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Scholarship applications for 2023-2024 are open and will close on February 1st, 2023 for Undergraduate Scholarships and August 1st, 2023 for Graduate Scholarships.

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Western Carolina University offers numerous scholarships, both need and merit based, supporting a wide variety student types and fields of study. In addition, WCU’s scholarship support staff work to connect students with state-administered scholarship opportunities and others.

Here you’ll find resources and information about scholarships of all types. Be sure to review the important upcoming deadlines below.



How to apply for WCU Scholarships

  • Log into myWCU 
  • Click the Scholarships tab in the My Financial Aid Status box
  • Click Apply for or Accept Scholarships
  • Complete the General Scholarship Application 
  • Check your myWCU account for any additional tasks (i.e. supplemental responses, essays, letters of recommendation, etc) 
  • Based on the information provided in the application, you will be placed in the applicant pool for each scholarship for which you are eligible.
  • Scholarship committees will review applications for each pool and select scholarship recipient(s)
  • Undergraduate decisions are typically made between March and June 30

Dates and Deadlines

  • The 2023-2024 WCU Scholarship Application and FAFSA both open on October 1, 2022.
  • 2023-2024 WCU Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1, 2023.
  • FAFSA Priority Filing Deadline: January 2, 2023. (Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid in addition to the scholarship application. The federal priority filing deadline is January 2.)

    Date Last Reviewed: 11/16/2022
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