Scholarships: New Students
2021-2022 Merit Awards
Carroll 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. Carroll College scholarships and grants are available for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. Post-baccalaureate degrees do not qualify for Carroll gift aid.
|New Freshmen Students||Amount|
|Bishop Carroll Scholarship||$23,000|
|All Saints Award||$18,000|
Bishop Carroll, Presidential, Trustee, All Saints, and Founders Scholarships/Awards are offered for up to four consecutive full-time years. Students must be in good academic standing, be enrolled full-time and remain a campus resident to retain the award. Obtain an estimate of your merit award, use the Merit Scholarship Estimator Tool. If you are choosing "test optional" on your admission application, this calculator will not be accurate. Please contact us for a merit estimate. Find information on the Admission's "test optional" process here.
Carroll College's commitment as a residential college is affirmed by its policy of awarding financial aid that is intended to assist with direct cost for tuition, fees, college-owned housing, and board. If a student is approved to live off campus or does not enroll in campus housing, Carroll College merit scholarships will be reduced by $4,000.
To obtain an estimated award offer, 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.
Montana, Idaho and Oregon Advantage Award
New First Year students accepted for admission, that are from Montana, Idaho or Oregon (graduated from a Montana, Idaho or Oregon high school) and have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2020 may be eligible for an additional $2,000 to $10,000 Advantage Award. Amounts are based on your FAFSA results. Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.
Other Carroll Scholarships
Incoming Freshmen accepted for admission and enrolled full-time (pursuing their first baccalaureat degree) 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|
|Service Leadership Scholarship||Scholarship 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 $16,000 scholarship each ($4,000 per year for 4 years).||RECEIVED by December 1, 2020.||Apply HERE.|
|Catholic Studies Scholarship||Any new freshman, enrolling fall 2021, is encouraged to apply. Students must declare as majors in Catholic Studies during the first year at Carroll College.||Two scholarships will be awarded valued at $1,000 for the year per student.||February 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Dr. Robert Swartout Endowed Scholarship|
Intended for a worthy student who exemplifies the quality, character and academic promise of a student at Carroll College and who meets the following eligibility requirements:
|Maximum Award will be $5,000. Scholarship is renewable if student maintains a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and remains a declared major in humanities as noted on the application.||RECEIVED May 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Dr. Joyce Stewart Scholarship|
Scholarship supports full-time worthy students who exemplify the quality, character and academic promise of a student enrolled at Carroll College and who meets the following eligibility requirements:
|Up to five recipients will be selected to receive a $25,000 scholarship ($5,000 a year for 4 years)||December 1, 2020 FAFSA Filed.||Apply for Admission HERE.|
|Montana Catholic High School Room Grant||Eligibility Requirements||$5,112 (2020-2021 Value)||December 1, 2020 FAFSA filed with an EFC below COA and submit enrollment deposit by May 1 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Carroll in France Scholarship|
Any new freshmen students interested in study abroad to France are encouraged to apply. No French background necessary! Open to all majors. A short from and student statement is required to express how studying abroad will enhance your life and future career. Students selected must take 4 French courses at Carroll College prior to participation in the study abroad program.
Up to 6 scholarships will be awarded. This scholarship covers the following Study Abroad costs to France in May or June of 2022 (trip is typically 28 days):
|March 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Not for School, but for Life Scholarship||What does Carroll's motto mean to you? Students who compose an original essay of 500 to 1,000 words or submit a digital video approximately two minutes in length may qualify. FAFSA required.||$10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years).||March 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|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||February 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Family Tuition Allowance Grant||Students with one 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.||March 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Matched Education Savings Account Program||Full-time MT student with earned income and low family income.||$4,000||Application deadline is rolling.||Download Application|
|Parish Scholarship||Full-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.||March 1, 2021.||Apply HERE.|
|Horatio Alger Scholarship Match||Recipients of the|
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 2021-2022 application cycle.||Apply online through the Horatio Alger 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, Data Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, or Civil Engineering.||$1,000 scholarship||Carroll must be notified by February 1, 2021.||Recipients of the NCWIT Scholarship must notify Carroll by February 1, prior to their fall start term, to qualify for the Carroll College scholarship.|
|ROTC Program||Carroll College Army ROTC offers full-ride Army ROTC scholarships. Carroll provides a room and board grant (for students who submit a Federal FAFSA before December 1 yearly).||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|
|Roy F. Simperman Math & Science Scholarship||Up to 3 scholarships will be awarded at a maximum student award of $10,000 for academic year 2021-2022.||December 1, 2020.||Apply HERE.|
|Roy F. Simperman Butte Central Scholarship||Incoming 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.|
December 1, 2020.
|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.|
|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 $36,182 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|
|Youth Serve Montana Scholarship||Awarded to Montana high school students. Applicants must have completed 100 volunteer hours within a 12 month time.||$1,000||Visit the Youth Serve website for updates to apply for the 2021 scholarships.||Visit the Youth Serve website for application materials.|
|Distinguished Young Women Scholarship||Each 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 Site||Apply Now|
|Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act||A Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. FAFSA is required.||Maximum Pell Grant for the a award year.||Download Application|
Other Carroll Awards
Carroll College has several scholarship awards available for incoming students each year. Click on the tabs below to find out more.
These awards include: Forensics, Performing Arts, Student Government, etc.
Awards are made by the individual department and are for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. For information on activities scholarships, contact the appropriate individual:
- 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 and are for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. For information on athletic scholarships, contact the individual coach:
- MEN’S BASKETBALL: Contact Kurtis Paulson| Bio
- WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Contact Rachelle Sayers| Bio
- MEN & WOMEN’S GOLF: Contact Bennett MacIntyre| Bio
- FOOTBALL: Contact Troy Purcell| Bio
- WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Contact Maureen Boyle| Bio
- WOMEN’S SOCCER: Contact David Thorvilson| Bio
- WOMEN'S SOFTBALL: Contact Aaron Jackson| Bio
- MEN'S SOCCER: Contact Douglas Mello| Bio
- MEN & WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Contact Shannon Flynn| Bio
- MEN & WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Contact Harry Clark| Bio
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.
Activity scholarships are limited to four years with an exception of athletics which 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
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