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.

Meritorious Scholarships*                                                                             

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

Awards Requirements

John & Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship

Full Tuition, Room (double only), Board & Books**

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

  • 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.

Trustee Scholarship

Full Tuition & Books**

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

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

President’s Award

$20,000
  • 3.30 Weighted GPA
  • 1080 SAT/21 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.75

Dean’s Award

$18,000
  • 3.0 Weighted GPA
  • 980 SAT/19 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.6

Wesleyan Award

$15,000
  • Minimum 2.5 Weighted GPA
  • Minimum 900 SAT/17 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.3

Bishop Opportunity Award**

**Not a Merit-based Scholarship

$10,000
  • Must meet admissions criteria
  • Minimum 2.3 Weighted GPA
  • Minimum 700 SAT/13 ACT
  • Must maintain GPA of 2.0


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.

Awards Requirements

Transfer Award Gold

$13,500 3.5+ GPA

Transfer Award Blue

$10,500 3.0- 3.4 GPA

Transfer Award White

$7,500 2.5- 2.9 GPA

Special Distinction and Participation Awards:

Awards Requirements

Legacy

Resident: $22,000 Commuter: $18,000 Students with GPA 3.0+, whose parents or grandparents graduated from NCWC

Honors Award

$1,000 Member of Roger & Gaile D. Taylor Honors Program (Application-based)

International Award

$5,500 New Students (On-Campus Only)

United Methodist Award

$2,000 Application for UMC Scholarship / Letter from pastor confirming active membership in United Methodist Church affiliated with the NC Conference of United Methodist Church.

Ministerial Award

50% reduction for tuition, room & board, books 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

$1,000 Band/Wesleyan Singers/Wesleyan Players

Eagle Scouts/Girl Scouts

$1,000 Students who are an Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Shelton Challenge

$1,000 Students who participate in the Shelton Challenge

Phi Theta Kappa/
Gamma Beta Phi

$1,000 Must be a transfer student with an Associates Degree

Cheer & Dance

Varies Students who participate on the Cheer or Dance team

ROTC

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

Need Based Awards:

FAFSA is required for all of the following. The North Carolina Wesleyan Federal School Code Number is 002951.

Awards Requirements
Federal Pell Grant Up to $5,920 Need-based; FAFSA completion required
SEOG Grant Up to $4,000 Need-based for high need; FAFSA completion required (Preference to non-NC residents)
NC Need-Based Scholarship Varies NC resident for at least two years; FAFSA completion required
Federal Work-Study Up to $1,800 Need-based; FAFSA completion required
Direct Student Loan $5,500-$12,500 Based on grade level; FAFSA completion required
Federal Perkins Loan Varies Sophomore status or above; high need; FAFSA completion required