Since its founding, Meredith College has provided an outstanding education for academically qualified women of all backgrounds.
Through an expanded partnership with Golden Doors Scholars, more women from diverse backgrounds will have greater access to a Meredith education next fall. Golden Doors Scholars is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes economic mobility for high-performing undocumented students.
“It is fundamental to Meredith’s mission as a women’s college to provide educational access to all women regardless of where they were born,” said President Jo Allen. “For years, Meredith has admitted highly qualified undocumented women, who have succeeded in and out of the classroom and enriched the Meredith campus.”
Meredith’s incoming class of 2022 will include up to 10 Golden Door Scholars as a result of this expanded partnership. Golden Doors will also fund 3 students from the Class of 2021.
Meredith has been affiliated with the Golden Door Scholars program since 2015, after a current student independently received a scholarship in 2014. In 2015-16, Meredith entered into an informal partnership with Golden Doors and received funding for 4 student participants.
Following the success of the informal agreement, Meredith entered into a formal partnership with Golden Doors in Fall 2016 and their support has increased yearly.
The agreement to support up to 10 new students in the Class of 2022 represents the most significant expansion to Meredith’s partnership with Golden Doors.
Meredith is one of 13 Golden Door partner schools. Other partners include Queens University, Davidson, Wofford, Oberlin College, Emory University, Lehigh University, Hamilton, Smith College, Rhodes College, Wake Forest University, Salem College, Wingate University, and Agnes Scott College.
Golden Door Scholars receive support through scholarships, mentorship and professional development, and through funding and collaborations with partner colleges and universities. Financial supporters of the Golden Door Scholars program include Educators for Fair Consideration, SunTrust Foundation, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, Foundation for the Carolinas and Red Ventures.
Current students may apply for the Golden Doors Scholars program. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.