A scholarship is a form of gift assistance awarded based on merit. Most scholarships are renewable for four years.

It usually denotes a merit-based award which recognizes academic achievement and promise or another special attribute. Catawba College offers a wide variety of scholarships to acknowledge the special abilities of new first year, transfer, online, and international students. Students can apply for most of the scholarships listed, except as noted, by completing the application for admission.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships range from $8,000 to full tuition and are based on a student’s academic performance in high school and/or prior college. All students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships once they are granted admission to Catawba College.

Academic Scholarships

Major-Based Departmental Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and are based on a student’s interest in a particular major at Catawba College. Each scholarship has its own criteria and requirements as well as an application process.

Catawba Need-Based Scholarships 

Don't assume you won't qualify for need-based financial aid. Catawba Need-Based Scholarships may be awarded to incoming students based on their financial need. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and enter our Catawba code, 002914, to apply.

Additional Catawba Scholarships

Additional Catawba Scholarships are awarded to students based on a student’s participation in athletic teams, programs, and clubs on Catawba College’s campus.

Finding and Applying for Additional Scholarships

Finding and Applying for Additional Scholarships is a great way to make Catawba College an affordable option for any student. These additional scholarships can typically be added on top of a student’s financial aid package to help reduce the out of pocket cost to attend Catawba College or reduce the amount a student may need to take in student loans.