Merit and Talent Scholarships

Coe College offers merit and competitive scholarships to recognize the talents and achievements of students applying for admission. Because these scholarships are awarded on merit, students do not have to demonstrate financial need to qualify. These scholarships include the Williston Jones, Trustee, Presidential, Dean’s, Daniel Coe, Crimson & Gold Legacy Award, Crimson Transfer Grant, Academic Distinction, Diversity Leadership, Transfer Scholarship, National Kohawk Award, Kohawk Corridor Award, Art, Music, and Theatre. Merit Scholarships are awarded (if applicable) upon admission to the college and require no separate application. Academic scholarships can be supplemented with competitive scholarships which may also require an on-campus interview or audition.

Renewal Criteria

All scholarships are renewable on an annual basis. Renewal is contingent on full-time study and will not exceed eight terms of full-time study. Beginning in the fall 2015, the renewal for the Williston Jones, Trustee, Presidential, Dean's and Daniel Coe scholarships will be based on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for GPA and pace standards. Winners of music and theatre scholarships must meet participation criteria as specified in their award letter. Students who fall below the required academic scholarship criteria or determine that they no longer desire to continue meeting requirements for a competitive scholarship should contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine if they are eligible for an extension to meet the GPA requirements or if other funds may be available to assist with offsetting the loss of a scholarship. Because these scholarships are awarded on merit, students do not have to demonstrate financial need to qualify. Coe College reserves the right to make any adjustments deemed necessary to the selection criteria, eligibility requirements, or award amounts of these scholarships. Questions regarding Coe scholarships should be directed to the Office of Admission.

A student who is not meeting his/her participation requirements of a talent scholarship may have the scholarship revoked by the academic department that initially awarded the scholarship. A probationary period is generally not granted in situations where a student no longer fulfills their participating requirements as outlined in the scholarship award letter. Appeals regarding the revocation of such scholarships must be directed to the appropriate academic department chair.

A student who loses an academic or talent scholarship is encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine if he/she qualifies for other financial aid funds that may be available to assist with offsetting the loss of a scholarship.

Coe College reserves the right to make any adjustments deemed necessary to the selection criteria, eligibility requirements, or award amounts of these scholarships. Questions regarding Coe merit and talent based scholarships should be directed to the Office of Admission.

Approved Institutional Leave of Absence (LOA) and Academic Scholarships

Students who are granted a LOA and do not attend a college elsewhere during their LOA, generally are eligible to have their academic and talent based scholarship renewed upon their return. Renewal of these scholarships is contingent upon meeting all other renewal criteria. Students who are returning from their LOA and have attended college elsewhere may have their scholarship eligibility reevaluated. During an approved institutional LOA a student’s enrollment status will be reported as withdrawn by the college to the Department of Education.