Currently enrolled Marlboro students are eligible for consideration to receive the college’s endowed or named scholarships. Ranging from the Wolf Kahn Scholarship for students in the visual arts to the Lillian Farber Scholarship for students working in social justice (see list below), the named scholarships vary in fields of study, qualification requirements, and funded amounts.
Each spring, the faculty Scholarship Committee reviews eligible continuing students and nominates them for these noteworthy scholarships. All scholarships require both financial need and recognized academic excellence. In each case, the scholarship will be integrated into the financial aid package such that 100 percent of the award will offset a Marlboro Grant. Students must have been awarded a Marlboro Grant.
Scholarship awards vary from year to year depending upon the earnings of endowed funds.
- The George I. Alden Trust supports two scholarships given annually, one to an older student who has returned to school and the other to a student who shows promise of excellence in the natural sciences.
- The Robert Sheldon Stainton Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-class student for academic achievement and community service.
- The Warren R. Sisson Scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-class student for academic achievement and community service.
- The M. Brenn Green Scholarship is awarded through the generosity of the late trustee, Brenn Green.
- The Thomas Thompson Trust Scholarships are awarded to full-time students, one male and one female, who are Windham County residents.
- The Christopher Boeth Scholarships are given to juniors or seniors whose Plans of Concentration are in the field of literature or writing, and who have demonstrated a gift for and an appreciation of the usage of language.
- The Jean Crosby Markham Scholarship is given to a junior or senior who best exemplifies the grit and determination needed to complete his or her education.
- The Lillian Farber Scholarships are given to juniors or seniors whose Plans of Concentration demonstrate a passion for social justice.
- The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Scholarship is given annually to students from New England towns (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire) with populations under 15,000.
- The Wolf Kahn Scholarship is awarded annually to the junior or senior who demonstrates talent in the visual arts.
- The Windham Community Scholarships are awarded annually to freshmen or sophomores from Vermont who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates exceptional potential for upper-level academic work. Two scholarships are awarded.
- The John Kenneth Galbraith Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who shows the promise of excellence in the fields of literature, economics or social policy.
- The Lucy DeLaurentis Scholarship is awarded to a student who has overcome personal health challenges to persist in studies at Marlboro College. The scholarship is a memorial to Lucy, a 2010 graduate, who, despite working through hospitalizations to complete her Plan, was a presence and force on the Marlboro campus and considered her time here the best years of her adult life.