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Students applying to UNC Charlotte as new freshmen or new transfer students are considered incoming students until they begin attending classes at the university. Even after a new freshman or transfer student is admitted (accepted) and submits their Intent to Enroll, they should continue to login to NinerScholars using the Incoming freshmen or Incoming transfer student button (as applicable) until they begin classes at UNC Charlotte. 

Incoming freshmen or transfer students starting in the spring semester should wait until they actually begin attending classes in January before logging into NinerScholars. At that time, they should click the Current undergraduate student or Current graduate student login button (as applicable) and enter their NinerNET credentials to login.

Academic information such as major, GPA, or enrollment status, and personal information such as ethnicity or citizenship are entered into your NinerScholars Profile directly from the UNC Charlotte student information system (Banner). If you find information is missing or incorrect, contact the University Scholarship Office by calling 704-687-5871 or emailing scholarships@uncc.edu.

In the event that your phone number or address is incorrect in your Profile, you can update this information by visiting My UNC Charlotte and clicking on Banner Self Service. 

First semester students at UNC Charlotte do not have an established GPA at the University. 

Not having an established GPA will affect the number of scholarships that you are matched with as many scholarships require an established GPA to apply.

If you are a new student entering UNC Charlotte for the spring semester, your GPA will be established at the end of the spring semester. Your first opportunity to be matched with scholarships with a GPA requirement will be during the following academic year application cycle.

Logging in

If you are unable to log in, please read the information below, and be sure to follow all instructions on the appropriate log in screen carefully. Prospective students who have not yet applied to UNC Charlotte will be able to log in using the below instructions once they submit their application and it has been received by Admissions.
 
  • Incoming Freshmen use the Incoming Freshmen login bar and your Future49er credentials (the credentials you used to log into the Admissions application portal). If you cannot recall your Future 49er password, reset here   
  • Incoming Transfer Students* use the Incoming Transfer Student login bar and your Future49er credentials (the credentials you used to log into the Admissions application portal)
  • Current Undergraduate Students use the Current Undergraduate Student login bar and your NinerNET credentials 
  • Incoming Readmit students use the Incoming Readmit Student login bar and your NinerNET credentials  
  • Incoming Graduate Students use the New Graduate School Applicants login bar and your mygradschool.uncc.edu credentials. If you cannot recall your mygradschool password, reset here
  • Current Graduate Students use the Current Graduate Students login bar and and your NinerNET credentials

*If you have applied for spring admission, please wait until you start classes in January to log in to NinerScholars. Then log in using the Current Student login bar and your NinerNET credentials

Please note - for scholarship application purposes, incoming students who have been admitted to UNC Charlotte should still use the same incoming student login bar and credentials they used for their admissions portal, even after they have been admitted to UNC Charlotte.
 
Please call our office at 704-687-5871:
 
  • If  you receive an error message
  • If you receive a message stating that a scholarship profile has already been established
  • If you are an Early Entry UNC Charlotte Graduate Student 

Applying

Yes. Institutional scholarships at UNC Charlotte are awarded annually and therefore require an annual application be submitted through the NinerScholars Portal that reflects a student’s current class, GPA, major, etc. Student scholarship profiles and application materials do not carry over from one year to the next. Students who complete a profile and complete application materials one year, but do not re-apply during the open application period the following year, will not be considered for current year scholarships.

Log in to the NinerScholars Portal and create your scholarship profile. 

NinerScholars will automatically match you to the scholarships you’re eligible to apply for. Review the scholarship criteria and required application materials to determine which scholarships you’d like to apply for. Once you’ve submitted all required application materials for a specific scholarship, the application status moves to Complete, and your application will be reviewed for the scholarship.

It may take up to a week for the Admissions Office to review your transcript and enter your high school GPA into the student information system. To allow students to apply for scholarships as soon as possible, NinerScholars allows students to "self-report" their GPA. The GPA entered in this field is temporarily used to match you with scholarship opportunities and will be replaced with the GPA determined by the Admissions Office review. 

You can begin building your scholarship profile as soon as you submit your UNC Charlotte Admissions application. You do not need to wait for an admission decision to access the NinerScholars Portal

Students interested in applying to a University wide merit scholarship program, such as the Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program or Martin Scholars Program, or students applying for admission to the Honors College or other honors programs, should sign in as early as possible. These programs often have a deadline of December 1st each year. Most other scholarships have a deadline in the spring semester for awards that will be made the following fall. 

No. All students must apply for scholarships through the NinerScholars Portal separate of the Admissions application. A completed admissions application is not used to determine scholarship awards.

No. All applications completed prior to the deadline are given equal consideration, regardless of how early they were submitted.

Notification/Awarding

It is not the practice of UNC Charlotte to award scholarships to graduating students who will no longer be enrolled at the time of the award. There are a few exceptions, and in these cases the criteria clearly indicate graduating seniors are eligible. All other applications submitted by students who have applied for graduation during the current academic year will be removed from the NinerScholars Portal prior to departmental review, and will not be considered. 

The only exception to this guideline is if you are graduating, and plan to attend graduate program at UNC Charlotte in the next academic year. If this is your case, please contact our office so we can help you get started. 

View this page for instructions on how to make sure the scholarship you earned is posted directly to your student account.

Award announcements are made during the Spring or Summer-I semester. Since scholarship applications are reviewed by different departments at different times, award announcements will vary, but should not be more than 90 days after the application deadline. Students offered a scholarship will receive an email from the University Scholarship Office instructing them to login to the NinerScholars Portal to review and accept the award offer and terms. Students must accept any scholarship offer in the NinerScholars Portal before the award will process to their student account. Students can also check the status of their applications on their Dashboard or the Status column in the matched scholarship screen in NinerScholars. Students who are awarded a scholarship will see the award amount appear on their student account ten days prior to the first day of class.

If you received a UNC Charlotte institutional scholarship that requires a minimum GPA in order for it to renew each year, you are expected to earn the minimum GPA requirement for the spring 2020 semester, 2019-20 academic year, or cumulative GPA (which includes your grades during the spring 2020 semester). Your grades are reviewed at the end of each academic year to determine if you are eligible to continue to receive your scholarship for the next year. 

  • Courses selected for Pass/No Credit in Spring 2020 will have no impact on your Spring semester GPA or overall cumulative GPA. Refer to this Exception to UNC Charlotte Academic Policy and Procedure: Grading to learn more. 
  • If you do not meet the minimum required GPA, you will be placed on scholarship probation for one academic year, but you will still receive your scholarship for the probation year.  After the probation year, your grades will be reviewed. If your GPA is not at the minimum required level by the end of the Spring 2022 semester, your scholarship may be withdrawn.
By August 1, 2020, you will be notified by email if your scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year will be renewed or withdrawn. If you are offered a renewal scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year, you must accept your scholarship offer in the NinerScholars Portal in order for payment to process to your student account.
 
Levine Scholars should contact the Levine Scholars Program Office directly for information specific to renewal of their scholarship. Recipients of the Crown, Freeman, Johnson, Martin, or Albert Engineering Scholarship should contact the Honors College directly for specific renewal information. Students awarded a scholarship by an organization outside UNC Charlotte, which contains a GPA requirement for renewal, may contact the awarding organization directly with any questions.

Faculty and/or staff within each department, office, or college review student applications and select recipients for the scholarships that they administer. Some general scholarships are administered by the University Scholarship Office and the Financial Aid Office.

References

To reduce the burden on students and their references, once a letter of recommendation is submitted by a reference, this letter is used for all scholarships which require that type of recommendation. However, since you may apply for scholarships with different application deadlines, we cannot communicate a specific deadline to your references. It is your responsibility to make sure the specific type of recommendation letter is received by the application deadline for the scholarship requiring that recommendation type. The University Scholarship office strongly encourages all students to communicate often with their references, and ask that the recommendation letter be submitted as soon as possible to ensure it is considered with your application.

Contact Information

Please contact the University Scholarship Office by calling 704-687-5871 or emailing scholarships@uncc.edu and we can provide you with general information about the process.

If you are seeking specific information about your student’s application(s), please check with your student to see if they will grant you guest access to their student records.

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the University is not able to share specific student information to any individual who has not been granted guest access permissions.

To learn more about guest access, or if your student would like to grant you guest access, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Guest Access Portal and FERPA webpage.

Outside Scholarships

 If you received a scholarship check awarded by an external organization, submit the check to Niner Central so the funds can be deposited into your university student account. You must endorse any check that is made payable to you and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Information for scholarship donors

In order for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to process scholarship checks most efficiently we kindly ask that you follow the guidelines below.

  • Make scholarship checks payable solely to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Do not make checks payable to the student or to the university the student. This causes unnecessary delays in processing and disbursement of scholarships.
     
  • Include a letter containing the following information with each check:
    • student's name
    • student's university student ID, home address, and date of birth
       
  • Send scholarship checks with the information cited above to:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Office of the Bursar
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001

External scholarships are opportunities created by private companies and organizations that are shared directly with the University and have an application and award process unrelated to the NinerScholars Portal. The University Scholarship Office investigates each external scholarship opportunity, and posts qualifying scholarships to a Google Spreadsheet that makes it easier for students to manage.

Learn more about external scholarships in our blog: