The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina's economy.

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With 6,251 students and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, UNCP offers the prestige and resources of the University of North Carolina in an environment where every student matters.


The school was founded as Croatan Normal School by the North Carolina General Assembly on March 7, 1887 with the goal of educating American Indian teachers for children. In 1969, the college became Pembroke State University, a regional university that was incorporated into the University of North Carolina system in 1972. On July 1, 1996, the school became the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Most Popular Programs

  • The UNCP Ft. Bragg Distance Education Site offers several undergraduate and graduate degree programs on post at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. In addition, the university has a fully dedicated admissions representative stationed on post to connect students with distance education and on-campus programs. This representative is available to assist service members and their families with the application and enrollment process. Learn more here.
  • The Stacy Ryan Locklear Air Force ROTC Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Stacy Ryan Locklear, who profoundly impacted the lives of his father, family, and friends. Ryan was a vibrant 3-year-old who passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2004. He was proud of his dad, who was commissioned an Air Force officer in 1989 through the UNCP Air Force ROTC Program. Candidates for award of this scholarship shall be American Indian residents of Robeson County. The candidate shall be a full-time, undergraduate student in the junior or senior year of study participating in the Air Force ROTC Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The candidate shall maintain a 3.0 GPA and must be of demonstrated financial need.
  • The Faye Nye Lewis Endowed Scholarship, generously supported by Ms. Lewis, is awarded annually to a sophomore ROTC candidate who has completed his or her freshman year as a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) student. It is to provide funds for the student’s sophomore year as an ROTC cadet, and is based on his/her overall achievement.

Military Student Support

  • UNCP hires part-time student workers under the VA’s Work Study Program to assist the School Certifying Official with GI Bill benefits processing and work with Student Affairs on military outreach initiatives. The work study team is located in the office of the Coordinator for Military and Veteran Services and provides other student veterans with the access they need to connect with campus resources.
  • UNCP is part of the nationally recognized “Got Your 6” Program, joining dozens of colleges and universities nationwide committed to supporting current and future students who are also military veterans. Additionally UNCP offers workshops and discussions for faculty and staff to address student veteran transition to higher education and issues facing these students. UNCP has trained advisors for counseling services and disability support services.


Web Resources

  • Distance Education at Fort Bragg

  • Admissions

  • Military and Veteran Services

  • ROTC

  • Student Veteran Association

  • Veterans Benefits


  • Admissions: Lela Clark

  • Financial Aid: Lee Hammonds

  • GI Bill: Lee Hammonds

  • Military Affairs Liaison: Michael Clawson

  • Military Ombudsman: Michael Clawson

  • SOC Representative: Tiffany Dalmida

  • Student Affairs: Aubrey Swett

  • Tuition Assistance: Lee Hammonds

  • UNCP Ft. Bragg: Tiffany Dalmida

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