Graduate claps her hands after she graduates from the University of North Georgia.
Students walk on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus.

Cottrell MBA Scholarship Fund
Mike Cottrell College of Business

The Cottrell MBA Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to students pursuing their MBA at UNG.

GOAL: $10,000

Addyson Albershardt stands with her parents during her commission into the US Army.

Eagle Fund
Corps of Cadets

The Eagle Fund Endowed Scholarship provides support for members of the Corps of Cadets who demonstrate leadership potential, qualities of high moral character, and are actively pursuing a commission in the U.S. Armed Forces.

GOAL: $10,000

Double your gift! Two Eagle Fund Officers will match every dollar raised by May 6, 2019, up to $5,000.

People look at the University of North Georgia’s tables during the Oconeefest.

Oconeefest Scholarship
Oconee Campus

The Oconee County Resident Scholarship Fund (aka “Oconeefest”) provides financial assistance to Oconee County residents who accepted an offer of admission as an incoming freshman at any of UNG’s five campuses. In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must also be enrolled full time, have a minimum 2.75 minimum core high school curriculum GPA and meet minimum test SAT and/or ACT requirements.

GOAL: $1,000

LeeAnn Noble plays a game of golf. After passing away friends and family created a scholarship in her name to support student-athletes.

LeeAnn Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nighthawks Athletics & Nursing Department

The LeeAnn Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of UNG Women’s Golfer LeeAnn Noble who passed away during her junior year in March 2014. This scholarship will offer financial support to student-athletes and nursing students at UNG.

GOAL: $5,000

Double your gift! Milton Truss Company will match every dollar raised by May 6, 2019, up to $5,000.

A Women’s Educational Scholarship recipient gives a speech at an event.

Women’s Educational Scholarship
Women of UNG

The Women’s Educational Scholarship awards multiple scholarships each year to designated female students who are considered “non-traditional” students. Non-traditional students usually spend time after high school working, raising a family or taking care of a loved one. This scholarship provides these aspiring women with a chance to overcome life’s financial challenges and pursue higher education for their betterment and their families.

GOAL: $3,000

North Georgia students walk on the campus in 1975.

NGC Class of 1975 Scholarship
Class Scholarship

Two scholarships are offered annually to Dahlonega campus students - 1 to a cadet and 1 to a non-cadet who are in good standing and who have demonstrated leadership. The class has a goal of achieving $250,000 in its fund by their 50th reunion in 2025. Donations also contribute to the Georgia Gold American Treasure initiative.

GOAL: $3,750


1LT Weston Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Memorial Scholarship

The goal of the 1LT Weston Lee Memorial Scholarship is to provide more opportunities to future members of the Corps of Cadets, who share the values that Weston Cecil Lee lived out; to further their education and military training as they work towards a career much like his.

GOAL: $10,000

The Department of Music hosts OctTubaFest with it’s top Tuba playing students.

Music Scholarship Fund
College of Arts & Letters

The UNG Music Department awards scholarships to talented musicians who both participate in music ensembles or are pursuing a degree in music.

GOAL: $5,000


What is RISE?

RISE is a crowdfunding effort that brings awareness to and raises funds for noteworthy scholarships each year so UNG students can achieve their academic goals.

When is RISE?

RISE is an annual crowdfund that launches around the UNG Scholarship Gala and ends on Spring commencement weekend. This timeline makes an intentional connection between UNG’s most prominent scholarship fundraising event and its largest commencement of the year. RISE emphasizes the link between philanthropy and student success. It reminds us that anything is possible when a student’s hard work is amplified by a generous and supportive community.


RISE focuses on a small number of scholarships each year. For a full list of scholarships in need of support, click here and search for “scholarship”


“Every dollar counts when it comes to paying for the expenses of college, and I know that my time here at UNG would have been a lot rougher without the generosity of donors.”

- Josh Wheatley ’19

For additional information about UNG scholarships, please contact