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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:

  1. Be admitted, submit a Merit Scholarship Application, and submit all required documents to WSSU no later than December 1, 2019
  2. 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

  3. Complete the Merit Scholarship Application
  4. Secure two (2) letters of recommendation (Recommendation Form)
  5. 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.

External Scholarships

North Carolina Funding Opportunities

  • Forgivable Education Loans for Service program

Resources to Other Outside Aid and Scholarships