Dates and Deadlines

Late Oct. - NinerScholars Portal Opens for Applications
Feb 15 - Freshmen Only Scholarship Applications Due
Apr 1 - Freshmen, Continuing & Nontraditional Student Scholarship Applications Due
Jul 30 - Transfer & Reentry Student Scholarship Applications Due
  • New freshmen and transfer students must be accepted and activate their NinerNET account before they can login to NinerScholars.
  • Students admitted for the spring term 2023 must wait until classes start in January to login to the NinerScholars Portal.
  • Most scholarships are awarded in April and May for the following academic year.

August 1, 2022

  • Admission application opens.
  • Applying for admission does not automatically qualify you for scholarships. For scholarship eligibility, you must apply in the NinerScholars portal.
  • Students must be accepted to UNC Charlotte before they can apply for scholarships.

Late October

  • Scholarship application opens in NinerScholars Portal.

January 1, 2023

  • FAFSA Early Notification Deadline. If you submit your FAFSA and all required documents by January 1, you will receive your financial aid offer notification by March 15.
  • For maximum consideration for need-based scholarship eligibility, submit your FAFSA by January 1.

January 9

  • Students admitted for the spring term may now apply for scholarships.

February 15

  • Early Action deadline for a select offering of scholarships open exclusively to incoming freshmen.
  • Some scholarships open to freshmen and continuing students have a Regular Action deadline of April 1.
  • Be sure you have submitted all letters of recommendation, essays, or other documentation by the stated deadline.

April 1

  • Regular Action deadline for scholarships open to freshmen, continuing and nontraditional students.
  • Regular Action deadline for most graduate level scholarships administered by The Graduate School or Graduate Programs. [Click here for a list of these scholarships]
  • Be sure you have submitted all letters of recommendation, essays, or other documentation by the stated deadline.


  • Most scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year are awarded.
  • Check the NinerScholars Portal and University Scholarship Office website for specific deadlines and status updates.

July 30

  • Deadline for scholarships open to most transfer and reentry students.