Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Incoming Freshman are automatically considered for scholarships once admitted to North Carolina A&T State University. In some cases, where indicated, individual scholarships will require a separate application. The Freshman Scholarships listed below are available to new students, enrolling in a degree seeking program and pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree.  All students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration of all types of financial aid.

National Alumni Association Scholarship
The National Alumni Scholarship recognizes exceptional academic talent and ability. This scholarship represents the Alumni Association’s pledge to assist the university in attracting quality students. This award covers full tuition, related fees, room, board and books renewable for four(4) years as long as the students meet the yearly requirements. Applications are avaiable beginning November 1st - January 15th.


  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (weighted)
  • Minmum 1000 SAT (verbal and math only) or 22 ACT score
  • One (1) page autobiography
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholarship
The Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars Program is a preeminent scholarship awarded to entering freshman who have shown excellence in academics and scholarly leadership during their high school matriculation. Recipients of this award will receive a 4 year renewable scholaship which includes tution and related fees, room and board contingent upon meeting renewal requirements each year. Applications are available October 1st - January 15th.


  • Minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA(weighted)
  • Minimum 1200 SAT (verbal and math only) or 26 ACT score
  • One (1) page essay (topic identified in application)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Incoming Freshman Outside Scholarships: