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Scholarships

**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

    Selection

    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

    ViacomCBS Scholarship

    - Deadline: July 26, 2021

    This need-based award of up to $4,400 is open to African American juniors with an interest in media, entertainment, and sports (all majors are welcome), and may be renewed in the senior year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, as well as a video essay..

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    AlixPartners/UNCF Scholarship

    - Deadline: July 26, 2021

    This need-based award of up to $5,000 is open to African American juniors with a declared major in accounting, analytics, business, engineering, finance, math, and technology. This scholarship may be renewed in the senior year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, as well as a current resume.

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    Meritage Homes Scholarship

    - Deadline: July 26, 2021

    This need-based award of up to $4,400 is open to African American sophomores. All majors are welcome, with preference given to applicants studying accounting, business, civil engineering, computer science, construction, economics, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, real estate, and urban planning. This award may be renewed in the senior year. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

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    Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship

    - Deadline: August 19, 2021

    This need-based award of up to $10,000 is open to African American juniors pursuing careers in healthcare, with demonstrable interest in the health of the Black community. This scholarship may be renewed in the senior year, and applicants will participate in mentoring from Tampax. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required, along with participation in 1 (or more) community service project or event per year.

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    Crown Castle Opportunity Scholarship

    - Deadline: August 26, 2021

    This need-based award of up to $10,000 is open to African American juniors who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. All majors are welcome, with preference given to applicants studying fields such as accounting, business, engineering, finance, IT, and pre-law. This award may be renewed in the senior year, and applicants will participate in professional development training from Crown Castle. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

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    CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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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.

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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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