Academic Scholarships / Presidential Scholarships

The Award

Meredith College Presidential Scholarships are full tuition scholarships available each year for incoming freshmen. Like the Meredith Legacy Scholarship, the selection of a recipient for the Presidential Scholarship takes into account superior academic achievement, intellectual promise and leadership ability.

Scholarship Details

As long as Presidential Scholars remain full-time students and maintain a minimum quality point ratio of 3.25 on all courses, they receive:

  • Full tuition (four academic years)
  • Opportunity for study abroad experience
  • Travel opportunities with the Meredith president
  • Participation in “Focus on Excellence” series
  • Induction into the Meredith Honors Program
  • Networking with Meredith president at special events

Recipients of the Meredith Presidential Scholarship are encouraged to participate in community activities and organizations that strengthen the bond between Meredith and the community.

Selection Criteria

Applicants selected to interview for the Meredith College Legacy Scholarship are choosen from the Honors applicant pool. 

The criteria for awarding the scholarship are rigorous and selective. Selection criteria include superior standardized test scores (SAT/ACT); an unweighted high school GPA of 3.8 and above, based on a 4.0 grading scale; demonstrated leadership in high school and the community; and strong communication and interpersonal skills. Selected applicants will interview during scholars weekend (late February) with faculty, administrators and the president of Meredith.


Download the Honors Program Application to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid March.


Contact Information:

3rd Floor, Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8565
Fax: (919) 760-2373
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