Brevard is affordable!

We work with each student and family, one-on-one, to make Brevard affordable.

We take an individualized approach to scholarships and financial aid.

Your Admissions Counselor serves as your advocate, and will work with you and your family on making Brevard affordable for you.

Below is a sample of the numerous scholarships available to you. There's more scholarships available, and your Admissions Counselor will help you find them.

Your application for admission will get you started. You'll receive a large, 5-figure scholarship, and then we'll add on to it from there.

Complete the Full-tuition Scholarship Application.

Applicants for the Fall, 2024 semester will compete for a Full-tuition Scholarship at a Scholarship Competition on Saturday, March 16!

The deadline to apply for the Full-tuition Scholarship is Monday, March 11.

All Full-tuition Scholarship applicants must receive a prior invitation from Brevard College.

Candidates for the Full-tuition Scholarship must possess the following:

  • An offer of admission from Brevard College. You can apply for admission here.
  • A minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.75.
  • Possess a 1200 composite SAT score, 25 ACT composite score, or comparable Test Optional score.
  • Attend Scholarship Competition and interview for the award.

Eligibility Criteria

Completion of the Full-tuition Scholarship application does not guarantee an interview for the Full-tuition Scholarship.

The recipient of the Full-tuition Scholarship must exhibit

  • Institutional fit
  • Willingness to take-on leadership roles on campus
  • Willingness to actively represent and support Brevard College.

Your Full-tuition Scholarship application also serves as your Scholarship Competition registration.

Award Criteria

Brevard College will award 1 Full-tuition Scholarship at each of the three Scholarship Day events (3 total). Candidates may only interview one time, and must attend and interview at a Scholarship Day event. 

If you're awarded a Full-tuition Scholarship, you'll be required to help the Admissions Office communicate with other potential students including your participation in student panels at Visitation Day events. 

Merit scholarships are up to $11,000 per year and are renewable for 4-years.

Your application for admission serves as your Scholarship Application. When the Admissions Office receives your application for admission and applicable documents your Admissions Counselor will notify you of your admissions decision and merit scholarship eligibility!

Apply & Compete for Scholarship Competition Award!

Scholarship competitions are held on the following dates:

Saturday, March 16

If you are selected to participate in Scholarship Competitions, you will...

Scholarship Competitions are formal events so please dress to impress!

Space is limited.


Auditions for Fine Arts Scholarships typically occur at Scholarship Competitions. These competitions are held on the following dates:

Saturday, February 10

Saturday, March 16

Saturday, April 13 


If you're interested in auditioning for a Theatre or Musical Theatre Scholarship, please complete your Theatre Scholarship Audition Application.

Theatre auditions occur on Scholarship Competitions, so be sure to register for a Scholarship Competition, too. The Theatre Scholarship is open to Theatre majors only.


If you are interested in majoring in Music and earning a Fine Arts Scholarship for Music, you must audition for the faculty before entering Brevard College. Schedule your audition today and fill out the Brevard College Application for Admission!

We offer an Ensemble Scholarship to students who are not majoring in Music. Same application process applies.


The Art Department awards Fine Art Scholarships based on the submission of the following items:

The Visual Art Scholarship is open to Art majors only

  • A complete Brevard College Application for Admission. Apply here
  • A completed Visual Arts Scholarship Application. Apply here
  • A digital portfolio of 10-15 images of the student’s recent original works (Electronic images of your artwork in .jpg digital format).
  • Two letters of recommendation (If possible one from your high school art teacher).


Learn more about the drumline program at Brevard College including how to audition for a drumline scholarship!

The Brevard Early Enrollment Fee Grant is renewable for four years and is in addition to your Merit Scholarship award!

Paying the enrollment fee also makes you eligible for priority registration at Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)!

Pay your $125 enrollment fee today! 

The Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) is Brevard College’s co-curricular residential learning program that embodies the College's motto, "Learn in Order to Serve."


Brevard's Institute for Women in Leadership is a highly competitive program, and space is limited.


Brevard College's Honors Program is a residential community of intelligent and motivated students who are passionate about learning and leadership.

You’ll take challenging classes and participate in meaningful and enriching activities outside of the classroom.



  • Scholarship Opportunities:  When you’re accepted into the Program, you’ll receive a $1,000 Honors Scholarship. 
  • Academic Rigor You’ll have access to challenging, interdisciplinary, Honors-only experiential courses. 
  • Co-curricular and Leadership Activities: Develop professionally and socially through program activities like resume workshops, guest speakers, field trips, and local adventures.
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We want to help you and your family pay for your degree from Brevard College!

Financial aid, scholarships, and grants can be confusing. Please reach out to us if we can help you.

The Fine Arts program awards Fine Arts Scholarships. You cannot receive both a Fine Arts Scholarship and a Merit Scholarship.

If you're awarded a Full-Tuition Scholarship, that is the only Brevard College scholarship that you can get. In other words, you can't receive a Full-Tuition Scholarship and any other award at Brevard College.

Please see additional fine print for the Full-Tuition Scholarship.

Brevard College will not consider athletics leadership, ability, participation or performance as a criterion in the formulation of any financial aid award or financial aid package.

Living off-campus can impact your financial aid award. When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you'll answer a question about your on-campus or off-campus status. The Financial Aid Office will award you financial aid based on this status. If you are approved by the Office of Residence Life to live off-campus after the Financial Aid Office has awarded you financial aid based on an on-campus status, then your financial aid award could be reduced by up to $3,000 per year.

If you are approved by the Office of Residence Life to move off campus during the academic year, then your financial aid award could be reduced by up to $3,000 per year.

Some awards may be replaced by equivalent donor-based endowed scholarships. These scholarships require a thank you note and/or participation in a donor dinner or reception.

Students who receive the Full-Tuition Scholarship will have their academic performance monitored by the Financial Aid staff, including the Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid. The goal of this monitoring is to help ensure academic success.

The Fine Print for Full-tuition Scholarships

“Full-tuition Scholarship” is defined as tuition and fees for one year ($32,280 tuition and fees for Fall 2024/Spring 2025) minus all need-based, gift awards, including Pell Grants, NC NBS, and other state and federal financial aid grants.

Additional scholarships provided by Brevard College are included in the Full-tuition Scholarship. For example, the Full-tuition Scholarship recipient can participate in IWIL, Honors, Drumline, and the Fine Arts, yet they will not receive additional awards.

The Full-tuition Scholarship also replaces the Merit Scholarship, or Fine Arts Scholarship, if applicable. The Full-tuition Scholarship also replaces additional Brevard College financial aid programs, including Early Enrollment Fee Grants, need-based institutional grants, Graduation Grants, and other Scholarship Competition awards. Loans and outside scholarships, including work-study, are not included in the Full-tuition Scholarship calculation.

Brevard College will not consider athletics leadership, ability, participation, or performance as a criterion in the formulation of any financial aid award or financial aid package.

Brevard College will also require Full-tuition Scholarship winners to participate in admissions related events including student panels. The Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid will check on the academic progress for all Full-tuition Scholarship recipients to ensure that the student is meeting expectations for academic performance and social engagement.

The Financial Aid Office understands that family and personal circumstances can impact your or your family’s ability to pay for Brevard College. Information from your FAFSA, your application for admission, or your Scholarship Day interview may not fully capture these circumstances.

Financial Aid Appeals provide you and your family with a way to notify the Financial Aid Office of challenges that you may face regarding paying for college.

Brevard College will not consider athletics leadership, ability, participation, or performance as a criterion in formulating any financial aid award or financial aid package.


Send your financial aid appeal to your Admissions Counselor or to Please use the subject line, “Financial Aid Appeal.” Your Admissions Counselor serves as your advocate through the appeals process and will notify you of the results of your appeal.


Continuing students submit Financial Aid Appeals on their account under the heading of “Graduation Grant.” The appeal process normally includes a meeting with Financial Aid Staff in an effort to understand further and assess financial aid needs.

Continuing students are always welcome to meet with Financial Aid Staff to discuss their financial aid and financial planning. You can request a meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor at You can also drop by the Financial Aid Office in Beam Hall (first floor) between or after class.


Financial Aid Appeals do not guarantee additional financial aid. Amounts vary. Please allow 72-hours to process the appeal. Family and personal circumstances, information from the FAFSA, academic performance, campus citizenship, and financial need are considered.

If you have additional questions about Financial Aid Appeals, please contact the Financial Aid Office at .

Your Admissions Counselor is your advocate.

The Admissions Counselors' job is to ensure that you're the right fit, and that you will be successful. You can reach your Admissions Counselor at 828.641.0641


Average Number of Scholarships Students Receive

When you apply for admission, you'll automatically be awarded a Merit Scholarship!


for scholarships at Scholarship Competitions

A select few students are chosen to participate in and compete for scholarships


Scholarships Created!

Awards are individualized. You'll work one-on-one with Brevard and create a personalized financial aid award.