Scholarship and Award Programs


Since its inception in 1956, North Carolina is proud of its heritage in supporting students in their quest for success in higher education.  This legacy of assistance still continues today.

To request applications for any scholarships and awards, email the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@ncwc.edu.

Meritorious Scholarships*

John & Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship Beneficiaries of the John & Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship receive Full Tuition, Room (double only), Board & Books**

Requirements

  • 4.0 Weighted GPA/3.75 Unweighted
  • 1240 SAT/26 ACT**
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.2
  • Scholarship not guaranteed. Selection process includes interview. Limited number available.

**Award is inclusive of all federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants. (Student is responsible for any other additional fees)

Trustee Scholarship Beneficiaries of the Trustee Scholarship includes Full Tuition & Books**

Requirements

  • 3.75 Weighted GPA
  • 1200 SAT/25 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.95
  • Scholarship not guaranteed. Selection process includes interview. Limited number available.

*Award is inclusive of all state and institutional scholarships and grants. (Student is responsible for any other additional fees)

President’s Award Beneficiaries of the President’s Award receive a scholarship of $20,000.

Requirements

  • 3.30 Weighted GPA
  • 1080 SAT/21 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.75
Dean’s Award Beneficiaries of the Dean’s Award receive a scholarship of $18,000.

Requirements

  • 3.0 Weighted GPA
  • 980 SAT/19 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.6
Wesleyan Award Beneficiaries of the Wesleyan Award receive a scholarship of $15,000.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 Weighted GPA
  • Minimum 900 SAT/17 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.3
Bishop Opportunity Award Beneficiaries of the Bishop Opportunity Award** receive a scholarship of $10,000.

Requirements

  • Must meet admissions criteria
  • Minimum 2.3 Weighted GPA
  • Minimum 700 SAT/13 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.0

**Not a Merit-based Scholarship

* All scholarships require completion of FAFSA. Award amounts may change without notice.

Meritorious Levels of Scholarships for TRANSFER Students

Recipients must maintain GPA of 2.0 or higher in college coursework, maintain Satisfactory Academic  Progress and be enrolled full-time in the Traditional Program.

Transfer Award Gold Beneficiaries of the Transfer Award Gold receive a scholarship of $15,500.

Requirements

  • 3.5+ GPA
Transfer Award Blue Beneficiaries of the Transfer Award Blue receive a scholarship of $13,500.

Requirements

  • 3.0- 3.4 GPA
Transfer Award White Beneficiaries of the Transfer Award White receive a scholarship of $10,500.

Requirements

  • 2.5- 2.9 GPA
Transfer Opportunity Beneficiaries of the Transfer Opportunity (TOA) receive a scholarship of $7,500.

Requirements

  • 2.0- 2.4 GPA

Special Distinction and Participation Awards

Legacy Award

Beneficiaries of the Legacy Awards receive $22,000 (for Resident) or $18,000 (for Commuter)

Requirements

  • Students with GPA 3.0+, whose parents or grandparents graduated from NCWC

Honors Award

Beneficiaries of the Honors Award receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Requirements

International Award

Beneficiaries of the International Award receive a scholarship of $5,500.

Requirements

  • New Students (On-Campus Only)

United Methodist Award (Traditional Day Students)

Beneficiaries of the United Methodist Award receive a scholarship of $2,000.

Requirements

  • Application for UMC Scholarship/Letter from pastor confirming active membership in United Methodist Church affiliated with the NC Conference of United Methodist Church.

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Ministerial Award

Beneficiaries of the Ministerial Award receive a 50% reduction for tuition, room & board, books.

Requirements

  • Dependent of full-time, licensed ordained ministers of a United Methodist Church in the NC Conference.  Also extends to all denominations residing in Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Johnston, Wake, Warren and Wilson. (Replaces all other institutional funds.)

Fine Arts Award

Beneficiaries of the Fine Arts Award receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Requirements

  • Band/Wesleyan Singers/Wesleyan Players

Eagle Scouts/Girl Scouts

Beneficiaries of the Eagle Scouts/Girl Scouts receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Requirements

  • Students who are an Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Shelton Challenge

Beneficiaries of the Shelton Challenge receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Requirements

  • Students who participate in the Shelton Challenge

Phi Theta Kappa/ Gamma Beta Phi

Beneficiaries of the Phi Theta Kappa/Gamma Beta Phi Award receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Requirements

  • Must be a transfer student with an Associates Degree

Cheer & Dance Award

Beneficiaries of the Cheer & Dance Award receive varying amounts of scholarship funds.

Requirements

  • Students who participate on the Cheer or Dance team

ROTC Award

Beneficiaries of the ROTC Award receive varying amounts of scholarship funds.

Requirements

  • GPA 2.5; SAT 290+; ACT 19+; must meet physical standards and agree to serve in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard

Other Scholarships

Olive A. Stokes Scholarship Trust Scholarship

Beneficiaries of the Helen Lancaster Minton Educational Fund Scholarship receive varying amounts of scholarship funds.

Requirements

  • Must be residents of Nash or Edgecombe Counties, NC and citizen of the US. Qualified students may receive financial assistance in the form of scholarship grants.

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Helen Lancaster Minton Educational Fund Scholarship

Beneficiaries of the Helen Lancaster Minton Educational Fund Scholarship receive varying amounts of scholarship funds.

Requirements

  • Must be residents of Nash or Edgecombe Counties, NC and citizen of the US. Qualified students may receive financial assistance in the form of scholarship grants.

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Need Based Awards

FAFSA is required for all need based awards. Use Federal School Code number: 002951.

Federal Pell Grant

Beneficiaries of the Federal Pell Grant receive a funds up to $5,920.

Requirements

  • Need-based; FAFSA completion required

Federal Perkins Loan

Beneficiaries of the Federal Perkins Loan receive varying amounts of funds.

Requirements

  • Sophomore status or above; high need; FAFSA completion required

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Direct Student Loan

Beneficiaries of the Direct Student Loan receive between $5,500-$12,500.

Requirements

  • Based on grade level; FAFSA completion required

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Federal Work-Study

Beneficiaries of the Federal Work-Study receive up to $1,800. Federal work program to assist students with payment of educational costs. Eligibility is based on the results of the FAFSA. Note: Students are paid directly for work study hours earned and funds cannot be subtracted from the student account balance.

Requirements

  • Need-based; FAFSA completion required

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NC Need-Based Scholarship

Beneficiaries of the NC Need-Based Scholarship receive varying amounts of funds.

Requirements

  • NC resident for at least two years; FAFSA completion required

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SEOG Grant

Beneficiaries of the SEOG Grant receive up to $4,000.

Requirements

  • Need-based for high need; FAFSA completion required (Preference to non-NC residents)

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