Scholarships: New Students

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

2022-2023 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 StudentsAmount
Bishop Carroll Scholarship$23,000
Presidential Scholarship$21,000
Trustee Scholarship$20,000
All Saints Award$18,000
Founders Award$16,000

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.

Average Merit Scholarship Range is $16,000 to $23,000

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 August 1, 2022 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 baccalaureate degree) 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 $16,000 scholarship each ($4,000 per year for 4 years).The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
Catholic Studies ScholarshipAny new freshman, enrolling fall 2022, 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.The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
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:

  • Incoming or currently enrolled student
  • Full-time student
  • Montana resident (if no student from Montana fits the requirements, students from out of state will be considered)
  • Application due by May 1, 2022
  • If incoming new student, accepted for admission by May 1, 2022
  • Officially declared major in one of the regularly recognized Humanities, with preference declared Major in History


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.The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
Catholic High School Room GrantEligibility Requirements

As a 2022 graduate of an eligible Catholic high school, you can receive up to 50% off the cost of your room, which is on top of your already generous financial aid package.  Grants will be awarded at 50% of double room occupancy cost ($2,633/yr room grants based on 2022/2023 costs).  Pay for one term and get another term free, but Carroll will divide the amount in half over two terms.  Basically 50% off the yearly room cost.

Apply and be accepted by August 1, 2022.  FAFSA filed by August 1, 2022 with an EFC below COA.Apply HERE.
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 $3,000The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
Family Tuition Allowance GrantStudents 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.The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
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.The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
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 2022-2023 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, Data Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, or Civil Engineering.$1,000 scholarshipCarroll must be notified by February 1, 2022.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 ProgramCarroll 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
  • Qualified Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Biochemistry.
  • Full-time student with a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA, and a minimum 3.75 GPA in math and science.
  • 2022 High School Graduates
  • Student and Parent - Montana citizen and resident
  • Copy of unofficial high school transcript.
  • 2022 FAFSA results are required by December 1, 2021 with an EFC below our COA.
Up to 3 scholarships will be awarded at a maximum student award of $10,000 for academic year 2022-2023.The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
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.


The deadline has passed.

The 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 $36,182 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.$1,000Visit the Youth Serve website for updates to apply for the 2022 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
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship ActA 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
Master of Social Work ARPA ScholarshipCarroll College will be awarded a $200,000 grant from the state of Montana through its investment in the Accelerate Montana rapid workforce training program.
The scholarship application can be submitted by any student who has been accepted to begin the Master of Social Work program in the Fall 2022.  Prospective students will receive more information regarding the scholarships and detailed instructions on how to apply once they have been accepted to the program.
$12,500 per student.  Up to 16 students awarded.June 22, 2022Apply Here.
Accelerated Nursing ARPA ScholarshipCarroll College will be awarded a $200,000 grant from the state of Montana through its investment in the Accelerate Montana rapid workforce training program.
The scholarship application can be submitted by any student who has been accepted to begin the Accelerated Nursing program in the Summer 2022.  Prospective students will receive more information regarding the scholarships and detailed instructions on how to apply once they have been accepted to the program.
$12,500 per student.  Up to 16 students awarded.The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.

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 and are for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. For information on activities scholarships, contact the appropriate individual:

  • CHOIR: Contact Michael Gray
  • STRING: Contact Linda Meuret
  • PEP BAND: Contact Rebecca Kagerer
  • DRUM LINE: Contact Patrick Harris
  • DRAMA/THEATRE: Contact Kimberly Shire
  • FORENSICS (TALKING SAINTS): Contact Brent Northup
  • LITURICAL CHOIR: Contact Deidre Casey
  • PROSPECTOR NEWSPAPER: Contact Brent Northup
  • ROTC: Contact Matthew Sonsteng

Carroll Athletics

  • 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 Kurt 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 Shauna Juarez 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

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 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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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.

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