Scholarships: New Students

Discover just how affordable a Carroll education can be thanks to our financial aid packages and wide range of scholarship programs.

2018-2019 Merit Awards

99-percentCarroll College is committed to offering generous academic scholarships. As part of the application to Carroll College, new 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.

New Freshmen StudentsAmount
Bishop Carroll Scholarship$19,000
Presidential Scholarship$17,000
Trustee Scholarship$16,000
All Saints Award$14,000
Founders Award$12,000

Bishop Carroll, Presidential, Trustee, All Saints, and Founders Scholarships/Awards are limited to 4 years of study. Students must be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time to retain the award.

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.

Average Merit Scholarship Range is $12,000 to $19,000

Montana and Oregon Advantage Award

New First Year students that are from Montana or Oregon (graduated from a Montana or Oregon high school) and have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2017 will be eligible for an additional $2,000 Montana and Oregon Advantage Award. Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.

Other Carroll Scholarships

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

Carroll College ScholarshipsEligibilityEstimated value of awardApplication DeadlineHow to apply
Service Leadership ScholarshipScholarship is intended for high-achieving students committed to local, community or global service.  Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.Seven recipients will be selected to receive a $4,000 scholarship each.Deadline has passedDeadline has passed
Dr. J. Murray and Margaret Sterling Brooke Memorial ScholarshipResidents from the Ronan/St. Ignatius MT area that are/or will be enrolled full-time at Carroll.   $1,000 to $3,000February 1, 2018Download Application
Family Tuition Allowance GrantStudents with two or more eligible family members enrolled full-time at Carroll during the same term.   Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.$1,000/year per eligible student. Maximum of 4 years or 8 semesters per each eligible student.February 1, 2018Complete Webform
Matched Education Savings Account ProgramFull-time MT student with earned income and low family income.$4,000Application deadline is rolling.Download Application


Parish ScholarshipFull-time MT Students active in a MT Catholic parish. This scholarship is for newly accepted Carroll students.   Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.$1,000 Carroll College scholarship. Student's parish has the option of matching all or a portion of the Carroll scholarship.February 1, 2018Download Application
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for Transfer StudentsNew Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Dual enrollment high school students are not eligible.   Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.$2,000 Renewed up to 3 years.Students must indicate membership in Phi Theta Kappa on their transfer application for admission.Contact Office of Admission for more details.
Bishop George Leo Thomas ScholarshipNew first time students who are US citizens, legal residents or DREAMers who have earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA in high school, are enrolled full time and belong to one or more of the following groups:
  • African American
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic American
Five recipients will be awarded $5,000. The scholarship will be renewed up to 3 years if a 3.00 GPA is maintained at Carroll College.

Financial need will be considered.

Priority Deadline is December 1, 2017.Application
for admission
and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)should be submitted for priority consideration by December 1, 2017.
Horatio Alger Scholarship MatchRecipients of the
need-based state
or national Horatio Alger Scholarship.    Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.
$2,000 State Winners/$5,000 National Winners (maximum per year for up to 5 years).  Montana and Louisiana State recipients will only receive the Carroll College match but not the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship.Refer to the Horatio Alger website for details on the 2018-2019 application cycle.Apply online through the Horatio Alger website
National Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) ScholarshipRecipients 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 scholarshipCarroll must be notified by February 1, 2017.Recipients of the NCWIT Scholarship must notify Carroll by February 1, 2017 to qualify for the Carroll College scholarship.
ROTC ProgramCarroll College Army ROTC offers full-ride Army ROTC scholarshipsScholarships 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
Roy F. Simperman Butte Central ScholarshipIncoming freshman graduate of Butte Central High School.  Full-time student.  Montana Citizen and resident.  Student must reside in residence halls which does not include Carroll apartments.A maximum of 3 scholarships will be granted, averaging $10,000 to $15,000 a year.  All scholarships will be limited to 4 years of study.Deadline has passed.Deadline has passed.
Sage Tuition Rewards ProgramEarn points that are used as discounts off tuition.Estimated value varies.Application deadline is rolling.Visit the SAGE Tuition Rewards website.
Yellow Ribbon Program for VeteransMust be entitled to the maximum benefit rate-100% (based upon service requirements) for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.Estimated value of award is $34,480 plus a stipend for books and housing.Refer to the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon web page, and complete the Military Benefits QuestionnaireVeterans Affairs website
Youth Serve Montana ScholarshipAwarded to Montana high school students. Applicants must have completed 100 volunteer hours within a 12 month time.$1,000The 2017-2018 application deadline has passed. Visit the Youth Serve website for updates to apply for the 2018 scholarships.Visit the Youth Serve website for application materials.
Distinguished Young Women ScholarshipEach scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship with annual renewal contingent on maintaining a 2.00 GPA.
If a student received a scholarship of higher value from Carroll College, that scholarship will replace the scholarship associated with Distinguished Young Women.

*Scholarship is not stackable

 Visit Distinguished Young Women College Granted SiteApply Now

Other Carroll Awards

Carroll College has several scholarship awards available for incoming students each year. Click on the tabs below to find out more.

Carroll Activities

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

Awards are made by the individual department. For information on activities scholarships, contact the appropriate individual:

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

DRUM LINE: Stephen Schmidt 406-447-5575

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): Kaeylnn Olsen, 406-447-4386

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

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

Carroll Activities

  • Athletic scholarships greater than $5,000 have the first $4,000 of the athletic award offered as a Community Athletic Scholarship and are only be available for students living on-campus in a residence hall (Guadalupe, Borromeo, Trinity, St. Charles). Current student increases in athletic aid will only be offered to students residing on-campus in a residence hall. If a student chooses to live off-campus or in the apartments, the Athletic Living Scholarship will be cancelled.
  • Federal Pell Grants and Carroll College scholarships and grants plus athletic aid cannot exceed direct costs (tuition, fee, and room/board if on-campus).
  • Students receiving 100% Tuition Remission or Tuition Exchange Scholarships may not be eligible for additional athletic aid.
  • Athletic Scholarships are limited to 5 years of study.

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

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

Undocumented Students

Carroll College supports the efforts of all students in their goal of obtaining a higher education degree. While undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid, Carroll offers undocumented students who've been accepted for admission the opportunity to receive institutional financial aid. Students accepted for admission are evaluated for eligibility to receive institutional merit and need-based financial aid. Merit awards are offered to both incoming freshman and transfer students. Freshman merit awards are determined based upon the applicant’s cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores. Transfer student merit awards are determined based upon the applicant's academic based college GPA.

See scholarship and more information for undocumented students.

Activity scholarships are limited to four years with an exception of athletics with is limited to five years.
Note: Carroll College does not offer any institutional need-based grants or scholarships to students who choose to pursue a second undergraduate degree. Those students will only be able to borrow under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program as undergraduates. Find out more

Additional Resources

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.

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


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