Endowment Opportunities to Support Student Scholarships
North Carolina Wesleyan College is pleased to offer its students a variety of endowed scholarships. From the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarships to those named for beloved professors and honored loved ones, the College offers more than 100 named scholarships each year.
Yet, almost 90 percent of our full-time resident students require some type of financial aid. As the College strives to meet the educational needs of additional students from Eastern North Carolina and beyond, the need for scholarships is also increasing. Many deserving students cannot afford the benefits of an education at a small, nurturing, liberal arts college such as Wesleyan without scholarship assistance.
North Carolina Wesleyan College is seeking endowments to underwrite scholarships for students from all backgrounds. There are two types of endowed scholarships:
- Need-based scholarships will ensure access to able students of all backgrounds, regardless of financial capability
- Talent-based scholarships will attract students of diverse talents and abilities, regardless of financial aid assistance.
Endowment gifts for scholarships are critically important. They will provide us the agility we need to compete for the range and variety of students who represent Wesleyan. We must increase our institutional capacity to provide financial assistance to first-generation college students as well as to provide scholarships to those students who may not qualify for financial aid, but exceed the standards that are Wesleyan.