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Tom Smith Business Scholarship

Scholarships for New and Transfer Day Business Students at Catawba College


The Ralph W. Ketner School of Business offers the Tom Smith Business scholarship to new and transfer day students attending on a full-time basis.

This award can provide up to an annual $3,000 scholarship to individuals interested in the world of business. We award this scholarship to those individuals we believe best embody the qualities of Catawba - Scholarship, Character, Culture, and Service. As a recipient, you will provide a role model and example to the student population of Catawba College, and carry its message to the world. Our goal is to help you achieve your highest potential.

Current Catawba College students are not eligible for the Tom Smith Scholarship.

The Tom Smith Scholarship offers Catawba students assistance with their tuition costs and provides the following benefits.

  • Tom Smith Fellows will have the ability to live together in a living-learning community designated on campus
  • Tom Smith Fellows will participate in program offerings (six to eight events) through the Ketner School of Business each year to maintain the scholarship and fellowship
  • Tom Smith Fellows will be expected to attend the Tom Smith luncheon each Spring, interacting with Tom Smith and faculty to provide individualized attention and mentoring.
  • As upperclassman, Tom Smith Fellows will serve as mentors for first-year students in the fellowship program 

Students who are eligible to apply for Catawba's Business scholarship must have a combined score of 1050 or greater (ACT Composite equal to 23 or greater) and an academic grade point average of 3.2 or above.


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