Scholarships
for Undergraduate Students

Carroll recognizes outstanding student accomplishments. These scholarships are available for first-time freshmen and are awarded at the point of acceptance. A student is eligible for only one of these scholarships, and the amounts do not increase from year to year.

Academic Scholarships

2024-2025 Academic Year Scholarship Amounts

Carroll University awards renewable, automatic merit scholarships* (non-need-based grants) to incoming first-year students at the time of admission. These scholarships are based on cumulative high school GPA and standardized test scores, when provided. There is no need for an additional application to be reviewed for these scholarships! These renewable scholarships range from $17,000 - $25,000 per year.

We know that every Carroll student is more than a number or a test score, and we also know that the answer to the question, “What’s a good ACT or SAT score?” varies from student to student. At Carroll University, we’ll take the guesswork out. If you send us your ACT or SAT score, we’ll use it only if it helps your application and merit scholarship. Don’t want to send a score? No problem! We’ll use the other information in your application to consider you for both admission and scholarships. 

A student is awarded merit scholarships based on their academic background. In the event that academic information improves over time (as noted by a 7th semester high school transcript or submitted test scores), Carroll will review for a higher merit scholarship based on information received by February 15, 2024.

GPA (Test Optional)

4.00-3.9
3.89 - 3.6
3.59 - 3.3
3.299 - 2.8
2.799 - 2.5
4.00-3.9:Trustee / $25,000
3.89 - 3.6:Voorhees / $23,000
3.59 - 3.3:Charles Carroll / $21,000
3.299 - 2.8:Presidential / $19,000
2.799 - 2.5:Pioneer / $17,000
 

GPA and Test Score

ACT Score
SAT Score
3.8 and above
3.799 - 3.5
3.499 - 3.2
3.199 - 3.0
2.99 - 2.5
ACT Score:36 - 28
SAT Score:1600 - 1300
3.8 and above:Trustee / $25,000
3.799 - 3.5:Voorhees / $23,000
3.499 - 3.2:Charles Carroll / $21,000
3.199 - 3.0:Charles Carroll / $21,000
2.99 - 2.5:Pioneer / $17,000
ACT Score:27 - 25
SAT Score:1290 - 1200
3.8 and above:Voorhees / $23,000
3.799 - 3.5:Voorhees / $23,000
3.499 - 3.2:Charles Carroll / $21,000
3.199 - 3.0:Presidential / $19,000
2.99 - 2.5:Pioneer / $17,000
ACT Score:24 - 20
SAT Score:1190 - 1030
3.8 and above:Voorhees / $23,000
3.799 - 3.5:Charles Carroll / $21,000
3.499 - 3.2:Charles Carroll / $21,000
3.199 - 3.0:Presidential / $19,000
2.99 - 2.5:Pioneer / $17,000
ACT Score:19 and below
SAT Score:1020 and below
3.8 and above:Voorhees / $23,000
3.799 - 3.5:Charles Carroll / $21,000
3.499 - 3.2:Presidential / $19,000
3.199 - 3.0:Presidential / $19,000
2.99 - 2.5:Pioneer / $17,000

Departmental / Talent Scholarships

  • MacAllister Full Tuition Scholarship*
    • Full tuition each year for four years.
    • Requires special application and on-campus interview. The recipient is not eligible for any other Carroll scholarships or grants.
  • Yersin Business Scholarship
    • Varying renewable amounts.
    • Available to students majoring in accounting, business administration, business analytics, business economics, finance, healthcare administration, management and leadership, or marketing. 
    • Requires special application and interview.
  • Davies Otto Fellow Science Scholarship
    • ​$10,000 total; $2,500 renewable per year.
    • For students majoring in the sciences.
    • Requires special application and interview.
  • Engineering Scholarship Program
    • $4,000–$20,000 total; $1,000–$5,000 renewable per year.
    • Available to students majoring in pre-engineering/applied physics.
    • Requires special application and interview.
  • William A. Ganfield Fellowship
    • $5,000 total; $1,250 renewable per year.
    • Available to students majoring in global studies, history, political science, and religious studies.
    • Requires special application.
  • George and Gerald Bitters Endowed Scholarship
    • $1,000–$3,000 per year.
    • Available to students from South Milwaukee or Cudahy High School with 2.0 or higher GPA.
    • Requires special application.
  • Theatre Scholarships
    • Majors: $4,000 total; $1,000 renewable per year. 
    • Minors: $1,000 total; $250 renewable per year. 
    • Available to students with a primary or secondary major or minor in Theatre or Musical Theatre. 
    • Requires special application.
  • Music Scholarship
    • Varying renewable amounts.
    • Music majors and non-majors are eligible.
    • Requires special application and audition.
  • Anne Hardy Art Scholarship
    • $1,750 three year total.
    • Available to students majoring in art or photography.
    • Requires special application and submission of an art portfolio.
  • Les Klug Photography Scholarship
    • $1,000 one year scholarship.
    • Available to students majoring in photography.
    • Requires special application and submission of photography portfolio.
  • Jack and Corrine Reichert Endowed Scholarship
    • Minimum of $2,000 renewable per year.
    • Available to students from West Allis Central or Nathan Hale High School with 2.0 or higher GPA.
    • Requires special application.
  • Waukesha State Bank
    • $2,000 one year scholarship.
    • Available to high school seniors who reside or attend high school in Waukesha County and plan to attend Carroll full time in the fall of 2025.
    • Requires special application.
  • Esports Scholarships
    • Varying renewable amounts. Up to $2,500.
    • This award is presented to incoming students who have shown excellent performance ability in a selected esport title.  
    • Requires special application and tryout component. 
    • Available to all incoming students regardless of major.
  • Opportunity Scholarship
    • Varying renewable amounts up to full tuition.
    • Selection is based on candidate's potential to contribute to the diversity of Carroll's community.
    • Requires special application.

The use of artificial intelligence by a scholarship applicant is not permitted under any circumstances in conjunction with application content. All essays, short answer questions, and any other material submitted by an applicant must be the work of the individual, unassisted by artificial intelligence.
 
Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are renewable for four years as long as the student maintains full-time undergraduate status and maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

Additional Awards

  • Hilger Tradition Award*
    • $500 per year renewable.
    • Available to children, grandchildren, siblings of alumni/current students or alumni referral; awarded at time of acceptance.
  • ROTC
  • Visit Grant*
    • Come for an in-person visit and receive a $2,000 ($500 per year) visit grant!
    • Available to new, incoming freshman who visit in person after their junior year in high school through May 1 of senior year. 
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Variable renewable amounts.
    • Available to post-9/11 veterans through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 262.524.7208 or reg@carrollu.edu.
*These funds are applicable to tuition and fees only.

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

At Carroll, outside scholarships do not reduce the amount of gift aid you'll receive from the university.

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