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

Mail (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