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Scholarship Workshops are beginning!

Please sign up by email at to let us know what day and time are good for you.

Additional sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 16 | 12 – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Thursday, October 18 | 12 – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Wednesday, October 24 | 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. | The Prezell R. Robinson Library
  • Thursday, October 25 | 12 – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Tuesday, October 30 | 12 – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Thursday, November 1, 12 – 1 p.m. | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Thursday, November 1 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Monday, November 5 | 12 – 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005
  • Thursday, November 8 | 12 – 1 p.m. | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY | Boyer Buiding Room 005
  • Thursday, November 8 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Boyer Building Room 005Bring your completed scholarship or tuition grant acceptance form if you have not already brought it to Ms. Barbara Ellis.



Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $5,000 main prize and four (4) $2,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs.

Who Qualifies / Criteria

All applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college/university

How to Apply / Guidelines

To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering the following:
What financial challenges have you overcome growing up? How have they shaped your goals and career aspirations?


Please note the deadline is October 15, 2018, for all Spring 2019 submissions and April 12, 2019, for Fall 2019 submissions.
For information on requirements and the application itself, you can visit —

Fieldboom’s $1,500 scholarship for the 2018 academic year was created with the intention to help foster the next generation of marketers, software developers, and entrepreneurs.  Both current students and rising freshmen are eligible to apply.
For more information and instruction on how to apply, please visit this page.

DECASO, the online home for modernism and antique dealers is announcing their DECASO Scholarship ProgramDECASO awards a $2,500 in college scholarship to deserving students.

The Future Quest scholarship is open to students of any major. 

The DECASO ‘Future Quest’ Scholarship ($2,500)

·  Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students of any major

·  Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay designing their ideal future and their plans to achieve that dream

·  Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required

You can review full details on the official website.

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream grants are cash awards given to motivated women who are primary financial supporters of their families, with dependents. The grant recipients are women seeking to improve their lives by gaining additional skills training or education but do not have the resources to do so. This is a need-based award.
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Each year, Soroptimist International award more than $1.5 million to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug or alcohol abuse. Award recipients may use the cash award to offset essential costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition, medical expense or transportation.   
For your convenience, the necessary forms are included: instructions, application, and reference forms. Please feel free to contact Soroptimist Raleigh with questions at 919.737.5641 or email
The Meldon Law is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the winner of their annual College Scholarship Essay Contest. In order to participate, applicants must be planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university in the 2018-2019 academic year and follow the procedure set forth at the website.
View the eligibility requirements here:
To encourage students and families throughout America to spend more time outdoors, the Outdoor Stack created the Annual Financial Aid Program for students enrolled in Full-Time, Part-Time or Online education courses. One passionate individual will receive a $1500 award, for applying and expressing their interest in the subject.

Who can apply?

Any student who has an avid interest in the outdoors may be eligible to apply and win the award.
If you’re currently a full-time, part-time or online education student with interest in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling, water sports or winter sports then you are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying, simply submit your details. The last date to apply is January 30, 2019.
Outdoor Stack will announce the award winner in March 2019.  Here’s the link: 
Associates Home Loan understands that college prices are rising and this scholarship serves the purpose of helping one student lower their tuition expenses by $1,000 and to educate the future self-employed individuals about their options when it comes to self-employed loans and alternative credit options.
Applicants are required to answer a simple question in the form of a 500-word essay.
High school students graduating in 2018 that have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
Students currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school that have not yet reached their final year.
Associates Home Loan wants to hear your answer to this question, “ What does your dream house look like?” Don’t hold back on details. This should be a short essay of no more than 500 words.


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.

Students must be U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident and have a completed FAFSA on file at a member institution. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required with a complete online application and open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, 5th-year seniors, and master’s student.

Apply here.


Below are scholarship search resources and private scholarships which Saint Augustine's University does not specifically endorse. However, the University encourages students to visit the following sites:


The information and external links in this scholarship listing provided by Saint Augustine’s University’s Office of Financial Aid 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 or the Office of Financial Aid 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.


$2,000 - $6,000

Diversity Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to selected first-year freshmen coming from a diverse cultural background with at least a 2.8 GPA and a minimum 850 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or a 17 ACT score. It can be renewed annually by maintaining a 2.8 GPA. 
Students at Lyceum
$2,000 - $6,000

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 a 20 ACT score. It can be renewed annually by maintaining a 3.3 GPA. 
Student Studying in the Library
Full Tuition

Presidential Scholarship

A full tuition scholarship awarded to selected outstanding incoming first-year freshmen with at least a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) and a minimum 1100 SAT score (math and verbal) or a 24 ACT score. It can be renewed annually by maintaining a 3.5 GPA. 
Students Business Attire

Scholarship of Excellence

This scholarship is awarded to selected students with a minimum of 30 credit hours and at least a 3.0 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 Financial Aid at 919.516.4131.

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.

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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.


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 scholarships or grants, including institutional athletic scholarships, will be reduced by the total of outstanding credit balance after all other amounts have been applied to the student’s account originating from sources external to the University.

Under no circumstances will refunds be given to students who are receiving institutional or athletic scholarships/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.

The Financial Aid Office reserves 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 or parent income or assets.

Should you have any questions, please reference our frequently asked question and answer section under Financial Aid. Should you need additional clarification feel free to contact our Financial Aid Office 919.516.4131.