Departmental Scholarships

  • Charles T. Davis Scholarship in Philosophy and Religion Endowment

To provide support to an exemplary student who has declared as a Philosophy or Religion major. The student awarded this scholarship must submit an essay that describes how their major supports their personal and vocational goals. While the scholarship is intended to recognize students who are highly successful academically, the faculty selecting the recipient will also take into account the student’s ability, creativity, curiosity, determination and exceptional accomplishments. 

  • Richard T. Guy Endowment for Philosophy

To provide scholarship support to undergraduate students who are majoring in Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion within the College of Arts and Sciences. Preference in the selection of recipients shall accrue to students who (1) are participating in the Department of Philosophy and Religion’s Departmental Honors Program; (2) are not already receiving full scholarship support and (3) demonstrate financial need, although verification of need (FAFSA) is not required. If there are no eligible recipients who are participating in the Department of Philosophy and Religion’s Departmental Honors Program, then preference shall accrue to students who otherwise meet the above criteria. 

The closing date for both department scholarships is usually in February each year.

College Scholarships

Consider scholarships offered by the college. Visit the college website to see the qualifications for each scholarship offered. For more questions, contact the Dean's office at or (828) 262-3078. 

  • Sally A. Callegari Memorial Scholarship for Gender Diversity in Animal Studies
  • Drs. Joanne Smith and Don R. Brannon Scholarship for Natural Sciences
  • Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences 
  • Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship for the Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships
  • The Peggy Harmon Shore Pre-Health Care Professional Endowed Scholarship

University Scholarships

University Scholarships has five areas of scholarship opportunities. Please visit the university Scholarships webpage for information.

  • First-Year Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Continuing Students
  • Need-Based Scholarships
  • Outside Scholarships