We invest in all strong women.
At Meredith, we know there are many ways to be strong. We also know the world needs even more women who are prepared to meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – challenges.
That’s why we offer generous merit-based scholarships starting at $20,000 to all first-year admitted students. We also offer generous merit-based scholarships specifically for transfer students.
$20,000 – 27,000 Annually
This scholarship acknowledges your academic achievements and represents Meredith College’s investment in you and your education. With satisfactory academic progress, the award is renewable for up to four years, for a total value of $80,000 to $108,000.
All first-year students who meet Meredith’s admission requirements will receive a minimum $20,000 annual scholarship.
Admitted first-year students who meet the following academic requirements will receive the award amounts listed below.*
- Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA – annual award of $22,000
- Minimum 3.4 unweighted GPA – annual award of $24,000
- Minimum 3.75 unweighted GPA – annual award of $25,000
- 4.0 unweighted GPA – annual award of $27,000
*Amounts are correct as of July 2023 .
Beginning with the fall 2023 term, first-year students who meet or exceed Meredith’s academic standards for admission and demonstrate significant achievement and leadership potential.
Simply apply to Meredith College. No separate application is needed. Every admitted first-year student who meets the academic requirements will receive an annual award of $20,000 -$27,000.
A four-year, fully funded educational experience for exceptional student leaders at Meredith College
This prestigious scholarship is the highest honor available to first-year students. The Full-Ride Merit Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, service, and character. Recipients receive full tuition, housing in residence halls, food, books, supplies, international study, and other academic enrichment programs with a total estimated value of $230,000.
Meredith offers academic grants and scholarships to recognize transfer students whose previous college records reflect superior academic ability, achievement, and leadership potential.
$5,000 Annual Scholarship
For transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.
Range from $8,500 – $13,000
Transfer Academic Scholarships recognize transfer students whose previous college records reflect superior academic ability, achievement, and leadership potential.
Transfer students whose previous college records reflect superior academic ability, achievement and leadership potential.
Scholar & Talent Awards
For exceptional students who want to pursue a rigorous curriculum that reflects the highest accomplishment in research, creativity and thought at the College.
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.
$1,000 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
A dynamic educational experience enriched with opportunities to receive classroom experience, learn from professional teachers, volunteer for community projects, and study abroad.
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
A scholarship program for first-year students planning to major in English and add a teaching licensure in middle or high school English.
Exceptional high school seniors interested in teaching English
$3,000 annual award; funded enrichment opportunities, including undergraduate research; conference attendance and presentation; professional networking events; professional mentoring from current English teachers; praxis interest groups; service-learning; cultural and social events; financial support for study abroad.
For students pursuing careers in STEM
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.
Competitive scholarships for outstanding art students
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.
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 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
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 student admitted to the college by January 15. Awarded on the basis of talent in theatre.
Renewable annually for a total of four years.
A scholarship for Pell-eligible students whose parents or guardians died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.
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.
Competitive scholarship for incoming first-year students
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.
Students seeking funds from outside scholarships may want to review the following resources:
- CFNC Scholarship Search (For specific programs already affiliated with Meredith click here)
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Tool
- Discover Student Loans Free Scholarship Search
Interested in being alerted to new outside scholarship opportunities? Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Raleigh, NC 27607