Merit Scholarships and Admissions Grants

2014-2015 Merit Scholarships and Admissions Grants for New Students

3.00+ GPA’s - Presidential Merit Scholarship 
2.25 – 2.99 GPA’s - Admissions Grant
Potash Hill Grant

3.00+ GPA’s - Transfer Scholarship
2.49-2.99 GPA’s - Transfer Grant

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)
Beautiful Minds Grant (Enrolling winners of the Beautiful Minds Competition)

Awarding Criteria:

  • All first-time, first-year applicants 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.
  • Transfer students who apply for admissions that have an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.49 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 lose scholarship eligibility upon withdrawal from the college. Eligibility will not be reinstated if the student is readmitted at a later date.
  • 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 eligibility, each scholarship 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 at levels above or below their respective grade point averages.

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

2014-2015 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 are eligible to return to the college full-time in the next consecutive academic year are eligible for their scholarship 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 ranges, 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 lose scholarship eligibility upon withdrawal from the college. Eligibility will not be reinstated if the student is readmitted at a later date.
  • Scholarship types for returning students may include, but are limited to: Trustee’s Merit Scholarship, Dean’s Merit Scholarship, 60th Anniversary Grant, Governor’s Institute Grant Grant, Phi Theta Kappa Grant, Community College Grant, Beautiful Minds Grant, Founders Grants, Leadership Grant.