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Scholarships are a type of gift aid that you don’t need to repay. Admitted students can fill out the scholarship profile found in their student portal. For an overview of the types of scholarships, click one of the three buttons below.

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2025-2026 Merit Scholarships

All incoming traditional undergraduate and transfer students are considered for a merit scholarship of up to $23,000. This type of financial aid is an academic-based scholarship and is renewable each academic year based on GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress. These scholarships are offered to incoming fall 2025 and spring 2026 freshmen students only.

Undergraduate Merit GPA Amount Range
Presidential Scholarship ≥ 4.0 $21,000-$23,000/year
Edwards Scholarship 3.75-3.99 $20,000-$22,000/year
Nicholson Scholarship 3.5-3.74 $18,000-$20,000/year
Reardon Scholarship 3.25-3.49 $16,000-$18,000/year
Morrison Scholarship 3.0-3.24 $14,000-$16,000/year
Helios Scholarship 2.75-2.99 $12,000-$14,000/year
Pioneer Scholarship 2.51-2.74 $11,000-$12,000/year
Raven Scholarship ≤ 2.5 $6,000-$8,000/year

2025-2026 Institutional Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, high school attended, and program of study. There are over 500 available, which are specific funds made available by private donors. A few examples are listed below with links to more information. As a reminder, these scholarships are offered to incoming fall 2025 and spring 2026 freshmen students only.

*Not all scholarships may be combined. For detailed questions about your specific situation, please contact your financial aid counselor.

External Scholarships & Funds

These are private scholarships that you can apply offered for by other organizations. If awarded, you get to use them at the college you choose to attend. Funds are available for individuals for various criteria, start looking for scholarships today!

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Graduate Tutor’s Scholarship Directory has $1.6 million worth of scholarships and is quickly growing. It is a free scholarship directory and requires no registration. Students can search for scholarships in multiple ways including keywords, courses, deadline, who it is open to, and the scholarship amount.

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