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 to WSSU no later than January 18, 2019
- Meet the minimum requirements to apply:
- 3.75 or greater GPA
- 1000 or greater SAT
- 20 or greater ACT
- Complete the Merit Scholarship Application
- Secure two (2) letters of recommendation (download two copies of the Recommendation Form)
- Compose a one-page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen WSSU and how you embody our motto, "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve".
- Submit your application, two recommendation forms with letters of recommendation, and your essay on or before January 25, 2019. These documents must be submitted as a single packet to:
- If requested, 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 email@example.com or call 336-774-4138 / 800.782.4670 ext. 4138.
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) is announcing the 2016-2017 Golden LEAF Scholarship Program for students attending public universities and private colleges and universities.
The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for the 2016-2017 academic year. These scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must:
- Be enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year at a North Carolina public or private high school or a North Carolina community college.
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
- Reside in one of 78 qualifying counties…see county list at CFNC website.
- Enroll at a qualifying UNC institution, or a North Carolina private non-profit college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the Fall of 2016…see qualifying campuses at CFNC website.
- Demonstrate financial need. Students MUST submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this scholarship.
- Present a satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. Extracurricular activities and information provided in a brief essay submitted by the applicant may be considered in determining recipients.
- Submit an application
For the purposes of this scholarship the value of real property owned by farm families will not be considered when determining financial need. Students in default on student loans and students who have already been awarded bachelor degrees at four-year colleges and universities are not eligible for this scholarship.
The Golden LEAF Scholarship application is available at CFNC website. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.
The 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.gov must be submitted between January 1 and March 1, 2016.
For more information about this program, or about the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for student attending community college, visit the CFNC website or call College Foundation of North Carolina, toll-free at 866-866-CFNC.
Winston-Salem State University
- Incoming Freshman ONLY
- Have a minimum 800 SAT score or an equivalent ACT score
- 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 Pittsburg 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.