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Adrian College Scholarship/Grant Policy

Adrian College Scholarships/Grants are earmarked for full-time, on-campus study for up to eight semesters. Students may not receive institutional scholarships/grants that are in excess of tuition. Outside scholarships may affect Institutional or State grants and scholarships. Veteran Affairs Benefits, Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), and ROTC Full-tuition scholarships are included and will reduce the scholarship/grant eligibility of the student dollar for dollar. Please note that the qualifying for Adrian College Scholarships may reduce previously awarded Adrian College Grants. 

Full Tuition Scholarships

The combination of the Full-Tuition Scholarship Award, State of Michigan grants or scholarships, Federal grants or scholarships, and private grants or scholarships will equal full tuition at Adrian College. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-877-2246.

Academic Scholarships

All Adrian College applicants are considered for one (1) academic scholarship and are awarded at the following levels:

  • Trustee with Distinction Scholarship (up to $20,000) The average profile of a Trustee with Distinction recipient consists of a HS GPA of 3.9. The value of this award over four years is up to $80,000.
  • Trustee Scholarship (up to $18,000) The average profile of a Trustee recipient consists of a HS GPA of 3.7. The value of this award over four years is up to $72,000.
  • Presidential Scholarship (up to $15,000) The average profile of a Presidential recipient consists of a HS GPA of 3.4. The value of this award over four years is up to $60,000.
  • Dean Scholarship (up to $13,000) The average profile of a Dean recipient consists of a HS GPA of 2.7. The value of this award over four years is up to $52,000.

*Test scores for this academic school year have been made optional. 

Additional Scholarships

  • Academic Department Scholarship (up to $8,000) Participate in one of the Academic Department Scholarship Days.
  • Legacy Scholarship (up to $4,000) Grandparent or parent is a graduate of Adrian College.
  • United Methodist Scholarship (up to $3,000) Letter from a pastor verifying church membership.

You may also be interested in the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, which offers many scholarship opportunities for United Methodist students.

Please know that all students are eligible to receive the Scholarship Day Scholarship based on their attendance at a Scholarship Day event as a prospective student (current students are not able to qualify).

Students are also able to qualify for one scholarship from the following group.

Group - Trustee with Distinction Academic Scholarship - Trustee Academic Scholarship - Presidential Academic Scholarship - Dean’s Academic Scholarship.


Adrian College Academic Scholarships

Students who are full time and enter into college with the required ACT and GPA could be awarded the Adrian College Scholarship assistance up to eight (8) consecutive semesters. Students who receive a merit-based Adrian College scholarship will need to maintain their full time status (above 12 credit hours) and maintain good academic standing. Failure to maintain any one item of criteria could result in loss of the scholarship.

Adrian College Need-Based Grant

Students who file the FAFSA and need financial assistance could be awarded Adrian College Need-Based Grant money. This need-based grant money is free, given to the student from Adrian College. Adrian College Need-Based Grant money is not guaranteed each year, and is determined by the student’s FAFSA and residency status (on or off campus).

The Adrian College Grant will be reduced, if necessary, to maintain, federal, state, and College budgets. Any other financial aid awards that exceed $99 and are not part of the original Financial Aid award, whether it be Adrian College or outside scholarships, federal/state grant or scholarship money, federal loans or tuition waiver can reduce the Adrian College Need-Based Grant. 

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