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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.

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    Current Scholarships

    Smartwool Scholarship Application & Information - Deadline April 28, 2021

    About this Scholarship: Smartwool is committed to bringing inclusion and diversity to the outdoors and will award a $2500 scholarship to 5 college sophomores and 5 college juniors who are passionate about the outdoors. Requirements: Applicants must live in, and attend an HBCU in, NC or TN, be enrolled full-time, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. All majors are welcome! Application deadline: April 28, 2021.


    Shawn Carter Scholarship - Deadline April 30, 2021

    The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.


    • Students pursuing their first undergraduate degree:

      o   High school seniors

      o   Students with GED diplomas

      o   Students enrolled in 2-year or 4-year undergraduate programs

      o   Students enrolled in vocational or trade schools

    • US citizen or Permanent Resident
    • 25 years old or younger
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Household income not exceeding $75,000 USD


    HBCU Living Legends Scholarships - Deadline May 31, 2021

    The purpose of this scholarship is to support currently enrolled students who attend a Historically Black College or University in North Carolina. This is a need-based award with consideration given to merit, service, and character. The intent is to help students with the potential to become HBCU Living Legends.

    The scholarship is for $1,000.00. The sponsor will deposit the funds in the award recipient’s university account for the upcoming semester. Funds can supplement college-related expenses, such as books, lab fees, and other incidental expenses. Students can reapply for this scholarship annually.

    Complete the application in full using the link below. You will be required to provide a letter of reference from a university employee (i.e., an advisor, teacher, coach, staff member, etc.), as well as a current transcript and a current photo no later than May 31, 2021 to receive consideration.



    $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


    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.

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    Crew Foundation Scholarship

    TCREW Fact Sheet 

    Scholarship Flyer 

    TCREW Benefits  

    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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