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Shaw University

Raleigh, NC
University Website: www.shawu.edu
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Shaw University, founded as Raleigh Institute, is a private liberal arts institution and historically black university (HBCU) in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1865, it is the oldest HBCU in the Southern United States.

Shaw is affiliated with the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and a member of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. which supports the Shaw University Divinity School. Along with Howard University, Hampton University, Lincoln University, PA and Virginia Union University, Shaw was a co-founding member of the NCAA Division II's Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference, the oldest African American athletic association in the U.S. The university has won CIAA championships in Football, Basketball (women's and mens), and Men's Tennis.

The university won a 5-year grant with University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to create a Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities for minorities, and a 7-year grant with Johns Hopkins University for Gerontological Research. In 2007, Shaw received $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation to support its Nanoscience and Nanotechnology program. In 2004, Shaw University received $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to develop an Upward Bound Program.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $10,440.00 avg tuition

118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 546-8200

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Shaw University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Wm. Wrigley Foundation Scholarship Up to $5,000 October 06, 2017
Michael Jackson Scholarship Up to $5,000 October 21, 2017
UNCF General Scholarship Up to $5,000 March 18, 2018
TJF Hungry For Education Scholarship $1,250 December 01, 2017
TJF Fine Arts Scholarship Program Up to $2,000 October 01, 2017