students.

View all donor-funded scholarships

View endowment information

To speak with someone about how you can support scholarships or create your own, please contact:

Tim McClain
Director, Legacy Gift Planning
(910) 962.3214