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Undergraduate Scholarships

At Meredith, we recognize and reward outstanding ability and talent by sponsoring a variety of competitive scholarship programs. Last year, we awarded $26 million in scholarships and grants to help make a strong education affordable.

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Academic Scholarships


Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits
Meredith Impact Scholarship

(NEW!) A $20,000 scholarship award guaranteed to admitted students with minimum 3.3 unweighted GPA and 1100 SAT/22 ACT, beginning with the Class of 2024.

Note: Students with exceptional qualifications will be considered for Impact Scholarship award amounts, up to $23,000. Students who do not qualify for the Impact Scholarship will qualify for other merit-based grants or awards at time of admission. The Impact Scholarship cannot be combined with other Meredith College Academic Merit Awards that are awarded at time of admission.

Student Type

First Year

Recipient_profile

Admitted first-year students with a minimum 3.3 unweighted GPA and 1100 SAT/22ACT

Benefits

$20,000 annual scholarship guaranteed if scholarships requirements are met. Renewable for four years as long as recipient maintains good standing with the College.

Meredith Legacy Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship is the highest honor available to freshmen entering Meredith College. The full, four-year, merit-based scholarship is awarded based on superior academic achievement, intellectual promise and leadership ability.

Student Type

First Year; Honors

Recipient_profile

Average SAT/ACT 1510/34; weighted GPA of 4.65, demonstrated leadership and service to others; demonstrated curiosity about the world; strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits

Full tuition, room and board, books, supplies, international study, networking opportunities, and other academic enrichment programs with a total estimated value of $210,000.

Presidential Scholarships

A four-year, merit-based scholarship that is awarded based on superior academic achievement, intellectual promise, and leadership ability.

Student Type

First Year; Honors

Recipient_profile

Average SAT/ACT: 1480/33; Average GPA: 4.3 (weighted)

Benefits

Full tuition annually and international study. Estimated value of $165,000 over four years.

Academic Merit Grants & Scholarships

Awarded to first-year students based on academic achievement

Student Type

First Year

Recipient_profile

To recognize students with superior academic ability, achievement and leadership potential. 

Benefits

$17,000-20,000 annually. Renewable for up to four years subject to the recipient being a full-time student and maintaining good standing with the College.

Scholars Program


Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits
Honors Program

For exceptional students who want to pursue a rigorous curriculum that reflects the highest accomplishment in research, creativity and thought at the College.

Student Type

First Year; Transfer; Wings; Upperclass Students; Honors

Recipient_profile

Minimum 1290 SAT (EBRW + M); or 27 ACT; 3.75 unweighted GPA; inclusion in the top 10% of high school graduating class

Benefits

$500 annual scholarship; travel with honors students; specialized advising; supportive, dynamic community; recognition on transcript and at Commencement; opportunities for study abroad scholarships; honors colloquia courses

STEM Scholars Programs

For students pursuing careers in STEM

Student Type

First Year; Biology Major; Chemistry Major; Computer Science Major; Engineering Major; Mathematics Major

Recipient_profile

Unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.0; combined minimum SAT score (EBRW + M) of 1130 with 570 math score OR 23 ACT, including a minimum math score of 24.

Benefits

AWE-STEM Scholars: $4,500 per year; Paschal Scholars: $500 per year. Specialized learning community, mentoring program, and expert speakers on topics of interest for women in STEM.

Meredith Teaching Fellows Program

A dynamic educational experience enriched with opportunities to receive classroom experience, learn from professional teachers, volunteer for community projects, and study abroad.

Student Type

First Year; Education Major

Recipient_profile

Exceptional high school seniors interested in the teaching profession. 

Benefits

Two-year mentorship with a Wake County teacher; broad teacher licensure choices; domestic and international travel opportunities; monthly seminars designed around current topics in education; Focus on Excellence cultural and social events

Service Scholars

For students with a demonstrated commitment to service in their communities.

Student Type

First Year

Recipient_profile

Students with a demonstrated commitment to making an impact in their communities. An unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.4. A combined minimum SAT score of 1140 (EBRW+M) OR an ACT score of 23 OR inclusion in the top 10% of their class

Benefits

Service Scholarship recipient receives a $500 scholarship per year, renewable for up to eight semesters. 

Transfer Scholarships


Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits
Transfer Academic Scholarship

For transfer students with superior academic ability and leadership potential.

Student Type

Transfer

Recipient_profile

Transfer students whose previous college records reflect superior academic ability, achievement and leadership potential.

Benefits

Scholarships range from $7,000 - $12,000.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

For transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.

Student Type

Transfer

Recipient_profile

Transfer students with 30 or more transferable credits who have been inducted into PTK

Benefits

$5,000 annual scholarship

Talent Scholarships


Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits
Art Scholarships

Competitive scholarships for outstanding art students

Student Type

First Year; Art Major (studio art, graphic design, or art education)

Recipient_profile

First-year student admitted to the college by January 15. Applicants are selected to receive scholarships on the basis of artistic talent.

Benefits

Renewable annually for a total of four years, subject to the recipient remaining in good standing, being a full-time student pursuing a major in art, and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all art courses taken at Meredith College.

Creative Writing Scholarships

For full-time students with an interest in creative writing.

Student Type

First Year; Wings

Recipient_profile

The scholarship recipient is determined on the basis of scholarship and potential for success in creative writing. The applicant should have an unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.0

Benefits

Renewable annually for four years, subject to the recipient's remaining in good standing and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all courses taken at Meredith.

Interior Design Scholarships

Competitive scholarship for interior design

Student Type

First Year; Interior Design Major

Recipient_profile

First-year student admitted to the college by January 15. Scholarship recipient is determined on the basis of scholarship and potential for success in the field of interior design.

Benefits

Renewable annually, for a total of four years, subject to the recipient remaining in good standing, being a full-time student pursuing a major in interior design, and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all courses taken at Meredith.

Music Scholarships

Competitive scholarships to recognize outstanding musicians

Student Type

First Year; Music Major; Music Education Major

Recipient_profile

Scholarship recipients are selected based on musical talent, academic ability, previous performance, commitment to the field of music, and potential achievement in the field.

Benefits

Renewable annually, for a total of four years, subject to the recipient remaining in good standing, being a full-time student pursuing a major in music, and maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all courses taken at Meredith.

Theatre Scholarships

For students pursuing a major in theatre.
 

Student Type

First Year; Theatre Major

Recipient_profile

First-year student admitted to the college by January 15. Awarded on the basis of talent in theatre.

Benefits

Renewable annually for a total of four years.

Other Scholarships


Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits
Thomas Meredith Baptist Heritage Scholarships

Competitive scholarship for incoming first-year students

Student Type

First Year

Recipient_profile

Must be a member of a North Carolina Baptist church and recommended by a church official. Awarded to incoming freshman on the basis of academic excellence, outstanding service to church and/or community, and leadership ability, without regard to financial need. 

Benefits

$1,500 annually. Renewable for a total of four years, if recipient remains in good standing, is a full-time student, and maintains a minimum quality point ratio of 2.5 on courses taken at Meredith.

Meredith Promise Scholarship

An investment in the potential and promise of first-year students who demonstrate additional financial need.

Student Type

First Year

Recipient_profile

Only first-time, degree-seeking students who are in their first year at Meredith and who started in August of the current academic year are eligible. Awarded according to need, merit, and strength of application.

Benefits

Successful recipients will receive an additional scholarship from Meredith College (on top of their existing awards) for their second year enrolled at Meredith. 

Outside Scholarships

Students seeking funds from outside scholarships may want to review the following resources:

Scholarship Listserv
Interested in being alerted to new outside scholarship opportunities? Email finaid@meredith.edu and include "Scholarship Listserv" and your email address in the subject line to be added to the outside scholarships email list. From there, you will receive updates on outside scholarships and apply for the scholarships that most interest you!

The NC Hispanic College Fund is currently accepting applications. For more information and to apply please go to www.thencshp.org/.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is currently offering a paid internship with additional program cost coverage. For more information and to apply please go to www.hacu.net/hnip.

Scholarship funds received from any source outside the College are required to be declared to the Office of Financial Assistance so that they may be incorporated into your financial aid package. Please have the scholarship source make the check out to Meredith College and put the student's name and/or MC ID in the memo section.

Mail the scholarship check to:
Office of Financial Assistance
3800 Hillsborough Street
Johnson Hall
Raleigh, NC 27607
 

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