Admissions & Aid

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores for incoming freshmen. Transfer student merit awards are based on college GPA. Use our online Merit Scholarship Calculator to estimate your award!

Distinguished Scholar Award 
National Merit, Achievement and Hispanic Scholars have a prestigious opportunity at Alma College: they will be invited to apply for a limited number of scholarships up to full tuition. Details will be personally provided by the Alma College Admissions staff upon acceptance.

Trustee Honors Scholarship*
$14,000/year. The average recipient has a high school GPA of 3.8 and an ACT 30/SAT 2000.

Presidential Scholarship*
$13,000/year. The average recipient has a high school GPA of 3.6 and an ACT 28/SAT 1880.

Dean’s Scholarship*
$12,000/year. The average recipient has a high school GPA of 3.4 and an ACT 25/SAT 1710.

Tartan Award
$10,000/year. The average recipient has a high school GPA of 3.2 and an ACT 22/SAT 1530.

Achievement Award
$8,000/year. The average recipient has a high school GPA of 3.0 and an ACT 20/SAT 1410.

Transfer Student Scholarship
$8,000-$10,000/year. Based on college GPA

*Scholars Summit
Freshmen earning the Trustee Honors, Presidential or Dean’s Scholarships will be invited to attend Scholars Summit, where they will interview for additional scholarship funds. Transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0 or higher will also be invited to interview on an individual basis. These distinguished awards range from $500 to $3,000 per year.