Scholarships

Investing in Brilliance

Greensboro College recognizes your academic achievements and outstanding talents by offering Institutional Scholarships as a part of the admissions process. If you’re a freshman or transfer student, you are eligible for consideration. All Institutional Scholarships are renewable for four years as long as you meet satisfactory academic progress. Submit your application today to find out what you qualify for.

Stay-Local Scholarship

We believe every student should have access to a high-quality, private-college education that empowers them to define their path in life. We feel especially committed to those right here in our own community. That’s why we’ve created the Stay Local Scholarship, just for students from our home state of North Carolina. After all, nurturing bright minds in our own backyard builds a better future for all of us.


Do I qualify for the Stay Local Scholarship?

If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible for the Stay Local scholarship:

  1. Enroll as a freshman in Fall 2022
  2. Be a North Carolina resident. Students receiving Say Yes to Education Scholarships in Guilford County will be not eligible for this scholarship
  3. File a 2022-23 FAFSA

How much is the Stay Local Scholarship?

If you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant according to the 2022-2023 FAFSA, you will receive a combination of federal, state and institutional gift aid equal to the amount of full tuition. If you are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, you could receive a Stay Local Scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,500, based on financial need.


How can I apply for the Stay Local Scholarship?

Since we offer this scholarship to freshmen, all you have to do is apply to Greensboro College – our college application is free! Once you’ve been admitted as a freshman, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and add Greensboro College’s school code: 002930.

Merit-Based Scholarships

If you’re a freshman or transfer student who has earned fewer than 24 college credit hours, you are eligible for a merit-based scholarship. Your academic record and accomplishments, such as your high school/college GPA, SAT and ACT Score, will be used to determine which merit-based scholarship you will receive.


You can earn the following merit-based scholarships:

Trustee Scholarship$7,000 per year
Dean’s Scholarship$5,500 per year
Founders Scholarship$4,000 per year
Achievement Scholarship$2,500 per year

Presidential Scholars

In addition to the four levels of merit-based scholarships, you can be one of four students selected as a Presidential Scholar and earn a full-tuition scholarship. To be considered, you must have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.80 and be accepted to the College and the George Center for Honors Studies. Finalists will be invited for an interview. Those who are awarded the scholarship are required to live on campus.

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer students who have earned more than 24 college credit hours are eligible for a transfer scholarship. Your current cumulative college GPA is used to determine which transfer scholarship you will receive.

If your GPA is:You can earn:
3.5 or above$6,000
3.0 – 3.49$5,000
2.5 – 2.99$3,000
2.0 – 2.49$2,000

Find Arts Scholarships

If you’re an incoming student with outstanding talent in theatre, music or art, you may be considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship. These scholarships are based on a combination of your academic record and talent. There are three types of Fine Arts Scholarships: Theatre Scholarships, Music Scholarships, and Art Scholarships. Each scholarship has a range from $2,500 to $7,000.

Students who earn a Fine Arts Scholarship will be ineligible for a Merit-Based or Transfer Scholarship.

Associate’s Degree Scholarships

If you’re a transfer student who has earned an Associate’s Degree in Arts or Science from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrolling to Greensboro, you may be eligible for the Associate’s Degree Scholarship.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.