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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. The documents must be submitted as a single packet to:
Ms. Carolyn Thomas


The preferred method of submission is email. However, if mailed the application must be received by WSSU Scholarship Committee no later than January 25, 2019!


205 Blair Hall
601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110


  • If requested, participate in an interview with members of the WSSU Scholarship Committee

External Scholarships

North Carolina Funding Opportunities

  • Forgivable Education Loans for Service program

Resources to Other Outside Aid and Scholarships