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Scholarships

This page updates with new scholarships periodically, so remember to visit it often! 

Campus Based Scholarships 

Students are considered for scholarships available for the academic year. The Financial Aid Office makes award offers and determinations based on the eligibility requirements listed below. 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. Scholarship requirements (such as GPA (Grade Point Average), residency status, etc.) may vary. 

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • 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) 
  • Must complete a short essay
  • Must meet all Application or FAFSA deadlines
  • Must complete a Thank You letter upon acceptance of the Financial Aid/Scholarship offer letter

Important Deadlines

  • Admission's Application Deadline: Fall Semester: July 30th | Spring Semester: December 30th 
  • Priority FAFSA Deadline: 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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Special Scholarships 

  • Endowed scholarship spreadsheet 
  • National Alumni Scholarship 
  • Raleigh Wake Alumni Scholarship 

For additional information regarding scholarship information, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Scholarship Coordinator by
financialaid@shawu.edu or (919) 546-8200


Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships include opportunities for all types of students (i.e., high school, undergraduate, graduate, international). You will need to review the scholarship criteria to determine your eligibility. These scholarships are usually awarded based on academic merit or some special talent, such as athletic or musical ability. 

Important Points to Remember:

  • Do not waste money on scholarship searches that charge a fee. 
  • If a scholarship seems too good to be true, it is 
  • You should never have to pay money to win a scholarship 

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Citrix Scholarship Program  

Deadline: Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Developed in partnership with UNCF, the Citrix Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships to African American undergraduate students who are studying business, engineering, or any technical major at a UNCF member institution or other HBCU. Award funds will be disbursed in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Eligibility Requirement 

  • Be African American, and a US citizen or US permanent resident.
  • Be currently classified as a graduating high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, or junior.
  • Will be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at any UNCF member institution or other HBCU for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be studying business, engineering, or any technical major. These are $5,000 non-renewable awards. Citrix is committed to awarding 20 scholarships in this award cycle.

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Crew Foundation Scholarship


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