2024 Application Guide for Carthage College Presidential Scholarship


Scholarship Awarding University:
Carthage College

Type of degree:

Scholarship Deadline:
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 3rd of December, 2023

Scholarship Summary:
Carthage awards 35 competitive Presidential scholarships each year to incoming domestic students who demonstrate leadership skills and academic strength.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
There are no set criteria for consideration but past recipients were in the top 5% of the applicant pool

Value of Scholarship:
The Carthage Presidential Scholarships are valued as follows;
i. Lincoln Scholarship: Full Tuition per year, renewable {3 awards available}
ii. Clausen Scholarship: Full Tuition per year, renewable {3 awards available}
iii. Ruud Scholarship: Full Tuition per year, renewable {3 awards available}
iv. Hay Scholarship: $27,000 per year, renewable {3 awards available}
v. Lentz/Dahl/Anderson/Campbell Scholarships: $27,000 per year, renewable {15 awards available}

All students who attend the on-campus competition will receive a $2,000 grant towards tuition, renewable for four years.

Scholarship Application Guide:
To apply;
i. Submit an application for admission to Carthage and supporting materials (high school transcripts and ACT/SAT report).
ii. Submit the Presidential Scholarship Program Application
iii. Submit a 250-word maximum essay: Evaluate how a significant experience or achievement in your life has helped shape who you are today. (this is part of the online scholarship application).
iv. Submit a list of all high school and community organizations and activities (including work) in which you have participated (this is part of the online scholarship application).
v. Candidates for the Presidential Scholarship Program are invited to Carthage in January or February to have a conversation with two faculty/staff members and complete an essay.

Scholarship Website:
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Carthage College Presidential Scholarship Page.