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Trustees' Scholarship for Excellence


studentsSix scholarships are awarded each academic year in an amount equal to 100 percent (100%) of that student's first year tuition costs to entering first-year students who have already demonstrated truly exceptional scholarship, leadership, and Christian character. Recipients of Trustees' Scholarships are selected by a committee from a pool of first year applicants who submit a complete application for admission before January 15.


To be eligible for a Trustees' Scholarship a student must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and achieve a total SAT score of 1300 or better or an ACT 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 — locked 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 3.6 grade point average each academic year, and
  • exhibit a continuing leadership role on campus.


This scholarship may not be combined with any other Messiah College Merit Scholarship with the exception of the National Merit Scholarship.



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