Merit Scholarships

Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program 

Albert Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen majoring in Engineering. Albert Scholars are members of the University Honors Program.

  • 4-Year Scholarship package valued at approximately $21,500 per year
  • $6,000 professional development stipend for summer research or internship
  • Participation in the Engineering Leadership Academy
  • Opportunities for research and professional development

Read Article: Albert Scholarship Seeks to Develop Engineering Leaders

Freeman Scholarship

The Freeman Scholarship is designed to alleviate the burden of tuition and fees of deserving students and their families who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and qualify as Pell-eligible. It is renewable for 3 years and requires membership in one of the multi-year honors programs within the Honors College.

Johnson Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship is designed to alleviate the burden of tuition and fees of deserving students and their families who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA, and land above the Pell or other federal grant eligibility level. It is renewable for 3 years and requires membership in one of the multi-year honors programs within the Honors College. 

Martin Scholars Program 

Martin Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and continuing students in any major who are Pell-eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero. Martin Scholars must be members of an honors program or plan to join one. 

  • Award equal to student’s unmet financial need, up to full cost of attendance
  • Support for study abroad and internships 
  • Support of a Martin Faculty mentor

Al Maisto Honors College Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to full-time, undergraduate honors students who exhibit exemplary academic performance, citizenship, and service to their honors program and/or the Honors College. Students apply in the Spring. Award amount:  $1,000.


Delbridge E. Narron Scholarship

This scholarship was established to recognize and support students pursuing study within the University Honors Program and/or disciplinary honors programs. Recipient must present evidence of character as demonstrated through his or her involvement in community service work or reasonably similar extracurricular activities; recipient must present evidence of a commitment to learning, an open mind, and an acceptance of diverse cultures, genders and sexual orientations. Applicants must be full-time students in the University Honors Program and/or a departmental honors program. Financial need may be taken into consideration but is not a criterion for eligibility. Students apply in the spring. Award amount: $2,000. Award is renewable, but student must re-apply. 


Delbridge E. Narron Travel Scholarship

This fund supports travel outside the United States for the Delbridge E. Narron Scholarship recipient. In the event that Delbridge E. Narron Scholarship recipient does not plan to travel abroad, other rising junior or rising senior honors students may be awarded these funds. Recipient is encouraged to enroll in a formal study abroad program where college credit is earned; this is not, however, a requirement for the use of these funds. Students apply in the spring. Award amount: $2,000.


Alumni Association Scholarships

While not restricted to honors students, the Alumni Association Scholarships give preference to students in an honors program. 

These scholarships are awarded to UNC Charlotte undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary school spirit through academic success, participation in University activities, campus leadership, and service to the University and/or the general community.

Criteria: Applicants must be full-time students currently enrolled at UNC Charlotte who meet the following requirements:

  • A strong record of on or off campus community service
  • Demonstrated campus leadership
  • An earned grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
  • Participation in a UNC Charlotte honors program is desirable, but not required


*For more information about the scholarship requirements and process, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 704-687-7799 or


While not administered by the Honors College, the following scholars benefit from access to Honors College academic courses and programming:

Levine Scholars Program 

The Levine Scholarships are available to freshmen in any major who have a demonstrated commitment to academic achievement and civic engagement. 

  • 4-Year Scholarship packages include:
    • $105,000 four-year in-state tuition
    • $155,000 four-year out-of-state tuition
  • $8,000 service grant
  • Four summer experiences
  • Personalized mentorship

Teaching Fellows 

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program provides up to $8,250 a year in forgivable loans to students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. Cato College of Education faculty are national leaders in the special education and STEM fields. Join our team of dynamic faculty and vibrant student population as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, and start your journey towards a rewarding career as an educator.

Who Can Apply?
  • North Carolina high school seniors
  • Transfer students
  • Current UNC Charlotte students who want to transition to teacher education
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in a different field who want to pursue teacher licensure