Academic scholarships

Dean’s Scholarships

All applicants to Monmouth are automatically considered for our Dean’s Scholarships, which are awarded based on a holistic review of a student’s application. Dean’s Scholarships start at $22,500 per year for new transfer students, and $25,500 per year for new first year students. Dean’s Scholarships are renewable for four years, or for two or three years for transfer students. No separate application is required, and your scholarship amount will be listed in your acceptance letter from the Office of Admission. 

Full tuition scholarships for first-year students

Each year, select students are eligible based on academic criteria to apply and compete for a small number of full-tuition scholarships. First-year students with a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.6 or above are eligible to compete for the following awards as part of our Scholarship Competition event: 

In addition to these full-tuition awards, eligible Scholarship Competition event participants may also receive one of a select number of President’s Scholarships, a $30,000 annual, renewable award replacing their previously awarded Dean’s Scholarship.

Transfer student scholarships

In addition to our Dean’s scholarships, for which transfer applicants are automatically considered, there are two additional special scholarship opportunities for incoming transfer students.

Special interest scholarships

Monmouth chooses to put the majority of our aid dollars toward Dean’s Scholarships and Monmouth grants, to allow students and families to receive the maximum aid award up front and as early as possible in the process. However, we do have a select number of additional scholarships for special groups. Students interested in auditioning or interviewing for one of our special interest scholarships can do so as part of a campus visit or your admission counselor to schedule a virtual audition.

Community and outside scholarships

Church-affiliated scholarships

In addition to Monmouth’s Presbyterian Scholarship (see above), students preparing to enter as full-time incoming freshman at one of the participating colleges related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including Monmouth, may apply for a National Presbyterian Scholarship. Students must be members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Community-based scholarships


  • The LaVerne Noyes Scholarship is awarded to blood descendants (grandchildren or great-grandchildren) of United States Army or Navy World War I Veterans whose service was terminated by death or honorable discharge.
  • The Mary Davis McKnight Scholarship is awarded to students where one or both parents are deceased. Preference is given to residents of Knox County.
  • The Tom Johnson Scholarship covers up to $10,000 in tuition and fees for one student’s senior year at Monmouth. The recipient is selected by Business and Economics faculty each year.

Army and ROTC scholarships

Greek life scholarships