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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.

Merit Scholarships

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.

Academic Distinction Scholarships

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.


Crimson and Gold Legacy Scholarships

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.


Williston Jones Full-Tuition Scholarships

Up to three full-tuition scholarships per year will be awarded. All Trustee Scholarship winners are eligible to apply with finalists invited to compete on campus. Students must maintain a 3.20 cumulative GPA for annual renewal.

Winners of the Williston Jones Scholarship are not eligible for any other Coe funded financial aid.


National Merit Recognition Awards

Full-tuition award for National Merit Finalists if Coe is listed as first choice of schools with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

$18,000 award for National Merit Semifinalists.


Diversity Leadership Full-Tuition Scholarships

Up to 10 full-tuition scholarships and multiple additional scholarships per year will be awarded. The Diversity Leadership Scholarship is intended to enrich and enhance the campus community by contributing to the diversity of the student body and promoting leadership and service on Coe's campus. Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for annual renewal.

Winners of Diversity Leadership Scholarships are not eligible for any other Coe funded financial aid.


Music Scholarships

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.


Theatre Scholarships

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

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.