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Scholarships and grants are gifts offered by schools, as well as the federal and state governments, 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, achievement in extracurricular activities, and strong admissions applications in a holistic review. Athletic and academic scholarships are examples of merit-based aid.

Queens considers all applicants for merit scholarships automatically, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Additional Scholarships

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 for $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.

Legacy Scholarships

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

Preyers 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.

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.

More Information

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