For assistance with scholarships, contact Emma Robinson at or 919.516.4133.

The Office of Scholarships is dedicated to making sure students have access to a variety of scholarships to suit their needs.

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Scholarships Available for Saint Augustine’s University Engineering Students

Did you know that 13% of undergraduate Science and Engineering students come from diverse and underrepresented populations?

We can improve those numbers. As the philanthropic arm of SME, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry, the SME Education Foundation supports students by annually awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or manufacturing.

Now is your time to make a difference. Apply for an SME Education Foundation scholarship today.

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If you or someone you know from the Metro Atlanta area attends or will attend an HBCU for the 2020-2021 academic year, please send them HERE to apply for this year’s COVID-19 Emergency GRANT.
Contest Eligibility and Submission Rules
  • The contest is open to students enrolled in a degree-granting college in the U.S.
  • The competition is open to students who are U.S. citizens and residents.
  • Interested students must submit a 700–1,000 word essay to the form on the right. Include your name, email, phone number, and school.
  • Submissions will be judged based on creativity, uniqueness, and writing skill.
  • All submissions must be received by November 20, 2020.
  • The winner will be selected by MDG Advertising no later than December 4, 2020.
  • The winner will be notified by email.
  • The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded before December 11, 2020 and the winner will be featured on MDG Advertising’s official blog.

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The $2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business. One student will be chosen from the applicant pool and will be awarded based on the strength of their written essay. The selected student will receive 2,000 USD to help cover education-related expenses.

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Are you a gifted student who understands the value of local business? SunTec Auto Glass is pleased to announce a brand new initiative aimed at supporting young academic minds across the country. Starting in 2019, we are now offering a yearly academic scholarship with a cash value of $1500 – awarded to the student who surpasses other contenders with this opportunity. This new yearly contribution is part of our commitment to give back and invest in the developing academic community; to help a talented, aspiring individual realize their potential impact on local businesses.

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R3 Stem Cell Scholarship Qualifications

  • Applicants must be an American citizen and at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a current grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
  • Have documented acceptance at a university, accredited college or community college, or can show proof of current enrollment at a university, an accredited college or community college.
  • Write a 100% unique essay with a minimum of 1000 words and submit by the December 31, 2020 deadline.
  • Meet the R3 Stem Cell Scholarship regulations and follow the submission requirements detailed below.

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Applying For The Scholarship

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Tell us your story and follow the simple process to apply.

Amount: $2,500 (awarded annually)

Payment is made directly to your accredited U.S. College or University.

Current Deadline: 12/31/2020

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This 2020 marks an exciting opportunity for existing college students and those planning to attend in the 2021 calendar year! Pacific Bay Recovery is proud to now offer a new annual scholarship award in the amount of $5000 to 1 college student who is either already enrolled or will be attending during the 2021 calendar semesters. With the purpose to motivate success and continuing education, Pacific Bay Recovery is committed to providing this scholarship every year for 1 talented student to receive a $5000 scholarship. If you are a college-bound or enrolled college student who is considering academic scholarship assistance options, and you show an interest in substance rehabilitation services, then we encourage you to apply for this unique scholarship opportunity!

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  • US citizenship
  • Pass medical Examination
  • Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) Academics Minimum GPA 2.5

The Air Force ROTC College Scholarship application window is open and will remain open until January 14th 2021. There are 3 different levels of scholarships. Type 1, 2, and 7. The differences are listed below.
• Type 1: Full Tuition at any public or private university
• Type 2: $18,000/year at any public or private university
• Type 7: Full Tuition at any in-state college/university

All three scholarships come with a monthly spending allowance starting at $300/month and increasing each year until it reaches a cap at $500/month. Additionally, they all come with $900/year for textbooks. What’s nice about these allowances are they are deposited directly to your bank accounts and you have the freedom to allocate the funds towards living expenses and textbooks as you see fit.

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Scholarships and internships are open for applications. Look at some of the opportunities UNCF offers high school and college students that can help them get to and through college. Visit any time to see what is open and complete the applications before the offers close.

There are still UNCF Scholarships for the current semester!

Please also go to to complete some applications for this fall semester that are still available.

Ms. Tanika Mangum was our UNCF presenter. Her email address is if you need assistance.

If you are a senior planning to attend graduate, please email Ms. Mangum for information about the Columbia University Master’s Scholarship. This scholarship is only available to HBCU member school students.

Ms. Barbara Ellis in the Office of Scholarships can assist you with general questions, or 919.516.4062.


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The information and external links in this scholarship listing provided by Saint Augustine’s University’s Office of Financial Aid and Office of Scholarships are reprinted here as a service to our website users. We do not administer these websites or routinely screen, approve, review, or endorse the content, products, or services that may be offered. In no circumstance shall Saint Augustine’s University, the Office of Financial Aid or the Office of Scholarships be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource. Criteria may change (or may have changed) from the date posted, so inquire directly with individual programs. Some external links use social media and use of these websites is subject to privacy rules and policies of those applications and website operators.


Up to $8,945 per year

Diversity Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to selected first-year freshmen coming from a diverse cultural background with at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA and a minimum 850 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or a 16 ACT score. It is renewable annually by maintaining a 2.8 cumulative GPA while earning a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year. 
Students at Lyceum
Up to $8,945 per year

Meritorious Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship awarded to selected first-year freshmen with at least a 3.3 GPA and minimum 940 SAT score (math and verbal) or an 18 ACT score. It is renewable annually by maintaining a 3.3 cumulative GPA while earning a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year. 
Student Studying in the Library

Presidential Scholarship

A full direct cost of attendance scholarship awarded to selected outstanding incoming first-year freshmen with at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) and a minimum 950 SAT score (math and verbal) or an 18 ACT score. It is renewable annually by maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA while earning a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year. 
Students Business Attire
Up to $8,945 per year

Scholarship of Excellence

This scholarship may be awarded to selected returning students with a minimum of 30 credit hours and at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. One letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member who can validate your leadership experience, community involvement and/or academic achievements is required. A one-page typed essay responding to a specific essay question is also required. Applications are available in early spring. For more information, contact the Office of Scholarships at 919.516.4062.
$150 - $5000

1K Scholarship

The 1K Scholarship Fund was created to assist students in meeting their financial needs. The 1K Scholarship Fund is unique because it can be awarded to any student with a minimum GPA of 2.0, in any discipline. Students receive funds from $150 – $5000 depending on their financial situation after all other options have been exhausted.

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Rebecca Christmas Weatherford Scholarship

  • African American
  • Mathematics or Science major
  • Freshman—Senior classified
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.5

The selected recipient will receive half of the award in the fall semester and remainder in the spring semester.

Study Abroad-Brazil

Thelma Johnson Roundtree Academic Enrichment Foundation

The TJRAE foundation is designed to provide financial support to highly talented, enthusiastic and motivated students from under-represented minority groups who might not otherwise have the resources to participate in a study abroad program.

For more information about the Foundation, click here.

Saint Augustine Chapel
Up to $8,945 per year

Absalom Jones Tuition Grant

The Absalom Jones Tuition Grant is for qualified students who are members of the Worldwide Anglican Communion or the Episcopal Church. Episcopalian is defined as a baptized Christian, confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Members of the Worldwide Anglican Communion are defined as baptized, confirmed or received, and as an active member of a parish or mission of a recognized diocese within the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Applicants are required to have written confirmation sent to Saint Augustine’s University from their parish rector, priest in charge, vicar, or bishop.

This grant may be awarded to students with at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum 950 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or an 18 ACT score. Grants are awarded in amounts up to half of full tuition ($8,945) per academic year and are final upon committee approval.  The tuition grant may be renewed for each of the additional three academic years provided a student a) maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8; b) earn at least 30 credit hours during the prior year; c) perform 40 hours of community service per academic year.  Applications are available in early spring.

Students also must have fulfilled the criteria on the Absalom Jones Tuition Grant Award and Renewal Acceptance Form: 
a) attend Sunday morning services of Holy Eucharist each Sunday, except for the occasional trip home with prior approval by the university chaplain;
b) inform the chaplain of absence due to school-sponsored events prior to the absence i.e., exceptions are made for authorized school activities such as the university choir or athletic events if a student participates on a sports team;
c) participate in at least one ministry of the chapel and service in rotation for the selected ministry;
d) attend meetings of Absalom Jones Scholars, including special weekday events, visits by Episcopal Church Officers and Holy Week services. 

All applicants, current recipients or first-time applicants must apply for this scholarship award each spring. 

Student with Parent
Up to $8,945 per year

Legacy Tuition Grant

Legacy Grants help foster relationships with alumni who are relatives of academically qualified students while ingraining a sense of loyalty and commitment from the next generation.  This grant may be awarded to students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 950 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or an 18 ACT score.

  • At least one parent, legal guardian or grandparent must be a graduate of Saint Augustine’s University, in good financial standing with the University and currently an active national alumni member.
  • Grant renewal is possible as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earns at least 30 credit hours in the previous year and the sponsor’s alumni membership is current.
  • Students may apply for this grant and for admission to the university simultaneously.
  • Alumni Affairs need to confirm that the sponsor’s alumni membership is current.
General Studies
Up to $8,945 per year

Community College Transfer Grant

Award recipients can complete a bachelor’s degree. Transfer students are guaranteed admission to Saint Augustine’s University and are eligible for the Community College Transfer Grant, so long as they have earned an associate’s degree in an area of study offered at Saint Augustine’s University.

The tuition grant may be renewed for one academic year provided student

  • maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8;
  • earns at least 30 credit hours during the prior year;
  • perform 40 hours of community service.

Need Based Grant

Saint Augustine’s University funds a number of grant awards for students who meet specific criteria for financial need. To consideration, students must file both the Saint Augustine’s University Financial Aid Application and FAFSA for determination of financial eligibility.  Students must receive all of their financial aid awards before receiving consideration for a need-based grant.

The need-based grants vary in amounts, depending on student’s calculated financial eligibility and the availability of funds. Unfortunately, funds are not sufficient to help every student who qualifies for need-based assistance. Priority is given to applicants with the strongest academic records (at least a cumulative 2.0 cumulative grade point average and have earned at least 30 credit hours during the prior academic year).

Saint Augustine’s University Institutional Scholarship Awards and Grants require students to timely and properly complete the SAU Financial Aid Application, FAFSA and parents to complete the Parent Plus Loan application.  All students must accept all financial aid offered to them and parents must accept the Parent Plus Loan if it is offered before institutional awards will be given (with the exception of Presidential Scholars).  All new students seeking institutional scholarship awards and grants must apply for five external (online) scholarships and provide proof of same to the Office of Scholarships.

For purpose of clarity, scholarship awards and tuition grants at Saint Augustine’s University are discounts on the direct costs of attending the University.  Direct costs are tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and technology fees.  All students are responsible for sales taxes on the meal plan, health insurance, income taxes, and books.  Saint Augustine’s University offers a limited number of scholarship awards and tuition grants to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. In addition, the University provides scholarship awards and tuition grants based on athletic ability, leadership potential, and special talents. Admission scholarships are available for freshmen with high SAT and/or ACT scores and academic abilities.  All scholarship awards and grants are available for four years or eight active semesters only, awarded on a first come, first served basis, and are contingent upon the final Saint Augustine’s University budget.

The University provides a number of competitive scholarship awards and grants that are awarded to students from private donors and public agencies. The recipients of these scholarship awards and grants are selected on a competitive basis.  Funding for all institutional scholarship awards and grants is subject to change as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Students must maintain the required cumulative GPA, while earning a minimum of thirty credit hours per academic year, relative to each scholarship award and tuition grant in order to remain in good standing with the scholarship committee and receive the scholarship award or tuition grant credit towards the direct cost of attending Saint Augustine’s University.  All current students seeking institutional scholarships must apply for external (online) scholarships each semester and supply documentation of applications to the Scholarship Program Office thirty days prior to the end of each semester regardless of scholarship status. Should a student’s cumulative GPA fall below the minimum required GPA for any institutional scholarship award or tuition grant and/or not earn thirty credits within an academic year, that student shall receive a warning letter at the end of each semester from the Office of Scholarships and must meet with his or her Financial Aid Counselor. If a student’s cumulative GPA and/or earned credit hours are below the required minimum at the end of the following semester, the student shall receive a letter of suspension of the scholarship award or tuition grant.

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Music and Athletic Scholarships 
Saint Augustine’s University recruits a myriad of talented individuals. Scholarships may be awarded to prospective Falcons showing promise in music or intercollegiate athletics. For further details regarding the University’s band program, contact the Department of Music at 919.516.4298. For more information about the University Choir, call 919.516.4900 and for details regarding athletics, call 919.516.4951.


Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Policy of Awarding Institutional Scholarships and Aid

Beginning with the summer 2018 term and all terms following, all institutional scholarship awards and/or tuition grants, including institutional athletic scholarship awards, will be reduced by the total of outstanding credit balance plus indirect costs after all other amounts have been applied to the students’ accounts originating from sources external to the University.  Under no circumstances will refunds be given to students who are receiving institutional or athletic scholarship awards or grants. By Federal law, when receiving any type of federal aid, there will be no carryover of aid, of any kind, from one term to the next.

An individual student may only receive one institutional scholarship award or tuition grant towards their direct cost of attendance, with rare exception.

The Financial Aid Office and the Office of Scholarships reserve the right to adjust (increase or decrease) any student’s financial aid award as necessary. Adjustments may occur due to changes in a student’s housing, enrollment status, scholarships, regulatory changes, changes in funding levels, changes in the student’s and/or parental income or assets.

Should you need additional clarification, please contact the Office of Scholarships at 919.516.4062.