SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE
Institutional Award and Scholarships
The College makes a number of awards to students in recognition of their accomplishments either in pursuit of academic excellence or demonstrated skill and talent. Students applying for or receiving institutional awards must complete the application process for financial aid (file a FAFSA and submit all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid).
Academic Scholarships. Academic Scholarship awards are made to entering freshmen on the basis of outstanding high school performance and qualifying scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Scholarship recipients are selected during the admissions process.
Athletic Grants. Awards made to students with athletic ability in the areas of intercollegiate sports. Students interested in athletic awards should contact the Director of Athletics.
Talent Grants. Awards made to students with ability in the areas of band and music. Students interested in talent awards should contact the Chairman of the Music Department.
Departmental Awards. Many departments offer awards to students based upon their major course of study. Students should contact their respective academic departments to determine if funds are available in which they may be eligible to receive.
ROTC Scholarships. ROTC scholarships represent significant financial assistance at Morehouse College. Each branch of service has its own criteria and timetables for application and acceptance. Students interested in ROTC scholarships should contact the head of the ROTC unit on the Morehouse campus for further information and assistance.
Study Abroad Scholarships. The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges compiles a directory of scholarships available to College students in all academic disciplines. Awards include the prestigious Merrill Scholars Program that awards one scholarship per year of approximately $10,000 to be applied toward a full junior year abroad in any College-approved program.
Private and Outside Scholarships. Numerous corporations, employers, professional organizations, foundations, local civic organizations, churches, and high schools make scholarships available to Morehouse students.
Outside scholarship assistance has been a rapidly growing sector in financial aid. It requires initiative on the student's part. Students should consult with their high school counselors, employers, or civic leaders and use the local library for information on educational foundations which offer scholarships.
The College recommends students with specific grade point averages and unmet financial need to the United Negro College Fund for scholarship assistance. Students should note that the recommendation does not insure an award. Final awards are determined by the UNCF educational services staff.