scholarships are awarded each academic year to entering
first-year students who have already demonstrated truly exceptional
scholarship, leadership, and Christian character. The amount is equal to 100
percent (100%) of that student's first year tuition costs and is frozen at that amount for the duration of the student's academic career. Recipients of
Trustees' Scholarships are selected by a committee from a pool of first
year applicants who submit a complete application for admission before
To be eligible for a
Trustees' Scholarship, a student must rank in the top 10 percent of their
high school class and achieve a composite SAT score of 1300 or better
on math and critical reading OR an ACT composite score of 29 or better.
Selected applicants may be invited to visit campus to be part of an
interview process on a day established by the College in January or
February. Recipients of Trustees' Scholarships are eligible for
participation in the College Honors Program.
Trustees' Scholarships are
renewable to the recipient for three (3) subsequent years at Messiah
College — frozen at an amount equal to 100 percent (100%) of that
student's first year tuition cost. To be eligible for scholarship
renewal, the student must:
maintain a 3.3 cumulative
grade point average for the first academic year and a 3.6 grade point
average over two consecutive semesters of each succeeding academic year.
This scholarship may not be
combined with any other Messiah College Merit Scholarship with the
exception of the National Merit Scholarship.