Scholarships

Scholarships

Recognizing the major investment students and families make when choosing a private college, we award a range of non-need-based, merit-based scholarships that do not have to be repaid based on ability and/or talent. Students must be admitted to and attend LaGrange College in order to receive any scholarship.

Please note: Recalculated GPA

Except for the Gateway and Hilltop Scholarships, which utilize the high school reported cumulative GPA, the grade point average used to determine a student's eligibility for an academic scholarship is recalculated by LaGrange College based on the following college preparatory subjects earned in grades 9 through 12:

  • Academic or College Prep English
  • Foreign Languages (including Latin)
  • Social Studies (including economics, geography, government, history, psychology and sociology)
  • Mathematics (including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus and functions)
  • Laboratory Science (including biology, chemistry and physics)

In instances where a candidate qualifies for more than one academic scholarship, he or she will only receive the largest academic scholarship package (except the Presidential Scholarship) for which he or she is eligible.

GATEWAY SCHOLARSHIP
$6,000 per year/ $24,000 over four years (clear admit – 3.049 GPA w/ 940 SAT)
Awarded to entering, full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Gateway Scholarship demonstrate above average academic achievement in college preparatory coursework (listed above) over the duration of their high school career. Renewable with a 2.0 or better college GPA. Apply online at www.lagrange.edu/admission .
Deadline: June 15.

HILLTOP SCHOLARSHIP
$8,500 per year/$34,000 over four years
Awarded to full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of high school reported cumulative grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Hilltop Scholarship have a SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1000 or higher (or ACT composite score of 21 or higher) and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher in the college preparatory courses listed above. Renewable with 2.0 or better college GPA.
Deadline: June 15
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TOWER SCHOLARSHIP
$11,000 per year/$44,000 over four years
Awarded to full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of recalculated high school grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Tower Scholarship have a SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050 or higher (or ACT composite score of 23 or higher) and a recalculated cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher in the college preparatory courses listed above. Renewable with 2.5 or better college GPA.
Deadline: June 15.

THE FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
$12,000 per year/ $48,000 over four years
Awarded to full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of recalculated grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Founders Scholarship have a SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1100 or higher (or a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or higher) and a recalculated high school GPA of 3.7 or higher in the college preparatory courses listed above. Renewable with 2.5 or better college GPA.
Deadline: June 15.

THE FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP
$14,000 per year/$56,000 over four years
Awarded to full-time, first-year day students only. Eligibility is determined by a combination of recalculated grade point average and test scores. Typically, recipients of the Fellows Scholarship have a SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1200 or higher (or ACT composite score of 27 or higher) and a 3.81 recalculated cumulative high school GPA or higher in the college preparatory courses listed above. Renewable with a 2.5 or better college GPA.
Deadline: June 15.

THE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Full Tuition, Fees, Room and Board
Selected by a panel of judges. Two Presidential Scholarships will be awarded annually, and contestants will be chosen from among the most academically gifted applicants for admission. New, first-year students admitted by January 15 who qualify for a Fellows Scholarship may be invited to compete for a Presidential Scholarship. Successful candidates will have completed a strong college preparatory curriculum and show evidence of an exceptional record of leadership or service to school, community or church. Renewable with a 3.25 or better college GPA, the Presidential Scholarship supersedes all other LaGrange College scholarship and aid.
Deadline: High school seniors interested in being considered for the scholarship must apply for admission no later than January 1 of their senior year.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Amounts Vary Based On Funding Departmental Scholarships
Funded through the generosity of alumni and friends of the College. Past scholarships have been awarded to students in Art, Music, Theater and Nursing. Students who indicate intent to major in one of the aforementioned specific areas may receive applications for available Departmental Scholarships through the Office of Admission. Students who receive an academic scholarship may not always qualify for a departmental scholarship as well.
Deadline: March 1.

HOPE Scholarship
$1,854 per semester for full-time students - $927 per semester for part-time students
Awarded by the State of Georgia to residents who graduated from high school on or after June 1996 with a 3.0 average. Requires being a Georgia resident for at least 12 months prior to high school graduation and at the time of enrollment at LaGrange College. Must have graduated high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in college preparatory courses that could have met a graduation requirement. You must be enrolled at least half-time in order to receive this scholarship. Apply by completing the HOPE Scholarship application at www.gacollege411.org .
Deadline: September 1.

Zell Miller Scholarship
$2,000 per semester for full-time students - $1,000 per semester for half-time students
Awarded by the State of Georgia to residents who graduate from an eligible high school in 2011 or later as the class Valedictorian or Salutatorian; or graduated with a minimum of a 3.70 cumulative grade point average in the college preparatory core-curriculum subjects and earned minimum score of 1200 combined critical reading and math on a single administration of the SAT or a composite score of 26 on a single administration of the ACT on a test administered before the time of high school graduation. Eligible students receive this higher level HOPE Scholarship award of $2,000 per semester if full-time, and $1,000 per semester if enrolled half-time at an accredited GA private college or university. Renewable with a 3.30 GPA.
For free application and deadline information visit www.gacollege411.org .

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant
Annual amount is contingent on State appropriations.
Awarded on a non-need basis to Georgia residents attending a private college or university as a full-time student. Requires you to be a Georgia resident for at least 12 months prior to the term of enrollment at an eligible college or university. Must be enrolled full-time. The annual amount is contingent on State appropriations. Apply by completing a Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant Application at www.gacollege411.org .
Deadline: September 1.




Improve Your Chances

Apply Early To keep it quick and easy, apply online. High school students interested in academic scholarships should apply by January 1 of their senior year.

Fill out the FAFSA
Federal student financial aid may be available to you, but you won't know until you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Your eligibility is calculated by taking the cost of attending a particular college minus the expected family contribution (EFC). Your EFC is determined by your financial circumstances and how they compare to others applying for aid.

Look Around
There may be other public and private scholarships available through local businesses, clubs and organizations. Do some investigating on the Web. Narrow down your list to those financial aid opportunities that appeal to you most. Then get busy applying!

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or: 1-888-253-9918
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E-mail: finaid@lagrange.edu