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McCorkle Scholarships

(formerly First Family Scholarships)

seminars.jpgThe McCorkle Scholarships are the most prestigious scholarship awards at Catawba.

Consideration for the McCorkle Scholarship is by invitation only. In order to be considered for an invitation, students must first apply foradmission to Catawba no later than January 15 of their senior year.  Qualified students will be invited to compete on the basis of their high school grade point average, the rigor of their coursework and standardized test scores. Students invited to compete for the McCorkles Scholarship must provide a recommendation from a teacher or administrator and submit an essay of approximately 400-600 words (on a selected topic which you will receive by invitation) by the appropriate deadline. Essay prompts will be included in the invitation to compete.  Students must be admitted to Catawba by February 1.    

2016 Competition Date:

  • February 26, 2016


Once a student is accepted and invited to participate in the competition, all supporting information for all competitions must be submitted or postmarked by:

  • February 12, 2016  for the February 26th competition