$10,000 Scholarship Sponsored by Ashley Stewart


Ashley stewart logoAshley Stewart will award a $10,000 to one student who meets the criteria outlined below.

Ashley Stewart is a market-leading brand in the plus-size fashion industry after emerging from bankruptcy only three years ago. This reinvention would not have happened without strong leadership and conviction. The Ashley Stewart brand wants to understand how you are a leader. What is the definition of leadership to you? What makes a great leader and how have you demonstrated leadership? How do you plan on leading in the future?

Learn more about Ashley Stewart's story through the CEO & Executive Chairman James Rhee's article in the Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2015/07/how-i-brought-ashley-stewart-back-from-bankruptcy.

If you are one of the top 10 scholarship applicants (as chosen by NC A&T) you will be invited to submit a one-minute video that Ashley Stewart will use to select the scholarship recipient.


All applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
  1. Student must be a full-time Sophomore or Junior attending NC A&T

  2. Student must be female.

  3. Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

  4. Student must be in one of the following disciplines: Finance, Marketing, Business Administration, Management, Communications, Fashion Merchandising, Accounting, or Entrepreneurship.


  1. Completed Application Form

  2. An essay of 250 to 300 words

  3. Current unofficial transcript

  4. Completed Reference Form


  5. Student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

  6. Student must have a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by the university (not including loans).




April 24, 2017  

Application period opens atNC A&T  

May 26, 2017  

Application deadline 

May 29 – June 16, 2017 

Candidates screened, selected and financial need verified. 

June 30, 2017 

Selected recipient announced and notified  

September 16, 2017  

Scholarship award winner announced at Ashley Stewart’s event in New York City called Finding Ashley Stewart 2017. 

Awardwill bedisbursed to NC A&T so that the funds can be placed in the student’s account for the Spring term of 2018. 

Note: This one-time award will be disbursed in time for the spring term of 2018.