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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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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 merit scholarships. To receive full scholarship amount, students are expected to live on-campus. Commuter students should contact the Office of Admission with questions.
- Trustee Scholarships
Scholarships range from $22,000 to $30,000. Students must maintain a 3.10 cumulative GPA for annual renewal.
- Presidential Scholarships
Scholarships range from $19,500 to $21,500. Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for annual renewal.
- Dean's Scholarships
Scholarships range from $18,000 to $19,000. Students must maintain a 2.85 cumulative GPA for annual renewal.
- Daniel Coe Scholarships
Scholarships range from $12,500 to $17,500. Students must maintain good academic standing for annual renewal.
Awards valued at up to $5,000. Coe's Scholars Weekend hopes to recognize academic achievement as well as foster strong relationships between our students and faculty. Students awarded a Dean's, Presidential or Trustee Scholarship are invited back to campus for competitive interviews or auditions.
Awards valued up to $2,000. The Crimson and Gold Legacy Scholarship rewards students who have been deeply and broadly involved in their lives beyond the classroom and seek to continue that involvement in order to leave a lasting impression at Coe College. Candidates must have been awarded a Daniel Coe Scholarship to be considered. Students are invited to interview with members of the Coe Community during Scholars Weekend.
Several full- and partial-tuition scholarships will be awarded. Deadline is January 6, 2015. Finalists interview on campus during Scholars Weekend.
- 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.
Winners of the Williston Jones Scholarship are not eligible for any other Coe funded financial aid.
National Merit & National Achievement Recognition Awards
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.
Kohawk Corridor Awards
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 Merit Scholarships ranging up to $30,000 per year. To receive full scholarship amount, students are expected to live on-campus.
National Kohawk Awards
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 Dean's, Presidential or Trustee Scholarship are considered for this additional award. The Dean's, Presidential and Trustee Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and range from $18,000 to $30,000.
- Dean's Scholars will receive an additional $5,000 per year.
- Presidential Scholars will receive an additional $6,000 per year.
- Trustee Scholars will receive an additional $7,000 per year.
All National Kohawk Awards are renewable for three years after the student’s first year at Coe College.
Scholarships are renewable and valued at up to $5,000. Whether you would like to showcase your talent in a particular medium or you have a passion for art history, the art faculty at Coe College look forward to meeting you. Scholarship portfolio reviews and interviews are open to majors and non-majors alike.
Scholarships are renewable and valued upwards of $1,000. Do you have diversified interests and want to continue with music? Scholarship auditions are open to majors and non-majors alike. The Music Department also awards a limited number of larger scholarships for students interested in majoring in Music, including the Marshall Full Tuition Scholarship.
Winners of the Marshall full-tuition music scholarships are not eligible for any other Coe funded financial aid.
Scholarships are renewable and valued at up to $5,000. Whether you hope to be a professional actor, director or simply plan to continue involvement in the Theatre Arts, opportunities exist at Coe College. Scholarship auditions and interviews are open to majors and non-majors alike.
Sibling and Legacy Awards
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.