Most Honors students, like other WCU students, receive some form of financial aid in the form of (loans, grants, Work-Study, or need-based scholarships or a variety of other scholarships.) Incoming first-year Honors students, by virtue of admission to The Honors College, are automatically considered for a WCU merit scholarship. These scholarships are very competitive, and not every Honors student will receive one. Transfer Honors students may be eligible for transfer scholarships that are managed by the Office of Admissions. Continuing Honors students might consider applying for WCU scholarships, such as the Honors College Pledge Ride Scholarship or scholarships offered through the academic department of the student’s major (the Crum Scholarship in the English Department, for example). For information about scholarships for continuing students related to a particular major, contact the academic department head. External scholarships, fellowships, and internships are important for continuing Honors students to consider, although they are extremely competitive. For more information about Honors scholarships or prestigious fellowships, contact the dean.
Pictured above: Honors students and Meltzer Scholars Ashley Ballard (l) and Leah Rhodes (r)