graduation capEngineering scholarships at UNC Asheville are merit-based and are intended to recognize significant academic achievement by students actively following one of NC State’s engineering curricula. These curricula include the joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in Mechatronics and those of the  2+2 Transfer Program.

Submit your scholarship application by April 15 to be considered for an award in the upcoming year.


Scholarship Sources

The following organizations have generously supported engineering programs on the UNC Asheville campus:


American Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society for Quality Control (now American Society for Quality), Dave Steel Company (Preference for students pursuing Civil or Environmental engineering.), Eaton Corporation, Meritor, Boeing Corporation


To be eligible for an engineering scholarship, a student must plan to be enrolled full time at UNC Asheville (at least 12 credits per semester) and must follow an approved NC State engineering curriculum (Two-plus-Two or Joint BSE-Mechatronics).

One general application allows a student to be considered for all appropriate engineering scholarships.

Continuing UNC Asheville students may apply for scholarships. Continuing students must earn a 3.0 GPA in the current semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

Application Process

Fill out the Scholarship Application form and submit it to the address indicated by April 15 to be considered for an award in the upcoming year.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Award decisions will be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Students must submit a new application each spring for consideration in the upcoming academic year.

Note: If the basis for a scholarship includes need, then the applicant must have “demonstrated need” on file in the UNC Asheville Financial Aid Office.

Recipient Responsibilities

  • The recipient must compose a letter of appreciation to the scholarship donor. The Financial Aid Office will provide address information and letter writing assistance if necessary.
  • The recipient must attend the UNC Asheville Scholars Luncheon in October.
  • The recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better each semester to retain the scholarship.
  • Scholarship awards are typically divided equally between the two semesters. If a recipient earns less than a 3.0 in the fall semester, the award for the spring may be withdrawn.

Send Applications to:

Scholarship Committee
NC State University Engineering Programs Office
UNC Asheville CPO# 2360
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8599
Inquiries: Call 828/251-6640 or
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Program Accreditation – SACS and ABET

As we strive to provide you with an engineering education, we are essentially selling you a (rather expensive) product.  And it is our sincere hope that it is a good product which will serve you well. 

Part of providing a good product is to have outside parties review what we do, how we do it, and how we might improve upon it.  Such outside parties provide program or institutional “accreditation” – implying that we have devoted the time and energy to provide them significant insight into our processes, and based on their knowledge of other institutions and programs they find ours to be acceptable.

University of North Carolina Asheville is accredited  – as an institution – by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits the Joint UNCA/NC State Engineering program in Mechatronics.