Our goal is to make a high-quality, private education affordable and accessible. We know college is an investment, and we are happy to offer aid and direct you to grant and scholarship opportunities.
Freshman Academic Scholarships
When prospective students complete an application, they are reviewed for a possible academic scholarship (of up to $20,000) at the time of the admissions decision. Academic scholarships are based on high school course selection and GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Students who win an Honor Scholarship are ineligible for these awards. Scholarships are renewable annually by meeting the specified GPA requirements.
Full-tuition scholarships are available for up to five entering freshmen in recognition of extraordinary academic achievement and outstanding leadership and character. Recipients are generally at the top of their class, with high SAT scores and excellent grades in a competitive college preparatory program of study.
Transfer Academic Scholarships
Awards ranging between $7,000-$12,000 are available for students transferring to Pfeiffer with more than 24 semester hours of transferable work. These scholarships are granted based on entering cumulative average of previous college-level work.
Adult Studies CPA Scholarship
The Adult Studies scholarship is for new students transferring with a 3.0 GPA and enrolling full time. An essay supporting their desire to continue their education must be submitted with the application. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year.
The following merit scholarships recognize students' talents and ambitions in a variety of fields through annually renewable awards.
Milton Rose Science Fellows Scholarships
A $5,000 scholarship is available for a high-achieving student who is majoring in the sciences or mathematics.
"At Pfeiffer I discovered that even at a small school, I could do big things. Pfeiffer granted me opportunities — in research, service and athletics — that have prepared me for the hard work, challenges, compassion and learning that are necessary for medical school and work as a physician.”
Kaleigh Featherstone ‘14, Miton Rose Scholar, Biology/Pre-Med Major
Francis Center Service Scholars
Scholarships are available for students with a good academic profile and outstanding community service background. Apply here.
Pfeiffer Undergraduate International Student Merit Scholarship
Pfeiffer offers international scholarships in amounts up to $13,000 annually based on academic performance. These scholarships are determined automatically after admission to Pfeiffer; there is no separate application. They are renewable annually based on a 2.5 or higher GPA and full time enrollment.
The Grigg Education Scholars Program
The Grigg Education Scholars Program provides scholarship support to exceptional prospective teachers who seek to prepare for excellence in the teaching profession while also developing servant leadership skills and dispositions through service to the university and the community. Click here for complete information about this program and here for more information about opportunities through the division of education.
Veteran Assistance Benefits
Pfeiffer University is pleased to welcome veterans to the educational opportunities available through our institution.
Most veterans who served on active duty for more than 180 days, any part of which occurred after Jan. 31, 1955, are generally eligible for financial support. In order to determine eligibility for educational benefits, veterans should call their local Veteran's Administration Office. Children of deceased or totally disabled veterans who are 18-26 years of age may also be eligible for financial aid if service in the armed forces resulted in death or permanent disability of the parent. Contact your local Veteran Administration Offices for complete details.
Students eligible for educational benefits from the Veteran's Administration must file a statement of educational plans with the Veteran's Service Officer (VSO) in the Registrar's Office each academic year. The VSO is here to help the veterans, dependents and service personnel receive the most efficient service in applying for their educational benefits. The VSO is not a part of the Department of Veteran's Administration and the staff is not employed by the VA. Their responsibility is to provide support in applying for benefits, clarifying regulations and certifying enrollment.
On occasion a course or a program of study may not be approved for Veteran's Educational Assistance; students anticipating benefits are urged to confer with the VSO prior to registering in order to determine eligibility. Veteran's Administration regulations limit payment for only those courses toward the declared major. Any change in your enrollment status should be reported to the VSO.
For more information, contact Pfeiffer's VSO, Kim Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden Leaf Scholarship Program
Since its inception, the Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded over $38 million to help more than 16,300 students from rural North Carolina attend the state's colleges and universities.
Scholarships are available to students from qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need, to help them attend college at participating North Carolina public or private institutions or community colleges.
Scholarships are available to:
Rising freshmen - High School seniors from qualifying counties are eligible for up to a $12,000 scholarship ($3000 per year for four years) to attend participating colleges and universities.
Community college transfer students - Students from qualifying counties transferring from a community college to one of the participating four-year institutions are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to three years, depending on the number of credits the students transfer.
How to apply
Visit CFNC.org/goldenleaf to fill out the application form or call 866-866-CFNC for assistance.