OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

For assistance with scholarships, contact Natesha McMillon at
ncmcmillon@st-aug.edu or 919.516.4589.

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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AVAILABLE EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

• $5,000 per student 
• 12 students 
• Merit-based requires an essay submission 
• Awarded to those who exemplify an entrepreneurial mindset 

Express VPN is offering a $5,000 scholarship opportunity for any high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school student located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

Revelations over the past year have stoked concern over the power that technology companies wield globally. With net neutrality repealed in the United States, the General Data Protection Regulation taking force in Europe, and governments demanding backdoors into personal devices, one thing is certain: The battle over who controls the technology we use is far from over.

This Year’s Essay Topic:
“Technology companies can self-regulate to provide optimal privacy to internet users. The free market will choose the winners to be those companies that best protect their users, without the need for government interference. Do you agree or disagree?”

The winning essay shall be determined using the following criteria:

  • Level of creativity, originality, and detail of the submission
  • Student’s ability to formulate an opinion
  • Clear and articulate writing

Your essay should be 600 to 800 words long and submitted to scholarship@expressvpn.com by August 31, 2019.

Contest Rules:

  • Essays must be written in English.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.
  • There is no age or citizenship requirement.
  • Essays must be sent via email only, to this address: scholarship@expressvpn.com. To be valid, the application email must include the following
    information:

    • Your name
    • The name, address, and contact details of your school
    • Your current grade level
  • One entry per student. Multiple entries per student will be disregarded.
  • Essays must be submitted online by August 31, 2019, no later than 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
  • The winner will be announced by the end of October 2019. The prize will be awarded by international wire transfer. The winner will be required to provide his/her bank information in order to complete the bank transfer.
  • The winner must submit a valid ID and proof of enrollment in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.
  • Employees of ExpressVPN and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest.
  • All entries become the property of ExpressVPN. The contest winner agrees to allow ExpressVPN to publish or print his/her name and essay.
  • Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes.
  • The prize is listed and paid in United States Dollars (USD).
  • The decision of ExpressVPN in respect of any dispute arising out of this program shall be final.

Here is the link to our scholarships page to add to your Financial Aid/Scholarships Page:
https://www.expressvpn.com/expressvpn-scholarship

IQphoto.com is an award-winning San Francisco wedding photography company, focusing on SF City Hall weddings.

IQphoto knows just how important a quality education can be in getting a foot up in the industry. Additionally, they recognize every dollar counts toward achieving the ultimate goal…a degree. With that in mind, IQphoto is proud to offer a $500 scholarship program to students attending a US accredited college or university.

The $500 scholarship is being offered for the college or university student who can demonstrate a flair for writing.

Most employment opportunities require a variety of writing types, even those not specifically designated as communications positions. Excellent writing skills present a professional, polished appearance, granting job seekers and employees an edge over the competition.

Students shouldn’t assume that just because they’re going into a field not designated as communication, the writing is not important. On the contrary, with the abundance of emails, notes, letters, texts, tweets and Facebook status updates in the workplace today, an increasing amount of time in any profession is spent writing.

Whether you’re responding to an email, drafting a plan of action to a boss or writing a status update for the company’s Facebook page, writing skills can boost you and your company’s image, making a huge difference in how you appear to others.

With this in mind, applicants for this scholarship should submit a 1,000-word essay on the importance of quality writing using personal anecdotes or a story. Many times a message may not come across the way it was supposed to due to grammar errors, or a project may have been submitted without the proper proofreading. What was the outcome? What did you learn? Or, what did the mistake make you think or feel about the person who did it?

 

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

  • You must have been accepted into an accredited college or university. Technical colleges are acceptable as well.
  • Currently displaying a 3.0 GPA. If you’re a GAP student applying to college after a year off, your last GPA in school must have been at least a 3.0.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Any class student may apply: Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Additionally, those seeking a scholarship for their Master’s degree may apply as well.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit an essay not to exceed 1000 words to scholarships@iqphoto.com in either .doc or .pdf format
  • We encourage creativity, with a liberal use of language, however, the essay should contain no vulgarity or profanity.
  • Your essay should showcase your use of the English language, excellent grammar and a thorough understanding of the topic.
  • Once submitted, the entries cannot be returned or edited.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • All entries must be received by midnight ET December 31, 2019
  • The winner will be announced no later than January 31, 2020
  • The winner will need to provide proof of acceptance into the school of choice and proof of high school diploma.
  • Winners will be notified by email. If the winner does not reply within 14 days, a new winner will be selected.
  • Any questions should be submitted to scholarships@iqphoto.com

APPLY HERE

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NOTE: IQphoto Privacy Policy for all scholarship applicants submissions ensures that personal information will not be shared and is for our own internal use only. No information collected during this process will be given to 3rd parties.

UNCF SCHOLARSHIPS

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 www.UNCF.org/Scholarships 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 uncfoutreach.com to complete some applications for this fall semester that are still available.

Ms. Tanika Mangum was our UNCF presenter. Her email address is tanika.mangum@uncf.org 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, OfficeofScholarships@st-aug.edu or 919.516.4062.

ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

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:

DISCLAIMER

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.

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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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. 
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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.
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$2,000

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.

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.
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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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INSTITUTIONAL TALENT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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.