Merit Scholarships and Admissions Grants

2015-2016 Merit Scholarships and Admissions Grants for New and transfer Students

First-year, first-time students or new transfer students may qualify for a Presidential Merit Scholarship or Admissions Grant based upon our holistic review of the student's application, submitted documentation and interviews. Scholarships and grants range from $16,500 to $8,000. 
 

In addition, students who meet the criteria could qualify for one of the following grants or awards:

  • Governor’s Institute Grant $5,000 (for students who have completed a governor’s school summer program)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Grant $2,500 (transfer students only)
  • Community College Grant $1,000 (for transfer students from Community College of Vermont or Greenfield Community College)
  • Beautiful Minds Grant (enrolling winners of the Beautiful Minds Competition)
  • Hendrick's Award $2,000 (for veterans)

Awarding Criteria:

  • All first-time, first-year applicants or transfer students who apply for admission who have an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) may be considered for renewable Marlboro scholarships or grants each academic year.
  • Awards are renewable on an annual basis under the following criteria:
    • Students must be enrolled full-time (approved leave of absence and absentia will be considered for consecutive semesters).
    • Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained.
    • Students typically lose scholarship or grant eligibility upon withdrawal from the college. For students who are readmitted withing two semesters, eligibility for reinstatement may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Where an unweighted grade point average is not available on an applicant's transcript (homeschooler, etc.) the awarding of a scholarship will be based upon the following criteria: rigor of curriculum, grades/written evaluations, writing samples, recommendations, co-curricular involvement, community service, and quality of the application.

While the GPA ranges provide some structure in determining scholarship or grant eligibility, each scholarship or grant awarded is ultimately determined by a holistic review of all of the application materials submitted in each applicant's file. Applicants may be awarded scholarships or grants at levels above or below their respective grade point averages.

The final awarding of all scholarships or grants to eligible applicants is ultimately at the admission committee's discretion.

2015-2016 Merit Scholarships and Admissions Grants for Returning Students

Students who enrolled full-time at Marlboro College and were awarded a merit scholarship or admissions grant and, who qualify to return to the college full-time in the next consecutive academic year are eligible for their scholarship or grant to be renewed if the student is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (approved leave of absences and absentia will be considered for consecutive semesters).  Other information that may apply for returning students includes:

  • The maximum length of the scholarship or grant offer, depending on the year in school of the student at the time of enrollment. (Example: first-year freshman is eligible for 4 years or 8 semesters; a junior transfer is eligible for 2 years or 4 semesters).
  • Students typically lose scholarship or grant eligibility upon withdrawal from the college. For students who are readmitted within two semesters, eligibility for reinstatement may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Scholarship or grant types for returning students may include, but are limited to: Trustee’s Merit Scholarship, Presidential Merit Scholarship, Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Transfer Scholarships, 60th Anniversary Grant, Transfer Grant, Potashi Hill Award, Governor’s Institute Grant Grant, Phi Theta Kappa Grant, Community College Grant, Beautiful Minds Grant, Founders Grants, Leadership Grants.