We provide a variety of scholarships in recognition of the many skills and talents of our students. These scholarship awards are made possible by the generosity of many generations of alumni and friends. St. Andrews’ policy is to include all scholarships received in a student's financial aid package as resources to help meet financial need. Scholarship winners may also qualify for need-based financial aid awards.
Our Scholarship Program is a critical component of this recognition. While some colleges award a one-year scholarship, our awards are renewable and the amount is fixed for four years. This helps families forecast expenses and make financial plans.
Our most competitive awards for academic excellence and personal accomplishment are given to entering first-year students and are renewable up to four years, provided the student maintains academic eligibility. As recognition for outstanding academic ability and talent, we sponsor highly competitive scholarship programs called Achievement Awards. Your admission application is automatically used for scholarship consideration; there is no additional application. The Admissions Office selects scholarship finalists after reviewing each applicant's high school record, SAT/ACT results, recommendations, level of involvement in out-of-class activities and other individual factors. Students who receive these scholarships are chosen for their excellent performance and potential for success. Scholarships may range up to $10,500 annually or up to $42,000 throughout four years of study.
We offer the following scholarships for academic achievement:
VARDELL AWARD: $10,500
TRUSTEE AWARD: $9,500
PRESIDENTIAL AWARD: $8,500
ALUMNI AWARD: $6,500
KNIGHT AWARD: $4,500
BLUE & WHITE: $2,500
To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must be accepted for admission by the priority admissions application deadline of March 1, as Achievement Awards funds may be limited after that date. These competitive scholarship awards are renewable each year as long as the recipient maintains the required academic eligibility.
The Honors Program seeks to offer special challenges and enhanced opportunities to advanced learners of proven academic achievement. To be accepted into the Honors Program and receive a supplemental scholarship, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or a minimum ACT score of 26 and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, complete a personal interview and posses a desire to learn and the motivation to have fun participating in the classroom environment. Students who do not meet the above criteria but have a strong interest in participating in an Honors program may request consideration through their Admissions Counselor. There is no application; students who are determined eligible will receive an invitation to join Honors.
We also offer scholarships for extracurricular opportunities.
Scholarships are available for:
Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Swimming
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, and Swimming
Equestrians may submit scholarship applications for hunter-jumper, western or dressage. Scholarship application period is December 1 through February 15.
Outstanding pipers, drummers, and Celtic dancers may audition for the St. Andrews Pipe Band. Deadline for submission April 1.
Art Scholarships are available for all students of the college by portfolio review and scholarship application. Scholarship application period is December 1 through April 1.
The Business Administration Scholarship seeks qualified students who enjoy an active, applied learning environment and who are committed to community citizenship and service to society. Students must have a demonstrated academic excellence and citizenship. Click here for the scholarship application. Scholarship application will be accepted through April 15.
Creative Writing Scholarships are available for all students of the college by portfolio review and scholarship application. Scholarship application period is December 1 through April 1.
This scholarship is contingent upon an audition and the needs of the choir. Click here for the choir scholarship application.
Students with plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine with demonstrated academic excellence are eligible to apply for a scholarship in Pre-Vet Program. Click here for the scholarship application. Deadline for submission is April 1.
This scholarship is contingent upon an audition or the submission of two performances. Click here for the theatre scholarship application.
For those interested in the Therapeutic Horsemanship program can apply for a scholarship. Click here for the scholarship application. Deadline for submission is April 1.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Students are encouraged to contact civic, church, and other organizations in which they hold membership or have community or personal ties. Many provide scholarships that can be used at the recipient’s school of choice. Many employers offer college assistance for their employees or their children, pursue this with your family.
There are many scholarship search engines and other resources. One should never pay for access to scholarship information.
North Carolina Residents: Applications to apply for the Golden LEAF Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year will be accepted beginning in middle of December 2012 and will remain open through the end of February 2013 (exact dates will be posted on the website below).
Students who have earned four-year (bachelor) degrees are not eligible for consideration.
Approximately 215 scholarships will be awarded.
www.cfnc.org College Foundation of North Carolina: Free scholarship search
www.pcusa.org/financialaid National Presbyterian College Scholarship Program
www.gmsp.org Gates Millennium Scholars: assists non-Caucasian American students
http://degreedirectory.org/pages/business_scholarship.html DegreeDirectory for those interested in pursuing a business related bachelor's degree with a $1000 annual scholarship deadline for application is April 1.
http://www.ameriglide.com/scholarship/ The AmeriGlide Achiever Scholarship is a program offered to full time college students who use wheelchairs.
http://www.cumberlandcf.org/scholarships.php Cumberland Community Foundation Scholarships. Each scholarship has a different criteria for applying.
http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm - Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. The scholarship deadline is June 20, 2009. Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page at the website. Additional information is available on the site.
http://www.bigsunathletics.com - BigSun Scholarship - applicants must be currently involved in athletics in some capacity, either for their school or for their community.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/scholarships.jsp?tab=funding - Federal Student Aid on the web
www.scholarships4school.com - scholarship search engine
www.scholarships.com - scholarship search engine
www.scholarshipexperts.com - ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billon
http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-furniture-scholarship/ - Custom Furniture Scholarship
http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-jewelry-scholarship/ - Custom Jewelry Scholarship
http://graduatetutor.com/scholarships/ GraduateTutor.com's Scholarship Directory has $1.6 million worth of scholarships and is quickly growing. It is a free scholarship directory and requires no registration. Students can search for scholarships in multiple ways including keywords, courses, deadline, courses, who it is open to and the scholarship amount.
http://www.silvercross.com/scholarship.html - SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship
www.StudentScholarships.org (10 different scholarships for NC Residents)
http://cz-jewels.com/fashion-jewelry-scholarship/ Our company, CZ Jewels, LLC , has a scholarship opportunity that will be awarded to one student in May , 2014. Our scholarship is offered on a national basis and application is open to any student who is a U.S. Citizen that is a high school senior , college or graduate student who is or will be attending an accredited U.S. college, university or fashion/art institute by May, 2014.
http://www.evesaddiction.com/scholarship.html Eve's Addiction, the leading online retailer in sterling silver jewelry, is proud to introduce the Eve's Addiction Scholarship. Eve's Addiction has invested a lot in things that shine, and now we want to invest in the brightest young students to give them every opportunity to succeed. Each semester, we will be awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship. The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.