Merit Scholarships

Have you demonstrated outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during your time in high school? High Point University wants to help celebrate your achievement with our scholarship program.
Scholarships and Grants
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Presidential Scholarships ($5,000-$38,000)
Awarded to the top students in each class to enter High Point University, Presidential Scholarships are highly selective and offer students the opportunity to participate in our Presidential Scholarship Interview Weekends. These interviews allow students to show their potential for academic excellence at High Point University above and beyond what they are able to capture through their application for admissions.
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High Point Scholarships
Awarded to students who demonstrate academic merit with or without the use of standardized tests and show strong character through their application for admissions. High Point Scholars are invited to attend the High Point Scholars on-campus weekend to increase their scholarships through participation in a leadership development event.
Zach Quimby Scout Awards
Scout Awards ($1,000)
Awarded to entering students who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America or earned their Gold Award in the Girl Scouts of the USA.
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Honors Scholars Program
The HPU Honors Scholar Program offers an education you can embody, one that responds to your interests and passions. We believe students should apply their course work to real-world issues. They should have the time and space to tinker with ideas and materials, to figure out what works and what doesn’t. They should practice reflecting on their experiences and presenting their ideas in public.
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Fellows Scholarships
High Point University offers five discipline-specific Fellowships to top incoming students who demonstrate high achievement and potential for future success. Students invited to join each program are offered a scholarship in addition to any other academic award. More information is available through the Fellowships page.
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Music Scholarships ($500-$2,000)
Audition-based awards offered by the Music Department to entering music majors. These awards require an audition, and students should contact the music department for additional information.
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Marching Panther Scholarships $12,000 over 4 years ($3,000 per year)
Awarded to wind, drum line, color guard, and majorette students to participate in the university marching band. Preference will be given to students who have band experience, and show a strong interest in school spirit via performance in the HPU Marching Panthers. These awards require an interview, and students should contact the Marching Band for additional information. High Point Marching Panther Scholars are required to attend Band Camp over the summer.
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Athletic Scholarships
The High Point University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics grants talent-based scholarships in all varsity sports in compliance with NCAA Division I regulations and guidelines. Amounts vary.
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High Point University is a member institution of Air Force ROTC Detachment 605 and the Army ROTC Aggie Battalion. The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force award three or four-year ROTC scholarships, which cover the cost of tuition and books, plus $100 per month for personal expenses. To learn more about ROTC at HPU and information on scholarship requirements, please contact your admissions counselor.
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International Scholarships
As an international university, High Point University values the representation of students from around the world as a part of our student body. International students with a 3.0 unweighted or higher GPA (when converted to a 4.0 American scale) will qualify for a minimum of $5,000 per year in merit scholarship (up to $20,000 over four years). Students who submit SAT or ACT scores may be considered for higher awards.
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Diversity Scholarships

High Point University strives to advocate for an inclusive, diverse, and accepting community. In addition to our current scholarship programs, we are pleased to offer scholarships for exceptional and talented students who have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, and who are culturally, ethnically, or racially diverse.

For five incoming students each year, High Point University offers our Diversity Opportunity Scholarship. These awards provide full-tuition, fees, and a book scholarship to allow students to enroll at the university regardless of background. This is a highly selective award. All recipients are also included in our Bonner Leader Program. Applicants for admission should apply for these scholarships

To see a list of endowed funds that also support students from diverse backgrounds please click below.

Application Information

A student’s application for admission to High Point University is also the application for scholarships. We do not feel that any additional essay can outweigh the commitment to excellence shown by students over their high school careers. To be fully considered for all awards, students should apply by the Early Action application deadline.

Priority Deadline: November 15

*Further information concerning being awarded and maintaining institutional scholarships can be found at