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**This page is being updated. Additional scholarship information will be added periodically.**

The financial aid application process typically runs from August 15 - September 15. Decisions regarding scholarships begin approximately two weeks after all financial aid is completed.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Disclaimer: Scholarship types and award amounts are subject to change based on funding availability. The available funding amount for an individual scholarship award can be divided among multiple students.

  • Must be registered full-time, taking 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours or more for graduate students
  • Must be a currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (based on a 4.0 scale) NOTE: GPA requirements may vary based on donor’s criteria. Some scholarships may require students to be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non- citizen.
  • Must complete a short essay

Important Deadlines

  • Admission's Application Due: Fall Semester: July 30 | Spring Semester: December 30
  • FAFSA Due: March 15
  • Presidential Scholarship Application Due: January 15 (NOTE: Presidential Scholars must be members of The Honors College. Applications for The Honors College are due June 15.)
    Download Application |  Apply to The Honors College 


The Shaw University Scholarship Committee will determine the final selections. Selected recipients will be notified via their Shawbears email.

Scholarship Selection Committee: Dr. Renata Dusenbury, Dr. Kim Leathers and Dr. Stanley Elliott

Current Scholarships

For additional information regarding scholarship information, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Scholarship Coordinator at (919) 546-8240.

UNCF Scholarships

Minimum Eligibility Requirements 

  • Must have at least a 2.50 GPA or higher
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or have a valid social security number
  • Must be enrolled at a UNCF member institution
  • Must have a financial need

*If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements, click on the link below to view the available scholarships and to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application online.    

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