February One Scholars 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. 

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.

2023 February One Scholars Cohort

2022 February One Scholars Cohort

2021 February One Scholars Cohort

Who Should Apply?

The February One Scholars Program seeks to recruit and retain very high achieving students in an environment where intellectual curiosity is stimulated and conducive to in-depth and engaged learning. Leaders are empowered to grow and develop professionally and social consciousness and service to society is used to influence the world for the better.

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 (test optional).
  • 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.
  • Embody the characteristics of the A&T Four through exceptional qualities of character and leadership, be significantly involved in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate a strong commitment to service.

To apply please submit your application through the Honors Program Portal and review the important dates timeline.