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Scholarships: Traditional Undergraduate Students

Students reflect on the opportunities they've had at Queens, thanks to scholarships they've earned.

Queens offers a wide range of academic, athletic and program-related scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service, regardless of financial circumstances.

Not only do we provide outstanding scholarships, our Office of Student Financial Services works with families to ensure that we put together the most competitive financial aid and scholarship package possible. 

For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, please contact the Office of Traditional Undergraduate Admissions at Information about need-based information is also accessible via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  

Merit Scholarships

At Queens, every admitted student is considered for merit scholarships automatically, with amounts ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. No additional steps are required in order to be considered. You will be informed whether you are eligible for these scholarships following your admissions decision.

Program Name Eligibility and Amount
University and Achievement Scholarships Students with strong academic rigor, grades, and test scores. Extracurricular achievement considered for some awards.
From $28,000 ($7,000 per year, up to 4 years) to $56,000 ($14,000 per year, up to 4 years).
National Merit Scholarship Students who achieve finalist status with the National Merit Scholarship Program and designate Queens University of Charlotte as their first choice college
International Baccalaureate (IB) and AP Capstone Scholarships Students who complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) or the AP Capstone Innovative Diploma Program


Royal Scholarship Program

Every year we invite hundreds of admitted students to compete for additional scholarship awards, beyond the merit scholarships above. To be considered for our full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, or our prestigious Byrum Scholarship for academic and leadership achievement, or any of our Endowed Scholarships listed below, students will need to submit the Royal Scholarship application.  During our Royal Scholarship Program, students will interview with university leaders and professors, meet current students, attend academic sessions and tour campus. The Royal Scholarship Programs will be January 20-21, 2017, and February 3-4, 2017. The deadline to apply for either program has passed.


Academic Departmental Scholarships

If you are only in interested in applying for Academic Departmental Scholarship  please use the Academic Departmental Scholarship Application. Students who want to be considered for both the Presidential/Byrum Scholarships and the Academic Departmental Awards only need to submit the Royal Scholarship Program Application.   

Program Name Eligibility and Amount
James L. Knight School of Communication Scholars Merit and leadership based scholarships for students majoring in communication. 
Scholarship details and application.
$16,000 ($4,000/year for up to 4 years)  
Cato School of Education Fellows Merit-based scholarship for students majoring in education. Scholarship details and application are found here.
(submit scholarship application)
Preyer History Fellows Program Declared history majors can earn at least $2,000 in scholarship and research funds. Scholarship details and application are found here.
Reece A. Overcash Scholarships  Awarded to students interested in humanities, math, science and technology.
$20,000 ($5,000/year for up to 4 years)
McColl Scholarship Challenge Awarded to business majors who complete a case study. Competition details.
Award amounts vary
The Gossett Jewish Leadership Scholarship Awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to Judaism and successful leadership in their Jewish and/or secular communities. Apply now.
$20,000 ($5,000/year for up to 4 years) 
Performing and Visual Arts Scholarships Talent scholarships in music, theatre, and art based upon auditions (music and theatre) or a portfolio review (art).
Award amounts vary

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Program Name Eligibility and Amount
Athletic Scholarships
(NCAA II Awards)
Talent-based scholarships awarded to recruited student athletes. Athletic scholarships are offered in 19 men's and women's intercollegiate teams.
Ministerial Tuition Remission Grant for dependents and spouses of active Presbyterian ministers. Contact Student Financial Services at 704-337-2225 if eligible.
15-20% tuition remission
Legacy Scholarships Awarded to children, grandchildren and siblings of currently enrolled or previous graduates
$1,000 a year for four years
Transfer Student Scholarships Transfer students are automatically considered for merit awards. Awards are provided upon admission notification based upon academic eligibility. You don't need to do anything extra to apply. Your scholarship notification will follow the admissions decision.
$9,000-$13,000 per year
International Student Scholarships International students are automatically considered for merit awards. Awards are provided upon admission notification based upon academic eligibility. You don't need to do anything extra to apply. Your scholarship notification will follow the admissions decision.
$8,000-$11,000 per year


How Much Does a Queens Education Cost?

For a detailed estimate of costs to expect during your first year at Queens, view our Net Cost Calculator for Freshman and Transfer students.

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