Full-tuition Scholarship Competition

Admitted high school students with a GPA of 3.6 and above are eligible to compete for our most prestigious academic scholarships as part of the Monmouth College Scholarship Competition on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

Application Details

In addition to interviewing at the Scholarship Competition, the following items are required to be submitted to scholarshipcompetition@monmouthcollege.edu prior to January 15th. Please note these should be submitted in PDF form or Microsoft Word document including your first and last name.

  • A one-page resume outlining your involvement and achievements in the following areas:
    • academic clubs or organizations
    • extracurriculars (arts, athletics, etc.)
    • community outreach or service (religious, non-profit organizations, etc.)
    • work experience
  • An essay of no more than 500 words on the following prompt:

The word “liberal” of “the liberal arts” is from the Latin līberālis, which means “of or belonging to freedom, relating to the freeborn condition”[1] of a person, and a liberal arts education is, at its core, liberating and intellectually freeing. The African American novelist and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison explains that “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” How do you anticipate that a liberal arts education will free you, and how do you imagine you might “free someone else”?

A limited number of virtual interviews are available for students who are unable to attend the Scholarship Competition on January 28. Please contact your admission counselor to schedule a 30-minute Zoom interview between Monday, January 23 and Thursday, January 26 from 3pm-6pm.

Scholarship Information

The following scholarships will be awarded based on the results of the competition. Please note: you do not have to apply for each of these separately.

Please note these scholarships replace any previously awarded Dean’s Scholarships for all recipients.

Other Scholarships

Monmouth College is also pleased to offer additional scholarships in Bagpipe and Highland Drumming, Doc Kieft Chemistry, and Presbyterian. Students can interview/audition for these scholarships during the Scholarship Competition day.

Other Programs

In addition to the above scholarships, students can also interview the day of the event for a paid Associate Editor position with our Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (MJUR).

Questions?

Contact your admission counselor or visit our FAQ page.


Listen to Goldsborough Scholar Ditza Montesinos ’23 address last year’s scholarship competition participants and talk about her experiences at the scholarship competition and as a Monmouth student.