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Dates & Deadlines

Early Action
Application Deadline:
December 10

Regular Decision
Application Deadline:
March 1

National Candidate
Reply Date:
May 1

Scholarships & Awards For Transfer 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.


Full-Tuition Scholarship for Community College Students

A full-tuition award and multiple $25,000 per year awards. A minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA and enrollment at a community college is required for consideration. Full-Tuition winners must maintain good social standing, satisfactory academic progress for annual review and residential status (four years). This is available to first time degree seeking students. The application deadline is March 14, 2017.

Note: Winners of Full-Tuition Williston Jones Scholarships are not eligible for any other Coe funded financial aid.


Transfer Academic Scholarships

Awards valued up to $21,000 per year. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university and at least 4 course credits (16 semester hours) in transfer credit are required for consideration.  This scholarship is awarded at the time of admission.


Kirkwood Community College Scholarships

Awards valued up to $23,000 per year. A minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA and completion of an Associate of Arts degree from Kirkwood Community College is required for consideration. This scholarship is awarded at the time of admission.


Crimson Grants

Awards valued up to $11,000 per year. Crimson grants are based on a cumulative college GPA from an accredited college or university and will be awarded at the time of admission.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Award valued at $1,000. Phi Theta Kappa scholars receive this award in addition to any merit-based scholarship for which he or she qualifies.


Visual & Performing Arts Scholarships

Awards valued up to $1,000 per year. Auditions and interviews with art, music and theatre faculty are open to majors and non-majors alike. The Music Department also awards a variety of other scholarships ranging up to full tuition.


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.


The Williston Jones Full-Tuition Scholarships

Several full- and partial-tuition scholarships will be awarded. Finalists are invited to interview or audition on campus.

  • 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 broadly diverse backgrounds, including African American, Hispanic, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American.
  • Sustainability Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to prospective students who have a passion for the environment, creating sustainable practices and reducing our carbon footprint on the world.
  • Marshall Music Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to prospective students who have the motivation and background necessary to pursue the Bachelor of Music degree.

Note: Winners of Full-Tuition Williston Jones Scholarships are not eligible for any other Coe funded financial aid.


Roy J. Carver Scholarships

Award valued at $7,600. To be considered, a student must have graduated from an Iowa high school or been an Iowa resident for the last five years. Students must also have reached junior status in credits and possess a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. All online applications must be submitted by March 1, 2016.


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.