Undergraduate Scholarships

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.

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(919) 760-8581
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$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 $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

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.



Full Tuition, Room, Board, International Study

This prestigious scholarship is the highest honor available to first-year students entering Meredith College. Awarded based on superior academic achievement, intellectual promise, and leadership ability. Recipients receive full tuition, room and board, books, supplies, international study, and other academic enrichment programs with a total estimated value of $220,000.

First-year students with an 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.

Apply for the Honors Program to be considered for the Legacy Scholarship. Recipients will be notified by mid-March.

Full Tuition & International Study

Awarded based on superior academic achievement, intellectual promise, and leadership ability. This award is renewable for up to four years, for a total estimated value of $170,000.

First-year students with average SAT/ACT: 1480/33; Average GPA: 4.3 (weighted). Note that Meredith is test-optional.

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

Transfer Scholarships

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. 

Transfer students with 30 or more transferable credits who have been inducted into PTK.
Noting your Phi Theta Kappa induction on your application for admission is your application for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Documentation of induction such as a copy of your induction letter, induction certificate, ID card, or notation of PTK induction on your official college transcript is required for the Scholarship to be awarded.

Range from $7,000 – $12,000

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.

Your application for admission is your application for Academic Scholarships. A holistic review of your application is completed. Award amounts may be determined by such factors as grades reflected on your college transcript(s) at the time of admission, credits completed, and the college official recommendation.

Scholars

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

Profile

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.

Benefits

$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.

Student Type

First Year, Education Major

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

For students pursuing careers in STEM

Student Type

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

Profile

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

Benefits

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.

Talent

Competitive scholarships for outstanding art students

Student Type

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

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.

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

Student Type

First Year, Wings

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.

Competitive scholarship for interior design

Student Type

First Year, Interior Design Major

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.

Competitive scholarships to recognize outstanding musicians

Student Type

First Year, Music Major, Music Education Major

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.

For students pursuing a major in theatre.

Student Type

First Year, Theatre Major

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.

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

Student Type

First Year, Transfer, Upperclass Students

Profile

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

Benefits

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.

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

Student Type

First Year, Wings

Profile

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.

Benefits

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

Competitive scholarship for incoming first-year students

Student Type

First Year

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.

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