Merit Scholarships for Continuing Students


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Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students

Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are awarded to current Messiah College students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding leaders in specific activities while attending Messiah College. Applications for Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are available in the Financial Aid Office in the lower level of Old Main and can be downloaded from the forms page. (Note: This application is only available during the application period - approximately March 1 through May 15 each year.)

Fifteen $1,500 Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students are awarded each academic year.
The Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students candidate:

  1. Must be a full-time student at Messiah College.
  2. Must have completed at least 30 credit hours of work at Messiah College.
  3. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  4. Need not demonstrate financial need, but financial need will be taken into consideration.

Messiah College students already receiving an academic scholarship (not a need-based grant) equal to or greater than 60% tuition are not eligible to receive the Dean’s Scholarships for Continuing Students.

The application deadline is May 15.

Provost's Scholarships for Continuing Students

Recipients of the Messiah College Provost's Scholarships for Continuing Students will be selected from the fall and spring Dean's Lists from each academic year.
Twenty $2,000 Provost's Scholarships for Continuing Students will be awarded each year.

The Provost's Scholarships for Continuing Students candidate: 

  1. Is required to make the Dean's List two consecutive semesters (fall and spring). The scholarship will be awarded for the following academic year in equal amounts each semester--$1000 each semester.
  2. Cannot be a current recipient of:
    • Provost's Scholarship for Academic Achievement (awarded as a new student)
    • Trustees' Scholarship for Excellence
    • President’s Scholarship for College Honors
    • Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship
    • Martin’s Scholar
    • Amigo Scholarship
    • Vollmer Scholarship
  3. Must be a full-time student.
  4. Must have completed 30 credit hours or more at Messiah College to be considered.

If more than twenty Messiah College students meet the above requirements, the Provost's Scholarships for Continuing Students will be awarded to the twenty candidates with the highest cumulative grade point average for the academic year in question.


There is no application for the Provost's Scholarships for Continuing Students. Candidates will be identified from the Dean's List published by the Academic Office.


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