Traditional Undergraduate Scholarships

Academic Department & Institutional Scholarships

Honors Scholarship

As part of our commitment to intellectual inquiry, Montreat College will award 35 scholarships to new Fall 2022 students in the Honors Program including two full-tuition awards! The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022, and Scholars Day participation is required. For complete information, visit www.montreat.edu/honors.

Church-Matching Grant

Montreat College invites churches to partner with us to help their youth secure the resources they need in order to finance their education at a Christian College. Our institution will match up to $1,000 in church contributions per year. Please download our Church-Matching Grant form for complete details and instructions.

COMPASS Scholarship

COMPASS is a week-long summer immersion program for high school students and rising college freshmen who would like to explore an academic field of interest with college-level instructors and get a taste of the college experience. Students who successfully complete COMPASS will receive a $2,000 Montreat College Scholarship! For more information and to register, visit www.montreat.edu/COMPASS.

Cybersecurity

Montreat College offers cybersecurity scholarships for new and transfer students interested in studying cybersecurity. The award is $2,000 per student, renewable annually, if student maintains eligibility requirements.

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Must be a new or transfer student
  • Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in the cybersecurity major and a career in cybersecurity

Download the Cybersecurity Scholarship Application.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 scholarship is March 15, 2022. Please send completed applications to: Professor Kelli Burgin, Cybersecurity Department Chair (kelli.burgin@montreat.edu).

Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) Scholarship

Montreat College is endorsed by the Mid-Atlantic Presbytery. Our institution offers $10,000 scholarships to accepted students who are members of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). This scholarship is awarded over a four-year time period in $2,500 annual increments. To be eligible, students must answer “Yes” to the EPC question in the Financial Aid Opportunities section of our free application for admission, and submit a letter from their church verifying their membership.

Homeschool Scholarship

Montreat College now offers $10,000 scholarships to homeschool students! This scholarship is awarded over a four-year time period in $2,500 annual increments, and is available to First-Time students who were homeschooled during 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade. To be eligible, students must answer “Yes” to the homeschool question in the Financial Aid Opportunities section of our free application for admission, and submit an official homeschool transcript as part of their application file. For more homeschool student information, please visit www.montreat.edu/homeschool/.

Korean Christian Heritage Scholarship

The Korean Christian Heritage Scholarship is a $52,800 institutional award available to Honors-eligible students who are Korean citizens, Korean Americans, or descendants of Korean missionaries. This stackable scholarship is distributed in annual increments of $13,200, renewable over a four-year period. Please contact international Admissions representative Andy Buckwalter at andy.buckwalter@montreat.edu or view the KCHS web page for more information.

Music (Choir)

Montreat College will offer up to 10 talent grants for new students who audition for and participate in the college choir. Talent grants are worth $500 for the first year of participation, and are based upon experience, performance and personnel needs.

Interested students should complete the interest form and also submit an audio recording with the following content:

  1. Sing a one octave major scale ascending and descending, a cappella on solfege or any neutral syllable. Soprano/Tenor start on E, Alto/Bass start on C.
  2. Sing either “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” or “Amazing Grace” (vs 1) a cappella starting on any note that is in a comfortable range.
  3. Sing one verse from an additional song of your choice, a cappella or accompanied. Suggested genres are Art Songs, Classical, or Broadway. Please announce the title and composer of the song before beginning.

File size should not exceed 8 MB.

Email the recording, with your name, and any additional questions to Professor Talsma at katie.talsma@montreat.edu. The submission deadline is April 1, 2022.

Outdoor Recreation Studies

The Wetzel-Hagaman Awards were established at Montreat College to prepare the next generation of Christian outdoor leaders and educators. Penny Hagaman and Jake Wetzel invested their lives in many Montreat students over the years. The Outdoor Recreation Studies Department established this award in their honor (see below).

  • Amount: Awards are for $2000 each ($1000 each semester) for incoming majors in Outdoor Recreation Studies. Awards are only for the freshman/first year of study at Montreat College.
  • Number of awards: Up to ten awards will be given.
  • Application criteria: For details about the application process contact Dottie Shuman, Professor of Outdoor Recreation Studies (dottie.shuman@montreat.edu). An application form and essay are required for each applicant.
  • Due date: The deadline for all applications and essays is March 1, 2022.

Keystone Scholarship

The Keystone Scholarship is available to traditional undergraduate students at Montreat College. 99% of Montreat students receive aid from the Keystone Scholarship. It is based on need as determined by the FAFSA. It cannot be combined with athletic scholarships for student-athletes.

Learn more about the Keystone Scholarship.

Athletic Scholarships

Montreat College awards athletic scholarships to varsity athletes based on talent, character, roster needs, and academic merit. These scholarships may be combined with some other grants or scholarships, but cannot be combined with merit scholarships.

Merit Scholarships

Montreat College offers merit scholarships to students based on academic achievement. These scholarships may be combined with some other grants or scholarships, but cannot be combined with athletic scholarships. All scholarships and awards are contingent on students maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

For First-Time Freshmen

The Trustee Scholarship is awarded to students with an Academic Index* of 84 and greater. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $8,000/year (four-year value: $32,000)
  • Commuter students: $4,000/year (four-year value: $16,000)

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with an Academic Index* between 77.00-83.99. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $7,000/year (four-year value: $28,000)
  • Commuter students: $3,500/year (four-year value: $14,000)

The Provost Scholarship is awarded to students with an Academic Index* between 69.00-76.99. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $6,000/year (four-year value: $24,000)
  • Commuter students: $3,000/year (four-year value: $12,000)

The Anderson Scholarship is awarded to students with an Academic Index* below 69. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $5,000/year (four-year value: $20,000)
  • Commuter students: $2,500/year (four-year value: $10,000)

*Academic Index is calculated by the following formula: (Unweighted GPA x 10) + (SAT x .0375)

For Transfer Students

The Bell Scholarship is awarded to transfer students with a cumulative college GPA of 3.50 and above. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $8,000/year
  • Commuter students: $4,000 per year

The Gate Scholarship is awarded to transfer students with a cumulative college GPA between 3.49-3.00. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $6,000/year
  • Commuter students: $3,000/year

The Howerton Scholarship is awarded to transfer students with a cumulative college GPA below 3.00. Financial value:

  • Residential students: $4,000/year
  • Commuter students: $2,000/year

North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship (NCNBS)

This scholarship is restricted to students with financial need. Eligibility is determined by the NC State Educational Assistance Authority, and awards are based entirely on the FAFSA form—you must file the FAFSA to be eligible. For more information about the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship, visit www.ncseaa.edu.

Other Outside Scholarships

Scholarships from sources or organizations outside Montreat may be based on items like need, ability, grades, profession, and heritage. Every scholarship has unique requirements and eligibility criteria. The following websites may be helpful in your search for scholarships:

Refer to this article, 10 Ways to Nab a Scholarship to Pay for College, for other sources of outside scholarships.