About the Scholarship

N.C Principal Fellows Program was set up in the year 1993 by the North Carolina General Assembly with the motive to prepare excellent students by providing all required skills and help them pursue a full-time degree of their dream in the North Carolina region.

Students with exceptional previous academic performance and experience in teaching will be picked to enter school administration in an N.C. public school. The fellows have the opportunity to take admission to the school on a full-time base and can earn an MSA degree for 2 years.

The Principal Fellows Program is provided at 11 colleges of the University of North Carolina. It also provides one year of full-time academic study and a year of full-time internship in an NC public school.


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • Applications are available online on the NCPFP official website, an applicant must fill and submit the online application with all the supportive documents before the mentioned deadline.

  • In addition to that, an applicant must also provide his/her current resume and 'Written Goals Statement' with a signed certification and School District Notification Form.

  • And also, a candidate must provide three letters of recommendation, the official ACT/SAT scorecards to demonstrate their excellence in the academics, and a copy of his/her GRE or MAT scores.


Award Amount and Deadline

The Organization is providing $30000 to any number of applicants annually. The awards provided depend on the total number of applications received and the total funds available.

All the necessary documents and applications must be submitted to the institution no later than January 15 to be eligible for the scholarship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • A recipient should study one year for full-time and a one-year full-time internship in a North Carolina public school.

  • An applicant is required to maintain employment as a principal or assistant principal in a public school in North Carolina for four years to repay the scholarship loan.

  • A recipient must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a state, regional, or national accrediting agency.

  • An applicant must also have completed no more than two courses.

  • A candidate must sign a promissory note establishing a scholarship loan agreement. 

  • Principal Fellows must be enrolled full time and remain in good standing in a master's degree program in school administration at a university participating as an approved Principal Fellows Program site.