In the 1940s, cities across the United States experienced an acute need for workforce expertise to meet marketplace demands sparked by World War II technologies. UNC Charlotte – first known as Charlotte College – is among the universities founded in metropolitan areas for that purpose. We have grown to be the third-largest undergraduate enrollment of the 17 institutions in the UNC System and is the largest institution in the Charlotte region. Through discovery, learning and collaboration we maintain a commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social needs of the Charlotte community and beyond.
UNC Charlotte awards more than 1,600 scholarships each year to incoming freshman, transfer, undergraduate, and graduate students with outstanding academic accomplishments and demonstrated financial need. There are two categories of UNC Charlotte scholarships: merit-based and need-based scholarships. While both recognize the highest-achieving applicants, merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic, artistic, or athletic achievements, while need-based scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA. Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the coaches of the particular athletic program.