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

The criteria for awarding the Presidential 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. The selection process includes interviews with faculty and administrators and the president of Meredith


Download the Honors Program Application to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship.

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Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 760-8565
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