Marietta College is proud to recognize students' academic, extracurricular, and leadership accomplishments by awarding OVER $26 MILLION in scholarships and grants annually. Our merit-based scholarships seek to recognize past accomplishments and future potential to propel a student's 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 Scholarships.
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 exceeding the full tuition cost.
Merit Scholarships and Awards
Incoming domestic First-Year Student Scholarships for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025
Marietta College is proud to be our students' largest source of financial assistance. 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, 2024.
- Meet the cumulative high school GPA requirement based on an official transcript.
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. You will be notified of your award at the time of admission. Test scores must be submitted by February 15, 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).
|4.00 High School GPA
|3.65 High School GPA
|3.30 High School GPA
Individual student eligibility is determined based on a holistic application review
**Automatically renewed for a total of four years
Transfer Scholarships for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
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 3.5 or Greater
|Transfer Marietta Distinction
|College GPA 3.25 - 3.49
|College GPA 3.0 - 3.24
*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 first-time first-year students, 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 First-Year Student package.
The Premier Scholarship competition will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, for any accepted incoming First-Year Students for Fall 2024 with a minimum high school GPA of 4.0. Invitation and registration information will be sent to qualified applicants. These awards supersede all other college-funded awards. Students who receive awards that meet or 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
|Equal to full tuition
|Equal to full tuition
|Virginia McCoy Scholarship
|Equal to full tuition, standard room, and board
|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, service, leadership, and inclusion in their community. Email submission and extracurricular & work résumé to ScholarshipApp@marietta.edu by March 15, 2024*
|Up to full tuition
|Based on a student's performance in a College-sponsored competition
|$1,000 - $5,000
|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 10, 2023, by an alum of Marietta College
|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, 2024. For additional information on the scholarship and application form — see this document (WORD).
|Marietta College offers esports scholarships for students interested in competing on our varsity esports team in the following: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, Rainbow Six, and Hearthstone. To receive an esport scholarship, you have to schedule a tryout. Please contact Dr. Matthew Williamson at email@example.com about the tryout schedule or if you have general questions about the program. You can also fill out the tryout form online.
|West Virginia Pioneer Grant
|Awarded to students from West Virginia high schools who qualify for the West Virginia Promise Scholarship and live on campus
|Fall Visit Incentive Program
|If you visit the Marietta College campus this fall AND submit your application by December 15, we will automatically include an extra $500 per year in your financial aid award package — guaranteed for all four years!
Choose Ohio First - STEM Scholarships
The Choose Ohio First Scholarship is part of Ohio's strategic effort to increase the number of graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Marietta College in the following majors:
- Computer Science
- Information Systems
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Health Science
- Petroleum Engineering
- Physician Assistant
Eligible undergraduate students must be residents of Ohio. Selected recipients could receive a Choose Ohio First Scholarship up to $5,500 annually based on eligibility requirements and funding levels determined by the State of Ohio.
To be considered for the Choose Ohio First Scholarship, a student must
- Be admitted to Marietta College as a full-time student
- Show evidence of strong academic achievement with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school or college work
- Present a two-page essay explaining career goals and professional aspirations as well as how the Choose Ohio First Scholarship will enable them to work toward a STEM degree successfully
- Submit the Choose Ohio First Application form
The deadline to submit applications is June 1st.
Please submit completed applications via mail, fax, or email to the Marietta College Office of Student Financial Services - 215 5th St. Marietta, OH 45750. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 740-376-4990 Call: 740-376-4712.
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, and 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.
This site's "For Parents" section 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 students accepted to the college. 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 limited need-based aid to first-year and transfer international applicants.
International students are generally not eligible for federal, state, or most institutional funding. However, Marietta College offers 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 get in touch with 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. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.
Federal Pell Grant
This federally funded grant is based on a combination of income and assets. The maximum award for the 2022-23 school year is scheduled to be $7,395. 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.