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Honors and Leadership Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships ($10,000)

These residential scholarships require students to live on campus. Students must also remain in both the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) and the Honors Program and maintain good standing in both for continued eligibility. That is, their term grade point averages (GPA) must be 3.00 or higher, and their cumulative GPA must reach 3.30 or above by the end of the third semester. Consecutive full-time enrollment is required. The Study Abroad Travel Scholarship (SATS) applies to the Oxford Experience.

If a student withdraws from PLP, the award will decrease to $7,500 (with the director's approval). If a student withdraws from the Honors Program, the award will decrease to $5,000 (with the director's approval). In either case, the student may be eligible for the $2,000 SATS.

Honors Only Scholarships ($7,500)

These residential scholarships require students to live on campus. Students must also remain in the Honors Program and maintain good standing for continued eligibility. That is, their term grade point averages (GPA) must be 3.00 or higher, and their cumulative GPA must reach 3.30 or above by the end of the third semester. Consecutive full-time enrollment is required. Students in good standing are eligible for a $2,000 Study Abroad Travel Scholarship.

Commonwealth Leadership Scholarships ($5,000)

These residential scholarships require students to live on campus. Students must also remain in PLP and maintain good standing for continued eligibility. That is, their term grade point averages (GPA) must be 2.75 or above, and their cumulative GPA must be 3.00 or higher. Consecutive full-time enrollment is required. Students in good standing are eligible for the $2,000 Study Abroad Travel Scholarship (SATS).

Students must remain in PLP to receive the scholarships. Even if a student remains in Honors, if s/he drops PLP, s/he will forfeit the scholarship and the SATS.

Presidents Leadership Program Scholarships ($1,000)

These residential scholarships require students to live on campus. Students must also remain in the Presidents Leadership Program and maintain good standing for continued eligibility; that is, their term grade point averages (gpa) must be 2.50 or higher, and their cumulative gpa must reach 2.75 or above by the end of the third semester. Consecutive full-time enrollment is required. Students in good standing are eligible for a $1,000 Study Abroad Travel Scholarship.

Should the student drop the Presidents Leadership Program they forfeit the scholarships and the $1,000 SATS.

Foundation Scholarships

Each year, Christopher Newport provides numerous scholarships for students through existing scholarship funds established by the generosity of our donors, as well as from funds raised directly by the institution.

When awarded, students are required to submit a thank you letter to the benefactor of their award as a part of the acceptance process. Criteria for maintaining eligibility is outlined for each award offer. Students must agree to the eligibility requirements outlined in the terms and conditions before accepting an award offer. Those criteria must be maintained for continued eligibility.


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