North Carolina A&T State University Debuts New Scholarship Program

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education, and the College of Health and Human Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University are establishing the February One Scholars program. The program is named for the day in 1960 that four North Carolina A&T students energized a national sit-in movement by refusing to leave a segregated lunch counter in downtown Greensboro without being served.

February One Scholars awards will cover tuition, related fees, room and board, and participation in University Honors Program activities and enrichment. The awards will be renewable for four years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress to remain in the program. Each of the participating colleges will be awarded five February One Scholars per freshman class, beginning with the fall 2021 class.

Students who want to apply for the February One Scholars program must be incoming freshmen planning to enroll in the upcoming fall semester, carry a minimum weighted 3.75 cumulative GPA, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, submit an application for admission to A&T, and demonstrate exceptional characteristics of leadership and service. They also must hold a minimum scholastic score of 1270 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT.

Harold L. Martin Sr., chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University, stated that these scholarships demonstrate our continued commitment to academic excellence. Ultimately, they will benefit the communities we serve as our graduates produce innovative solutions to global challenges and move into those communities as leaders.”

Funds from the historic $45 million donation to the university from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will be used to endow the scholarship program.

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