Federal Pell Grant

The Pell grant is a federal entitlement program that provides funds to students enrolled at approved colleges. The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number on the Student Aid Report (SAR) determines the amount of each grant. This information is generated through the Department of Education and is emailed or mailed to the applicant at his/her home address.

Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Enrollment as a regular student in an eligible program
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with proper documentation
  • Undergraduate student not previously receiving a bachelor’s degree
  • Does not owe a refund or is not in default on any federal financial aid
  • Is in compliance with Selective Service Registration requirements

Annual maximum and minimum awards vary. The 2018-2019 minimum award is $652. The 2018-2019 maximum award is $6095.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program is a federal non-repayable program that provides money to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Supplemental grants range from $200 to $4,000 per academic year depending on your need and availability of funds. There is no aggregate limit of FSEOG funds that a student may receive.


Merit Scholarships are as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Check your high school grades or SAT or ACT scores.
  2. Compare your scores against our average guidelines.
  3. Apply!

High SchoolTrustee SholarshipPresidential ScholarshipAbbey Merit ScholarshipAll Students
GPA3.6 +3.0 +2.5 +Students who are accepted and do not fall into the range of the other scholarships
SAT1060+1000+900+Students who are accepted and do not fall into the range of the other scholarships
ACT23 +21+19+Students who are accepted and do not fall into the range of the other scholarships
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Complete the Belmont Abbey College application process and you will be awarded the scholarship you qualify for upon acceptance. Don’t forget to use our Net Price Calculator to get the full picture.

North Carolina Need Based Scholarship

The North Carolina Need Based Scholarship is a need based grant. In order to qualify to receive this grant, the student must be a legal resident of North Carolina and be enrolled for at least 9 credit hours (three-quarter time) per semester. The state will determine the student’s eligibility as based on the FAFSA application. The grant amount received by the student is based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Additional Scholarships

Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation is excited to announce the 2016 CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton Scholarship Opportunities. These scholarships were created in memory of CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton who were killed in the line of duty on April 1, 2007.


  • Applicant who wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior OR a currently enrolled college student.
  • Employee of law enforcement agency may be in either a sworn or non-sworn position.
  • Employee should be employed by the agency or can be retired from agency.
  • Students interested in a career in law enforcement without an immediate family member employed at a qualified agency may still apply for the scholarship. Please note priority will be given to applicants who meet all criteria outlined in the scholarship application. 

Amount: $2,500

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.  High School seniors from qualifying counties are eligible for up to a $12,000 scholarship ($3000 per year for four years) to attend participating colleges and universities. Click here for more information.
Golden Door Scholars invests in education and careers access for high-performing DACA students. Their approach includes four-year college scholarships for high-performing high school grads and professional development and internship support. Since 2013, Golden Door has awarded scholarships to 45 exceptional students from an applicant pool of over 2200 students. Click here for more information.
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program provides scholarships to North Carolina students attending independent colleges and universities, students apply directly through a centrally administered program.  The application period for high school seniors will open the first week of December 2017.  Recipients must be from Tier 1 or Tier 2 rural, tobacco-dependent counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Recipients can receive $3,000/year for up to 4 years and there is no limit on the number of Golden LEAF scholars per institution.

To be considered for this award, a student must:

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
  • Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student at any participating North Carolina college or university in the fall of 2018.
  • Reside in a rural county that is tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed (Tier 1 or Tier 2 under the 3-Tier designation).
  • Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Recipients are selected based on GPA, financial need, length of residence in the county, and the ability to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural county that is economically distressed.

Full program details are available here.