Marietta College is proud to recognize students' academic, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments by awarding $15,569,779 in scholarships and grants every year. 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.
Marietta College also offers many 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.
Merit Scholarships and Awards
Incoming domestic Freshmen Scholarships for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Marietta College is proud to be the largest source of financial assistance for our students. We offer extraordinary academic scholarships that are awarded to top students in the entering class, regardless of financial need. In order to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a first time, full-time, degree-seeking student accepted for admission to Marietta College by May 1, 2021.
- Meet the cumulative high school GPA requirement based on an official transcript.
- Meet the ACT composite score or SAT score with a test taken within the last five years.
When you submit your application for admission, you’ll automatically be considered for merit scholarships and awards. These awards are based on your high school GPA and standardized test scores. You will be notified of your award at the time of admission. Test scores must be submitted by February 15, 2020, for merit consideration. Scores submitted after this date will not change existing financial aid packages.
Students who receive these scholarships must enroll full-time in their first bachelor's degree program.
Marietta College is pleased to offer additional grants and need-based awards to students who qualify by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|1835 Founders||28 ACT/1320 SAT Equivalent and
3.75 High School GPA
|Marietta Distinction||26 ACT/1260 SAT Equivalent and
3.40 High School GPA
|Compass||24 ACT/1180 SAT Equivalent and
3.0 High School GPA or ACT 21-23/SAT 1070 and GPA 3.5
Individual student eligibility is determined based on a holistic application review
**Automatically renewed for a total of fours years
Transfer Scholarships for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Marietta College is proud to recognize students' academic success as they enter our campus community. We offer transfer scholarships and awards to reward your current success in higher education. In order to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a full-time, degree-seeking student transferring to Marietta College from an accredited college or university.
- Be working towards your first bachelor's degree.
- Must have completed at least two terms of college credit.
- All prior college transcripts must be received by the first day of your first term.
|Transfer 1835 Founders Scholarship||College GPA 3.25 or Greater||$24,000|
|Transfer Marietta Distinction||College GPA 3.00 - 3.24||$22,000|
|Transfer Compass||College GPA 2.5 - 2.99||$20,000|
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship||Member of PTK||$1,000 one-time|
*Available to regular, degree-seeking students who completed 12 or more credit hours at WSCC. College Credit Plus (CCP) credits are not applicable toward the credit hour requirement
Students who were previously admitted to Marietta College as a First Time Freshmen right out of high school will have their original financial aid award package honored within one year of high school graduation and less than 36 hours of earned college credit. Transfer scholarships are not stackable with the original First Time Freshmen package.
The Premier Scholarship competition will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, for any accepted incoming Freshmen for Fall 2020 with a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 and a 28 ACT/ 1320 SAT, Invitation and registration information will be sent to qualified applicants. These awards supersede all other college-funded awards. Students who receive awards that meet exceed full-tuition are ineligible for additional Marietta College grants or scholarships.
|John G. McCoy Scholarship||Equal to full tuition, fees, standard room and board|
|Trustee Scholarship||Equal to full tuition|
|Rickey Scholarship||Equal to full tuition|
|Charles Sumner Harrison||Up to five full-tuition scholarships
Students are invited to submit a one-page statement on how they have impacted or promoted social justice and inclusion in their community. Email submission to ScholarshipApp@marietta.edu by March 1, 2020*
|Up to full tuition|
|Talent||Based on student's performance in a College-sponsored competition||$1,500 - $3,500|
|Legacy Award||Available to the children and grandchildren of Marietta graduates and is renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing||
|Long Blue Line Award||Students nominated for admission by December 15, 2019, by an alum of Marietta College||$1,000|
|You Are Welcome Here||
Up to two scholarships for first-year international students in any major of study.
Applicants are invited to submit a one-page essay or a 2-5 minute video about their ideas for supporting and promoting intercultural learning and understanding on Marietta College's campus. Email submissions to ScholarshipApp@marietta.edu by March 1, 2020. For additional information on the scholarship and application form see this document (WORD).
* Charles Sumner Harrison finalists will be invited to compete on April 4, 2020, for the opportunity to earn one of five full-tuition 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 Marietta 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.
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 can 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.
International Student Aid
Marietta College offers renewable merit-based scholarships for outstanding international applicants. International Student Merit Scholarship awards may vary as award amounts are determined by academic records, test scores, and other factors received by Marietta College at the time of application. Marietta College is an NCAA Division III school and is prohibited from offering athletic scholarships.
Marietta College offers a limited amount of need-based aid to first-year and transfer international applicants. The CSS Profile is required for the awarding of the need-based institutional grant. Marietta College’s school code is 1444. Students must complete the entire CSS Profile to be considered for need-based institutional grant money.
International students are generally not eligible to receive federal, state or most institutional funding. However, Marietta College does offer opportunities for international students to increase their financial assistance outside of the first year through campus employment, student leadership positions and the Office of Community Living's Resident Assistant program. For more information on these opportunities, please contact the Office of Education Abroad.
Eligibility for most financial aid requires that you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. If you are considered a U.S. National, or a U.S. Permanent Resident you may qualify for some types of aid. Please note that if you qualify as a U.S. Permanent Resident, you are not considered to be an international applicant. Please click here to link to the domestic student application process. To determine your status visit studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/non-us-citizens.
- Students attending the college through a program that meets or exceeds full-tuition are ineligible for additional Marietta College grants and scholarships (e.g., 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).
- The McCoy, Trustee and Rickey Merit Scholarships supersede all other college-funded awards.
- Students may receive no more than two non-need-based awards, only one of which can be merit-based.
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 2020-21 school year is scheduled to be $6,345. For more information about Pell Grants, visit studentaid.gov.
Marietta College General Grants
Nearly $4 million in general grants are awarded on the basis of need to students enrolled full-time at the College. Determination of need is made using the 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 prove 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 is a program participant in the Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship program. For more information about the program visit www.ohiohighered.org/cof.