Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships

Academic-based merit scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance during their entire high school career. There are no set of “numbers” (GPA, class rank) that guarantee a scholarship or scholarship amount. Students who have taken a rigorous program of study during their high school career including their senior year – will be considered for these awards. The scholarship committee recalculates the student’s GPA using the core subject areas which include English, Math, History/Social Studies, Science and Foreign Language. All scholarships are renewable for four years provided students meet the necessary GPA requirements. 

 

There are Three Scholarship Levels:

Academic Merit Scholarships Amount Awardable
Presidential Scholarship $15,000
Presidential Scholarship $10,000
Marist College Scholarship $8,000

Merit scholarships are made at the discretion of the scholarship committee. General eligibility requirements listed do not guarantee admission or academic merit scholarship.

Students will automatically be considered for a Merit Scholarship upon acceptance to Marist College. No more than one merit scholarship will be awarded to each student.

Students who reside and will graduate from a high school in Dutchess, Orange, or Ulster County will be awarded a Hudson Valley Scholarship of equal value in lieu of the Presidential or Marist College Scholarship.

All Merit Scholarships are renewable. After the first semester of the freshman year, eligibility is contingent upon the recipient meeting the specified 2.85 cumulative GPA requirement each semester.

Financial need is not required to be eligible for merit scholarships.

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