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Adult Undergraduate Scholarships

Queens offers a variety of aid options for adult students pursuing an undergraduate degree. The list below provides detail on specific merit, talent and leadership scholarships for which an adult undergraduate may qualify.

Information on individual scholarships and fellowships is below. Please pay particular attention to application requirements and submission deadlines. Students applying for Ginter, Rodgers, Lewis, Rent and McMullen fellowships may submit one application. The essay is required.

Adult Merit Scholarships

Adult Merit Scholarships are awarded each semester to degree-seeking students. The scholarship amount is based on a sliding scale depending upon GPA and credit hours enrolled.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible for federal and/or North Carolina funding)
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in the immediately preceding term
  • Student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during the term the scholarship is given 
GPA Scholarship Award 
for 6-8 Credit Hours
Scholarship Award
for 9+ Credit Hours
3.5 - 3.699 $390 $650
3.7 or above $585 $975


Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To do so, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and enter the Queens code, 002957.
At full price, each Queens credit hour costs $464 (a four-hour course costs $1,856).

Adult Undergraduate Fellowships

Incoming students can apply for a fellowship as an adult undergraduate student. Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during the term that the scholarship is given, must be in good academic and financial standing, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to renew the fellowship. Based upon their application information and GPA, they'll be considered for one of the following fellowships: 

  • Karl and Anna Ginter Fellowship for first-generation, degree-seeking students
  • Pat and B.D. Rodgers Fellowship
  • Pauline Lewis Fellowship
  • Clyda Rent Fellowship
  • Madeline L. McMullen Fellowship

Apply for the Adult Undergraduate Fellowships. For more information, contact your admissions counselor; see Student Financial Services for contact information.

WINGS Scholarship

WINGS is a scholarship program sponsored by Women Executives for Community Service (WECS) for women 25 or older enrolled in Charlotte-area colleges and universities.  A woman who receives a WINGS scholarship has a clear educational and career plan - her personal vision is so strong that people want to support her in it and "give her wings."

WINGS (Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships) provides financial support, but it also offers a valuable mentor program. A seasoned, active executive or professional woman who is a member of Women Executives (WE) is assigned as a mentor to each WINGS recipient. This mentor provides her own experience, perspective, counsel, networks and personal support. Scholarship funds are not restricted to direct educational costs but can also cover childcare, career clothing, transportation and counseling. Working with the recipient, Queens will allow the WINGS grant to be individually tailored to help each recipient reach her goals.

A qualified candidate for a WINGS scholarship:

  • Is at least 25 years old
  • Is a U.S. citizen or has permanent resident status
  • Meets eligibility criteria to receive financial aid
  • Wants to continue studies at Queens University of Charlotte
  • Has successfully completed post-high school studies and achieved at least the sophomore level with a 2.5 GPA, whether currently enrolled or not
  • Has a clear sense of what she wants to achieve through education
  • Is pursuing her first bachelor's degree directly related to her chosen career plan
  • Has shown in her studies, and in other ways, that she is serious about her personal and career goals
  • Is the major source of financial support for herself and/or her children or needs retraining in order to achieve higher earnings or greater financial security
  • Is eager to work with a mentor during the course of her WINGS scholarship

Deadline for this scholarship is April 1 annually. Apply to the WINGS Scholarship.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Nursing Scholarships

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Nursing Scholarships are awarded each semester to degree-seeking adult students enrolled in the RN-BSN program. The scholarship is awarded to eligible students in the order of enrollment on a semester basis as long as funds are available. 

Scholarship requirements:

  • Student must currently be enrolled in the RN-BSN program
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the immediately preceding term
  • Student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during the term the scholarship is given

Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To do so, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and enter the Queens code, 002957.

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