Scholarship Program

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program. Mrs. Whitehead was an ardent supporter of education, and she gave generously to many educational institutions during her life.

The Foundation’s scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Most of the scholarship grants support undergraduate higher education, though the Foundation maintains a special interest in health education. A significant number of our grants target education in the medical, nursing and allied health fields.

In accordance with the will that established the Foundation, grantee institutions use Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation grants to award need-based scholarships to Christian women who live in one of the specified states. More than 10,000 students receive scholarships each year in individual amounts determined by their respective institutions.

Scholarship applicants should contact their institution for information on how to apply. The Foundation does not award scholarships directly to individuals.

Please see below for a list of institutions that participate in our scholarship program. Note the Foundation rarely adds new institutions to this program. For more information, contact Carrie Conway at

Participating Institutions


Auburn University
Auburn University at Montgomery
Birmingham-Southern College
Huntingdon College
Judson College
Oakwood University
Samford University
Spring Hill College
Stillman College
Talladega College
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Mobile
University of South Alabama


Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University
Eckerd College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Rollins College
Stetson University
University of Central Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida


Agnes Scott College
Andrew College
Augusta University
Berry College
Brenau University
Brewton-Parker College
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Covenant College
Emory University
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Kennesaw State University
LaGrange College
Mercer University
Oglethorpe University
Paine College
Piedmont College
Reinhardt University
Shorter University
Spelman College
Thomas University
Truett McConnell University
University of Georgia
University of North Georgia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University
Wesleyan College
Young Harris College


Centenary College of Louisiana
Dillard University
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Louisiana College
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Louisiana State University at Eunice
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University New Orleans
Southeastern Louisiana University
Tulane University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Xavier University of Louisiana


Belhaven University
Millsaps College
Mississippi College
Mississippi University for Women
Rust College
Tougaloo College
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Southern Mississippi

North Carolina

Barton College
Belmont Abbey College
Brevard College
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Campbell University
Catawba College
Chowan University
Davidson College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Forsyth Technical Community College
Gardner-Webb University
Greensboro College
Guilford College
Lees-McRae College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Louisburg College
Mars Hill University
Meredith College
Montreat College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Pfeiffer University
Queens University of Charlotte
Saint Augustine’s University
Saint Mary’s School
Salem Academy
Salem College
St. Andrews University
University of Mount Olive
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Warren Wilson College
Wingate University
Winston-Salem State University

South Carolina

Anderson University
Charleston Southern University
Claflin University
Clemson University
Coker College
College of Charleston
Columbia College
Converse College
Erskine College
Furman University
Medical University of South Carolina
Presbyterian College
Spartanburg Methodist College
University of South Carolina
Wofford College


Baptist College of Health Sciences
Belmont University
Carson-Newman University
Christian Brothers University
Cumberland University
Fisk University
King University
Lee University
Martin Methodist College
Maryville College
Meharry Medical College
Rhodes College
Sewanee-The University of the South
Tusculum College
Union University
University of Memphis
Vanderbilt University


Averett University
Bluefield College
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
Bridgewater College
Christchurch School
Christopher Newport University
The College of William & Mary
Collegiate School
Eastern Mennonite University
Emory & Henry College
Episcopal High School
Ferrum College
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Hampton Roads Academy
Hampton University
Hollins University
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
James Madison University
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Longwood University
The Madeira School
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount University
New Community School
Oak Hill Academy
Old Dominion University
Radford University
Randolph ColIege
Randolph-Macon College
Riverside College of Health Careers
Roanoke College
The School of Richmond Ballet
Sentara College of Health Sciences
Shenandoah University
Southside College of Health Sciences
St. Catherine’s School
St. Margaret’s School
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School
Stuart Hall School
Sweet Briar College
University of Lynchburg
University of Mary Washington
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Episcopal School
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan University
Washington and Lee University