2024-25 North Carolina A&T State University Dowdy Scholarship (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 15th of November, 2023.

Scholarship Summary: 
The Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars Enrichment Program is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at North Carolina A&T State University. This enrichment program invests in domestic students with extraordinary potential to be the transformational leaders of their generation. The program is highly competitive, open to all disciplines, and provides access to the best North Carolina A&T State University has to offer our students.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be considered, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
i. Minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA (weighted)
ii. Minimum scholastic score 1270 SAT or 27 ACT 
iii. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
iv. Be incoming freshmen pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
v. Must show exceptional characteristics of leadership and service

Value of Scholarship: 
The Scholarship provides a four (4) year renewable scholarship that includes tuition and related fees, room and board (standard double occupancy). Scholars may also use award funds to travel abroad during the fall and spring semester

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
Step 1: Complete the Undergraduate Admissions Application by October 15, 2023. 

Step 2: 
Applicants should then submit their application through the Honors Program Application Portal by November 15, 2023 and prepare the following items to be included:
  1. Name and email address of high school official (if submitting school endorsement).
  2. Name and email address of two recommenders (academic, service, or leadership source).
  3. Copy of high school transcript in pdf
  4. Two essays (prompts provided within the application)
  5. List of extracurricular activities
  6. Pre-recorded video interview
Step 3: For consideration of the Dowdy Scholarship, a student must be nominated by a high school official or self-nominate. 

School Endorsed Nomination: Applicants must first register an account through the Honors Program Portal. Within the application, applicants will have the option to select the school endorsed option and list the counselor name and email address. Upon initiating the request, the counselor will receive a separate notification to submit their nomination.

Step 4: Selected semi-finalists will be contacted in mid-December and the finalists will be invited in late January to participate in the Honors Weekend and Finalist Interview to be held in February 23-24, 2024.

Step 5: All finalists will be notified of their recipient status on March 8, 2024

Please note: Only one Honors application is necessary to be considered for the Dowdy, February One and Cheatham-White scholarships.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the North Carolina A&T Honors Scholarships Page.