Scholarships: New Students
2019-2020 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.
|New Freshmen Students||Amount|
|Bishop Carroll Scholarship||$22,000|
|All Saints Award||$17,000|
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.
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 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 February 1, 2019 will 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 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).||The Deadline has Passed.||The Deadline has Passed.|
|Montana Catholic High School Room Grant||Eligibility Requirements||$5,036 (2018-19 Value)||Apply for Admission by November 15, 2018||Apply Here|
|Dr. Robert Swartout Endowed Scholarship||Scholarship is 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:||Awards ranging from $2,500 - $5,000.||March 1, 2019||Download Application 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, 2019||Download Application 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, 2019||Download Application 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, 2019||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, 2019||Download Application Here|
|Bishop George Leo Thomas Scholarship||New 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:||Five recipients will be awarded $20,000 ($5,000 per year for 4 years). 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 March 1, 2019.||Download Application 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 2019-2020 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 or Computer Information Systems.||$1,000 scholarship||Carroll must be notified by February 1, 2019.||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 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.||The Deadline has Passed.||The Deadline has Passed.|
|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 $34,480 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 2019 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|
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. For information on activities scholarships, contact the appropriate individual:
- JAZZ/STRING: Lynn Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-447-4303
- CHOIR: Jason Phillips, email@example.com
- PEP BAND: Patrick Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-447-4380
- DRUM LINE: Ted Olenick, email@example.com, 406-447-4382
- DRAMA/THEATRE: Chuck Driscoll, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-447-4309
- FORENSICS (TALKING SAINTS): Brent Northup, email@example.com, 406-447-5400
- PROSPECTOR NEWSPAPER: Brent Northup, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-447-5400
- STUDENT AMBASSADORS (GOLD TEAM): Kaycee Ransom, email@example.com, 406-447-4336
- FATHER BUTKO FRESHMAN ESSAY (currently enrolled freshmen): Jeff Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-447-4361
- 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: Kurt Paulson, 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: Ryan Utsey, 406-447-4486
- MEN & WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Harry Clark, 406-447-4486
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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