Largest Scholarship Among HBCUs, Announces North Carolina A&T
New Academic Scholarships Could Mean Full-Rides for 400
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is making history for its newest scholarship. The Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholarship Program will go to 400 new students beginning in 2008. Based on academic record incoming freshmen—state residents or out of state students—may qualify in three different scholarship award categories that cover at the minimum 50% of their tuition.
The beauty of this scholarship is its scope. According to university sources a scholarship of this magnitude has never been offered by a HBCU anywhere and may well be exemplary among all NC universities. The fund is a reported $1.6 million.
Incoming freshman students may earn scholarships in 3 categories:
- Students with a GPA of 3.75 and higher, combined with an SAT score of at least 1200 may earn 100% tuition scholarship.
- Students with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.749, combined with an SAT score between 1100 and 1200 may earn a 75% tuition scholarship.
- Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49, combined with an SAT score between 1000 and 1099, may earn a 50% scholarship.
Scholarships are renewable providing students maintain a 3.3 GPA and continue progress toward a degree.