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Honors College

In the last decade, Honors College enrollment has increased 100% and we are so proud to recruit, nurture and retain world-class, diverse undergraduates for UNC Charlotte. However, approximately half of the 200+ Honors College students who joined us this year have unmet financial need. Often, these students cannot take full advantage of Honors College co-curricular experiences.

Support from alumni and friends like you can help us lift up the next generation of honors scholars.

Up for the Challenge? 

Calling all alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of UNC Charlotte's Honors College! The Advisory Board has issued a challenge to reach 49 gifts during the 49 hours of #NinerNationGives to unlock their generous $4,900 reward. Give now to any Honors College fund to help reach the goal!

Honors College Endowed Fund

Provides growth experiences to Honors College students such as attending the annual National Collegiate Honors Conference, funding professional development workshops, supporting community-building activities and hands-on, local experiential learning beyond the traditional classroom.

Honors Study Abroad

Assists in providing life-changing study abroad experiences for Honors College students that leave a lasting, positive personal and professional impact.  

Honors Scholarships

Eases the financial burden of college and allows Honors Niners to focus on academic achievement and pursuing developmental opportunities.

See what our students and alumni say:

“The Honors College has allowed me to deepen my education through different immersive experiences that allow me to explore learning beyond the classroom. I've also connected with highly motivated students and amazing faculty who are very supportive of everyone’s individual goals.” - Donna Thompson, ‘23

“The Honors College provides me the opportunity to fully immerse myself in the college experience by embracing challenges through academic, professional, and creative activities.” - Bryan Lopez Villanueva, ‘24

“The Honors College offers diverse opportunities and encourages students to be more than just academics. During my time there, I was able to collaborate with peers to solve real world problems in the Video and Image Analysis Research Lab, study abroad in Israel and Japan, and even take on leadership roles within the University Honors Program.” – Joshua Sun, ‘20

It Takes a Nation! 250 scholarship gifts have unlocked the first $25,000 reward from Members of the Foundation Board and friends of UNC Charlotte. Stay tuned to see what happens next!
250 / 250 Gifts
THANK YOU: Support Scholarships Challenge
Thank you Niner Nation - your generous support of scholarships during #NinerNationGives has unlocked the last $50,000 prize from UNC Charlotte Foundation Board members and friends. Their generous scholarship report now exceeds $100,000, truly helping to build a better Charlotte. It takes a nation!
Congratulations! The area with the most unique gifts in the last 49 minutes of #NinerNationGives was the Atkins Library, unlocking Gene '73 and Vickie '72, '81 Johnson's final $4,900 prize. Thank you all who supported!
2:1 Student Match Challenge
Hey Niner Students! Alumni couple Gene '73 and Vickie '71, '82 Johnson are challenging the Nation to DOUBLE their impact by matching all student gifts 2:1 during #NinerNationGives! That means for every $10 gift from a student, Gene will give $20!
$6,447 MATCHED
Instagram: "Tap In" to the Challenge
Thank you for "tapping in" to the challenge on Instagram and sharing your Niner Pride! Amy Jolly Kennedy's '10 $490 bonus has been unlocked thanks to the many Niners that spread the word about #NinerNationGives through their favorite Charlotte memories.
Ambassador POWER HOUR Dollar Challenge
Shout out to alumnus John Iafrate, A.K.A. "Frate," '02 for being the #NNG ambassador to secure the most dollars during the power hour! You've unlocked Gene '73 and Vickie's '72, '81 $1,000 bonus gift to the fund of your choice. Thank you!
Greek Chapter Leaderboard
Hey UNC Charlotte Greeks! Let's see which Greek Organization can get the most donations during the 49 hours of #NinerNationGives!
Greek Organization
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Kappa Delta 118
2 Alpha Chi Omega 95
3 Phi Delta Theta 75
4 Kappa Alpha Theta 74
5 Delta Sigma Phi 64
6 Kappa Alpha Order 40
7 Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority 24
8 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 21
9 Pi Kappa Phi 18
10 Kappa Alpha Psi 18
11 Lambda Chi Alpha 14
12 Alpha Epsilon Pi 14
13 Chi Omega 11
14 Alpha Delta Pi 9
15 Chi Phi 8
*NEW* Support Scholarships Challenge!
You did it AGAIN, Niner Nation! 250 more scholarship gifts have unlocked the second $25,000 prize from our Foundation Board and friends of UNC Charlotte! Thank you!
250 / 250 Gifts
Chancellor Gaber's Student Giving Challenge
THANK YOU, NINER STUDENT BODY! 900 gifts from Charlotte students have unlocked Chancellor Gaber's generous gift in support of areas of greatest need on our campus. It Takes a Nation to build a better Charlotte!
900 / 900 Gifts
'Beat Last Year' Leaderboard
The top three areas who have the largest percentage increase of from last year will receive bonus money! The academic school, college, department or program with the largest improvement will receive $3,000. The area with the second largest improvement will receive $2,000 and the third largest improvement will receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $3,000 Student Affairs +111.30% 991
goal: 469
2 $2,000 The Graduate School +91.89% 71
goal: 37
3 $1,000 Honors College +67.65% 57
goal: 34
4 Cato College of Education +30.72% 200
goal: 153
5 Alumni Engagement +21.18% 246
goal: 203
Provost Bertone's Faculty & Staff Challenge
THANK YOU to all Faculty and Staff that have made a #NinerNationGives gift, 500 of Charlotte's very own have unlocked Provost Bertone's $1,000 reward for the Faculty Development Fund!
500 / 500 Donors
Ambassador POWER HOUR Gift Challenge
Shout out to alumnus Zacch Estrada-Petersen '05 for being the #NNG ambassador to secure the most gifts during our power hour! You've unlocked Gene '73 and Vickie's '72, '81 bonus $1,000 for the fund of your choice. Thank you!
#NinerNationGives MAP Challenge
WE DID IT! It took a Nation and the #NinerNationGives map challenge has officially unlocked, securing the $500 reward from Jolly/Kennedy crew and Outsiders Co. Thank you Niners!
Honors College Challenge
Thank you for supporting the Honors College! It Takes A Nation to build the future of Charlotte during #NinerNationGives!
49 / 49 Gifts
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