Scholarships & Awards

Colby-Sawyer strives to acknowledge your abilities and accomplishments through a variety of awards, scholarships and funds.

Deadline: Must submit application by December 1
Value: $6,000 per year

Early Action CHECKLIST
  • Complete Colby-Sawyer's First-Year Application or the Common Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Recommendation (optional)
  • Writing sample: see application for essay topics
  • SAT or ACT (optional)

Your commitment to leadership, engagement and scholastic achievement can qualify you for a variety of recognitions. When you submit your application for admission to Colby-Sawyer, you are automatically considered for scholarships and/or awards ranging up to $30,000 per year. All scholarships are renewable upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward graduation.

Endowed funds are an investment in your future made possible by generous individuals who believe in a Colby-Sawyer education. Funds are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office and may be exchanged for previously awarded general grant funds and, in most cases, the overall total aid that a student receives will not change.

An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the college, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation. If you receive such scholarship, you are required to report it to the Financial Aid Office by sending a copy of the award letter or certificate.

Outside scholarships are considered resources and are used to supplement any unmet need and, if necessary, reduce self-help aid such Federal Work Study and/or loans. In rare cases, outside scholarships over the amount of unmet need and self-help aid may result in the reduction of college need-based aid.

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Institutional scholarships and awards are subject to change by action of the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees.