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Saint Augustine’s University Welcomes 2021 – 2022 Presidential Scholars


The Lemon Law Experts have represented thousands of consumers throughout the State of California for over a decade.  Their firm has a strong connection to their community and is committed to helping the next generation of attorneys. They are excited to offer one $1,000 scholarship every six months.

Founding Partner, Jessica Anvar is a strong supporter of higher education and believes students should be able to follow their dream career paths. This is why the Lemon Law Experts is proud to offer a scholarship award to a deserving current or prospective law school student to help pay a portion of the winners’ upcoming college or law school costs. 

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  • Funds have been given to the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation to be distributed to Black women attending one of the ten public or private HBCUs within the state.
  • A GPA of 2.5 or better is required.
  • Participation in economic or social community activities is required.
  • Eligibility is limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in school during the first semester of 2021.
  • A one-time award of $5,000 per HBCU will be given in the fall of 2021.

 Applications are available in the Office Financial Aid, Student Success Center.

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Orangesoft offers a scholarship dedicated to female college or university students pursuing STEM, or other technology-related studies and careers. As an Orangesoft Scholar, you will receive new financial opportunities and a chance to participate in the IT industry development.

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River Run Law is proud to announce The Young Leader Scholarship to help support young professionals seeking to be a leader in their local community.

To do our part towards promoting young leadership within local communities, we are offering a $1,000 leadership scholarship to be put towards college education costs.

To qualify, candidates must be accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college.


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  • Be an incoming freshman
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

What Scholarship Covers

  • Full Tuition and Fees
  • $1,200 per academic year for books
  • Monthly living stipend of $420 (only for the months in school)

*Any questions please contact LTC Marcus Bynum at or 919.394.8014

The scholarship is focused on increasing Black representation in journalism and promotes graduate-level studies, at USC, for HBCU undergrads through tuition support. Please click here for more details. 

The scholarship is in the amount of $2,500.00 per student.

The criteria for the scholarship are below.

• Students must have a 2.8 GPA.
• Need-based. Students must still have outstanding financial needs.
• Students must be majoring in engineering OR education.

This scholarship can be applied to tuition, graduation-related fees, outstanding room & board, or undergraduate loans.

Students will be required to submit.

• One-page statement about financial need.
• Current transcript.
• Copy of outstanding bill.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Emma Robinson at 919.516.4133 or

Scholarships Available for Saint Augustine’s University Engineering Students

Did you know that 13% of undergraduate Science and Engineering students come from diverse and underrepresented populations?

We can improve those numbers. As the philanthropic arm of SME, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry, the SME Education Foundation supports students by annually awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or manufacturing.

Now is your time to make a difference. Apply for an SME Education Foundation scholarship today.

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If you or someone you know from the Metro Atlanta area attends or will attend an HBCU for the 2020-2021 academic year, please send them HERE to apply for this year’s COVID-19 Emergency GRANT.

Today’s private, public, and government agencies are looking for talented individuals with proficient knowledge in various disciplines. But to qualify for these roles, students need to have advanced degrees. Most students have the goal of getting a higher education degree and qualify for such highly paid careers. This is true for the African American community, but there is a pronounced gap between African Americans and other communities regarding enrollment numbers. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, in 2016, the total enrollment percentage of African Americans was 6.7%, while the enrollment percentage for Caucasians was 53.8%. One of the reasons for this massive gap is the rising tuition costs that make it difficult for some African Americans to afford higher education. Luckily, there are several African American Scholarships available that will help reduce the financial burden. In this guide, we will walk through various types of scholarships for African Americans, a list of those scholarships, how to apply, tips & tricks, and much more.

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Below are scholarship search resources and private scholarships which Saint Augustine's University does not specifically endorse. However, the University encourages students to visit the following sites:


The information and external links in this scholarship listing provided by Saint Augustine’s University’s Office of Financial Aid and Office of Scholarships are reprinted here as a service to our website users. We do not administer these websites or routinely screen, approve, review, or endorse the content, products, or services that may be offered. In no circumstance shall Saint Augustine’s University, the Office of Financial Aid or the Office of Scholarships be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource. Criteria may change (or may have changed) from the date posted, so inquire directly with individual programs. Some external links use social media and use of these websites is subject to privacy rules and policies of those applications and website operators.


Up to $4,000 per year

Diversity Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to selected first-year freshmen coming from a diverse cultural background with at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA and a minimum 850 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or a 16 ACT score. It is renewable annually by maintaining a 2.8 cumulative GPA while earning a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year. 


Up to $6,000 per year

Meritorious Scholarship

A merit-based scholarship awarded to selected first-year freshmen with at least a 3.3 GPA and minimum 1000 SAT score (math and verbal) or a 20 ACT score. It is renewable annually by maintaining a 3.3 cumulative GPA while earning a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year.

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Presidential Scholarship

A full direct cost of attendance scholarship (excludes insurance) awarded to selected outstanding incoming first-year freshmen with at least a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) and a minimum 1100 SAT score (math and verbal) or a 22 ACT score. It is renewable annually by maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA while earning a minimum of 30 credit hours each academic year.

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Up to $4,000 per year

Scholarship of Excellence

This scholarship is awarded to selected currently enrolled students with a minimum of 30 credit hours and at least a 3.0 GPA. One letter of recommendation from faculty or staff member who can validate your leadership experience, community involvement and/or academic achievements is required. A one-page typed essay responding to a specific essay questions is also required. Non-renewable All applicants, current recipients or first-time applicants must apply for this scholarship award each spring. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 919.516.4131.

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$150 - $5000

1K Scholarship

The 1K Scholarship Fund was created to assist students in meeting their financial needs. The 1K Scholarship Fund is unique because it can be awarded to any student with a minimum GPA of 2.0, in any discipline. Students receive funds from $150 – $5000 depending on their financial situation after all other options have been exhausted.

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Rebecca Christmas Weatherford Scholarship

  • African American
  • Mathematics or Science major
  • Freshman—Senior classified
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.5

The selected recipient will receive half of the award in the fall semester and remainder in the spring semester.


Thelma Johnson Roundtree Academic Enrichment Foundation

The TJRAE foundation is designed to provide financial support to highly talented, enthusiastic and motivated students from under-represented minority groups who might not otherwise have the resources to participate in a study abroad program.

For more information about the Foundation, click here.


Up to $8,945 per year

Community College Transfer Grant

Award recipients can complete a bachelor’s degree. Transfer students are guaranteed admission to Saint Augustine’s University and are eligible for the Community College Transfer Grant, so long as they have earned an associate’s degree in an area of study offered at Saint Augustine’s University.

The tuition grant may be renewed for one academic year provided student

  • maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8;
  • earns at least 30 credit hours during the prior year;
  • perform 40 hours of community service.
Up to $8,945 per year

Legacy Tuition Grant

Legacy Grants help foster relationships with alumni who are relatives of academically qualified students while ingraining a sense of loyalty and commitment from the next generation.  This grant may be awarded to students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 950 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or an 18 ACT score.

  • At least one parent, legal guardian or grandparent must be a graduate of Saint Augustine’s University, in good financial standing with the University and currently an active national alumni member.
  • Grant renewal is possible as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earns at least 30 credit hours in the previous year and the sponsor’s alumni membership is current.
  • Students may apply for this grant and for admission to the university simultaneously.
  • Alumni Affairs need to confirm that the sponsor’s alumni membership is current.

Need Based Grant

Saint Augustine’s University funds a number of grant awards for students who meet specific criteria for financial need. To consideration, students must file both the Saint Augustine’s University Financial Aid Application and FAFSA for determination of financial eligibility.  Students must receive all of their financial aid awards before receiving consideration for a need-based grant.

The need-based grants vary in amounts, depending on student’s calculated financial eligibility and the availability of funds. Unfortunately, funds are not sufficient to help every student who qualifies for need-based assistance. Priority is given to applicants with the strongest academic records (at least a cumulative 2.0 cumulative grade point average and have earned at least 30 credit hours during the prior academic year).




Up to $8,945 per year

Absalom Jones Tuition Grant

The Absalom Jones Tuition Grant is for qualified students who are members of the Worldwide Anglican Communion or the Episcopal Church. Episcopalian is defined as a baptized Christian, confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Members of the Worldwide Anglican Communion are defined as baptized, confirmed or received, and as an active member of a parish or mission of a recognized diocese within the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Applicants are required to have written confirmation sent to Saint Augustine’s University from their parish rector, priest in charge, vicar, or bishop.

This grant may be awarded to students with at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum 950 SAT score (Math and Verbal) or an 18 ACT score. Grants are awarded in amounts up to half of full tuition ($8,945) per academic year and are final upon committee approval.  The tuition grant may be renewed for each of the additional three academic years provided a student a) maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8; b) earn at least 30 credit hours during the prior year; c) perform 40 hours of community service per academic year.  Applications are available in early spring.

Students also must have fulfilled the criteria on the Absalom Jones Tuition Grant Award and Renewal Acceptance Form: 
a) attend Sunday morning services of Holy Eucharist each Sunday, except for the occasional trip home with prior approval by the university chaplain;
b) inform the chaplain of absence due to school-sponsored events prior to the absence i.e., exceptions are made for authorized school activities such as the university choir or athletic events if a student participates on a sports team;
c) participate in at least one ministry of the chapel and service in rotation for the selected ministry;
d) attend meetings of Absalom Jones Scholars, including special weekday events, visits by Episcopal Church Officers and Holy Week services. 

All applicants, current recipients or first-time applicants must apply for this scholarship award each spring. 

Students seeking Saint Augustine’s University Scholarships and Institutional grants must complete the FAFSA and parents are encouraged to complete the Parent Plus Loan application (with exception to a Presidential Scholar). All students must accept all financial aid offered to them and parents are encouraged to accept the Parent Plus Loan if it is offered/approved before institutional awards will be given.

Scholarship offers and tuition grants at Saint Augustine’s University are discounts on the direct costs of attending the University. Direct costs are tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and technology fees. All students are responsible for taxes, health insurance, and books. Saint Augustine’s University offers a limited number of scholarship awards and tuition grants to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. In addition, the University provides scholarship awards and tuition grants based on athletic ability, leadership potential, and special talents. Admission scholarships are available for freshmen with high SAT and/or ACT scores and academic abilities. All scholarship awards and grants are available for four years or eight active semesters only, awarded on a first come, first served basis, and are contingent upon the final Saint Augustine’s University budget.

The University provides a number of competitive scholarship awards and grants that are awarded to students from private donors and public agencies. The recipients of these scholarship awards and grants are selected on a competitive basis. Funding for all institutional scholarship awards and grants are subject to change as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Students must maintain the required cumulative GPA, while earning a minimum of thirty credit hours per academic year, relative to each scholarship award and tuition grant in order to remain in good standing with the Scholarship Committee and receive the scholarship award or tuition grant credit towards the direct cost of attending Saint Augustine’s University. Should a student’s cumulative GPA fall below the minimum required GPA for any institutional scholarship award or tuition grant and/or not earn thirty credits within an academic year, that student shall receive a warning letter at the end of each semester from the Financial Aid Office and must meet with the Scholarship Advisor within the Financial Aid Office. If a student’s cumulative GPA and/or earned credit hours are below the required minimum at the end of the following semester, the student shall receive a letter of suspension of the scholarship award or tuition grant.


Music and Athletic Scholarships 
Saint Augustine’s University recruits a myriad of talented individuals. Scholarships may be awarded to prospective Falcons showing promise in music or intercollegiate athletics. For further details regarding the University’s band program, contact the Department of Music at 919.516.4298. For more information about the University Choir, call 919.516.4900 and for details regarding athletics, call 919.516.4951.


Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Policy of Awarding Institutional Scholarships and Aid

Beginning with the summer 2018 term and all terms following, all institutional scholarship awards and/or tuition grants, including institutional athletic scholarship awards, will be reduced by the total of outstanding credit balance plus indirect costs after all other amounts have been applied to the students’ accounts originating from sources external to the University. Under no circumstances will refunds be given to students who are receiving institutional or athletic scholarship awards or grants. By Federal law, when receiving any type of federal aid, there will be no carryover of aid, of any kind, from one term to the next.

An individual student may only receive one institutional scholarship award or tuition grant towards their direct cost of attendance, with rare exception.

The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to adjust (increase or decrease) any student’s financial aid award as necessary. Adjustments may occur due to changes in a student’s housing, enrollment status, scholarships, regulatory changes, changes in funding levels, changes in the student’s and/or parental income or assets.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 919.516.4431 if you have questions.