International Students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid, and are encouraged to apply. At Colby-Sawyer we strive to acknowledge the abilities and accomplishments of our students. Through a variety of scholarships and awards, the college recognizes academic achievement, community service and leadership experience.
These awards acknowledge students who have reached a high level of academic achievement throughout their high school career. With the exception of the Wesson Honors Scholarship, there is neither a separate application or deadline for these scholarships. As part of our rolling admissions process, students will be informed of the award decision at the point of acceptance. For international students, the admissions committee will recalculate your GPA based on equivalent letter and number grades from the Official High School Transcript you submit.
Wesson Honors Scholarship – up to $64,000 over four years
Students with a 3.75 GPA are eligible to apply for the Wesson Honors Scholarship. This $16,000 per year scholarship includes direct admission into the Wesson Honors Program. It is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon good academic standing in the Wesson Honors Program. The deadline to apply for the Wesson Honors Program is February 1, 2011.
Founders Scholarship – up to $60,000 over four years
Students with a 3.5 GPA are eligible for the Founders Scholarship. Students receiving this $15,000 per year award have graduated from high school with honors level classes and a rigorous college preparatory program. It is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon maintaining a 3.3 GPA while enrolled at Colby-Sawyer.
Presidential Scholarship – up to $48,000 over four years
Students with a 3.3 GPA are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship. This $12,000 award is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon full-time enrollment and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Chargers Scholarship – up to $40,000 over four years
Students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible for this award. This $10,000 per year award and is renewable annually for four years dependent upon full-time enrollment and maintaining a 2.75 GPA.
Merit Based Awards
Colby-Sawyer offers Merit based scholarships to incoming students based on their high school academic record, leadership qualities and community service involvement. These awards are not based on need and are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted.
Grant assistance is given to students based on their financial need, as well as their academic performance. Students receiving grant assistance from the college may expect to receive similar grant awards each year as long as family circumstances do not change, all application deadlines are met, and the student remains in good social and academic standing.
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