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Cheatham-White Scholarship: How to Apply

Submitting a Nomination

To begin the process, a student must be nominated by a high school administrator; alternatively, they may self-nominate.  A student is unable to complete an application for the Cheatham-White Scholarship until the nomination process has been completed.

NCCU Cheatham-White Nomination Form

School Nomination of Candidates

All North Carolina high schools are eligible to nominate students to be considered as a candidate for the Cheatham-White Scholarship. For purposes of this section, a high school includes a public school under the direction of a local board of education, a charter school, a regional school, a high school operated as part of The University of North Carolina, a school operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, a school operated by the State Board of Education, or a nonpublic school regulated under Article 39 of Chapter 115C of the General Statutes.

The number of nominees from each school is determined by the size of the senior class, as follows:

  1. Up to 199 seniors ................................................................. 2 nominees
  2. 200–399 seniors ................................................................... 3 nominees
  3. 400–499 seniors ................................................................... 4 nominees
  4. 500 or more seniors .............................................................. 5 nominees

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for nomination as a potential Cheatham-White Scholarship candidate, a person must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Be admitted as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at North Carolina Central University
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission
  • Minimum 4.0 or higher weighted  cumulative GPA
  • Have a minimum SAT (Math and Evidence-Based Reading) score of 1280 or a minimum ACT score of 28
  • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership
  • Be significantly involved in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service

Expectations of Recipients

Scholarships will be renewable contingent upon the recipient meeting all of the following criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 cumulative annually
  • Enroll full time each semester and earn a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year
  • Maintain membership and active participation in the University Honors Program
 
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