Maryville College provides generous scholarship and award opportunities to deserving students. Scholarships are awarded based on academic information, student interest, student leadership and/or talent. In instances where a candidate qualifies for more than one scholarship, the student will receive the largest scholarship for which they are eligible. In cases where students are eligible to receive more than one award, the total cannot exceed tuition and fees.

Admitted students can apply to competitive scholarships on their MaryVille Portal (MVP) after receiving their admission decision.

Academic Scholarship Information »

MC Community Partner Scholarships »

Competitive Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards »

Veterans’ Benefits »

 

Academic Scholarship Information

Follow these simple steps to apply for admission, for scholarships and to learn more about MC.

  • Submit an application for admission.
  • Send your high school transcript, including senior year courses, and test scores.
  • No formal scholarship application required for the Academic Scholarships, it is considered part of the college application process. Students who qualify will be notified. Additionally, after a student is admitted, they may apply for the Competitive Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards listed in those sections below.
  • Arrange a campus visit to learn as much as you can about the MC experience.
  • GPA = weighted
    SAT/ACT scores include superscore; SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Math)
    CLT = Classic Learning Test
Program & Eligibility Criteria Financial Value

Presidential Scholarship

30+ ACT or 1390+ SAT or 92+ CLT and 3.8+ GPA. Requires a commitment of four semesters as an Academic Mentor.
$23,000 per year on-campus.  $18,000 per year off-campus. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 3.0 GPA.

Dean's Scholarship

26+ ACT or 1240+ SAT or 81+ CLT and 3.5+ GPA. Requires a commitment of three semesters as an Academic Mentor.
$22,000 per year on-campus. $17,000 per year off-campus. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.75 GPA.

Maryville College Scholarship

24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT or 76+ CLT and 3.0+ GPA.
$21,000 per year on-campus. $16,000 per year off-campus. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.5 GPA.

MC Scots Scholarship

3.0+ GPA or 19+ ACT or 980+ SAT or 64+ CLT
$19,000 per year on-campus. $14,000 per year off-campus. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA.
Additional Scholarships (Based on State Residency) Financial Value

TN Hope

Awarded to first-year TN students that have a 3.0+ unweighted GPA OR 21+ ACT composite score OR 1060+ SAT composite score.

Families must file the FAFSA in order to receive the TN HOPE Lottery Scholarship.
$3,500 - $5,000 per year
For a complete list of eligibility and renewal criteria, visit tn.gov/collegepays

Out-of-State Award

Awarded to out-of-state students with
a 3.0+ GPA or 21+ ACT or 1060+ SAT or 68+ CLT.
$2,000 per year
Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA.

All figures current as of August 2020.

MC Community Partner Scholarships

All Community Partner Scholarships can be STACKED with MC Academic Merit Scholarships.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Equal Chance for Education Scholarship deadline is March 15.
All other Scholarship deadlines are April 1.

To compete for these fellowships and/or scholarships, follow these simple steps:

  • Submit an application for admission
  • Send your high school transcript, including senior year courses, and test scores
  • Review the requirements for the available fellowships and scholarships listed below. Once a student has been admitted, they will be given the opportunity to select the fellowship(s) and/or scholarship(s) for which they are eligible.
  • Complete the application(s) via their MaryVille Portal (MVP).
  • Arrange a campus visit to learn as much as you can about the MC experience.
Program & Eligibility Criteria Financial Value

Harold and Jean Lambert Scholarship

Awarded to a student leader from Blount, Knox or Sevier County, TN
who fosters self-initiative to become a campus leader among their peers.
$4,000. Renewable for eight semesters of full-time study with 3.0 GPA and
leadership participation.

Kiwanis Scholarship

Awarded to a student from Blount County, Maryville City or Alcoa City Schools. The recipient will be an active member of the Circle K organization at MC.


$3,000 per year. Non-renewable.

 

Equal Chance for Education Scholarship

Awarded to 10 DACA or undocumented students living in East Tennessee. 3.0+ GPA and have lived in Tennessee for the last 12 months.

$6,250 per year. MC ECE Scholarship based on
merit. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA.

The Knowles Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a documented learning disability.
Must have a current IEP and 3.0+ GPA.
$5000 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.5 GPA.

All figures current as of August 2020.

Competitive Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

All scholarships REPLACE merit scholarships; all fellowships and awards are STACKED on merit scholarships.
Application
and campus interview required for all.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
McGill Scholarship and Fellowship - December 1
All other competitive scholarships, fellowships and awards - February 1

To compete for these fellowships and/or scholarships, follow these simple steps:

  • Submit an application for admission
  • Send your high school transcript, including senior year courses, and test scores
  • Review the requirements for the available fellowships and scholarships listed below. Once a student has been admitted, they will be given the opportunity to select the fellowship(s) and/or scholarship(s) for which they are eligible.
  • Complete the application(s) via their MaryVille Portal (MVP).
  • Arrange a campus visit to learn as much as you can about the MC experience.
Program & Eligibility Criteria Financial Value

McGill Scholarship/Fellowship

McGill Scholarship is awarded to 5 incoming first-year students with combined minimum 30+ ACT or 1390+ SAT or 92+ CLT and 3.8+ GPA and
demonstrated leadership abilities. Required to live on campus.
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McGill Fellowship is awarded to 20 first-year students meeting the same
requirements as the McGill Scholarship. Required to live on campus.
 
Full tuition. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 3.25 GPA.

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Fellowship is valued at $4,000. Renewable for eight semesters of full-time study with 3.0 GPA.

Music Scholarship

Open to music majors based on individual talent. Recipients are required to participate in a related music ensemble.
Up to full tuition per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.5 GPA.
 

Mountain Challenge Fellowship

Student leaders interested in developing leadership skills while taking
part in one of the South’s premier outdoor adventure programs. 24+ ACT
or 1160+ SAT or 76+ CLT and 3.0+ GPA
 
$24,000 per year on-campus. $19,000 per year off-campus. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.75 GPA during first year and 2.85 GPA in second and third year.

Equestrian Team Scholarship

Equestrians riding/showing for a minimum of three years preferably at three-foot fences or higher 24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT or 76+ CLT and 3.0+ GPA
$24,000 per year on-campus. $19,000 per year off-campus. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full time study with 2.75 GPA.
 

Art Scholarship

Open to art majors based on individual talent.
$23,000 per year on-campus. $18,000 per year off-campus. . Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.5 GPA.
 

Theatre Scholarship

Open to theatre majors based on individual talent. Prefer at least two years prior participation in theatre productions. Recipients are required to participate in theatre productions.
 
Up to $23,000 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.5 GPA.

Scots Science Scholarship

First-year students who are seriously considering majors in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics, including pre-professional and licensure tracks.
 
$870 award to attend the summer program and a minimum scholarship of either $21,000 per year on-campus or$16,000 per year off-campus. Renewable with 2.75 GPA

Isaac Anderson Fellowship for Church Leadership

Student leaders wanting to explore their goals of work and calling in light of their Christian faith. Minimum combined 26+ ACT or 1240+ SAT or 81+ CLT and 3.5+ GPA.
 
$5,000 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.75 GPA.

 

Chapel Fellowship

Students with experience and interest in leading worship, especially music in services. Recipients will be active participants in chapel leadership through the Center for Campus Ministry.
 
$4,000 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA.

Church and College Fellowship

Active members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) or the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Recipients are committed to providing three hours per week of volunteer service to local Presbyterian churches.
 
$2,500 per year. Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA.

Bonner Scholarship Award/Leadership Award

Bonner Scholarship is a need-based award program for first-year students involved in their community through community service or other responsibilities. Recipients are required to invest service hours in exchange for financial aid assistance.
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Bonner Leaders are students committed to serving in their community but do not meet financial requirements of the Bonner Scholars Program. Recipients are required to engage in weekly service hours and enrichment programs.
 
$3,000 each year plus additional grant money based on financial need.  Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA
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Up to $1,500 in Federal Work-study funds.  Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA

ALANA Cultural Diversity Award

Underrepresented students with leadership potential, academic promise, and the ability to contribute to cultural diversity. Recipients required to participate in related campus organizations.
 
Up to $2,500 each year.  Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with 2.0 GPA.

Instrumental Music Ensemble Award

Non-music majors based on individual talent. Recipients required to participate in a related music ensemble.
 
Up to $2,500 each year.  Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with continued involvement in a music ensemble with 2.5 GPA

Choral Award

Non-music majors. Prefer at least two years prior participation in a high school chorus. Recipients required to participate in a choral ensemble.
 
Up to $2,500 each year.  Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with continued involvement in a choral ensemble with 2.5 GPA.

MC Playhouse Award

Non-theatre majors. Prefer at least two years of prior participation in theatre productions. Recipients are required to participate in theatre productions.
 
Up to $2,500 each year.  Renewable for eight fall/spring semesters of full-time study with continued involvement in theatre productions with 2.5 GPA.

All figures current as of August 2020.

Veterans' Benefits

Maryville College welcomes veterans and their eligible dependents who wish to attend Maryville College as full-time students and who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and/or the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. Students must apply for GI benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, the VA and Maryville College will cover 100% of the cost of a student's tuition and fees. To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Maryville College, visit our Veterans' Benefits.