Our Premier Scholarships

Honors Fellowship

The Honors Fellowship is awarded to students accepted into the Honors Institute, the foremost academic scholarship program at Belmont Abbey College. Like the Great Books programs at Columbia, Oxford, and Notre Dame, the Honors Institute inspires students to pursue what Matthew Arnold famously described as “the best which has been thought and said in the world.” Here at the Abbey, students are encouraged to do this through a unique series of courses, lectures, and independent studies, in which they learn to listen to authors, teachers, and each other with what The Rule of St. Benedict calls “the ear of your heart.”

Eligibility: Minimum non-weighted high school grade point average of 3.7 or higher and a combined SAT score of 1200 for Math and Critical Reading sections (with a minimum Critical Reading score of 600). Students must reside on campus.

Duration: Renewable for up to four years. Students must be full-time and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.

Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2017.

Saint Thomas More Scholarship

At a time when Americans are increasingly interested in questions of religious liberty and the relationship between Church and State, Belmont Abbey College offers select applicants the opportunity to become Thomas More Scholars. The Thomas More Scholarship Program of Belmont Abbey College seeks to attract and form men and women committed to the exercise of public moral courage. It is a four-year educational and social experience designed to encourage and strengthen students who are intellectually astute, morally seriousness, and who are interested in issues related to just government and good citizenship. Strong students interested in pursuing any academic major offered at Belmont Abbey College may become Thomas More Scholars. Applicants should also be keenly interested in subjects that were of special interest to Thomas More, such as Theology, English, Modern or Classical Languages, History, Fine Arts, or Political Philosophy. The Thomas More Scholars enjoy several unique curricular and extra-curricular events each year. A Thomas More Seminar in subjects such as Theology, English, Fine Arts, or History is provided to each class level annually, and the yearly Thomas More Lecture features a speaker who is a paragon of public moral courage, or who is an expert in the work of Thomas More and his era. The More Scholars have the opportunity to pursue a values-oriented internship in law, politics, or social service. They gather for several social events each year, including More Dessert which features late 15th-century confectionary treats prepared according to period recipes.

Eligibility: Interested students with a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA from High School or a combined Math/Critical Reading SAT score at or above 1100 (not including the Essay portion) should submit a 300-400 word essay on one of the following topics: 1.)Have you ever read a book that got you to question and reconsider your opinions about an important matter? Discuss the book and how it got you to reconsider these opinions. 2.) What is necessary for a human being to be “great”? That is, not just being great at a particular role in their lives (i.e. father, son, basketball player, student) but being a great human being. 3.) In a time when there is so much work that needs to be done in the world, why should one study works of literature, history, theology, and philosophy?

Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2017.

Felix Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership Award

The Hintemeyer program is designed to foster the leadership potential of a select group of Catholic men and women. The program requires exemplary character; serious commitment to the truth and life of Catholicism; exceptionally strong self-motivation, initiative, and creativity; academic diligence and accomplishment; and employment of these qualities and abilities in the service of others. Throughout their four years in the program, Hintemeyer scholars strive to grow together in faith, virtue, and knowledge, and to discern through reflection and practice the nature of authentic Catholic leadership. Central to each participant’s experience will be seminars on a variety of leadership and faith topics, communal prayer and participation in the sacraments, and regular student-generated service and leadership activities on and off campus, culminating junior year in a large-scale project of the student’s own design.

Eligibility: The applicant must provide evidence of active leadership or service to be considered.

Duration: Renewable for up to four years. Students must be full-time and remain in good academic standing.

Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2017.


Belmont Abbey Contact Information

Phone Number: 704.461.6665

Fax Number: 704.461.6220

Mailing address: 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont NC 28012

Email address: admissions@bac.edu

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Saturdays by appointment only. Tours offered Monday through Friday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

*These scholarships represent the college’s highest awards and cannot be combined with other scholarships to exceed $9,000.