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**This page is being updated. Additional scholarship information will be added periodically.**

The financial aid application process typically runs from August 15 - September 15. Decisions regarding scholarships begin approximately two weeks after all financial aid is completed.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Disclaimer: Scholarship types and award amounts are subject to change based on funding availability. The available funding amount for an individual scholarship award can be divided among multiple students.

  • Must be registered full-time, taking 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours or more for graduate students
  • Must be a currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (based on a 4.0 scale) NOTE: GPA requirements may vary based on donor’s criteria. Some scholarships may require students to be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non- citizen.
  • Must complete a short essay

Important Deadlines

  • Admission's Application Due:Fall Semester: July 30th | Spring Semester: December 30th
  • FAFSA Due: March 15th


    The Shaw University Scholarship Committee will determine the final selections. Selected recipients will be notified via their Shawbears email.

    Apply Online

    Current Scholarships


    The National Alumni Association of Shaw University solicits Scholarship Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Alumni Association plans to award multiple scholarships of $1,000. Scholarship(s) will be awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as demonstrated financial need. (Deadline: March 31, 2021)


    Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter (RWAC) Scholarship Application

    The Raleigh-Wake Alumni Chapter (RWAC) of the Shaw University National Alumni Association will be awarding up to (5), $1,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarships are awarded each year to selected students who complete the application requirements, meet the University’s academic satisfactory progress policy and are in good standing with the University. (Deadline: March 8, 2021)


    UNCF Scholarships

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements 

    • Must have at least a 2.50 GPA or higher
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or have a valid social security number
    • Must be enrolled at a UNCF member institution
    • Must have a financial need

    *If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements, click on the link below to view the available scholarships and to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application online.    

    The general scholarship application is open for students –
    Apply by March 31, 2021

    Hey UNCF Students: The general scholarship application is open for students at UNCF-member institutions! 


    *ADT Corporate Scholars
    Up to $7,500.00 renewable
    College Freshman
    Deadline: 3/31/2021

    AAP-UNCF Internship
    Paid 2021 remote summer internships
    College Junior, College Senior
    Deadline: 3/26/2021

    Battelle Corporate Scholars
    $2,500 Merit Scholarship
    Opportunity to interview for a Paid 2021 summer internship
    College Junior
    Deadline: 3/15/2021

    Upcoming Webinars:

    ViacomCBS Lighted Pathways Series
    An opportunity for students to meet some of ViacomCBS' most senior Black Executives virtually.
    Webinar #2
    March 26, 2021 | 12 PM to 1:00 PM EST

    iptiQ Americas Fellowship
    Webinar #2
    March 30, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST
    Junior/Community College Graduate, College Graduate, 
    Master's Degree Earned, Doctoral/Professional Degree Earned
    Deadline: 4/15/2021


    Valued up to $1,500. Women who are at least 30 years old and are currently enrolled in or accepted to a North Carolina university or college undergraduate program.
    Deadline is Monday, March 15, 2021
    For more information, please contact Genevieve Farmer 919-755-0812



    $90,000 in scholarships, over $1 million awarded to date. For more information about the “Scholarships for Success” program, visit To learn more about Credit Union membership,
    please call 800.347.CCCU (2228).

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    Scholarships, and Support Services for Education & Teaching


    Benjy Grinberg Scholarship

    Benjy Grinberg was fortunate to find his passion for music at a young age. Knowing that turning a passion into a career can be difficult due to a variety of factors, Benjy founded the Benjy Grinberg Scholarship with the hopes of helping those seeking higher education reach their educational and career goals. The $1,000 scholarship is designed to relieve some of the financial burden of continuing education. It will be awarded to a current college student or high school senior who has been accepted into a college or university. More information and the application can be found below.

    Scholarship Award Amount

    Scholarship Essay Topic
    Please prepare a 750-word essay that answers the following: “What is a passion or hobby of yours, and what role does it play in your educational journey?”

    Scholarship Deadline
    May 31, 2021 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program Current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university

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    WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship

    The WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship is a $500 scholarship for students who have immigrated to the United States on or after January 1, 2010.

    About the Scholarship
    America is home to many immigrants who fuel our nation’s growth and development. In 2018, more than 63% of foreign-born adults were employed compared to about 60% of native adults, among them brilliant thinkers, inventors, innovators, and incredibly hard-working individuals. Despite this, immigrants are often targeted or stigmatized, creating a divide between those born abroad and those born in the country. To remove societal barriers and provide immigrants with equal means to succeed, there must be continuous discussion and distinct opportunities for immigrants all over the country. WiseGeek Recent Immigrants Scholarship will support a recent immigrant who has big aspirations for their future in the United States.

    Apply Now

    Crew Foundation Scholarship

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    Scholarship Flyer 

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    Crew Network Scholarship Foundation  

    Triangle CREW website - Local Chapter

    2020 Scholarship Recipients  

    Special Scholarships

    For additional information regarding scholarship information, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Scholarship Coordinator at (919) 546-8200.

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