Scholarships & Awards

While a Colby-Sawyer education starts with an affordable $17,500 tuition, we also strive to acknowledge your abilities and accomplishments through a variety of awards, scholarships and funds.

Deadline: Must submit application by December 1
Value: $2,000 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)

When you submit your application for admission to Colby-Sawyer, you are automatically considered for scholarships and/or awards ranging up to $8,000 per year.

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 merit and general grant funds; 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.