WPU Scholarships and Awards

Do your future self a favor. Lower your college debt by applying for scholarships and awards to help pay for college.

Qualified students are awarded renewable Merit Scholarships from $2,000 to $15,000 every year. Scholarships are awarded based on weighted cumulative grade point average and the highest combined critical reading and math SAT/ACT scores.

Additionally, William Peace University offers annual scholarships in the performing arts, student service, leadership and more. If you are interested in applying for one of the WPU scholarships listed below, please contact the Office of Admissions to receive an application. All applications must be submitted by March 15.

William Peace University Presidential Scholarship
William Peace University Presidential Scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have earned exceptional academic records. These students should also possess exemplary characteristics of leadership ability and/or special talents that would enable them to make significant contributions to campus life. These merit-based scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients maintain a "B" average (3.00) with no grade below "C."

William Peace University Academic Achievement Scholarship
William Peace University Academic Achievement Scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have earned outstanding academic records and who, in the judgment of university representatives,display potential for making significant contributions to the William Peace University community. These merit-based scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients maintain a "C+" average (2.50) with no grade below "C" and provided they exhibit exemplary conduct.

William Peace University Challenge Grants
William Peace University Challenge Grants are awarded annually on the basis of academics. These merit based grants are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University, provided recipients maintain a "C" average (2.00) with no failing grade.

William Peace University Transfer Merits
Students who transfer to William Peace University may be eligible for merit-based grants. These grants are awarded on the basis of the number of transferable credits earned at an accredited college or university and on the cumulative grade point average earned at each institution attended. The Transfer Merit Grants are renewable for up to two additional years, provided recipients maintain a "C" average (2.00) with no grade below "C."

William Peace University Tuition Assistance Grant
Need-based grants are awarded annually to eligible students. Eligibility and grant amounts are based on information received from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may apply to have the grants renewed each year they are enrolled in WPU by completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Sloan Scholars Program for Presbyterians
Through the Sloan Scholars Program, WPU will award up to $5,000.00 per year to students who are certified by the Session of their Presbyterian Church as an active member of the congregation. New students must meet all WPU admission requirements and be in the top 1/3 of their high school class. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. The Scholarship is renewable for all three years provided the student maintains a "C" average (2.00) and maintains good social standing at WPU. This scholarship is available to both in and out of state students, with preference given to North Carolina residents.

Leadership Scholarship
Students who are involved in service and leadership activities throughout high school are eligible for an additional $1,000-$5,000 in scholarships. Students must submit a scholarship application and meet the minimum requirements for admission and must be a first-year applicant to WPU. These scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients maintain a "C+" average (2.50).

Honors Scholarship
Students accepted into this program can be awarded up to an additional $5,000 in scholarships. Students must submit a scholarship application and have an interview. Current students may petition to join the Honors Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after 15 credit hours. These scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients remain in the Honors Program and maintain a "B" average (3.00).

Fine Arts Scholarship
Students who are interested in pursuing a degree in Fine Arts at WPU are eligible for an additional $2,000-$5,000 in scholarships. Students must interview and audition with the respective department. Students must meet the minimum requirements for admission and must be a first-year applicant to WPU.

William Peace Scholarship
Students' overall GPA, SAT, ACT, community involvement, extracurricular activities and achievements as well as need will be considered in evaluation for this scholarship. Students can be awarded up to an additional $1,000-$5,000 in scholarships. Students must submit a scholarship application to apply and must be a first-year applicant to WPU.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Scholarship
WPU offers up to $8,000 in scholarship funds to members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Members are eligible to apply for these funds and scholarships must be applied toward tuition. Members of Phi Theta Kappa should apply for scholarships directly through William Peace University. Several factors are considered in the allotment of awards, including financial need, academic merit and student involvement in extracurricular and volunteer activities.

There are limited funds for the above listed scholarships. All awards cannot exceed tuition and are determined by the appointed committee. The Board of Trustees can change these limitations at anytime. Students must maintain certain standards for renewability. It's the student's responsibility to know what those standards are and to maintain them at all times during the awarded time of the scholarship and/or grants.

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