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Provost's Scholarship

The beautiful covered bridge.

Note: New awards for this Scholarship are only made to incoming first-year and transfer students for a particular academic year. Students who did not receive this scholarship as an incoming first-year or transfer student cannot receive the scholarship in a future year.

The Provost's Scholarships are based on a student's high school or transfer academic record. There is no application form for this scholarship. The required information is supplied as part of the application for admission.

The Admissions Office uses official high school transcripts for GPA and official test scores to identify eligible first-time freshmen students. Transfer students are required to have a 3.0 cumulative college grade point average (GPA).   Students are notified of their Provost's Scholarship awards in the admissions acceptance letter.

Continuance of your Provost's Scholarship is based on a yearly GPA.  In other words, even though your overall GPA might be higher than the minimum, you would lose the scholarship if your GPA for the most recently completed academic year did not meet the minimum.  For example, a student who received a scholarship during the 2013-2014 academic year would have to achieve the minimum GPA during that academic year in order for renewal of the scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year. A student's eligibility is checked every two semesters.  So, for example, the eligibility of a student who begins attendance in a spring semester would be reviewed at the end of each fall semester.


To be eligible for scholarship renewal, the student must:

  • maintain a 2.8 grade point average over the freshman academic year, a 3.0 grade point average each following year

The deadline for admitted students to update information that might increase the Provost's Scholarship:


  • New students, entering fall semester - March 1st
  • Transfer students, entering fall semester - June 15th
  • New and transfer students entering spring semester - December 1st


Students are responsible for communicating to the Admissions Office any such increases in SAT, ACT, or GPA according to the dates mentioned above.  Adjustment to Provost's Scholarships are not allowed after these dates.


SAT scores represent the combined Verbal/Critical Reading and Math sections only of the New SAT and the previous SAT I exams.




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