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Scholarship and Award Programs

 

Merit / Special Distinction / Need-based Scholarships / Grants / Awards

Since its inception in 1956, North Carolina is proud of its heritage in supporting students in their quest for success in higher education.  This legacy of assistance still continues today.

 

Meritorious Scholarships:

John & Charles Wesley 

Heritage Scholarship

$36,182

Full tuition, room, board, and books. SAT 1130(CR/Math) / ACT 25 / 3.75 weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Student must maintain 3.2 GPA in college and must be enrolled full-time.  (Completion of FAFSA is required, and scholarship is inclusive of any financial aid a student may be eligible for.)

Trustee Scholarship $27,250

Full tuition and books.  SAT 1100(CR/Math) / ACT 24 / 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Inclusive of Honors Scholarship and/or NC Need-Based Scholarship, if eligible) (Must maintain GPA of 2.95 in college)  Must be enrolled full-time.

Valedictorian/Salutatorian 

Scholarship

$27,250

Full tuition and books.  SAT 1100(CR/Math) / ACT 24 / 3.35 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Inclusive of Honors Scholarship and/or NC Need-Based Scholarship, if eligible) (Must maintain GPA of 2.8 in college)  Must be enrolled full-time.

Meritorious Levels of Scholarship:

President's Award, Dean's Award, and Wesleyan Award are governed by the following matrix. (Freshman only) 
Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in college coursework, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be enrolled as a full-time student in the Traditional Program.

GPA

Wesleyan Award

Dean's Award

President's Award

SAT 

900-990

1000-1090

1100-1190

1200 +

ACT

19-20

21-23

24-26

27+

3.50-4.00+

10,500

11,500

13,500

15,500

3.00-3.49

9,500

10,500

11,500

13,500

2.5-2.99

7,000

9,500

10,500

12,500

Meritorious Levels of Scholarships for Transfer Students:

Recipients must maintain GPA of 2.5 in college coursework, maintain Satisfactory Academic  Progress, and be enrolled
full-time in the Traditional Program.

Transfer Award Gold $13,500 3.5 GPA 
Transfer Award Blue $10,500 3.0 GPA
Transfer Award White $7,500 2.5 GPA

Special Distinction Awards:

Honors Award

$1,000 Member of Roger & Gaile D. Taylor Honors Program (Application-based)
International Award $5,500 All Years (New students only)
United Methodist Award $2,000 Application for UMC Scholarship / Letter from pastor confirming active membership in United Methodist Church affiliated with the NC Conference of United Methodist Church.
Ministerial Award 50% reduction for tuition, room & board, books Dependent of full-time, licensed ordained ministers of a United Methodist Church in the NC Conference.  Also extends to all denominations residing in Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Johnston, Wake, Warren, and Wilson. (Replaces all other institutional funds.)
Fine Arts Award $1,000 Band/Wesleyan Singers/Wesleyan Players

Need Based Awards:

FAFSA is required for all of the following. The North Carolina Wesleyan Federal School Code Number is 002951.

Federal Pell Grant Up to $5,730 Need-based; FAFSA completion required
SEOG Grant Up to $4,000 Need-based for high need; FAFSA completion required (Preference to non-NC residents)
NC Need-Based Scholarship Varies NC resident for at least two years; FAFSA completion required
Federal Work-Study Up to $1,800 Need-based; FAFSA completion required
Direct Student Loan $5,500-$12,500 Based on grade level; FAFSA completion required
Federal Perkins Loan Varies Sophomore status or above; high need; FAFSA completion required