Opportunity Scholarship

The Opportunity Scholarship is a demonstration of how Carroll University employees, alumni, and friends gift to support the success of future Pioneers. This Scholarship serves as a lifeline for those students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in higher education and to help bridge that gap. Our goal at Carroll is to create a socially just organization for all and create multiple pathways to success.

Application Deadlines: February 15, 2024 for round 1 / April 1, 2024 for round 2

Amount of Scholarship

Recipients of the Opportunity Scholarship will be awarded varying amounts up to full tuition. This benefit, in combination with any state or federal grants the recipient is eligible for, cannot exceed the cost of tuition. 

Additional Financial and Social Support 

The Inspire Program offers academic support and sociocultural programming designed to promote engagement and leadership, leading to retention and graduation from Carroll. Agreeing to this program will provide an additional $500 in scholarship dollars. You will be required to participate in a summer bridge program and other events throughout the year. Interest in participating in the Inspire Program can be indicated on the scholarship application.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • The applicant must be accepted to Carroll University as a full-time student for fall 2024.
  • Recipients must remain in good academic standing with the University to maintain the scholarship.
  • There will be two rounds of awards. Applications for the first round must be received by February 15, 2024. To be considered for the second round, applications must be received by April 1, 2024.
  • Selection is based on candidate’s potential to contribute to the diversity of Carroll’s community.
  • The recipients will be selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee after careful review of the credentials of all candidates.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by scholarship deadline. Any student unable to complete the FAFSA, can complete the Net Price Calculator and submit results to their Carroll Admission Counselor. 

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