FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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

(NEW!) A $20,000 scholarship award guaranteed to admitted students with minimum 3.4 unweighted GPA or 1100 SAT/22 ACT.

Note: Students with exceptional qualifications will be considered for Impact Scholarship award amounts up to $24,000. Students who do not qualify for the Impact Scholarship may qualify for other merit-based grants or awards at time of admission. Academic grants and scholarships that are awarded at time of admission range from $17,000 – $24,000.

First Year

Admitted first-year students with a minimum 3.4 unweighted GPA or 1100 SAT/22ACT

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

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.

First Year, Honors

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.

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

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

First Year, Honors

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

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

Awarded to first-year students based on academic achievement

First Year

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

$18,000-24,000 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

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

First Year, Transfer, Wings, Upperclass Students, Honors

Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 unweighted GPA and be included in the top 10% of their high school graduating class (when rank exists). The Honors Program is test-optional.

$1000 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

For students pursuing careers in STEM

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

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA and plan to major in a STEM field. The STEM Scholars Program is test-optional.

AWE-STEM Scholars (need and merit based): $4,000 per year; Paschal Scholars: $1000 per year. Specialized learning community, mentoring program, and expert speakers on topics of interest for women in STEM.

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

First Year, Education Major

Exceptional high school seniors interested in the teaching profession.

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

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

First Year

Students with a demonstrated commitment to making an impact in their communities. An unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.4 OR inclusion in the top 10% of their class.

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

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits

For transfer students with superior academic ability and leadership potential.

Transfer

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

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

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

Transfer

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

$5,000 annual scholarship

Talent Scholarships

Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits

Competitive scholarships for outstanding art students

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

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

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.

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

First Year, Wings

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

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.

Competitive scholarship for interior design

First Year, Interior Design Major

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.

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.

Competitive scholarships to recognize outstanding musicians

First Year, Music Major, Music Education Major

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

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.

For students pursuing a major in theatre.

First Year, Theatre Major

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

Renewable annually for a total of four years.

Other Scholarships

Scholarship Name

Student Type

Profile

Benefits

Competitive scholarship for incoming first-year students

First Year

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.

$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.

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

First Year, Wings

Only first-time, degree-seeking students who are in their first year at Meredith, have at least a 2.0 first-semester GPA, have demonstrated financial need, and who started in August of the current academic year are eligible. Awarded according to need, merit, and strength of application.

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

A scholarship for Pell-eligible students whose parents or guardians died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.

First Year, Transfer, Upperclass Students

Pell-eligible students whose parents or guardians died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.

Maximum Pell Grants for the award year. In addition, student’s elibility for Direct Loans and for Campus-Based program aid must be based on an EFC of zero.

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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