Grove City College awards a number of merit-based scholarships to outstanding, academically gifted students each year.
The College awards 24 Trustee Academic Scholarships each year to our highest performing students. The top eight recipients are designated as Trustee Fellows and are awarded the College’s most generous merit-based scholarship - a full-ride award which covers standard tuition and room and board. The remaining 16 recipients are designated as Trustee Scholars and receive an $8,000 award. Both scholarships are renewable for up to four years provided the cumulative QPA (CQPA) requirement of 3.40 is maintained.
Incoming freshmen who are ranked first (in a minimum class of 30) or second in their class (in a minimum class of 100) as determined by submission of their final accredited high school transcript automatically qualify for this one-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000. No application is required.
Incoming freshmen who are National Merit Scholarship finalists automatically qualify for this one-year scholarship in the amount of $2,000. No application is required.
The Alumni Merit Reward Scholarship is a one-year scholarship that rewards students for productive high school careers. This competitive scholarship is available to high achieving incoming freshmen based on available funds.
Freshmen engineering applicants who show academic promise and outstanding leadership qualities are considered for up to four $2,500 scholarships.
For consideration, submit an Engineering Scholarship Reference Form and at least one letter of recommendation to the Financial Aid Office by March 15. Three of the four scholarship openings require the recipient to demonstrate financial need. To be considered for the need-based Engineering Scholarships, the Grove City College Financial Aid Application must also be submitted by March 15 along with the Engineering Scholarship Reference Form and the letter(s) of recommendation. Please note: This deadline is one month before the normal financial aid application deadline.
Applicants who have applied for admission via the regular decision process should not wait for their acceptance packet to apply for this scholarship. Notification of finalists and semi-finalists will be mailed on or about April 1. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years by maintaining a cumulative QPA (CQPA) of 3.00 or higher as an engineering major. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Freshmen applicants who show academic promise and outstanding leadership qualities in the area of community service are considered for up to four $2,500 scholarships. Eligible students will be contacted to apply. Notification of finalists and semi-finalists will be mailed on or about April 1. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years by maintaining a cumulative QPA (CQPA) of 3.00 or higher.
This competitive scholarship is available to one student who is a member in good standing of their local church and who memorized and recited (perfectly or near perfectly) the original Westminster Shorter Catechism of 1648 as verified by a signed letter from their ordained pastor, priest, or Grove City College's dean of the chapel. The letter must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 15 in order for the student to be considered for the scholarship. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the highest need, based on available funds.
High performing upper-class students are eligible for various departmental awards established through the generosity of institutional donors. Criteria is established by the donors. Please contact your academic department for information on the availability of achievement awards.
Returning students with a minimum cumulative QPA (CQPA) of at least 3.40 qualify for a Dean's Scholarship. Eligibility is reviewed each year, and award amounts vary based on academic performance and availability of funds. No application is required.