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The criteria listed determines eligibility only and does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship.

All campus scholarships: Unless otherwise noted, the following scholarships are for qualifying, full-time, campus students attending SMWC in a degree-seeking program. Students must maintain scholarship requirements to renew the award for up to eight semesters. SMWC awards are applied to tuition only (unless noted) and will be applied after state grants (if applicable). SMWC room/board awards will be applied after federal or outside awards (if applicable).

All awards are subject to reduction or replacement by other offers or awards. Athletic offers includes a combination of all SMWC awards. SMWC award cannot be combined.

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

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.

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

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

SMWC Transfer Merit Scholarships

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

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 a 3.0 GPA or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the scholarship for up to 8 semesters. Other SMWC awards or offers may reduce or replace this award.

Special Awards and Scholarships

21st Century Scholars (Tier I)

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 will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must also be a state verified 21st Century Scholar and must live on campus. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the April 15 deadline.

Renewable Requirements:

  • Must be a state verified 21st Century Scholar in Indiana.
  • Must file the FAFSA by the April 15 deadline.
  • Must complete 30 credit hours per academic year.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree.
  • Must live on campus.
  • Must complete and fulfill the requirements of the Pomeroy Scholar Pledge.

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21st Century Scholars (Tier II)

Amount: At the time of admission, students who have a GPA of 2.5 or above are eligible for the $15,000 award. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must also be a state verified 21st Century Scholar. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the April 15 deadline.

Renewable Requirements:

  • Must be a state verified 21st Century Scholar in Indiana.
  • Must file the FAFSA by the April 15 deadline.
  • Must complete 30 credit hours per academic year.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree.
  • Must complete and fulfill the requirements of the Pomeroy Scholar Pledge.

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Catholic Faith Scholarship (Tier I)

Amount: At the time of admission, students who self-identify “religion” as Catholic on their application and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive the $20,000 award. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must attend a Catholic Church or high school (verification is required) and live on campus.

Renewable Requirements: The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree and live on campus to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

Catholic Faith Scholarship (Tier II)

Amount: At the time of admission, students who self-identify “religion” as Catholic on their application and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive the $16,000 award. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must attend a Catholic Church or high school (verification is required). Students are not required to live on campus to receive this level.

Renewable Requirements: The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship

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

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must submit a SMTG application, a written essay by the November 22, 2019 deadline and students must live on campus. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher, make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree and live on campus to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

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Indiana Resident Scholarship

Amount: 50% tuition scholarship. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must be a resident of Indiana (verified per admissions application and/or the FAFSA address) and have a high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree and maintain permanent residency in Indiana to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

SMWC Diversity Scholarship

Amount: 50% tuition scholarship. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must self-identify “race” as African-American, Hispanic or Asian on their admission application and have a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

Center for Leadership Development (CLD)

Amount: (3) recipients per year will be chosen to receive a full tuition award. Cannot be combined with other SMWC offers.

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 up to (8) semesters.

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Cristo Rey Scholarship

Amount: 50% tuition scholarship. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must have attended and graduated from a Cristo Rey Network high school and have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

Pomeroy Athletic Scholarships

Amount: Determined by Head Coaches and Athletic Director. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Athletic offers includes a combination of all SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students are selected to receive awards by the coaches based on athletic talent and team needs.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

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 $5,000 towards the cost of tuition only. SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, students must be related to an Alum of SMWC such as; 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 for the Alum.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

SMWC Endowments

Amount: Amounts vary depending on remaining financial need. SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student, first consideration will be given to students who have competed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The amount of the award will be determined by the student’s unmet financial need after other awards are applied. Once the student is committed to SMWC the generic endowment will be switched to a named donor award.

Renewable Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

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 (up to 8 semesters).

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 up to 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: (1) full-tuition award. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition costs only. Cannot be combined with other SMWC awards and can be reduced or replaced by federal, state or outside award offers.

Qualifications: In addition to being a full-time, degree-seeking campus student in the music program, students must live on campus and 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 minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher, make satisfactory academic progress towards their degree and primary applied instrument to renew the award for up to 8 semesters.

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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 up to 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 up to 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).

Campus Scholarship Policy
  • Students must be degree-seeking, full-time students in a campus program.
  • SMWC scholarships are valid for up to (8) semesters and can only be used for courses required for degree completion. Once the student has completed the requirements for their first baccalaureate degree at SMWC, no additional disbursements of SMWC aid will be allowed.
    • Students may add minor(s) to their program however; the minors must be completed by the end of their degree or financial aid will not cover them.
    • If a student is considered a dual major for his/her degree, all courses for the major(s) must be completed when the student reaches 120 credit hours. If one major is completed and the student has reached 120 hours for degree completion before the other major is completed, federal/state aid will not be disbursed for the subsequent major(s). SMWC aid will only cover dual majors if the second major is declared prior to completing the first major.
  • Students must adhere to scholarship guidelines to renew the award for up to (8) semesters.
  • If a student withdrawals from SMWC, their awards are not guaranteed if they choose to return.
  • SMWC scholarships cannot be used for study abroad courses. However, students may use federal/state aid (including loans) to cover study abroad courses as long as they are required for their degree. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and apply for one of the SMWC Study Abroad Scholarships.
  • If the student is in his/her last semester and cannot be full-time status, the SMWC scholarship(s) will be prorated.
  • SMWC reserves the right to reduce/replace SMWC awards with other scholarship offers or awards.