Grants and Scholarships

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Academic Scholarships
 
Academic Scholarships are awarded to qualified undergraduate applicants who have been admitted to Wingate University’s Main Campus.  After admission to the University, the academic credentials of each student are reviewed to determine scholarship eligibility. Students are notified of their scholarship award by the Office of Admissions.  A separate scholarship application is not required. 
 
Academic Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. Recipients must maintain satisfactory progress standards as outlined by the individual scholarship criteria. Students are considered for the highest level scholarship based upon their qualifications, thus only one of the following academic scholarships will be awarded at the time of entry into Wingate University.  Annual Academic Scholarship awards range from $10,000 to $20,000.
 
Accepted students who qualify for an academic scholarship will only be awarded one of the following Wingate scholarships: 
  • Irwin Belk Scholarships, our most competitive scholarships, are available to exemplary entering freshmen students. Recipients are typically in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, have above a 4.20 weighted high school GPA and have an SAT score above 1950 (or an ACT score above 30). Irwin Belk Scholarships are limited and meeting minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee receipt of an Irwin Belk Scholarship.  Recipients must enroll full-time and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Trustee Scholarships are available to outstanding entering freshmen. These scholarships are awarded to students who have above a 4.2 weighted GPA.  Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory progress requirements as outlined in the University catalog. 
  • Presidential Scholarships are available to exceptional entering freshmen. These scholarships are awarded to students who have above a 3.60 weighted GPA.  Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory progress requirements as outlined in the University catalog.
  • Academic Merit Scholarships are available to entering freshmen based on academic achievement and leadership. Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who have above a 3.00 weighted GPA. Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory progress requirements as outlined in the University catalog. 
  • Gateway Scholarships are available to entering freshmen based on demonstrated achievement and involvement. Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory progress requirements as outlined in the University catalog.
  • Transfer Scholarships are awarded to transferring students entering one of Wingate University’s undergraduate programs. Recipients must have demonstrated academic success at other colleges and universities and have a minimum of 24 college credit hours of acceptable transfer work.  Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and maintain satisfactory progress requirements as outlined in the University catalog.

To receive additional information or an admissions application call us at 1-800-755-5550 or email us at admit@wingate.edu.


 
Federal Grants
 
Federal Pell Grants are need-based entitlement grants that do not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor or professional degree. (A professional degree would include a degree in a field such as medicine, law or dentistry).
 
The U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the information you report when you apply for Federal Aid, thus deriving your Effective Family Contribution (EFC).  Your EFC, cost of attendance and enrollment status will determine the annual amount of your Federal Pell Grant.
 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are available for undergraduates with exceptional financial need; that is, students with low EFCs. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. FSEOG is also a need-based grant that does not have to be repaid.


State Grants / Scholarships

The North Carolina Need Based Scholarship (NCNBS) is awarded to needy students who are permanent residents of North Carolina, and whose Effective Family Contribution (EFC) does not exceed $15,000. Students must complete the FAFSA and meet all other eligibility requirements. Student must maintain satisfactory progress and be enrolled as a full-time (12 credit hours or more) or  ¾ time  (9 – 11 credit hours) student to receive the NCNBS. A North Carolina Residency Form must be completed annually. Students may receive the NCNBS for a maximum of nine semesters. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by March 1st of each year.


 
 Grants / Scholarships (FAQs)
 
How do I apply for Academic Scholarships?

Academic Scholarships are awarded to qualified undergraduate applicants who have been admitted to Wingate University’s Main Campus.  Students are notified of their scholarship award by the Office of Admissions.  A separate scholarship application is not required.

Am I limited in the amount of total financial aid that I can receive?

Students may not receive aid from all sources which would exceed the established cost of attendance. Total aid includes all grants, scholarships, work-study and loans from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

I have been awarded a scholarship from my church or other outside organization. Do I need to tell the Financial Planning Office?

Yes, students should report all scholarships that they receive from any source. We want to ensure that all funds are posted to your student account, and that they are included as a resource in your financial aid award package.