WSSU Merit Scholarships
New First-Time Freshmen:
We invite new freshmen entering for the fall term to apply for a merit scholarship (known at WSSU as Chancellor and Provost). The requirements to apply are:
- Be admitted, submit a Merit Scholarship Application, and submit all required documents to WSSU no later than December 1, 2019
- Meet the minimum requirements to apply:
- 3.75 or greater GPA
- 1000 or greater SAT OR 20 or greater on the ACT
- Top 25% or better of high school class by class rank
- Complete the Merit Scholarship Application
- Secure two (2) letters of recommendation (Recommendation Form)
- Compose two one-page single-spaced essays that explain the following:
- Why you have chosen WSSU and how you embody our motto, "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve".
- What does social justice mean to you, and how can you incorporate social justice into your intended major?
Submit your online application, two recommendation forms with letters of recommendation, and your essays on or before December 1, 2019.
*If requested, you will need to participate in an interview with members of the WSSU Scholarship Committee.
Since 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). TMCF scholarships are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. To apply for scholarships (applications deadlines vary) or to learn more, visit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund website.
The Reynolda Rotary Clarence "Big House" Gaines Memorial Scholarship was established in special recognition of Reynolda Rotarian Clarence "Big House" Gaines to help students from Cook Elementary School attend Winston-Salem State University. Students who attended Cook Elementary School during the 2003-2004 school year and/or later and who meet the qualifications may be considered for this scholarship. For more information contact:
Allegacy Federal Credit Union is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for our members. Our annual Mel Hughes Scholarship Fund is available to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students. Applicants will be competing for four (4) $1,300 scholarships for college/university, and four (4) $250 scholarships for community/technical schools. Members who apply for this scholarship may also be considered for a scholarship offered by the Carolinas Foundation General Fund.
To be eligible for any scholarship, a student must be a primary member (or become a member) of Allegacy and a high school senior accepted to attend accredited postsecondary institution. (Students currently enrolled in college may also apply.) Applicants will be judge on academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, and an essay question.
You can use Allegacy’s online membership application on the Allegacy Scholarship page, print a membership application or visit any Allegacy Financial Center. If you have any questions about Allegacy membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-774-4138 / 800.782.4670 ext. 4138.
Winston-Salem State University
- Incoming Freshman ONLY
- Have a minimum 800 SAT score or an equivalent ACT score (WSSU requires 880 SAT or 17 ACT for admission to the university)
- Maintain a GPA of 3.00
- Must complete a FAFSA
Provide a high school transcript to WSSU OSFA (Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid).
For general information please visit The Pittsburgh Foundation website.
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states.
In accordance with guidelines prescribed by the founder, the grantee institutions award scholarships on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the specified southern states. (AL, FL GA, LA, MS. NC, SC, TN and VA)
- Christian Southern Women ONLY
- Maintain a GPA of 3.00
- Must Complete a FAFSA
- Fulltime Enrollment
Applications are available in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
For general information please visit the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation website.