The scholarships listed below are either awarded directly by Queens or through organizations identified as having viable scholarship opportunities for our students. Some, but not all, organizations other than Queens may guarantee a scholar from Queens. The Office of Student Financial Services has verified that regardless of whether or not a Queens scholar is guaranteed these are viable opportunities based on the either prior award history or our knowledge of the organization.
Queens University of Charlotte Scholarships
The Charles A. Dana Scholarship was established by Mr. Dana to provide financial support to exceptional students of academic promise and good character with limited financial resources. A faculty scholarship committee makes award decisions based on the application information provided below as well as a written faculty recommendation.
Critical Thought Symposium
The Critical Thought Symposium will engage Queens traditional undergraduate students from any program in one-of-a-kind, life changing educational experience that will refine decision making and critical thinking skills and, in the process, create a deeper self-awareness-all essential to the exercise of leadership in personal and professional lives. Full time traditional undergraduates who will be juniors and seniors may apply for the prestigious Critical Thought Symposium class and an accompanying scholarship of up to $5,000. Up to 10 traditional undergraduates will be selected to participate in this course; preference will be given to seniors. Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.25.
Application Coming Soon
The Robert Knowles Communication Scholarship
The Robert Knowles Communication Scholarship is awarded to one or more junior or senior traditional undergraduate students majoring or minoring in journalism. The qualified candidate will exemplify a curiosity for life, a sense of open-mindedness and fair-mindedness, maintain an objective view of the facts at the expense of attempting to further their own political agendas, and have a good sense of humor. The awardees will be selected by a committee comprised of the communication department chairperson, a communication faculty member and up to media representatives.
Application Coming Soon
Judy Moore Leonard Leadership in Service Award
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leonard have established a scholarship award to benefit rising junior and senior full time traditional undergraduate students at Queens University of Charlotte who demonstrate significant commitment to service to Queens and others. The award embodies the spirit of Queens' motto: Non ministrari sed ministrare - not to be served, but to serve. The application process for the upcoming academic year occurs in the spring of the prior year. Scholarship award winners are announced in April at the Awards Convocation.
The Wendy Waite Journalism Scholarship
The Wendy Waite Journalism Scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to major in communication with a journalism track. The award may be renewed for up to three years if the awardee meets the scholarship criteria each consecutive year: demonstrative evidence of academic excellence, accomplishment in journal writing (newspaper or other published works), be on staff of the Queens Chronicle or other official campus newspaper and receive acceptable grades in this class and prepare a special project in his or her junior and senior years.
Application Coming Soon
Scholarships from Organizations Other than Queens
CREW Network Foundation Scholarship
The CREW Network Foundation Scholarship is intended to encourage women to pursue an education which will lead to a career in the commercial real estate industry and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Eligible students will be a full-time student with junior or senior standing or enrolled in an applicable graduate program, with a 3.0 GPA and a citizen of the United States or Canada. Awards will not be less than $5,000 to be applied to tuition and books and will also include a paid summer internship at CBRE.
NC Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Education
The NC Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Education is a one-time award of $1,000 awarded to encourage and financially support a potential teacher from The Cato School of Education at Queens University of Charlotte in obtaining teacher certification. Qualified candidates will have completed two and a half years with a 3.0 grade point average and be nominated by a Queens University of Charlotte Cato School of Education teacher education faculty member. Nominees will be notified and asked to apply directly.