Many scholarships. One perfect fit.
Consideration for Merit Scholarships
You apply for merit scholarships as soon as you apply to Queens: we consider all applicants for merit scholarships automatically, regardless of your financial circumstances. These gifts are presented for academic success, community service or program-specific excellence, and they include:
- University Scholarships are for students with a strong academic record including top grades and test scores. Excellence and achievement in some extracurricular activities will also be considered for a portion of these awards.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) and AP Capstone Scholarships are for students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) or the AP Capstone Innovative Diploma Program.
Through a combination of academic, automatic and outside scholarships, there is a long list of ways that you can increase your financial award.
FAFSA Incentive - First-time, degree-seeking freshmen will receive a $500 filing reward for submitting the FAFSA. By completing the FAFSA and sending it to Queens before freshman year, students will receive $500 every year they are at Queens (up to four years). International students requiring a visa to study in the U.S. are not eligible.
The Queens Commitment - Developed in conjunction with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Queens Commitment is a minimum $10,000 annual scholarship for all Queens admitted students who are current graduates of high schools in Mecklenburg County. Students at Mecklenburg County charter and private schools also qualify, as well as current associate's degree graduates of Central Piedmont Community College.
Royal Scholarship Program
Select undergraduates with outstanding academic achievements and extracurricular engagement are invited to participate in the Royal Scholarship Program. Students must apply before the December 1 early action deadline to be considered. Students compete for the following scholarships:
- The Presidential Scholarship (full tuition for four years)
- Trustee Scholarship
- The James L. Knight School of Communication Scholarships
- The Cato School of Education Fellows
- The McColl School of Business Case Scholarships
- The Reece A. Overcash Scholarships for Humanities, Math, Science, and Technology
Interest Area Scholarships
- The Gossett Jewish Leadership Scholarship
- Performing and Visual Arts Scholarships
- CPCC Presidential Scholarship - This full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to one traditional transfer student from CPCC who demonstrates superior academic and leadership achievement.
Athletic Scholarships - Student-athletes may be considered for NCAA Division II talent-based athletic scholarships.
Legacy Scholarships - Children, grandchildren or siblings of enrolled students or previous Queens graduates may be eligible for additional funds.
- Outside Scholarships - These are gifts that come from organizations like churches, foundations and community groups. At Queens, you can stack outside scholarships on top of any university awards you receive.
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 US 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. To apply for the WINGS scholarship, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at email@example.com.