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merit based scholarships at Colgate

poligirlpoligirl Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2008 in Colgate University
Does anyone know if Colgate offers monetary awards based on grades and/or activities, such as volunteering? Like many, I assume, my parents income is probably more than necessary to get financial aid, but not enough where we don't need any.

Thanks in advance!
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Replies to: merit based scholarships at Colgate

  • ebegounebegoun Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    they do not offer any monetary awards other than need based
  • jrparjrpar Posts: 2,083Registered User Senior Member
    Colgate does provide a one-time $5K stipend to the top 200 applicants - the Alumni Memorial Scholar award.
  • CK2308CK2308 Posts: 93Registered User Junior Member
    im an AMS and that $5k only goes toward independent research if you choose to do so...its not taken out of your tuition. im pretty upset about how colgate doesnt do any merit based aid. unfortunately, i did not qualify for need based, but there is no way i will be able to pay my way through four years of $50k+ undergrad plus medical school...if i decide on colgate, i will be in so much debt. this will be such a tough decision because i love the school but ive gotten tons of merit money from other schools. (i.e. lafayette, gettysburg)
  • ebegounebegoun Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    i am in the exact same position as CK2308, but I have already started to appeal the financial aid package Colgate gave me. Altough they gave me room and board without loans b/c I was AMS
  • MADadMADad Posts: 1,261Registered User Senior Member
    Last year Colgate's need-only offer was better than all of my daughter's need+merit packages.

    I hear that they are very generous IF they choose to give you anything.
  • CK2308CK2308 Posts: 93Registered User Junior Member
    ebegoun--room & board is free for AMS??
  • ebegounebegoun Posts: 109Registered User Junior Member
    it was very vague. they basically said all that i was qualified for was the $9000 room and board and that it would be loan free b/c of AMS but I am appealing that figure further now
  • bjjacohenbjjacohen Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    I'm sure Colgate understands that they're passing on many worthy students. My son has a number of acceptances that have merit scholarships attached. Schools like U of R and Brandeis. We're waiting on Colgate's package but w/o any merit money it's just not a logical choice for us.
  • jrparjrpar Posts: 2,083Registered User Senior Member
    Room & board is not free for AMS but AMS do get more favorable aid packages (more grants/less loans).
  • bjjacohenbjjacohen Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    Received acceptance package today but as expected, no merit money. Will choose a comparable college with merit scholarship. Good luck to all!
  • annievanniev Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    Has anyone else been named a Benton Scholar?
  • poligirlpoligirl Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    I was away for a few days. Thanks for the responses. Seems like financial aid or lack of, might dissuade me from Colgate.
  • cindercinder Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    I was asked to be a Benton Scholar, but the scholarship award was not very much. Other schools gave me better awards, but the Benton Scholar sounds interesting.
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