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Scholarships and grants are gifts offered by schools, as well as the federal and state government, that do not have to be repaid. There are many options available, and funds are awarded for a range of achievements so begin your search early!

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are for students with a strong academic record, excellence, and achievement in extracurricular activities, and strong admissions applications in a holistic review. Athletic and academic scholarships are examples of merit-based aid.

Students should apply for merit-based scholarships as soon as they apply to Queens. The university considers all applicants for merit scholarships automatically, regardless of their financial circumstances.

McColl School of Business

The McColl School of Business automatically considers all applicants for merit-based scholarships. Simply complete the admissions process by the priority deadline.

  • Fall Priority Deadline – August 1
  • Spring Priority Deadline – December 1
  • Summer Priority Deadline – April 15

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. For more information, visit our Outside Scholarships webpage.

Additional Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

Student-athletes may be considered for NCAA Division I talent-based athletic scholarships.

Cato School of Education Fellows

Queens is committed to preparing future teachers who think critically and embrace diversity, who are leaders within and beyond the classroom, who will be prepared to adjust to the dynamics within our changing world and who will participate meaningfully in a global society. Find out more about the Cato School of Education Fellows program.

Charlotte Talent Initiative

The Charlotte Talent Initiative (CTI) is a cohort-based career pipeline program for Charlotte area students in partnership with Ally Financial and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Students will receive mentorship from the sponsoring organization, enhanced skills relevant to the industry and specific organization, unique out-of-class opportunities and support from a dedicated Queens team.

CPCC Presidential Scholarship

This full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to one traditional transfer student from CPCC who demonstrates superior academic and leadership achievement.

The Gossett Jewish Leadership Scholarship

The Gossett Jewish Leadership Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for emerging leaders to actively support the growth of a vibrant, dynamic and pluralistic Jewish community at Queens. Awarded to one student per academic year in the amount of $5,000, the scholarship may be renewed on an annual basis. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to Judaism and successful leadership experience in their Jewish and/or secular communities.

Recipients are expected to be actively involved in Queens’ Jewish community. For example, holding a leadership position in Hillel, supporting the admissions team in recruiting Jewish students, advancing Tikkun Olam with social justice programs or actively participating in inter-faith and multi-cultural dialogue.

Knight Scholarship in Communication

The Knight Scholarship allows its students to become leaders in the Knight School and beyond. Knight Scholars get training and first-hand experience in digital media and share what they learn with members of the Charlotte community as part of their service.

Legacy Scholarships

Children, grandchildren, or siblings of enrolled students or previous Queens graduates may be eligible for additional funds.

Preyer History Fellows

The Preyer History Fellows program builds on this tradition of excellence by rewarding high-achieving undergraduate history majors with scholarships to pursue international study, internships, and more.

More Information

For more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact our admissions team (, 704-337-2212).