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Scholarships & Awards - First-Year Students
Coe College recognizes students like you who strive for and achieve excellence in academics. To learn the exact amount that you may be eligible to receive, simply apply to Coe College.
All students who apply for admission to Coe will be automatically considered for a Trustee Scholarship valued up to $30,000 per year. To receive full scholarship amount, students are expected to live on-campus. Commuter students should contact the Office of Admission with questions.
Additional Academic Scholarships
Awards valued up to $5,000 per year. Select students are invited to campus for interviews or auditions.
Several full- and partial-tuition scholarships will be awarded. Finalists interview on campus.
- The Distinguished Trustee Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to high academic students with the potential to positively impact our campus.
- The Diversity Leadership Scholarship - Coe believes educational experience is strengthened by the inclusion of strong voices from diverse backgrounds. This scholarship is awarded to students from historically underrepresented populations.
- The Sustainability Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to students who show passion and concern for our environment.
Full tuition awarded to National Merit and National Achievement Finalists if Coe is listed as first choice of schools with National Merit Scholarship Corporation by May 1 of the senior year. $18,000 award for National Merit and National Achievement Semifinalists. Finalists must maintain a 3.10 cumulative GPA for annual renewal.
Awards are renewable and valued at $5,000 per year. The Coe community values our relationships with neighboring communities. As such, the Kohawk Corridor Award seeks to recognize strong students from Linn and Johnson Counties in Iowa. Students from these counties who apply for admission to Coe will be automatically considered for this award in addition to Trustee Scholarships ranging up to $30,000 per year. To receive full scholarship amount, students are expected to live on-campus.
Awards valued up to $7,000 per year. The National Kohawk Award seeks to further enrich the educational experiences of all Coe students through the inclusion of voices from across the United States. All students who apply for admission to Coe, are admitted and awarded a Trustee Scholarship are considered for this additional award. All National Kohawk Awards are renewable for three years after the student’s first year at Coe College.
Auditions and interviews with art, music and theatre faculty are open to majors and non-majors alike. The Music Department also awards a limited number of larger scholarships to students interested in majoring in music, including the Marshall Full-Tuition Scholarship.**
Awards valued at $500 and $1,000, respectively. Siblings of current Coe students or siblings of Coe graduates are eligible to receive $500 annually. Children with parents or grandparents who are Coe alumni are eligible to receive $1,000 annually.
Outside scholarships can help enhance a student's financial aid package and help decrease the cost of college. Please contact your high school counselor or your Coe admission counselor for scholarship search suggestions.