Jagannathan Scholarships

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Established by industrialist N.S. Jagannathan, the scholarships were first awarded for the 1996-97 academic year. The Jagannathan Scholarship program is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements
  • Be a graduating senior planning to enroll as college freshmen in a full-time degree program at one of the constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
  • Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
  • Have demonstrated academic achievement (as indicated by class rank, cumulative GPA, and SAT scores), leadership, and financial need

The maximum award is variable, nonrenewable and cannot exceed demonstrated financial need.

Application Procedure
Applicant must complete an application and be nominated by the financial aid office of one of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina; or by his/her high school counselor. The application will be available online in January. Applicant must take the College Board SAT and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The deadline for completing the online application is February 1. Students who do not have documented financial need will not be considered for the scholarship. Students will be notified in May of their candidacy status.

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