Carroll College, Helena Montana
New Students

Scholarships-New Students

2015-2016 Merit Awards

  New Freshmen Students
  • Bishop Level $18,000:
    Bishop Carroll Scholarship:$17,000 plus
    Opportunity Award:$1,000
  • Presidential Level $16,000:
    Presidential Scholarship: $15,000 plus
    Opportunity Award:$1,000
  • Trustee Level $15,000:
    Trustee Scholarship: $13,000 plus
    Opportunity Award:$2,000
  • All Saints Level $13,000
    All Saints Award: $11,000 plus
    Opportunity Award:$2,000
  • Founders Level $11,000:
    Founders Award: $8,000 plus
    Opportunity Award: $3,000

Receipt of athletic and/or activity scholarships will reduce or may cancel the Opportunity Award.  Bishop Carroll, Presidential, Trustee, All Saints, and Founders Scholarships/Awards are limited to 5 years of study. Students must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain the award.

As part of the application to Carroll College, incoming freshman students are automatically considered for one of our Freshman Merit Awards.  These awards are based upon the student's cumulative high school GPA and either ACT or SAT test scores. To obtain an estimated merit award, use the Net Price Calculator Tool.  Institutional gift aid is available for fall and spring semesters only and is not available for study abroad programs.  

NEW-Academic Scholarships for freshman and transfer students

St. Albert Scholarship: $2,000 St. Teresa Scholarship: $2,000
Qualifying Technology, Math, and
Engineering Majors
Qualifying Humanities Majors
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering (Environmental Emphasis)
Engineering 3-2 Program
Engineering 4-2 Program
Engineering Science (Mechanics Emphasis)
Engineering Science (Environmental & Public Health Emphasis)
Computer Science
Computer Information Systems
Mathematics
Mathematics for Secondary Education
Physics
Classical Studies
English Literature
English Writing
English for Secondary Education
Ethics & Values Studies
French
History
History for Secondary Education
Philosophy
Spanish
Spanish Education (K-12)
Theology

St. Albert and St. Teresa Scholarships are available for students who qualify for Bishop, Presidential, and Trustee Merit level scholarships.  Scholarships are available for up to 4 consecutive full-time years.  Students must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain the award.  Receipt of athletic and/or activity scholarships will reduce or may cancel the St. Albert or St. Teresa Scholarships.

NEW- California Award

California residents entering Carroll as a freshman or transfer student beginning in fall 2015 qualify for a $1,000 per year award for up to 4 consecutive full-time years.  Students must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain award.  Receipt of athletic and/or activity scholarships will reduce or may cancel the California Award.

New Transfer Students
  • Presidential Transfer Scholarship: $12,000
    3.5 to 4.0 transfer college GPA
  • Trustee Transfer Scholarship: $10,000
    3.0 to 3.49 transfer college GPA
  • All Saints Transfer Award: $8,000
    2.5 to 2.99  transfer college GPA

Transfer students are automatically considered for one of our Transfer Merit Awards.  These awards are based upon an academic college GPA calculated at time of admission.  The award is renewable for up to six semesters (3 years) until graduation.  Students must be in good adacemic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain the award.

NEW- Helena College Transfer Award

New transfer students who have successfully completed at least two full-time semesters at Helena College and have a minimum college GPA of 2.50 qualify for a $2,000 per year award.  The award is offered for up to 3 consecutive full-time years. Students must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain the award.  Receipt of athletic and/or activity scholarships will reduce or may cancel the Helena College Transfer Award.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

New transfer students may be eligible for a Carroll College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.  Transfer students selected to Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by students who attended community college are eligible for this scholarship. 

Students must indicate membership in Phi Theta Kappa on their application for admission, they must be enrolled full-time and maintain good academic standing to receive this renewable scholarship. The Phi Theta Kappa award amount is $2,000 which is renewable up to 3 consecutive full-time years.  Students must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain the award.

Estimate Your Financial Aid

In addition to merit scholarships and awards, financial need is considered for students who submit a Federal FAFSA. To get a sneak peak at what aid you may be eligible for complete our Net Price Calculator.

Carroll College Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen accepted for admission and enrolled full-time may be eligible to apply for the following Carroll College Scholarship opportunities.

Carroll College Scholarships
Eligibility
Estimated value of award
Application Deadline
How to apply
Carroll College Matched Education Savings Account Program Full-time MT student with earned income and low family income. $4,000 Application deadline is rolling. Download application here.

FAQ's
Dr. J. Murray and Margaret Sterling Brooke Memorial Scholarship Residents from the Ronan/St. Ignatius MT area that are/or will be enrolled full-time at Carroll.  $1,000 to $3,000 Application deadline is
March 1, 2015.
Download application here.
Family Tuition Allowance Grant Students with two or more eligible family members enrolled full-time at Carroll during the same term. $1,000/year per eligible student.  Maximum of 4 years or 8 semesters per each eligible student. Application deadline is
March 1, 2015.
Download application here.
Parish Scholarship Full-time MT Students active in a MT Catholic parish.  This scholarship is for newly accepted Carroll students. $1,000 Carroll College scholarship.  Student's parish has the option of matching all or a portion of the Carroll scholarship. Applications must be submitted to the student's parish by February 1, 2015. Download application here.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Match Recipients of the
need-based state
or national Horatio Alger Scholarship
$1,200 State Winners/$4,200 National Winners Application deadline has passed for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Refer to  the  Horatio Alger website for more details. Apply online through the Horatio Alger website
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for Transfer Students New Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.  Students $2,000 beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.  Renewed up to 3 years. Students must indicate membership in Phi Theta Kappa on their application for admission. Contact Office of Admission for more details.
ROTC Program Carroll College Army ROTC offers full-ride Army ROTC scholarships Scholarships available for full tuition and fees. Monthly stipends range from $300-$500/month, increasing with academic standing.  Book stipends are $1,200. Refer to the ROTC Program page. ROTC Program Page
Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans Must be entitled to the maximum benefit rate-100% (based upon service requirements) for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Estimated value of award is $25,198 plus a stipend for books and housing. Refer to the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon web page, and complete the  Military Benefits Questionnaire Veterans Affairs website.
National Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Scholarship Recipients of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing are eligible for a $1,000 one-time scholarship from Carroll College.  Student must be accepted to Carroll and major in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems $1,000 scholarship Application deadline is March 1, 2015 Applicants must notify Carroll College by March 1st.
Sage Tuition Rewards Program Earn points that are used as discounts off tuition. Estimated value varies. Application deadline is rolling. Visit the SAGE Tuition Rewards website.
Youth Serve Montana Scholarship Awarded to  Montana high school students.  Applicants must have completed 100 volunteer hours within a 12 month time. $1,000 The 2014-2015 application deadline has passed.  Visit the Youth Serve website for updates. Visit the Youth Serve website for application materials.

Paying for College

We would like to help you work through the maze of financial aid.

Carroll's financial aid packages average $22,569. Aid may include Carroll scholarships and awards, federal grants and loans and work-study jobs.

2014-2015 Financial Aid Budget

Direct Costs Full Time Tuition $28,670
  Room and Board $8,950
  Fixed Fees $610
Total Direct Costs   $38,230

Total Cost of Attendance is estimated to be $42,930, which includes allowances for books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation. Allowances are not billed to the student.

Financial Aid Checklist
   Apply for Admission.
 √    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  An online application is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  You must complete a FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid (including 
 federal student loans).  On the FAFSA, indicate Carroll College's Federal School Code 002526 so we can receive the Student Aid Report.
   Respond to any college request for additional information.
 √  After you have been accepted and Carroll receives your Student Aid Report you will receive your financial aid award notification.
   Respond to the college's financial aid offer.
   If you have accepted a student loan(s), complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN), per the college's instructions.
 

 If your parent plans to do a parent loan, they must complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) per the college's instructions.

   Submit your enrollment reservation deposit to the Carroll Office of Admission.
   Register for classes.
   Respond to the Carroll Business Office when you receive your semester billing statement and arrange for final payment.

Questions?

Please contact us at fao@carroll.edu.

Financial Aid Package

Carroll Activities

These awards include: Athletics, Forensics, Performing Arts, Student Government, Cheerleading, etc.

Awards are made by the individual coach or department. For information on athletic scholarships, contact the individual coach:

MEN’S BASKETBALL
- Carson Cunningham, 406-447-5519

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
- Rachelle Sayers, 406-447-4489

MEN & WOMEN’S GOLF

- Bennett MacIntyre, 406-447-4374

MEN’S FOOTBALL

- Mike Van Diest, 406-447-4485

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

- Maureen Boyle, 406-447-4487

WOMEN’S SOCCER

- David Thorvilson, 406-447-5518

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL
-
Aaron Jackson, 406-447-4480

MEN'S SOCCER
-
Doug Mello, 406-447-4480

MEN & WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
-
Harry Clark, 406-447-4486

MEN & WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
-
Harry Clark, 406-447-4486

CHEER/STUNT
-Bennett MacIntyre, 406-447-4374

CHORAL (CC CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR)
-Robert Psurney, 406-447-4807

LITURGICAL CHOIR
-Fr. Marc Lenneman, 406-447-4869

JAZZ BAND
-Lynn Peterson, 406-447-4303

PEP BAND
-Patrick Harris, 406-447-4380

DRAMA/THEATRE
-Chuck Driscoll, 406-447-4309

FORENSICS (TALKING SAINTS)
-Brent Northrup, 406-447-5400

PROSPECTOR NEWSPAPER
-Brent Northrup, 406-447-5400

STUDENT AMBASSADORS (GOLD TEAM)
-Jamie Jones, 406-447-5483

FATHER BUTKO FRESHMAN ESSAY
-
Jeff Morris, 406-447-4361

HONORS SCHOLARS PROGRAM
-
JoAnn Maffit, 406-447-5442

Student Perspective

Virginia Keil, a senior from Portland, OR, majoring in History for Secondary Education with a Minor in Special Education. 

"I always knew that I was going to attend Carroll College.  When I came to visit my brother and sister who were already attending Carroll, I knew it was the place for me."

"At first I didn't really understand all that went into funding a private, Catholic college education, but since working in the Financial Aid Office, I've learned so much about it.  I have learned a lot more about what goes into financing my college education and how I can manage paying for it.  Completing the LifeSkills online courses offered by the Financial Aid Office really put a lot of things into perspective for me and helped me become more conscious about how I will pay for other expenses in my life."

"The Financial Aid Office staff are awesome people who have been great to get to know.  I am truly grateful for their commitment to all students at Carroll and most importantly for the opportunity they have given me in working for them."

 


Students Working on 2nd Bachelor's Degrees

Carroll College does not offer any institutional need-based grants or scholarships to students who choose to pursue a second undergraduate degree.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans
Students returning to work on a 2nd undergraduate degree will only be able to borrow under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program as undergraduates. Please note that there is an aggregate loan limit for undergraduate studies. This limit is not extended for students returning for a second undergraduate degree.

The Department of Education sets a "maximum time frame" for undergraduate students to complete an undergraduate degree. Students who have chosen to return to school to complete a SECOND undergraduate degree can only receive federal student loan funds for courses required to complete a second undergraduate degree.