students hold a sign thanking a scholarship donorFederal and State grants, as well as scholarships awarded by Wingate University, may be available to assist with your college expenses.  Unlike loans, grants and scholarships don’t have to be repaid after you graduate.

Awarded to qualified students after they’re admitted to Wingate University, undergraduate academic scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters.

Wingate University Scholarships

Undergraduate academic scholarships range in value based on applicant eligibility and scholarship type.  Admissions staff review all eligible applicants for the following academic scholarships:

  • Academic Merit Scholarships
  • Irwin Belk Scholarships
  • Gateway Scholarships
  • Presidential Scholarships
  • Transfer Scholarships
  • Trustee Scholarships

BB&T Scholars Program

The BB&T Scholars Program offers an annual scholarship to selected students minoring in economics.

GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholars Program

This program awards up to two scholarships to women majoring in biology or chemistry. The GlaxoSmithKline Science Scholars Program scholarship also includes the opportunity to conduct research with a GSK mentor during the summer.

Golden LEAF Scholars Program

Golden LEAF scholarships are available to incoming freshmen from qualifying counties who attend
participating colleges and universities.

Jerry E. McGee Scholarship

Named in honor of Wingate University’s ninth president, the Jerry E. McGee Scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible Wingate University students. Those eligible for the scholarship will be contacted directly to apply.

Luther H. Butler Scholarship

Are you a Baptist student from North Carolina? If you are, you may be eligible to receive the Luther H. Butler Scholarship from the North Carolina Baptist Foundation. The NCBF website offers eligibility requirements and scholarship guidelines.

North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship

Students who are permanent North Carolina residents may be eligible to receive a North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship (NCNBS).  The NCNBS is awarded to students based on completion of the FAFSA and meeting the residency requirements outlined by the State of North Carolina.

Porter B. Byrum Scholarship

Students in financial need may be eligible for this scholarship named in honor of Porter B. Byrum, the namesake of our business school.  Student eligibility will be determined based on the completion of the FAFSA.

Wilma L. McCurdy Memorial Fund Scholarship

Residents of Stanly County who attend a qualified institution may apply for a scholarship endowed by The Wilma L. McCurdy Memorial Fund.

Federal Grants

The Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) are need-based grants and are awarded to students based on the completion of the FAFSA.

Phi Theta Kappa Incentive Grant

Transfer students who are active Phi Theta Kappa members can apply for an annual Phi Theta Kappa Grant.