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Cheatham-White Scholarship FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Cheatham-White Scholarship?

To be eligible, candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents and be applying for fall, first-year admission into a baccalaureate program at NCCU.

Can a student be considered for the Cheatham-White Scholarship even if they are not nominated by their high school?

Yes.  If a student meets the selection criteria but is not nominated by a school official, they may self-nominate.  Additionally, self-nominations are required to provide a subsequent letter of recommedation.

Are there minimum scores, ranks, or averages that students must have in order to apply?

Yes.  Applicants must have a cumulative (weighted) grade point average of 4.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Additionally, applicants are required to have a SAT score of at least 1280 or an ACT score of at least 28.

Can a student reschedule a semi-finalist interview if they have a conflict?

Unfortunately, we are not able to reschedule interviews.  The interview date is announced a year in advance, and candidates are notified of their selection as a semi-finalist a month prior to the interview.  Please see Important Dates for the current selection and interview dates. 

When are Cheatham-White Scholars selected?

We will notify Cheatham-White Scholarship recipients in early March. Finalists will have until mid-April to notify the Cheatham-White Scholarship Program of their acceptance and the new class is then announced in early May.

Do Cheatham-White Scholars automatically receive an invitation to the University Honors Program?

Students recognized as Cheatham-White Scholars will automatically be enrolled in the University Honors Program.

 
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