Morningside Scholarships & Grants (2022-23 Academic Year)

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Be Rewarded.

Your gifts and talents help make our campus an incredible place.

We value having people like you as part of our Morningside community, which is why we offer a variety of scholarships and grants that celebrate your strengths and help make your education more affordable. Are you a transfer student? Visit our Morningside Scholarships and Grants for Transfer Students page to see what is available for you. Note this info is for the 2022-23 Academic Year.  If you are a 2023-24 student visit our 2023-24 Academic Year Page

Academic Scholarships

ScholarshipTest Scores and GPAAmount and Perks
Trustee* 31 ACT / 1390 SAT with 3.9+ GPA $20,000 per year ($80,000 total); a $1,000 experiential travel stipend and a free Kindle upon Book Club participation
Presidential* 27 ACT / 1260 SAT with 3.7+ GPA $15,000 per year ($60,000 total); a $1,000 experiential travel stipend and a free Kindle upon Book Club participation
Dean* 23 ACT / 1130 SAT with 3.3+ GPA $13,000 per year ($52,000 total) and a $1,000 experiential travel stipend (with maintaining 3.0+ GPA in first year)
Founder* Below 23 ACT / Below 1130 SAT with GPA below 3.3 $10,000 per year ($40,000 total)

Academic Scholarships are awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduate students who meet certain minimum GPA and test score criteria. 

   *Academic awards will be reduced by $2,000 for students who choose to live off-campus prior to earning 91 or more credit hours.   

Talent Grants

Receive up to $5,000 per year ($20,000 over four years) for participating in an activity you love. Areas include art, athletics, esports, theatre, choral music, instrumental music, color guard, jazz, or keyboard. You can only earn one talent award, you must continue your participation in the activity, and you will need to visit campus to audition or meet coaches in order to qualify. To be considered, simply let us know about your talent when you speak to an admission counselor or on your application. If you receive a Talent Award, you are not eligible for a Monte Award.


Monte Grants

If you aren't an athlete, musician, artist, or gamer, but plan on being active in other ways, taking on leadership roles, or volunteering at Morningside, then the Monte Award may be for you. Receive up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 over four years). Talk with your Admissions Counselor to see if you qualify. If you receive a Monte Award, you are not eligible for a Talent Award.

Visit Grants

Campus visits are important. We believe that so sincerely that we will give you $1,000 per year for up to four years when you enroll at Morningside if you make an official campus visit. Visits must be complete by a specific date. Ask your Admission Counselor for details.

Other Financial Aid & Scholarships

In addition to these funds offered by Morningside, you should also complete the FAFSA to get a complete understanding of the state and federal benefits for which you may be eligible. You are also encouraged to apply for private scholarships that may be available through your high school or other resources.

*Students who move off campus prior to earning 91 or more credit hours may have their Trustee Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, Founder's Scholarship, Morningside Grant, Achievement Award, Monte Award, Federal Pell Enhancement Grant, Federal SEOG, Work Study, Sherman Loan, and/or McElroy Loan Awards reduced by up to half of the room and board allowance.

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