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Scholarships & Grants

Brevard College Merit Scholarships

Students admitted to Brevard College can qualify for a range of academic scholarships. These scholarships are determined based on high school/college GPA and/or standardized test scores. To apply for Brevard College Merit Scholarships, submit your application for admission.  

Scholarship Day

Scholarship Day is for incoming students who would like to audition for Fine Arts or interview for Institute for Women in Leadership, or the honors program. If eligible, students apply and interview for these scholarships on Scholarship Days on the Brevard College campus.

Learn more about Scholarship Day

Honors Scholarship

Brevard’s Honors Program is a residential community of smart and motivated students who are passionate about learning and leadership. If accepted into the Honors Program, you will receive a $1,000 Honors Scholarship. Application deadline is May 1. 

Honors Program Application

Institute for Women In Leadership Scholarship

As a member of Brevard’s IWIL program, you’ll participate in special programs, exclusive classes, round-table discussions, presentations, films, meetings with community members, trips, and service projects - all while learning, growing, and even living alongside like-minded young women. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive a $1,000 Scholarship. Application deadline is May 1.

IWIL Application

Fine Arts Scholarships

Brevard College offers a limited amount of Fine Arts scholarships in Music, Art, and Theater. Scholarships are determined by individual department. Please contact your department for more specific scholarship requirements and information.

  • Art

Visual Arts Scholarship Application and Information

High School Art Competition Call for Entries

These application materials can be sent electronically (to Send hard copy form (with images burned to a CD) to: Brevard College, Attn: Dianne Pomphrey, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard , NC 28712. Please direct your questions to:  828-884-8188 or

  • Music

Music Audition Form

Music Audition Information and Instructions

Music Audition Dates are Monday, January 18, 2016, Saturday, February 13, 2016, and Saturday, March 12, 2016.

*Students are advised to audition early in order to receive maximum consideration for financial aid and music scholarships. 

*Please send your music questions to: or (828) 884-8211

  • Theater

Audition or Design Portfolio Presentation Form

*Theater Audition Dates are Monday, January 18, 2016, Saturday, February 13, 2016, and Saturday, March 12, 2016.

*Please contact the Theatre department at to set up an audition and interview. Students are advised to audition early in order to receive maximum consideration for financial aid and theatre scholarships.

Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarships

The Golden LEAF Foundation awards scholarships to North Carolina students from tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and rural communities. Click on the link below for the most up-to-date list of qualifying counties and eligibility requirements.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarships

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) is a non-profit group that awards scholarships to qualified students attending United Methodist-affiliated institutions. This foundation awards over $2 million to over 1,000 students annually. Scholarship amounts vary.

State and Federal Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is available to all incoming students. File your FAFSA to maximize your financial aid package and determine whether you qualify for state and federal grants. Our Financial Aid department is able to answer any questions you might have about the FAFSA process.

The 2017 FAFSA priority filing date is March 1. You may begin to file the 2017–2018 FAFSA on October 1, 2016. Please use the Data Retrieval Tool provided on the FAFSA website. 

*For help with this process or specific questions, please contact our Financial Aid Department at or 828-884-8245.

Scholarships for Local Students

Brevard College offers special scholarship opportunities to high school graduates of Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell, Haywood, Jackson and Yancey Counties. Click here for more information.