Honors Scholarships at Montreat College

Honors Scholarships

As part of our commitment to intellectual inquiry, Montreat College will award 35 scholarships to new Fall 2021 students in the Honors Program. Honors Scholarships are awarded in addition to other earned merit scholarships.


The honors scholarships for new 2021 students will be awarded as follows:

  • 2 – Full-Tuition Scholarships
  • 4 – $25,000 Scholarships ($6,250 per year for four years)
  • 6 – $20,000 Scholarships ($5,000 per year for four years)
  • 8 – $15,000 Scholarships ($3,750 per year for four years)
  • 15 – $10,000 Scholarships ($2,500 per year for four years)
  • All Scholars Day participants will receive a minimum one-time scholarship of $500
  • Scholars Day participants who submit their $150 enrollment deposit by March 1, 2021, will receive an additional one-time $500

Scholarship Eligibility

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

  • Meet the Honors Program criteria: 3.5 minimum unweighted GPA (3.4 for transfer students) or qualifying test score (1200 SAT, 25 ACT, or 78 CLT).
  • Submit a completed application to Montreat College by Jan. 8, 2021.
  • Apply to the Honors Program by Jan. 8, 2021.
  • RSVP for Scholars Day by Jan. 8, 2021, using the link on your Scholars Day invitation.
  • Attend Scholars Day on Jan. 22, 2021.
  • Note:To attend Scholars Day, students must be accepted to both Montreat College and the Honors Program before January 22, 2021.

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 2021 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.