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North Carolina universities: full-tuition merit scholarships

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Scholarship Name: Morehead-Cain Scholarship

  • Description: The Morehead-Cain Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, housing, meals, and provides additional funding for educational experiences such as internships and study abroad.

  • The school is permitted to select two nominees. Students may also self-nominate.

  1. North Carolina State University

  • Scholarship Name: Park Scholarship

  • Description: The Park Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, and room and board. It also provides additional funds for personal development and enrichment opportunities.

  • Qualified applicants should consider applying. Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA.

  1. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • Scholarship Name: Levine Scholarship

  • Description: The Levine Scholarship covers full in-state tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, an annual stipend for books and supplies, and funding for a summer experience. Students are expected to participate in service and leadership activities throughout their time at UNC Charlotte. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

  • The school is permitted to select nominees. Students may also self-nominate.

  1. Duke University

  • Scholarship Name: Robertson Scholars Leadership Program

  • Description: The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program offers a full tuition scholarship for students at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It covers tuition, fees, room and board, and provides funding for summer experiences, conferences, and leadership development.

  • Students do not need to be recommended by the school to apply.

  1. Wake Forest University

  • Scholarship Name: Stamps Scholarship

  • Description: The Stamps Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, and room and board. It also provides a stipend for enrichment activities.

  • Most scholarships (including the full-cost of attendance Signature Scholarships) do not require a scholarship application, but only a completed admission application by November 15. 

  1. University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • Scholarship Name: Distinguished Merit Scholarship

  • Description: The Distinguished Merit Scholarship covers full in-state tuition and fees for four years.

  • Students apply through the office of financial aid.

  1. East Carolina University

  • Scholarship Name: EC Scholars Program

  • Description: The EC Scholars Program covers full in-state tuition, fees, and room and board. It also includes a stipend for personal and academic enrichment.

  • Submit a completed application for undergraduate admission to East Carolina University by the priority deadline of October 20.

  1. Davidson College

  • Scholarship Name: John M. Belk Scholarship

  • Description: The John M. Belk Scholarship is a comprehensive scholarship covering tuition, fees, room, board, and provides funds for special study experiences.

  1. Appalachian State University

  • Scholarship Name: Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Description: The Chancellor’s Scholarship is the most academically competitive merit-based scholarship at Appalachian, designed for students with ambitious academic goals. 

  • Students must submit an application for admission by November 1. Students must apply for the Application for Signature Scholarships and Selective Academic Programs by November 15.

***Other universities may have other scholarship opportunities and financial aid options beyond the ones mentioned here. It is the student's responsibility to research scholarships within the schools they are applying to.***

Scholarships for Minorities

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs. They also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the UNCF K-12 Education Walton Fellowship and the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program. Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines. For more information contact:  

BlackExcel - This 200 Free Scholarship List is created by Black Excel.  They have featured over 1,000+ scholarships on the website. Most of the groups provide scholarships on an annual basis. For information go in partnership with NCLA

Scholarships and grants are helpful ways to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.

To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry ( -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors. 

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Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites: 

  • Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.

  • Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team periodically reviews every scholarship listing, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.

  • Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc. 

  • Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to. 

  • Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled). 

  • Financial aid applications: Seniors can also submit the FAFSA® through Going Merry, using their more user-friendly version of the government form, which they call “the FAFSA® Made Easier.”

Happy applying!

Mrs. Tucker

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  • GoingMerry - Create a profile by entering some basic information about yourself. Once a profile is created, you can apply to multiple scholarships through Going Merry. It will also recommend scholarships based on the information your enter. 

  • Scholarship Buddy - Scholarship Buddy North Carolina focuses on providing scholarship information to high school and college students in the state of North Carolina. We pride ourselves on having the most in depth information available to North Carolina students, as it pertains to scholarship programs and scholarship application deadlines across the state. Additionally, we provide a free service to non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and private companies that are interested in offering students scholarship opportunities in the state of North Carolina.    

College/University Scholarships - Please check with the college/university you are interested in attending to get information about any scholarships they offer, procedures for application, and deadlines you need to meet. You also want to find out admission application deadlines, FASFA information, and whether there are any other requirements (for example the CSS/Financial Aid Profile).    

The information on this website has been represented as diligently as possible. We do not accept responsibility for any errors contained within. Please see individual scholarship websites and applications for authoritative information.