Honors Scholarships

As part of our commitment to intellectual inquiry, Montreat College will award 20 scholarships to new Fall 2020 students in the Honors Program. Honors Scholarships are awarded in addition to other earned merit scholarships.


Outstanding Scholar Award

Each year, one incoming student earns the Outstanding Scholar Award, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.

Distinguished Scholar Award

Each year, seven incoming students earn the Distinguished Scholar Award, a $12,000 scholarship ($3,000 per year for four years).

Finley-Anderson Honors Scholarship

Each year, 12 incoming students earn the Finley-Anderson Honors Scholarship, a $6,000 award ($1,500 per year for four years).

Scholarship Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Honors Scholarships, prospective students must:

Scholars Day

During Scholars Day you will come to our main Montreat campus, meet Honors Program Director Dr. Lisa Toland, as well as the rest of our honors faculty and some of our highest-achieving students. You will participate in breakout sessions to discuss 1 Corinthians 13: 8-13 and Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” from his book The Republic. You will also have a one-on-one interview with a faculty member. Honors Scholarships will be awarded holistically, taking everything into consideration including your admissions file, your honors application, attendance and group participation during Scholars Day, and your one-on-one faculty interview.

Honors Scholarship Conditions

Honors Program Scholarships will only be awarded to new Fall 2020 students; this includes first-time freshmen and transfer students. Honors Program scholarships can be combined with other forms of institutional aid, not to exceed the amount of full tuition. Institutional aid cannot be used to cover room and board at Montreat College.