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WCU Scholarships

2024-2025 Graduate Scholarship App is OPEN!

The 2024-2025 Undergraduate Application has closed. The Graduate/Doctorate scholarship application deadline is August 1, 2024 (specific dates vary by program)

Scholarships offered by Western Carolina can be divided into three categories:

Donor Supported Scholarships

WCU offers numerous scholarships that have been established by alumni and other friends of the university. Some of these scholarships are based on financial need. Many of these scholarships also have criteria related to academic program of study, county of residence, or leadership and involvement in activities. The general scholarship application is required for consideration for these scholarships. Students also must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15 each year in order to be considered for need-based scholarships.

Academic Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students based on academic achievement. Consideration is based on submission of the University Scholarship Application.

Graduate Students

Graduate students can be considered for many of our merit-based and need-based scholarships and should submit the online scholarship application. Additionally, there are several programs available through the Graduate School to assist with funding your graduate education. 

Graduate Student Financial Assistance



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