Western Carolina University offers 8-10 scholarships each year to top-performing entering freshmen. These Brinson Honors College Scholars receive a significant scholarship which can be applied to the full cost of attendance.
WCU considers its top accepted freshmen applicants – those with the highest academic performance (weighted and un-weighted GPA) and highest test scores (ACT and SAT considered) – for this highly competitive program. Students must be invited to interview to compete for the award.
In addition to scholarship support, Brinson Honors College Scholars are invited to network with accomplished professionals and are mentored at WCU for the purpose of preparing them for application to high-profile national and international post-graduate scholarship programs such as The Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Grants, James Madison Fellowships and much more. Brinson Honors College Scholars have distinct requirements for maintaining and renewing their scholarships and status as Honors Scholars.
Brinson Honors College Scholar graduates receive the distinguished silver Honors Scholar Medallion and special designation on the Brinson Honors College diploma.