Marietta College is proud to recognize students' academic, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments and potential through a variety of scholarships. Our merit-based scholarships seek to recognize past accomplishments and future potential to propel a student's vitality in and contributions to our campus community. A student must be enrolled full time in his/her first bachelor's degree program to be eligible. These funds are used for tuition only except for the McCoy Scholarship. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to maintain the Scholarship.

Marietta College also offers a number of other awards that speak to some of our traditions and particular connections to Marietta College. Marietta permits a student to receive up to two non-need-based awards with a total dollar value not to exceed the cost of full tuition.

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Merit Based Scholarships for 2017-2018

Available to incoming domestic* Freshmen for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Scholarship Minimum Requirements Award
John G. McCoy * Invitation Only Equal to Tuition, Fees, standard Room and Board
Trustees * Invitation Only Equal to Full Tuition
1835 Founders 28 ACT/1320 SAT Equivalent and
3.75 High School GPA
Marietta Distinction 26 ACT/1260 SAT Equivalent and
3.50 High School GPA
Compass 24 ACT/1180 SAT Equivalent and
3.25 High School GPA or ACT 21-23/SAT 1070 and GPA 4.0

*International merit aid up to half tuition is available to qualified international students through the admission process.

Other Merit Scholarships

Rickey Must be a physics major and maintain a 3.00 GPA
This award supersedes all other college funded awards


Additional Scholarships

Charles Sumner Harrison Based on academic strength, civic engagement and leadership

Students are invited to submit a one page statement on how they have impacted or promoted diversity in their community.
Email submission and supporting documentation if applicable to by April 1, 2017

Up to $5,000
Talent Based on student's performance in a College sponsored competition $1,000 - $3,500


Outside Scholarships

Many private companies, foundations and local agencies offer scholarships for which you might be eligible. Marietta College suggests that students check for scholarship information in your high school guidance counselor's office, in your local newspaper as well as at the following links below.

Outside scholarships are additions to other financial aid awarded at Maretta to the extent permitted by federal regulations.

Financial Aid Information Page
Possibly the most comprehensive financial aid site available on the Web, with information about all types of financial aid, links to financial aid applications and free scholarship searches.

General admission and financial aid information, plus a free scholarship search engine.
Although this site is offering products for sale, it also has valuable free information that can be helpful as you search for scholarships online.
The "For Parents" section of this site includes links to helpful scholarship information.

Endowed Scholarships

Students who receive Marietta College grants and/or scholarships may also be eligible for named endowed scholarships. Through the generous donations of friends, alumni, and corporations, Marietta College is able to offer a robust financial assistance program. Please note:

  • There are no separate applications for endowed scholarships.
  • A named endowed scholarship may be included in your grant and/or scholarship award and does not increase or change the total amount awarded.
  • Scholarships are awarded to students who meet the criteria specific to each fund.


Students attending the college through a program that meets or exceeds full-tuition are ineligible for additional Marietta College grants and scholarships (for example: Trustee Scholar recipients, students receiving Tuition Remission, Tuition Exchange or CIC benefits, Yellow Ribbon Recipients and any other combination of awards that equals or exceeds full-tuition).

*This award supersedes all other college funded awards.


Grants are typically offered to entering students for their undergraduate studies on the basis of financial need. The combination of scholarships and grants may not exceed tuition costs.

Federal Pell Grant

This federally funded grant is based on a combination of income and assets. The maximum award for the 2017-18 school year is scheduled to be $5,920. For more information about Pell Grants, visit

Marietta College General Grants

Nearly $4 million dollars in general grants are awarded on the basis of need to students enrolled full time at the College. Determination of need is made using information provided to the Office of Student Financial Services through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supporting documents such as parent and student federal income tax returns. Students may receive funds in subsequent academic years if they continue to demonstrate financial need, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and demonstrate good citizenship. Students must be enrolled full time in his/her first bachelor's degree program to be eligible for Marietta College grants. These funds are to be used for tuition only.

Marietta College Special Grants

The Legacy Grant is available to the children and grandchildren of Marietta graduates. The award is for $3,500 and is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing. No application is required to receive the grant.

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Marietta College is a program participant in the Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship program. For more information about the program visit