Apply for admission before the early action deadline to qualify. This award is renewable and is in addition to other scholarships.
Deadline: Must submit an application by December 1
Value: $6,000 per year
Early Action CHECKLIST
- Complete Colby-Sawyer’s First-Year Application or the Common Application
- Official high school transcript
- Recommendation (optional)
- Writing sample: see application for essay topics
- SAT or ACT (optional)
Academic Scholarships & Merit Awards
Your commitment to leadership, engagement and scholastic achievement can qualify you for a variety of recognitions. When you submit your application for admission to Colby-Sawyer, you are automatically considered for scholarships and/or awards ranging up to $30,000 per year. All scholarships are renewable upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.
Endowed funds are an investment in your future made possible by generous individuals who believe in a Colby-Sawyer education. Funds are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office and may be exchanged for previously awarded general grant funds and, in most cases, the overall total aid that a student receives will not change.
An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the college, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist, or foundation. If you receive such a scholarship, you are required to report it to the Financial Aid Office by sending a copy of the award letter or certificate.
Outside scholarships are considered resources and are used to supplement any unmet needs and, if necessary, reduce self-help aid such as Federal Work-Study and/or loans. In rare cases, outside scholarships over the amount of unmet need and self-help aid may result in the reduction of college need-based aid.