UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarships

Champions in Athletics. Leaders in Life.

Student-Athletes choose UNC Asheville for two reasons: the chance to receive a nationally ranked liberal arts education, and to work with the Bulldog coaches and staff to compete for Big South Conference Championships.

To sustain this relationship, we must continue to recruit, retain, educate, and graduate student-athletes who will succeed in the classroom, in the athletics arena, and in the community. The key to recruiting these individuals involves the availability of scholarships and first class facilities.

UNC Asheville has a total of 78 full-equivalent athletic scholarships covering 15 intercollegiate athletic teams and 198 student-athletes. This is far below the 132.7 full scholarships we are allowed under NCAA guidelines. Our goal is to close this gap through support from donors like you.

UNC Asheville Student Athletes

  • More than 60% of UNC Asheville student-athletes earned a spot on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
  • The cumulative GPA of the Athletic Department is now over 3.0.
  • In 2012-13 our student-athletes contributed over 2,000 hours of community service here in Western North Carolina.

"My athletic scholarship opened the door for me," says men's soccer team member Bobby Castro '14. "But UNC Asheville and the Asheville community opened their arms to me. UNC Asheville will always be a part of who I am."

Your generosity can create educational opportunities for gifted student-athletes.

Learn more about how you can make a gift to support UNC Ashevillle student-athletes by contacting Betsy Blose, Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics and Gift Officer, at 828.251.6907 or bblose@unca.edu