Johnson Scholarship


Johnson Scholars are impressive, thoughtful, and persistent in overcoming challenges. They all demonstrate the following characteristics: 

  • Intellectual curiosity and a strong academic foundation

  • Community-mindedness and dedication to service

  • Capacity for reflection, leadership, and growth 


Recipients of this scholarship have access to all the benefits of the Honors College, including specialized honors and merit scholars advising, guest speakers, social activities with other high-achieving students, free printing in Levine Hall, priority registration for classes, and so much more! 


  • Equal to in-state tuition and fees, renewable for three (3) years 

  • Membership in multi-year honors program

  • Receive support from the Honors College

  • Access to honors housing in Levine Hall


  • Open to all majors

  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA, above the Pell or other federal grant eligibility level

  • Incoming freshman, full time

  • Minimum unweighted High School GPA of 3.20

  • Minimum 1200 on SAT or 22 on ACT

  • Join and remain a member in good standing of an honors program in the Honors College.


Completing the application for the Johnson Scholarship allows you to skip the application for the Honors College. Applying for the Johnson counts for both, so you do not need to apply separately to the Honors College.


Deadline ACTION REQUIRED                                                                     
January 1 Applicants must submit FAFSA
February 1      Regular deadline to apply to UNC Charlotte to be considered for the Johnson Scholarship
February 1  Deadline for Johnson Scholarship application
March  Johnson Scholarship awarded