Scholarship Information
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    CHANCE is a summer college access program that brings high school Latinx and Hispanic rising seniors from across North Carolina to UNCG for several days to get experience with college level classes and faculty, leadership and civic programming, cultural enrichment, and campus life. The main purpose of CHANCE is to encourage and equip Latinx and Hispanic students with the culturally informed awareness, knowledge, and skills to persist through high school and continue to higher education with UNCG as a school of choice. The campers learn about the resources and opportunities at UNCG, reside in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall, are mentored by UNCG students, meet staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni during their stay on campus. On the last day, typically a Saturday, there is a culminating ceremony and programming track specifically designed for the families of the campers. 25 current UNCG students, including former CHANCE Campers, serve in paid positions as Mentors and Coordinators during CHANCE week. July 17-20, 2024, are the dates for the 8th annual CHANCE which will host 100 campers.
    UNCG’s CHANCE has been cited as one of the major campus-wide diversity initiatives that has earned UNCG six consecutive (2018-2023) Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards by Insight in Diversity Magazine. In 2019, CHANCE Camp was featured as a Program to Watch by the national advocacy organization Excelencia in Education.


  • Public School Foundation Scholarships

  • Martin Luther King, Jr./Edith Wiggins Scholarship

  • Chapel Hill Carrboro Peacemaking Scholarship

  • Sigma Pi Phi Leadership Scholarship

  • Sponsor A Scholar Fund

  • Haidt Scholars Fund

  • Rise Now Scholarship

  • Nathaniel and Peggy Davis Scholarship

  • Caroline Lindsey Scholarship

  • After spending eight years in Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate, every program graduate is eligible for post-secondary scholarship assistance.  BRMA has many different post-secondary scholarships, including Sponsor A Scholar, the Caroline Lindsay Scholarship, the Haidt Scholarship, and the Rise Now Scholarship, among others. 


    • Parents, mentors, or Blue Ribbon staff members may submit requests for funds. Scholars may submit information as well, but only in conjunction with an adult sponsor.
    • Requests are reviewed by Blue Ribbon staff, and responses are usually provided within 1-2 weeks.
    • Funds are for use by scholars actively participating in BRMA programming.
    • Funds are used to fund “enrichment” needs such as summer camp tuition, lesson/class fees, sports participation fees, or for the purchase of equipment for sports, music, arts or other activity participation.
    • $250 per year per scholar.