Scholarships and grants can help fund your education.

students hold a sign thanking a scholarship donorIf you’re wondering how to pay for college, don’t overlook scholarships and grants. 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.

Federal and state grants are other forms of financial aid that don’t require repayment.

Wingate University Scholarships

These undergraduate academic scholarships are awarded in amounts ranging up to $25,000 per year. Admissions staff review all eligible applicants for:

  • 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 $2,000 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 $1,000 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 apply for a North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship, with annual awards of up to $7,100.

Porter B. Byrum Scholarship

Students in financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship named in honor of Porter B. Byrum, the namesake of our business school. 

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.

Phi Theta Kappa Incentive Grant

Transfer students who are active Phi Theta Kappa members can apply for an annual Phi Theta Kappa Grant of $2,000.

If you are a prospective student and have questions about undergraduate grants and scholarships, please contact the Office of Admissions or your enrollment officer for more information.

If you are a current, enrolled student and have questions about grants and scholarships, please email the staff of the Office of Student Financial Planning.

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