Applicants to Beloit are considered for up to $45,000 per year in academic merit scholarships.
Beloit College recognizes academic achievement, talent, leadership, community engagement and service — and potential in all of these areas. Scholarships are awarded based on the overall strength of a student’s application and their potential impact in the Beloit community.
Our merit scholarships attract students who are well-prepared for the academic rigor of a Beloit education, creating a vibrant community of future scholars, leaders, and innovators.
All applicants to Beloit College are automatically considered for the academic merit scholarships below. No extra steps are required. Test scores are not required for merit scholarship consideration.
The Presidential Scholarship is one of Beloit’s most prestigious academic honors. Selection is based on exceptional academic achievement and the potential for continued success as a scholar and contributor to campus life.
Award: up to $40,000 per year.
The Eaton Scholarship recognizes students who have achieved outstanding academic success and shown significant leadership qualities.
Award: up to $37,000 per year.
The Deans’ Award is offered to students who demonstrate exceptional promise for success, both in the classroom and in making meaningful contributions to campus life.
Award: up to $24,000 per year.
Academically qualified residents of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota pay the same tuition at Beloit as their home state’s flagship public university.
First-year applicants: Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in core academic classes.
Transfer applicants: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in college classes.
2021-22 figures are as follows:
Iowa (Iowa City): $10,167
Illinois (Urbana Champaign): $16,866
Indiana (Bloomington): $11,332
Michigan (Ann Arbor): $16,178
Minnesota (Twin Cities): $15,368
Wisconsin (Madison): $11,041
Eligible students must have been state residents for at least 12 months before enrollment and complete the FAFSA by April 1.
For dependent students, residency is based on the custodial parent(s)’ state residency on the FAFSA. Residency for independent students is based on their permanent address on the FAFSA.
The Trustee Transfer Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving transfer students.
Award: up to $36,000 per year.
Every year high school juniors in the top 10% of their class from partner high schools are identified by their high school counselors to apply for the Porter Scholar Program. Porter Scholars who excel in at least one (one-unit) class at Beloit College are eligible for this scholarship.
Requirements: A completed application for admission and earn “B” grade(s) or higher in one-unit Beloit College course as a Porter Scholar student.
Award: $5,000 per year.
Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s largest and most prestigious academic honor society for two-year college students. The Phi Theta Kappa Award recognizes transfer students who can demonstrate their membership in the honors society.
Requirement: Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership.
Deadline: A completed application by the transfer application deadline.
Award: up to $5,000 per year.
Be recognized for your talent and potential — join a remarkable community of musicians.
Beloit’s music department is a welcoming community that includes performers, composers, listeners, engineers, teachers, and historians — and is open to music majors, music minors, and students studying across the curriculum who have a passion for music. Performances, courses, ensembles, lessons, and myriad opportunities for collaboration are open to all.
The Sau-Wing Lam and Marjorie Brown Leff Music Scholarships are awarded each year to admitted students based on their talent and potential to contribute to the Beloit College music department.
All applicants interested in pursuing music at Beloit are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to be music majors or minors to be eligible. To retain these awards, winners must contribute to Beloit’s music department by registering for a performance ensemble or pursuing lessons each semester.
A completed electronic audition consisting of video or audio recordings of two contrasting musical pieces. You will be prompted to upload these files while completing the Music Scholarships application.
Please audition in your area of strongest expertise. Although a specific difficulty level is not required, you should choose two pieces that you feel best showcase your skills and abilities.
We encourage all students to perform, if possible and appropriate, with an accompaniment (e.g. piano, guitar, vocal track, etc.) so that we may see how you both listen and collaborate with others.
Once on campus, your participation in an ensemble or lessons does not need to be in the same area as your audition.
The music department provide flexibility for students—whether majors, minors, or those taking a single course—to develop their passions in performance, composition, or topics in music history and culture.
Chasing the mix
After years of work (and play) in CELEB’s Maple Tree Recording Studio, Adriel Limas’20 now engineers music for emerging artists in the Sound Arts and Industries master’s degree program at Northwestern. After editing multiple projects with college alumni band Saturn Hat, he’s one of three Ferrall Artists-in-Residence, leading a group of students to write and perform their own original songs.
Students bring back Honey Cellar to perform on campus
“A founder of Bits and Pieces, a Fulbright scholar, and a writer walk into a bar.”
Not a sentence looking for a punchline — it’s actually a true statement, and it illustrates the variety of paths three Beloit alums took to form the band Honey Cellar, a folk rock quartet based in Chicago.