Scholarships


Scholarships Fall 2017-Spring 2018

We believe each student should have the opportunity for an outstanding college experience. We’re proud to offer our incoming students significant scholarships annually. Each student accepted into Greensboro College is reviewed for merit and need scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need and are renewable for up to three additional years based on the student’s grade-point average. Need-based scholarships are determined by a review of information provided on your FAFSA to identify federal, state and institutional funds to help with your costs. Scholarships are also available for students in fine arts or performance programs, or with a United Methodist affiliation.

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Scholarships for Fall 2017

Barrett Scholarship

  • Full tuition and fees, room & board
  • Priority deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
  • One award is available
  • To be considered, a student must have a cumulative 3.75 weighted GPA and a 1310 new SAT score or an ACT composite of 28.
  • An interview is required.
  • Requires on-campus residency.

Presidential Scholarship

  • Full tuition
  • Priority deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
  • Numerous awards are available
  • To be considered, a student must have a cumulative 3.75 weighted GPA and a 1280 new SAT score or an ACT composite of 27.
  • An interview is required.
  • Requires on-campus residency.

Pride in Academic Excellence Award

  • 3/4 tuition scholarship
  • Priority deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Numerous awards are available, and the scholarship may be awarded at the time of acceptance.
  • To be considered, a student must have a cumulative 3.65 weighted GPA and a 1240 new SAT score or an ACT composite of 26.
  • Requires on-campus residency for the student’s first two years.

 

  • Students receiving a Pride in Academic Excellence Award, Presidential Scholarship or Barrett Scholarship will be invited to participate in the George Center for Honors Studies.
  • Our top academic scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen only.
  • Interviews for the Barrett and Presidential Scholarships will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

 

Trustees

$15,000
Numerous awards.
Awarded at time of acceptance.

Deans

$13,500
Numerous awards.
Awarded at time of acceptance.

Founders

$11,000
Numerous awards.
Awarded at time of acceptance.

Achievement

$5,000
Numerous awards.
Awarded at time of acceptance.

 

Scholarships are awarded in the following areas:

Merit-based
Merit-based scholarships are determined by a student’s academic grades and accomplishments. This category also awards academic scholarships including James S. Barrett, Presidential, and Pride in Academic Excellence Awards. View the table above to learn more about these scholarships.

Need-based
Each year, we offer our students need-based scholarships to help them achieve their academic goals. Our Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting every student with options to pay for their Greensboro College education. Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s need as computed from his or her FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Our FAFSA Code is 002930.

Performance Activity Grants
Students could be eligible for activity grants recognizing performance in the Greensboro College concert bands and vocal groups. Only limited numbers of activity grants are available to students.

United Methodist
Recognizing our heritage as a Methodist-affiliated college, we offer up to $2,000 scholarships to Methodist students.

Fine arts
Students with outstanding talents in theatre, music or art may be considered for a fine arts scholarship. Auditions and portfolio evaluations are required. Additional institutional aid, including merit scholarships, will be limited for students who receive an arts scholarship.

Band/Guard Participation Award (valued at $14,200 per year for four years*)
Non-music majors only. Qualifications to be considered include previous experiences in bands, drum line or color guard and a completed band leader recommendation form.

*Additional institutional aid, including merit scholarships, will be limited for students who receive a Band/Guard Award.

Religious Life Grants
 

Incoming students who demonstrate interest in leadership in religious life on campus and/or a local church may qualify for the Religious Life Grant valued at $14,200 per year for four years. Additional institutional aid, including merit scholarships, will be limited for students who receive a Religious Life Grant.

Qualifications to be considered for the Religious Life Grant:

  • Complete recommendation form for the Religious Life Grant filled out and signed by your pastor and/or youth director at your church.
  • Submit an essay: Why do you wish to be a part of the religious life program at Greensboro College?
  • We strongly encourage candidates to major in Religion or minor in Religion, Christian Ethics, Biblical Studies, or Ministry.

Students receiving a Religious Life Grant will be required to provide leadership in religious life in one of the following: worship, music, community outreach, small group leader, church internship or participation in a faith-based group.  The expected time commitment is 6 hours per week or at least 40 hours per semester.

 

Traditional transfer
Merit scholarship levels* for students earning over 24 credit hours:

  • $11,000 3.5 and above
  • $9,000 3.0-3.49
  • $7,000 2.5-2.99
  • $5,000 2.25-2.49

*Based on the cumulative GPA from all college work at the time of acceptance.

Associates Degree Scholarship

If a traditional student earns an associates degree in Arts or Science prior to enrolling, the student will be eligible for a 2/3 tuition scholarship valued at $18,900 per year.