Open Doors

MINDS CAN’T OPEN IF DOORS DON’T. Light the Way seeks to increase scholarships to give talented students access to a life-changing public higher education. UNCG is already lighting the way as one of the most demographically balanced institutions in the UNC System, with students representing rural, urban, and suburban communities and every economic situation.

With your help, we will create endowed scholarships to benefit a full gamut of students: those with significant financial need and those from middle-class families who fall between the financial aid cracks, as well as outstanding students who raise the academic bar for all.


of students are eligible for Federal Pell Grants, meaning they come from low-income families


ranked in social mobility among North Carolina universities and colleges


students currently attend UNC Greensboro


By investing in students like me through scholarships, you are making dreams come true.

— Joshua Hodge ’21

Joshua Hodge ’21

“I grew up poor in Asheboro — one of eight children raised by a single mother. No one in my family for five generations had ever made it past high school. I was blessed with intellect and work ethic but not with money. I knew the only way I could go to college was to earn a scholarship.”

“When I found out I earned a Blue & Gold Scholarship, I knew it would change my whole life.”

“My future has been made easier because of donors like you. Thank you for giving me the chance to do something greater. I want to learn from your example and give back to UNCG to help another poor, small-town kid like me.”

Help address one of the biggest challenges facing those pursuing higher education: student debt.