Faculty members in the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) are delighted by your interest in our programs. SES faculty members are hard working, caring professionals, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students and families with exceptionalities. That means we are looking for the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students with an interest and commitment to the same. If that describes you, please see below for more information on how to apply to one of our programs.
Undergraduate Students: How to Apply
If you are an undergraduate student, please go to the program page in your area of interest (i.e., K-12 Special Education, Birth-Kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education, Professionals in Deafness). If you meet the admission criteria, go to http://admissions.uncg.edu/apply-applications.php. Then, to apply, simply follow the instructions listed there.
Graduate Students: How to Apply
If you are a graduate student, please go to the program page in your area of interest (i.e., K-12 Special Education, Birth-Kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education, Professionals in Deafness). If you meet the admission criteria, go to http://grs.uncg.edu/apply-online/. Then, to apply, simply follow the instructions listed there. If you are interested in our doctoral program, please note we offer one program in which
Scholarships: How to Apply
There are a variety of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, some of which are available only to currently enrolled students. Please review the list carefully prior to applying. Applications are accepted annually.
Some Scholarships are based on academic merit alone, while others are based on merit and financial need. You must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any scholarship in which financial need is a requirement of the scholarship. The FAFSA application can be obtained at
The application period for the 2017-2018 Departmental scholarships is now CLOSED. The deadline for applications for the 2017-18 academic year was Monday, May 1st, 2017. The application period for the 2018-19 academic year will open in April, 2018. Please return to this page at that time to complete the application.
ARC Greensboro Special Education Scholarship
Scholarship recipients shall be full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the licensure-granting programs for special education teachers offered by the UNCG SES department. Scholarship recipients shall be required to agree in writing that upon graduation they will apply to and, if offered a full-time position in their area of licensure, contract with Guilford County Schools to teach as a special education teacher for a period of no less than one academic year for each year they receive a scholarship from the Fund.
Sharma Family Scholarship
For recipients who have declared a field of study within the SES department. Recipients will be deserving students with financial need.
Amy R. Benedict Scholarship Fund for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Recipients shall be full-time students with financial need with at least a junior standing and declared a major that leads to a degree from SES Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher preparation program.
Harlan S. Cato Scholarship
For scholarship assistance to students enrolled in deaf and hard of hearing-related programs offered by UNCG’s SES department. This scholarship may be renewed for 3 years.
Crystal Dawn Wood Scholarship
Recipients shall be either rising juniors or seniors enrolled in the UNCG School of Education’s Educational Interpreter Preparation program. Merit and or preference for need may be considered by the scholarship committee in selection of recipients.
Martha E. Carroll Scholarship in Special Education
Recipients will be outstanding students majoring in programs within the Department of Specialized Education Services. Recipients will have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and 3.4 in major.
David H. Reilly Scholarship Fund
Recipients shall be outstanding students majoring in programs within the Department of Specialized Education Services.
Pilot Club of Greensboro Scholarship Fund
For deserving students in the Specialized Education program. The scholarship may be renewed from year to year. If a student remains in good academic standing it may be renewed throughout the student’s entire educational career at UNCG. Preference given to incoming Freshman.