The criteria listed determine eligibility only and do not guarantee receipt of the scholarship.

All Scholarships: Unless otherwise noted, the following scholarships are for qualifying, first-time (freshmen) women and men students attending SMWC full-time in a degree-seeking program. Students must maintain the specified cumulative GPA and show academic progress towards their degree to renew each scholarship for a total of eight semesters unless otherwise noted. All scholarships are subject to reduction or replacement by other offers or awards.

If you are receiving SAGE Tuition Reward Points, those points have been included in your SMWC award offers.

Merit and Transfer Awards

SMWC Freshmen Merit Scholarships

Amount: Determined by GPA and test scores at the time of admission towards the cost of tuition only.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in degree seeking program.

Scholarship
Trustee Scholarship: $12,500
President’s Scholarship: $10,500
Dean’s Scholarship: $8,000
Wood’s Scholarship: $6,000

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain up to a 3.0 GPA (Trustee & Presidential), 2.5 GPA (Dean’s & Wood’s) and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters. Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

SMWC Transfer Merit Scholarships

Amount: Determined by transfer GPA.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in degree seeking program.

Scholarship
Trustee Scholarship: GPA 4.0 or greater $12,500
President’s Scholarship: GPA 3.5 -3.99 $10,500
Dean’s Scholarship: GPA 3.0 – 3.49 $8,000

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain up to a 3.0 GPA (depending on scholarship) and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.

Special Awards and Scholarships

21st Century Scholars Scholarship (Tier 1)

Amount: At the time of admission students who have a GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible for the $21,000 award. The scholarship can be used towards tuition and fees only.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program, must be a state verified 21st Century scholar and must live on campus. Students are also required to complete 30 credit hours per academic year and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by April 15th.  Students must also make all corrections or updates to the FAFSA by the May 15th deadline.

Renewable Requirements:

  • Student must be a state verified 21st Century scholar in Indiana.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from SMWC.
  • Student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the state grant deadline of April 15th and complete all post-filing processes if applicable.
  • Student must live on campus.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year.
  • Students must attend or participate in one college event each semester. The event must be a minimum of 2 or more hours and can be an athletic/musical event or a play.
  • Students must participate in at least one community service project per academic year. The service project can be within the student’s home community or in the Wabash valley.
  • If applicable, all students must participate in the Career Boot Camp and/or Career Conference each year.

21st Century Commuter & (Tier 2) Scholarship

Amount: At the time of admission, students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 – 2.99 or will be a commuter student will be eligible for the $15,000 award. The scholarship can be used towards tuition and fees only.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program and must be a state verified 21st Century scholar. Students are also required to complete 30 credit hours per academic year and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by April 15th.

Renewable Requirements:

  • Student must be a state verified 21st Century scholar in Indiana.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from SMWC.
  • Student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the state grant deadline of April 15th and complete all post-filing processes if applicable.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year.
  • Students must attend or participate in one college event each semester. The event must be a minimum of 2 or more hours and can be an athletic/musical event or a play.
  • Students must participate in at least one community service project per academic year. The service project can be within the student’s home community or in the Wabash valley.
  • If applicable, all students must participate in the Career Boot Camp and/or Career Conference each year.

SMWC Legacy

Amount: Student must be related to an Alum of SMWC. Relationship will determine the amount of the award: up to $1,000 or up to $5,000 towards the cost of tuition only.

Qualifications: Admitted as a full time student in a degree seeking program and cannot be combined with Alumni Referral Grant. Alum must be a Grandparent, Parent (step), Sibling (step), Aunt/Uncle, Niece/Nephew to be eligible for up to $5,000. Alum must be a cousin, in-law, or distant relative to be eligible for up to $1,000. Must provide name, year of graduation and contact information of the Alum.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible for additional three years.  Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Lilly Endowment Room/Board Scholarship

Amount: based on student room type (double-standard or double-community).

Qualifications: Must be attending SMWC as a full-time student in a degree-seeking campus program.  Student must live on campus. Student must be a recipient of the Lilly Endowment Award that covers the cost of tuition. Amount awarded is based on student room type (double-standard room or double-community room). Private rooms are allowed (if available), but the additional costs will not be covered by the award.  Cannot be combined with other SMWC offers. Award can be reduced by other outside funding in excess of direct costs

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 minimum academic cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for an additional three years (total of 8 semesters).

Pomeroy Athletic Scholarships

Amount: Determined by Head Coaches and Athletic Director.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program are considered for Pomeroy Athletic Scholarships by the Coaches based on athletic talent and team needs. Students must be a campus, degree seeking student and the award is renewable yearly based upon Athletic Director and Head Coach recommendations. No separate applications required. Can be combined with awards to the maximum athletic offer.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters and remain an active member of the team.

SMWC Endowments

Amount: Amounts vary depending on remaining financial need.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program.  The amount of the scholarship is determined by the student’s unmet financial need after other awards are applied.  If additional awards are applied after the initial packaging, the SMWC Endowment will be adjusted accordingly.  Once the student is committed to SMWC the generic endowment will be switched to a named donor.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for a total of (8) semesters.  Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Center for Leadership Development (CLD)

Amount: (3) recipients per year will be chosen to receive a full tuition award.

Qualifications: Qualifying first-time (Freshmen), admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program.  The students must complete the following CLD programs: self-Discovery/Career-Exploration Project, Emerging Scholars Program, and College Prep Summer Program. Students are also required to participate in the Pomeroy Scholarship Competition event.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for a total of (8) semesters.  Cannot be combined with other institutional awards or offers.

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SMWC – Catholic Charities of Terre Haute Scholarship

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will offer one award per year up to full tuition after eligible state grant funds are applied (if applicable). The recipient must be in a degree-seeking program and enrolled as a full-time student. The scholarship will be available to the recipient for up to 8 semesters and is non-transferable. The SMWC – Catholic Charities of Terre Haute scholarship cannot be combined with other institutional awards.

Qualifications:

  • Apply for admission online, meet all program admission requirements and be admitted to the College
  • Receive a referral letter from appropriate program director or member agency
  • Attend full-time as a degree-seeking student
  • Enroll at the College within one year from when the scholarship was awarded
  • Apply for federal and state financial aid programs by March 10th

Application process:

  • Apply for admission and be admitted to the appropriate program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
  • Complete the Catholic Charities Terre Haute Scholarship Official Application, including a 500 minimum word essay about the importance of a college education and what it would mean for the applicant to be chosen for a scholarship and a referral letter from the program director.
  • Submit the completed scholarship application, essay and a referral letter from the program director member agency of your affiliation to: Catholic Charities Terre Haute, 1801 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803 by March 10th.
  • Qualified candidates will be asked to interview with the Agency Director of Catholic Charities Terre Haute and appropriate staff members.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15th.
  • The decision of the SMWC/CCTH Scholarship Committee is final.

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship

Amount: (4) Full tuition scholarships and each winner will receive an iPad.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program and will be living on campus (for full tuition award), must submit a SMTG application and a written essay by November 7, 2017. Replaces/reduces merit and other SMWC offers.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters. Learn More about the SMTG Scholarship

Wabash Valley High School Scholarship

Amount: 50% tuition scholarships.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC in a full-time degree seeking Campus program. Student must graduate in the counties of: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, Owen, Greene or Vigo in Indiana or Clark, Vermilion or Edgar counties in Illinois.  Students must deposit to SMWC by May 1, 2018.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for an additional three years (total of 8 semesters). Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.  This award cannot be combined with other offers.

Post-9/11 GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon Program

Amount: The Indiana highest cost of tuition as determined by Veterans Administration. SMWC and VA will award funds to cover the total cost of tuition and fees.

Qualifications: Qualifications determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs as determined by the Post 911 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program requirements. Cannot be combined.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.

Music and Visual Art Scholarships

Music & Visual Art scholarships may be combined with most other scholarships (some exclusions apply). Scholarships are renewable each year based on progress in the program.

SMWC Musician of Promise Scholarship

Amount: One $18,000 award.

Qualifications: Admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking music program.  Must submit an audition request form, followed by an audition, essay and interview. Contact the Department of Music and Theatre for more information regarding scholarship criteria.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, satisfactory academic progress towards the music degree and satisfactory progress on primary applied instrument to renew the scholarship for a total of (8) semesters. For More Information on Requirements >

SMWC Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship – Music ($500 to $3,500 per year)

Qualifications: Awarded to a select few students who are full-time, undergraduate students demonstrating excellence in music skill and potential. These students must declare a major in music or music therapy. Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must contact the Department of Music and Theatre and attend an on-campus audition. Available for first-time (Freshmen) and transfer students.

The awards are based on talent. No separate applications required. Can be combined with most merit scholarships (some exclusions apply).

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.5 minimum academic cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters in Music.

SMWC Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship – Art ($500 to $1,000 per year)

Qualifications: Awarded to a select few students who are full-time, undergraduate students demonstrating excellence in art skill and potential. These students must declare a major in art or related field. Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must contact the Department of Text and Image for more information.  Available for first-time (Freshmen) or transfer students.

The awards are based on talent. No separate applications required. Can be combined with most merit scholarships (some exclusions apply).

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.5 minimum academic cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters in Music.

Sister Sue Pietrus Memorial Music Scholarship (up to $3,300 per year)

Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students who are full-time, undergraduate students declaring a major in music or music therapy.  The number of available scholarships may vary each year.

Mildred and Harry Martin Term Scholarship (up to $2,500 per year)

Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students who are full-time, undergraduate students declaring a major or minor in music. Can be combined with most merit scholarships (some exclusions apply).

Mildred and Harry Martin Term Scholarship (up to $2,500 per year)

Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying first-time (Freshmen) or transfer,students who are full-time, undergraduate students declaring a major or minor in music. The number of available scholarships may vary each year.

Sister Marie Brendan Harvey Endowed Scholarship (up to $2,400 per year)

Sister Marie Brendan Harvey, alumna of 1951, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College educator and former SMWC director of alumni affairs, founded the College’s Madrigal Program. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students who are full-time, undergraduate students declaring a major in music or music therapy, or outstanding members of the SMWC Madrigals (auditioned ensemble). The number of available scholarships may vary each year.

Sister Mary Thomasetta Term Scholarship (up to $1,000 per year)

Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students who are full-time, undergraduate students declaring a major in music.  The number of available scholarships may vary each year. Can be combined with most merit scholarships (some exclusions apply).

Mary Alice Shannon Klueh 1948 and Duane Klueh Term Scholarship (up to $750 per year)

Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students who are full-time, undergraduate students declaring a major in music therapy. A preference is given to students from the Wabash Valley. The number of available scholarships may vary each year. Can be combined with most merit scholarships (some exclusions apply).

 

Scholarships for Designated High Schools

SR. Jeanne Knoerle Memorial Scholarship

Amount: One recipient per year for a total of $100,000 over four years; $25,000 per year.

Qualifications: Qualifying female admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must have attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Cleveland, Ohio. No separate applications required. Must apply before May 1, 2018.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.  Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

SR. Barbara Doherty Scholarship

Amount: One recipient per year for a total of $100,000 over four years; $25,000 per year.

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must have attended and graduated from Providence St. Mel High School in Chicago, IL. No separate applications required. Must apply before May 1, 2018.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.  Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Sue Hamilton Trustee Scholarship

Amount: One recipient per year for a total of $60,000 over four years; $15,000 per year.

Qualifications: Qualifying female admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must have attended and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Cleveland, Ohio. No separate applications required. Must apply Before May 1, 2018.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.  Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Cristo Rey Network Scholarship

Amount: Limited number of 50% tuition scholarships

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must have attended and graduated from a Cristo Rey Network High School, have a minimum 3.0 GPA. No separate applications required. Replaces the Merit Scholarship.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.  Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Guerin College Preparatory HS Scholarship (River Grove, IL)

Amount: Limited number of 50% tuition scholarship

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must have attended and graduated from Guerin College Preparatory High School (River Grove), have a minimum 3.0 GPA. No separate applications required. Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.

Guerin Catholic HS Scholarship (Noblesville, IN)

Amount: Limited number of 50% tuition scholarship

Qualifications: Qualifying admitted students attending SMWC full-time in a degree seeking program must have attended and graduated from Guerin Catholic High School (Noblesville), have a minimum 3.0 GPA. No separate applications required. Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for a total of 8 semesters.