February One Scholars Program

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is preparing to accept its first class of February One Scholars to begin studies in the 2021-2022 academic year. We invite you to review the information below and apply to this phenomenal program.

What is the February One Scholarship?

The scholarship is named in honor of the day in 1960 that four North Carolina A&T State University students energized a national sit-in movement by refusing to leave a segregated lunch counter in downtown Greensboro, NC without being served. The A&T Four are feted annually at the university's February 1 Celebration and honored in numerous ways across the university. View the February One Scholars Program press release here.

About North Carolina A&T: A land grant university established in 1891, NC A&T today holds the coveted Carnegie classification of “doctoral, higher research” and is this state’s third most productive public research university. NC A&T is a national leader in its undergraduate and graduate programs, producing more African American engineers than any other university and having similar impact in disciplines ranging from accounting to agricultural science to psychology and many points in between. View highlighted details about NC A&T's history and traditions here.

Who Should Apply?

The February One Scholarship will provide an outstanding educational experience for those who are exceptional scholars with versatile skills and well-rounded abilities. February One Scholarships will be awarded to students with a broad range of interests—proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences—who demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.

Merit-based, Complete Award

Candidates shall be selected on the basis of merit. Financial need shall not be a consideration. Each scholarship covers the following: tuition, student fees, housing, and meals.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for selection as a February One Scholar, a senior must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a competitive applicant for admission as a freshman in the fall semester into a baccalaureate program at NC A&T.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be on course to graduate from high school in the spring semester prior to college admission.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a minimum score of 1270 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT (optional for fall 2021).
  • Must pursue an undergraduate degree program within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education, or the College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Show exceptional qualities of character and leadership, be significantly involved in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate a strong commitment to service.



For more information, contact NC A&T's University Honors Program at honors@ncat.edu.