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2024-2025 Merit Awards​

99-percentCarroll College is committed to offering generous academic scholarships. As part of the application to Carroll College, new incoming freshman students are automatically considered for one of our Freshman Merit Awards. These awards are based upon the student's cumulative high school GPA (and test scores when applicable).  Carroll College scholarships and grants are available for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.  Post-baccalaureate degrees do not qualify for Carroll gift aid. 

 
SAT/ACT Test Scores
GPA ↓1300-1600 or 28-361160-1290 or 24-36No test score
3.8-4.0$25,000$23,000$23,000
3.6-3.799$23,000$23,000$21,000
3.4-3.599$21,000$21,000$21,000
3.0-3.399$19,000$19,000$19,000
2.5-2.99$17,000$17,000$17,000

Merit Scholarship Levels

 
Bishop Carroll Scholarship - $25,000
 
Presidential Scholarship - $23,000
 
Trustee Scholarship - $21,000
 
All Saints Award - $19,000
 
Founders Award - $17,000

Bishop Carroll, Presidential, Trustee, All Saints, and Founders Scholarships/Awards are offered for up to four consecutive full-time years. Students must be in good academic standing, be enrolled full-time and remain a campus resident to retain the award. Obtain an estimate of your merit award, use the Merit Scholarship Estimator Tool

Carroll College's commitment as a residential college is affirmed by its policy of awarding financial aid that is intended to assist with direct cost for tuition, fees, college-owned housing, and food. If a student is approved to live off campus or does not enroll in campus housing, Carroll College merit scholarships will be reduced by $4,000.​ To obtain an estimated award offer, use the Net Price Calculator Tool. Institutional gift aid is available for fall and spring semesters only and is not available for study abroad programs.


Montana & Northwest Advantage Award

New First Year students accepted for admission who have graduated from a Montana, Idaho, Oregon or Washington high school and have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1, 2024, may be eligible for an additional $1,000 to $11,000 Advantage Award. Amounts are based on your FAFSA results with an SAI below our cost of attendance. Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.

Other Carroll Scholarships

Incoming freshmen accepted for admission and enrolled full-time (pursuing their first baccalaureate degree) may be eligible to apply for the following Carroll College scholarship opportunities. Expand below to view.

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Scholarships available to Carroll College students.
Carroll College ScholarshipsEligibilityEstimated value of awardApplication DeadlineHow to apply
Service Leadership ScholarshipScholarship is intended for high-achieving students committed to local, community or global service. Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.  Incoming Freshman must be accepted for admission.         

Four recipients will be selected to receive a $8,000 scholarship each ($2,000 per year for 4 years).
$8,000April 5, 2024Apply Now
Campus Visit GrantIncoming freshman schedule and visit Carroll College (individual or program attendance).  Apply and be accepted for admission.  To renew, submit a FAFSA and receive a SAI below our cost of attendance.  ($1,000 per year for 4 years).  Receipt of athletic aid may cancel or reduce this grant.$4,000Apply, visit, and deposit by May 1, 2024

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Dr. Robert Swartout Endowed Scholarship

Intended for a worthy student who exemplifies the quality, character and academic promise of a student at Carroll College and who meets the following eligibility requirements:

  • Incoming or currently enrolled student
  • Full-time student
  • Montana resident (if no student from Montana fits the requirements, students from out of state will be considered)
  • Application due by May 1, 2024
  • If incoming new student, accepted for admission by May 1, 2024
  • Officially declared major in one of the regularly recognized Humanities, with preference declared Major in History

Maximum Award will be $5,000.  Scholarship may be renewable if student reapplies and maintains a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and remains a declared major in humanities as noted on the application.

$5,000April 5, 2024
Apply Now
Fr. Thomas R. Flynn Endowed Scholarship for the Department of Philosophy
  • Incoming or currently enrolled student
  • Philosophy Major or Minor
  • Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.

The amount of this scholarship varies.

 April 5, 2024Apply Now
Catholic High School Room Grant

Every graduate meeting eligibility criteria can receive this award, and there are no limits on the number of grants available. We are honored to offer this program to invest in those who have invested in Catholic education. Some restrictions do apply, and are outlined below:

  • This award is available for first-time freshmen only
  • Students must apply and receive acceptance to Carroll College no later than May 1
  • As a 2024 graduate of an eligible Catholic high school, you can receive up to 50% off the cost of your room, which is on top of your already generous financial aid package.  Grants will be awarded at 50% of double room occupancy cost ($2,848/yr room grants based on 2024/2025 costs).  Pay for one term and get another term free, but Carroll will divide the amount in half over two terms.  Basically 50% off the yearly room cost.
$2,848Apply and be accepted by May 1, 2024. Apply Now
Dr. J. Murray and Margaret Sterling Brooke Memorial ScholarshipResidents from the Ronan/St. Ignatius MT area that are/or will be enrolled full-time at Carroll.   Must be accepted for admission.$1,000 - $3,000April 5, 2024Apply Now
Family Tuition Allowance GrantStudents with one or more eligible family members enrolled full-time at Carroll during the same term.   Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.  Must be accepted for admission.     

$1,000/year per eligible student. Maximum of 4 years or 8 semesters per each eligible student.
$1,000May 1, 2024Apply Now
Parish ScholarshipFull-time MT Students active in a MT Catholic parish. This scholarship is for newly accepted Carroll students.   Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award. Incoming Freshman must be accepted for admission.     

$1,000 Carroll College scholarship. Student's parish has the option of matching all or a portion of the Carroll scholarship.
$1,000March 15, 2024Apply Now
Horatio Alger Scholarship MatchRecipients of the                
need-based state                
or national Horatio Alger Scholarship.    Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.     

$2,000 State Winners     

(maximum per year for up to 5 years).  Montana and Louisiana State recipients will only receive the Carroll College match but not the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship.
$2,000March 15, 2024Apply online through the Horatio Alger website
Horatio Alger Scholarship MatchRecipients of the                
need-based state                
or national Horatio Alger Scholarship.    Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.     

$5,000 National Winners     

(maximum per year for up to 5 years).  Montana and Louisiana State recipients will only receive the Carroll College match but not the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship.
$5,000March 15, 2024Apply online through the Horatio Alger website
ROTC ProgramCarroll College Army ROTC offers full-ride Army ROTC scholarships.  Carroll provides a partial room and board grant (for students who submit a Federal FAFSA before January 1 yearly).     

Carroll's ROTC offers two, three, and four year scholarships available for full tuition and fees.  Carroll College graciously provides a room and board grant. A monthly stipend of $420/month. 
 $420Refer to the ROTC Program page.ROTC Program
ROTC ProgramCarroll College Army ROTC offers full-ride Army ROTC scholarships.  Carroll provides a partial room and board grant (for students who submit a Federal FAFSA before January 1 yearly).     

Carroll's ROTC offers two, three, and four year scholarships available for full tuition and fees.  Carroll College graciously provides a partial room and board grant.  Book stipends are $1,200 ($600 per semester).
 $1,200Refer to the ROTC Program page.ROTC Program
Roy F. Simperman Math & Science Scholarship
  • Qualified Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Math, Biochemistry.
  • Full-time student with a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA, and a minimum 3.75 GPA in math and science.
  • 2024 High School Graduates
  • Student and Parent - Montana citizen and resident
  • Copy of unofficial high school transcript.
  • Must be accepted for admission.
  • 2024 FAFSA results will need to be confirmed with an email attached to the application.
  • A SAI from the FAFSA must be below our COA.

Up to 3 scholarships will be awarded at a maximum student award of $10,000 for academic year 2024-2025 

$10,000The deadline has passed.The deadline has passed.
Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Applicants must be enrolled or been accepted for full-time enrollment in an accredited academic program that will qualify for employment in one of the professional fields associated with the scholarship program.

2024 Direct Entry Nursing Students are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Details:
  • Full-time students:
    • Tuition and Fees – The HPSP award pays a participant’s school tuition and approved fees through direct payment to the school. HPSP assistance includes topping off any existing grants and scholarship to ensure 100% of tuition and required/mandatory fees are paid.
    • Stipend –  HPSP will pay a monthly stipend directly to the participants. The payment is made for each month a participant is enrolled in coursework, beginning with the first month of the school year. The current stipend amount is $1,302 per month.
    • Book Stipend – HPSP will pay an additional stipend to help cover books, paper, pens, pencils, computers, etc. This stipend is usually paid out annually during the July/August timeframe while under scholarship.
Amounts can varyMarch 31, 2024Apply Now
Roy F. Simperman Butte Central ScholarshipIncoming freshman graduate of Butte Central High School.  Full-time student.  Montana Citizen and resident.  Student must reside in residence halls which does not include Carroll apartments.  2024 FAFSA results are required by January 1, 2024 with an SAI below our COA.  Must be accepted for admission.    

A maximum of 3 scholarships will be granted, averaging $7,000 to $10,000 a year.  All scholarships will be limited to 4 years of study.
$7,000 - $10,000 April 5, 2024Apply Now 
Sage Tuition Rewards ProgramEarn points that are used as discounts off tuition.  

*This scholarship is not stackable.
 Application deadline is rolling.Visit the SAGE Tuition Rewards website.
Yellow Ribbon Program for VeteransMust be entitled to the maximum benefit rate-100% (based upon service requirements) for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.    

Estimated value of award is $39,152 plus a stipend for books and housing.
$39,152 Refer to the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon web page, and complete the Military Benefits QuestionnaireVeterans Affairs website
Youth Serve Montana ScholarshipAwarded to Montana high school students. Applicants must have completed 100 volunteer hours within a 12 month time.$1,200Visit the Youth Serve website for updates to apply for the 2024 scholarships.Visit the Youth Serve website for application materials.

These awards include Forensics, Performing Arts, Student Government, etc.

Awards are made by the individual department and are for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. For information on activities scholarships, contact the appropriate individual:

  • Federal Pell Grants and Carroll College scholarships and grants plus athletic aid cannot exceed direct costs (tuition, fee, and room/board if on-campus).
  • Students receiving 100% Tuition Remission or Tuition Exchange Scholarships may not be eligible for additional athletic aid.
  • Athletic Scholarships are limited to 5 years of study.

Awards are made by the individual coach or department and are for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. For information on athletic scholarships, contact the individual coach:

Carroll College supports the efforts of all students in their goal of obtaining a higher education degree. While undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid, Carroll offers undocumented students who've been accepted for admission the opportunity to receive institutional financial aid. Students accepted for admission are evaluated for eligibility to receive institutional merit and need-based financial aid. Merit awards are offered to both incoming freshman and transfer students. Freshman merit awards are determined based on the applicant’s cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores. Transfer student merit awards are determined based upon the applicant's academic-based college GPA.

See scholarship and more information for undocumented students.

Activity scholarships are limited to four years with the exception of athletics which is limited to five years. Note: Carroll College does not offer any institutional need-based grants or scholarships to students who choose to pursue a second undergraduate degree. Those students will only be able to borrow under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program as undergraduates. Find out more

In my senior year of high school I applied to fourteen different colleges. How did I narrow it down? Well frankly, I chose to tour the schools that offered the most financial aid. Between Carroll and one other university it was the kindness of the Helena community and the excellence of the nursing program that brought me here.

Coming home from my campus visit my friends and family could all tell that Carroll had my heart, and still does. Through a combination of scholarships and grants from Carroll and the support of many outside scholarships, the college my heart desired became affordable.

I have been blessed to work in the Financial Aid Office which has allowed me to see the countless resources Carroll’s financial aid office provides and I have personally witnessed the generosity of time and resources this office dedicates to us students.

Bridget Braden, Nursing Major Class of 2023